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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.
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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 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 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.
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!
Stephen completed his architectural studies at Dublin Institute of Technology and Columbia University in New York City.
He is a highly experienced architect, having specialised throughout his career in residential and cultural projects in a diverse mix of locations including UK, USA, Germany and Ireland.
Stephen is a long-time Hackney resident and really enjoys living in the area and so close to the office! Outside of work Stephen enjoys snoozing (when his family allow it!)
Vladimir completed his architectural studies at University of Architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as Ecole Nationale Suprieure d'Architecture de Toulouse, France.
Vladimir moved to London in 2018 where he joined Bradley Van Der Straeten as part of the Erasmus programme before staying on as a full-time architectural assistant from the start of 2019.
Outside of work Vladimir loves sports including both playing and watching football. He is also a big fan of films and just adopted his first plant from the office.
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