About us

  • Patrick Walls   BA(Hons) Dip Arch


    Patrick was born in London. He studied Architecture at De Montfort University in Milton Keynes, which provided a great context for developing an understanding of modern urban design and graduated from the University of North London in 1999.

    After work placements at Gerry Lytle Associates in Guildford and Bickerdike Allen Partners, Patrick worked over two periods for Mooarc on a number of projects in both London and Guernsey, including the 2005 Civic Trust award winning sports grandstand in Guernsey and a new build Day Nursery in St. John’s Wood, London.

    Patrick also spent two years at Buckley Gray Yeoman Architects as Project Leader on a Mixed-Use Development at the former Burberry Factory in East London and on a major conversion of an existing Victorian warehouse for Derwent London.

    With over 17 years of practice experience, Patrick has built up a wealth of knowledge on every stage of the design and construction process, working on high profile projects in the private and commercial sectors.

    Patrick co-founded SOUP Architects in 2012, with Max and Jamie, and as Managing Director, oversees all aspects of the cross-channel practice, with an emphasis on steady and sustainable growth. With a keen eye for detail, he is also responsible for our rigorous Quality Assurance system, which ensures that each project is of the highest professional standard.

  • Max Babbé   BA(Hons) AADipl RIBA


    Founding Director of multi-award winning architectural practice SOUP, established in 2012. Max has led many projects in the UK in and the Channel Islands and takes a central role in delivering contemporary projects within a highly skilled team.

    He is active as an occasional critic and tutor at the Architectural Association, and was invited to chair the RIBA South-East Awards committee in 2015. He lives and works in Guernsey.
  • Jamie Le Gallez   BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA


    Jamie completed his degree at Portsmouth University and Diploma at Kingston University in 2003. During which time his final year project was nominated for the RIBA Presidents Silver Medal. After graduating, Jamie worked with Southbank Architects, where he worked on a number of residential projects and proposals for a £2M private art gallery.

    He qualified as an Architect in 2008 and became RIBA registered in 2010. He has recently delivered a £1M major refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Building in South West London, and an RIBA award wining artists studio.

    Jamie’s inspiration for architecture derives from the nature of public spaces, European rationalist urban & housing design, and the importance of discrete detailing in furniture and product design. The character of the space creates an architecture grounded within its context.

  • Emilia Trow   BA(Hons)

    Architectural Assistant

    Emilia graduated from Northumbria University with a BA (Hons) in Architecture before joining Soup in September 2015 as an architectural assistant.

    Based in the Guernsey studio, Emilia assists all directors on a number of residential projects across the Channel Islands and the UK.

  • Alex de Caires   BA(Hons)

    Architectural Assistant

    Alex graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA (Hons) First Class Honours in Architecture before joining Soup in November 2015 as an architectural assistant.

    Based in the London studio, Alex assists all directors on a number of residential projects across the UK.

  • Michael Hart   BA(Hons)

    Architectural Assistant

    Michael is an RIBA Part II architect. Based in the Guernsey office, Since joining the practice in October 2016, Michael has been instrumental in the development of our BIM production across both offices. With a technical and engineering background, Michael assists on all areas of design development and has been lead assistant on our Buckinghamshire project.