You+Pea is the architectural design studio of Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson. Their work explores the integration of videogame technologies into architectural design, exploring how games can engage new participants in the design of cities.
You+Pea draws inspiration from speculative architecture of the past, producing new forms of architectural practice that result in the design of virtual, interactive game spaces to provoke conversations about the real world. You+Pea have exhibited and lectured worldwide, at venues including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Somerset House, the RIBA, the Royal Academy, and internationally in South Korea and Japan. Their work has been published in books and journals such as Drawing Futures, Architect’s Sketchbooks, CLOG, The RIBA Journal and Interstices. They have curated symposiums as part of both London Festival of Architecture and the London Games Festival.
Together Sandra and Luke established and co-run the Videogame Urbanism studio at the Bartlett, where they promote the use of game technologies in architectural education.
Sandra Youkhana is an RIBA Part III candidate working in practice. Sandra has worked with a diverse range of architects and designers with over 6 years of practice experience, and as an Architectural Research Assistant at UCL. She is also a Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture and has taught on MArch Architecture and Urban Design programmes at the Bartlett.
Luke Caspar Pearson is a Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he is currently Co-Director of the undergraduate Architecture programme. He holds a PhD in Architecture from the Bartlett, exploring videogames and architecture, and was awarded the UCL Graduate Research Scholarship for this work. He is a past recipient of the RIBA Bronze Medal and a Leverhulme Trust Grant. Luke is also the co-founder of the Drawing Futures international conference.