Team

George Bradley

Director

george@b-vds.co.uk

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

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'.

Claire Holton

Project Runner

claire@b-vds.co.uk

Claire studied architecture at the University of Westminster where she won the John Walkden Memorial Award for the highest achieving Architectural graduate. Claire’s University work was also nominated for the RIBA Bronze Presidents Award in 2011.

Claire has previously worked for a number of architecture practices including Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Gensler and has worked on a number of private projects.

Before joining the practice Claire spent 3 months as an architecture tutor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Jessica Williamson

Project Runner

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.

Alessandro Mattei

Project Runner

alessandro@b-vds.co.uk

Alessandro studied at the Architecture School of Genoa, Italy and at the Aarhus Architecture School, Denmark.

Alessandro is an ARB Architect, registered in the UK. He has previously worked for a few London based architecture practices, where he managed several high-end residential and commercial projects.

He is passionate about cooking and an avid supporter of Genoa football club.

Joanna Jones

Project Runner

joanna@b-vds.co.uk

Joanna studied at University of Kent before spending an extended time in USA. Following her return she completed her studies at University of Westminster where she was nominated for Portfolio of the Year.

Following studies, Joanna gained extensive residential experience at Christian Froggatt Architects in Surrey and Ben Pentreath Associates here in London.

As well as being a great designer, Joanna supports Tottenham Hotspur and collects shoes for a hobby!

Nicola Lumsden

Project Runner

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.

Sara Spiga

Architectural Assistant

sara@b-vds.co.uk

Sara studied construction and architecture at University of Cagliari in Sardinia and then gained employment developed competition entries for her municipality, ran a cultural association as well as working as an exhibition designer specializing in children’s exhibitions.

Sara has also worked for 2 + 1 Officinarchitettura and Gate Engineering in Italy as well as Afterhours Architects in London.

Sara thinks she makes a better risotto than Alessandro

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.