Rolf H. Rothermel

Rothermel qualified at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Following that he became a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He then took his finals in town planning and was elected a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (now lapsed). He founded his first practice, Rothermel Cooke in 1967, working for central and local governments,  on housing, as well as private client projects in hospitality, housing and commercial projects.


Awards include first prize in UNESCO/UIA open, anonymous, international competition, Abu Dhabi Hotel & Conference Centre; first place in limited competition for Heliopolis Palace Hotel & Convention Centre; European Heritage Award as Part of the City of Norwich submission; special award by Architectural Digest for Housing scheme in Brixham Harbour. In founding Ten Forward Studios with Felix Rothermel, Rolf has returned to his roots but continues to enjoy his international work.



felix rothermel

Rothermel graduated from London South Bank University in 2013 and has over 17 years of professional experience in the world of architecture. He has managed projects from start to finish in 4 different countries and is fluent in three languages.

Keen on parametric architecture and modern concepts, he brings fresh innovation to the firm and is constantly pushing and extending our comfort zones. 



Been graduated at Miami Lakes Technical Institute and joined Rothermel Cooke in 1998. After a few years she took over the management and founded a new practice, RBS Architects. In 2005 Been was appointed as deputy chair to the Turks and Caicos Islands Planning Board, and subsequently has held various other Government Board positions.

In 2018, Been was the awarded the honour of 'TCI Woman of the Year by the Premier of the Turks and Caicos for being the first female architect in the TCI.