The world needs a thoughtful approach to the future of architecture.
Founded by Tyen Masten, PHASE3 is an international design team based in London and our projects span the globe. They are a collection of Urban Masterplans, Luxury Buildings and Boutique Interiors with a focus on Cultural, Workplace, and Lifestyle. We service clients on all aspects of design. From start to finish and anything in between.
As a design practice our values and our design ethos are interlinked.
1 > Be a Bold Visionary.
2 > Be a Humble Leader.
3 > Be Conscientious to be Effective.
4 > Be Authentic and Sophisticated.
5 > Be Kind and Generous.
The design expertise, experience and technical strengths of our team is creative, diverse and highly competent, catering to the needs of the client and projects of various scales and complexities. In all our projects, we are constantly tapping on each individual’s talents and strengths to give the best output.
Experts in contemporary design and delivery.
Imagination enables the unseen to be seen. It unlocks hidden potential and gives us the ability to help others visualize and materialize their ideas. It propels us to imagine something better and to harmonise those ideas into design.
Collaborative teams are the future of working. Collaboration is built on trust and an ability to draw on one another’s expertise to come up with more ingenious solutions. It means we communicate; we listen, we share our ideas and we take others on board. Projects are made better when they are made together.
We are passionate about having a positive impact for future generations. Passion drives us to be committed to our clients, our projects, and our cites to deliver quality every time. To look for new ways to work, create, make, build. It means that we care about what we do.
We service clients on all aspects of design. From start to finish and anything in between.
Our Collaborators and Clients
ARJ Construction | Finnegan Associates | GLA, Borough of Newham | Highland Council | Kuwait Engineering | National Bank of Kuwait | Network Rail | New Cyprus Archaeological Museum | New London Architecture | Newbourne Properties | Phoenix Prime | PIMCO Property Integrated Mgmt | Razvoj Golf D.O.O. | Rooya Group | Shuwaikh Gate Holding | Syndicut London | Thackeray Estate
London-based, American designer Tyen Masten is Founding Director of PHASE3. With over 25 years as a practitioner, Tyen setup PHASE3 in 2012 as an alternative practice within the field, and one that could inspire others, clients and the architects themselves to make generous and meaningful work. From printed matter, small-scale developments and hotels, to museums and master plans, Tyen is recognised for his innovative use of digital technology to create thoughtful and beautiful projects. Driven by the idea that uniqueness and difference are gifts, Tyen’s work at PHASE3 aims to help others believe in their own voices to open up new possibilities and lasting change within the built environment.
Originally from the cornfields of Illinois, Tyen grew up in California. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles.
After studying with Zaha Hadid at the Universität für Angewandte Künste in Vienna,Tyen relocated to London to join Hadid’s studio where he successfully led the design on a variety of projects in the Middle East and the UK (2004–12). He has also worked in Los Angeles with Greg Lynn and spent four years working on high-end residential projects in New York.
Known for his ability to move between the creative, practical and the academic, Tyen taught within the famed unit system of the Architectural Association (2005-17) where he led research on subculture and counterculture,and how both can inform new programmatic approaches and building forms. Investigating new material systems, digitisation and big-picture thinking, his work remains grounded in future building, legacy and whole systems.