George Bradley

Director

george@b-vds.co.uk

+44 (0)7800 640456

George, founding director of Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects, studied at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, the University of Liverpool, and undertook the advanced diploma in professional practice in architecture with RIBA North West, becoming a registered architect in the UK in 2008 (ARB). He is a chartered architect with the RIBA.

George lives with his family in The Studio, designed and built by Ewald and him as the company’s first project.

George has taught on the Interior Architecture course at the University of Westminster and has presented on ITV's 'Love Your Home and Garden'.

Prior to founding the company George worked for a number of award winning architects including Denton Corker Marshall.

Ewald Van Der Straeten

Director

ewald@b-vds.co.uk

+44 (0)7789 478519

Ewald, founding director of Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects, studied at the Sint-Lucas Institute of Science and Art in Brussels and at the University of Liverpool. He became a registered architect in the UK in 2010 (ARB).

Prior to founding the company Ewald worked for Arcasa Arkitekter in Oslo, Dial Architects in Ghent, Belgium and Interiørverkstedet AS, a high end bespoke carpentry firm in Oslo.

Ewald lives in Trevelyan House, designed by Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects.

Ewald has taught on the Interior Architecture course at the University of Westminster and has presented on ITV's 'Love Your Home and Garden'.

Sarah Cosby

Business Development

sarah@b-vds.co.uk

Sarah studied Law at the University of Cardiff before going on to work as a legal advisor, compliance and project manager in the Charity Sector.

Most recently, Sarah has spent five years working for national music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins where she project managed, from the client side, the refurbishment of their world-leading music therapy centre - a project for which Bradley Van Der Straeten were the architects.

Outside of work, Sarah loves wine, live music, and is not often seen without her best pal Dennis with whom she loves a long walk and chasing ball.

Jessica Williamson

Associate

jessica@b-vds.co.uk

Jessica studied at Deakin University in Australia where she was nominated for the Australian Institute Graduate Prize as well as doing an exchange at University of Westminster in London.

Jessica has previously worked for a number of Melbourne based architecture practices including Claire Cousins Architects, Daryl Pelchen Architects and dKO Architecture, as well as spending a year in France.

Asides from being a great architect Jessica is also really into food, proclaiming herself as a burger connoisseur.

Nicola Lumsden

Project Leade

nicola@b-vds.co.uk

Nicola studied at the University of Westminster and recently qualified as an Architect in the UK.

Having had experience in a range of scales in her previous practices in London and South Africa; including commercial interiors, public sector competitions and residential developments, her main interest now is in private residential work.

She enjoys the process of helping clients discover how they want to live day to day and exploring how this brief then translates into the physical transformation of their home.

Apart from that, Nicola is a fanatic pinner on Pinterest.

Lucy Dickson

Project Leader

lucy@b-vds.co.uk

Lucy studied at the University of Oxford Brookes where she specialised in international regeneration and development. When moving back to her motherland, London, she gained extensive experience working for David Miller Architects designing various complex, mixed use housing schemes.

Lucy qualified as a Part III architect in 2017 and asides from design, she likes swimming, going to festivals and likes colour a lot.

Unlike most architects Lucy does not wear black.

Maggie Liang

Project Leader

maggie@b-vds.co.uk

Maggie studied at the University of Westminster and qualified as an architect in 2014. Maggie has gained extensive experience, working for Foster and Partners directly before joining us, where she was working on the Apple Campus Theatre in California, the Imperial War Museum and the Bloomberg Headquarters building. Maggie also has experience in designing luxury residential.

Before joining the studio, Maggie designed and built the extension to her own house; being fully involved in the construction process and even making the furniture herself.

As well as being a talented designer, Maggie enjoys gardening, painting, hiking and cooking - luckily for us, this includes supplying us with seriously delicious cake!

Dennis

Office Dog

Dennis is a three year-old rescue terrier cross, owned by Sarah. Dennis joins the team to support on site visits and bring some furry-ness to the studio.

Outside of work, Dennis is a fan of brutalist architecture, sticks, long walks and ball chasing in London Fields.

Purpose
Our purpose is to create beautiful buildings and spaces. We believe that the spaces we live and work in influence us in a significant way. If designed well, they can change lives. Changing lives of our clients is what we are passionate about and why we do what we do.

Values
BVDS takes pride in honouring it’s company values in every aspect of it’s service and collaboration. They are how we measure ourselves and how we would like to be measured by.

Commitment
We are personally and collectively committed to our clients and to creating practical, beautiful and inspiring spaces for them.

Accountability
Taking responsibility for our own actions is essential to us and our operations. It is imperative for both the team as well as each individual team member to stand for what they produce and how they deliver our service.

Leadership
We are committed to leading our clients through the challenges and rewards of a design and construction process. Each member of the team is a leader by living by these values and for sharing to and learning from each other.

Humbleness
Being aware of our own limitations and knowledge is imperative to success. We remain humble by staying open to perspectives different from our own and by welcoming valuable contributions from others.

Transparency
We aim to be as transparent as possible throughout with our communication, relationships, fees & service promoting inclusion to our common goals.

Integrity
Being authentic in keeping our promises and fulfilling expectations is something that starts from the first pencil stroke through to the delivery of the building.

Join Us

We are always on the lookout for highly talented and motivated staff to join our team. We look for excellence in design and project management. Please email info@b-vds.co.uk for more information.