Steven SkipperPrincipal Technician & CAD ManagerEast Ham
Mike PartridgeSenior AssociateDevonian in exile
Mike joined BUJ in 1997 in the wave of New Labour / Brit pop optimism which infused the times to lead teams involved in the delivery of working drawings.
Mike is a Project Architect and latterly Senior Associate, who concentrates on the construction side of the practice. This role has widened over the years to include Health and safety, CAD management and the dispensing of sage wisdom.
He studied at The Polytechnic of the South Bank and qualified in 1984 after which he spent some time working in smaller practices gaining a thorough understanding of the processes by which buildings are designed, procured and constructed. This was then put to good use in seven years of Healthcare works with FDE Architects before his move to BUJ switched the focus to increasingly large scale urban residential schemes.
Coming from the generation who collected and were interested in everything, Mike has too many interests to list but a precis would be: gardening in theory and practice, botany including a lifelong interest in carnivorous plants, cacti and succulents. Mike is currently the Secretary of the Bromley Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society and in 2017 was co-author of book ‘Smaller Opuntias’. Other interests include Bonsai, Japanese gardens, photography, landscape and geology, science and science fiction, Archaeology and local history (think Hoskins) Folk and progressive rock music.
Shruti HiraniArchitectural AssistantIndia
Shruti completed her postgraduate Master’s Degree in Architecture at Kingston University in 2012.
Shruti arrived at BUJ in 2017, joining the construction team as an Architectural Assistant. Her role involves the design of GA working drawings, flat layouts and schedules of accommodation. Shruti has relished working on large-scale projects at BUJ, finding it both challenging and fulfilling.
Shruti has been working in the architecture and construction field since 2006, spending time at practices in both London and India. She graduated her BArch degree with distinction from Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture, India. She then continued her studies by completing a Masters from Kingston University, London. She regularly attends exhibitions to gain an enhanced understanding of new materials and technology. Shruti has experience in working in various sectors, including high end residential housing, apartments, education and commercial buildings.
Shruti enjoys painting, artwork, photography and likes to explore historical buildings. In her spare time she likes to cook, read, and watch architectural and construction media.
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Lisa RudderArchitectural AssistantBarbadian residing in Reigate
Lisa joined BUJ Architects in 2015 after a rewarding 14-year career where arts and architecture merged into a Barbadian vernacular.
As a key member of the Construction Team, Lisa currently focuses on detailed design and construction documentation for major post-planning Residential and Mixed-use projects across London.
Having completed a BArch(Hons) from the New York Institute of Technology – NYC, Lisa returned to Barbados and qualified as a Registered Architect while working at Design Collaborative. After 10 years of architectural and interior design with construction management in a broad range of sectors on projects across the Caribbean, she expanded her skill set with a MSc(Merit) in Project Management from the University of Liverpool UK. Other roles have included Supervisory Site Architect for Ground Kent Architects on the Four Seasons Hotel Barbados and Technical Project Officer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Barbados) before moving to the UK.
With a passion for teaching which began at college in English, Maths and Physics and spanned to a tenure at the Barbados Community College in Interior Design, Lisa is still busy with event and residential design and planning.
Marinela TrajchevskaArchitectural AssistantBitola, Macedonia
A self-professed global citizen always on the lookout for a new challenge, Marinela finally decided to settle in London where she became part of the BUJ family in 2018.
As part of the Construction Team, Marinela’s main responsibilities are to transform ideas into drawings and designs into buildings. Her day to day duties include producing drawing packages, carrying out technical developments and assisting in the coordination of projects.
Having completed her M.Arch at the UACEG in Sofia, Bulgaria, Marinela continued her professional experience in a variety of architectural companies both in her native country and abroad. With over 7 years of experience in designing and overseeing residential and commercial projects, Marinela specifically benefited from experience working on housing and Mixed-use schemes in London over the past 2 years. As a strong supporter of the principles of sustainability, her interests lie in the area of sustainable development and in achieving a more sustainable future.
Marinela is a passionate salsa dancer and a devoted theatre and cinema fan.
Kristina A. MathesonPart II Architectural AssistantLithuanian in Greenwich
One-time student president and unapologetic explorer Kristina joined BUJ in 2017.
With over 18 years of work experience in predominantly the housing sector, Kristina’s current role at BUJ is to assist in the design and preparation of drawing packages, and construction management of large-scale schemes. Kristina’s favourite things about working at BUJ are seeing projects being realised and having the opportunity to meet interesting people both in the office and on-site. She also enjoys listening to the crashing waves of the river Thames on the office doorstep.
Kristina has studied and worked in London and Manchester since 2000 with previous roles at Agenda 21 Architects and PRP Architects as well as at her own studio. During her Part II studies at the London South Bank University Kristina was presented with the Student of the Year award before moving on to graduate with a Postgraduate diploma in Architecture at Kingston University in 2012.
When not busy visiting the numerous museums and galleries which London has to offer, Kristina enjoys rambling with her family in the wild Kentish woodlands and on the pebbly seashores seeking to appease her ancestral pagan roots. She additionally enjoys attending design and building exhibitions and events.
Barbara BarcakovaArchitectural ConsultantBratislava, Slovakia
After graduating from the Slovak Technical University she set off travelling around the world and with a little detour on the way home, stopped off in London ‘for half a year‘, joining BUJ Architects in 2005.
With 15 years of experience, mostly in the housing sector, Barbara is responsible for delivering drawing packages, detailed design and construction documentation on the construction team for residential projects in the UK, liaising with clients, consultants and contractors. After 6 years of working for BUJ in London, Barbara set up the BUJ Architects Bratislava branch which she now runs.
Having completed March (Hons) from Slovak Technical University (FA STU) in Bratislava, she travelled for a year, eventually settled in London and started working for BUJ Architects. In 2011 Barbara moved back to Bratislava, worked on residential schemes with local architects, set up her own studio ‘atelier barbar’ with the passion to design housing based on ‘old, good and functionalist’ architectural principles. On top of that, in 2012 she rejoined BUJ Architects and has collaborated with the office ever since.
Travelling was/ is/ always will be ‘numero uno’ on her list. If not taking a flight from London to Bratislava, she can be found chilling out on the beach with a book and Negroni, taking a hike to Machu Picchu in a downpour, feeding elephants in Chiang Mai, attending exhibitions in Paris, listening to talks in London, attending the Architectural Biennale in Venice or having a nice dinner at Noma in Copenhagen. In her spare time she is always up for some crazy art workshop such as a calligraphy course or jewellery making from unique La Tagua, an exotic nut from the tropical rainforests, or making a bobbin lace (very hard not to tangle your hands). Her favourite period of art is Art Deco and Bauhaus, and she would love to go back to those bohemian times.
Born and raised in Burgos, a small town in the north of Spain, Sara has been living and working in London since 2014.
Sara graduated as an Architect from the University of A Coruña in Spain. With almost three years of experience in the company, Sara is an Architect in the BUJ Planning Team, developing residential and commercial buildings.
Sara likes literature and art, with an interest and remarkable capacity for Origami.
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Passionate Architect, deeply in love with travelling. Living in London since 2014 after graduating her March in 2011 from CEU University (Madrid, Spain).
Ester recently joined BUJ as an Architect and is very excited to be a member of the post-planning team where she works on the design and construction of major projects across London which are some of the largest she has ever been involved with.
As a qualified Architect with 7 years of experience, Ester has previous experience at Moneo Brock Studio, Madrid Council and Barron Edwards Architecture. She has been involved in all stages of projects across various sectors, finding architecture as the way to change and improve people’s lives. She is a passionate Architect who always keeps an eye on the latest sustainability advances and architecture talks and exhibitions.
It is difficult to know where Ester may be at weekends with her insatiable appetite for discovering new buildings, streets and art in cities around the world.
Henry BrookPart II Architectural AssistantWinchester, Hampshire
Henry completed his MArch at Newcastle University where he subsequently developed a material & technical passion for architecture. He joined BUJ in 2018 and is now looking to try out life in London – a bit closer to home.
Having recently joined BUJ in 2018 Henry’s main responsibilities include assisting the construction team with coordination on technical packages for ongoing, large-scale mixed-use developments.
He has spent most of his architectural studies in the north of the UK, studying architecture previously at Liverpool & then in Newcastle. Henry has since been involved with a series of live build projects including the design of a pavilion in Kielder & Cabin in Hungary. He spent his year out at AR Design Studio in Winchester where he worked on smaller residential private homes, then came to London to try a new branch of residential architecture.
Outside of work Henry likes spending time with friends, exploring London, watching rugby, going to festivals, seeing music concerts and travelling. This largely influences much of his interest in photography; often visiting rural, cultural and architectural landscapes through his camera lens.
Kshma ShahDesign CoordinatorMumbai, India
Experienced and enthusiastic Interior Designer with 10+ years of adding design, colour and life to residential and commercial spaces.
Kshma joined BUJ in 2013 and forms a key part of the Interior Design and Construction team where her core focus has been designing residential and commercial spaces including the production of construction drawings, detailed designs and end to end project management.
Straight from design school, Kshma was chosen to be a part of the interiors team at Sanjay Puri Architects in Mumbai, amongst the top two luxury residential and commercial space designers in India. During her time with Sanjay Puri, Kshma primarily focussed on designing residential houses and villas for HNIs, accomplished entrepreneurs and C-Suites in India and around the world. Having spent just under 6 years at the firm, Kshma developed a unique eye for detail and a taste for style and luxury which led to her relocating to London and joining BUJ.
Kshma is a big travel enthusiast and loves travelling around cities and the countryside alike, exploring new cultures, cuisine and people. Her travel diaries range from seeing the northern lights in the icy winters of northern Norway, to visiting the beautiful beaches of Australia. Being a complete foodie, Kshma also likes trying various cuisines and is a chef in the making.
Catriona O’MearaAssociateAthlone, Ireland
Catriona joined BUJ Architects in 2013, having moved with her family to London from Ireland to broaden her architectural experience.
As an Associate at BUJ, Catriona’s day to day responsibilities centre on her role as one of the Planning & Design Leads. She has successfully managed multiple large-scale and high-profile projects for BUJ through concept, design and planning stages. Catriona has also recently been managing projects through the later RIBA stages, enjoying the new challenges that have presented themselves as part of these processes.
Catriona studied the History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin, before going on to complete her architectural studies at Griffith College. She previously worked as an Architectural Assistant for John Fleming Architects and McLoughlin Architecture in Ireland, before setting up her own design consultancy in 2009. Catriona has also been involved with exhibition and furniture design, as well as experience teaching art classes.
As the mother of three sons, Catriona’s spare time is precious and short-lived! Any opportunity to read or assemble Ikea furniture is treasured. Baking and trips to the forest also feature heavily, as, unfortunately, do Power Rangers episodes.
Richard HaynesProject CoordinatorBarbados
Richard joined BUJ in 1998 after graduating from Greenwich University.
As a Project Coordinator, Richard is responsible for developing, coordinating and executing projects of varying sizes and complexities from RIBA stage 3 to stage 4 – 6, with a point of focus to retain the original design intent.
With over 20 years’ experience in the Architectural Industry at BUJ dating back to 1998; developments include Residential, Hotels, Gyms and Mixed Use both in the UK and Barbados. His professional qualifications include: BA (Hons) Arch, B’Tec Dip & Revit Essentials.
A married father of two, Richard enjoys DIY home improvements, cycling, running, football and fundraising for charity. He also enjoys debates or talks which provide an intellectual, articulate and uncompromising yet gracious perspective on issues concerning worldviews and truth claims.
Bruno EspinhoArchitectLisbon, Portugal
As an Architect and Urban Planner, Bruno is perceptive and always curious about his surroundings, accumulating international experience in countries like Qatar, Angola, Morocco, Algeria, Gabon and Portugal.
Having recently joined BUJ Architects after arriving in London, Bruno is relishing the opportunity to engage with the dynamics of design and architecture in London. With five years working professionally, he has integrated easily into the design delivery team.
After completing his master’s degree in architecture and urbanism at Lisbon’s architecture faculty, Bruno began his career as a professional in an engineering and architectural firm at which he stayed for close to two years. After this experience which focussed on urbanism, he pursued a role working on luxury housing projects in the Algarve Tourist Market in Portugal where he stayed until January 2018.
Bruno’s passions lie in technology and photography, spending much of his time with his camera in search of the perfect photo. He is always seeking answers to difficult questions, devoting the remainder of his time solving Rubik’s cubes and practicing several sports.
Janet CrookOffice AdministratorLondon
Janet joined BUJ in 2018 as an Office Administrator.
Janet welcomes clients and collaborators, along with performing administrative duties.
She previously worked at a Stone Masons/Memorial Company for twenty-seven years, which gave her the opportunity to meet and help people from all walks of life.
Janet enjoys travelling, meeting new people and socialising with family and friends.
Kiryn GillOffice ManagerKent
Kiryn is the Office Manager at BUJ, keeping the office, team and partners in order.
Kiryn has dealt with the day to day running of the office since joining BUJ in 2005 and has over a decade of experience in administration.
When she is not in the office, Kiryn is proud to be in her own children’s Spanish clothing boutique which she founded in 2016. Currently, Kiryn is undertaking a sewing course which she is thoroughly enjoying.
Ines MorgadoArchitectLisbon, Portugal
Ines has been an ARB registered Architect at BUJ since joining in the beginning of 2016. She completed her Architecture Master’s Degree in Lisbon, Portugal.
Working as an Architect for more than two years at BUJ Architects, Ines has been involved in several ongoing projects at all stages of planning from feasibility to completion as well as working through construction stages in conjunction with planning.
Ines previously worked as an Architectural Assistant in Torquay and in Seville, Spain. She finished her Master’s Degree in Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture in Lisbon, Portugal, and worked for three years as an exhibition assistant at Museu Berardo, a museum of modern and contemporary art.
Ines enjoys creating and assembling hundreds of small origami pieces into 3D figures and items of jewellery. Whenever the sun comes out, Ines can be found outside enjoying the surrounding architecture, light and colours.
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Rosmimi Abdul AzizArchitectMalaysia
Rosmimi qualified as an Architect in 2000 following graduation from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Architecture and from University College London with an MArch in Building and Design Development.
Rosmimi worked at BUJ from 1987 until 2000 and re-joined in 2004 until present. As a key member of the construction team, she is responsible for the production of construction documentation and working drawings in addition to liaising with clients and consultants.
After studying in the United States at the University of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Rosmimi undertook an Architecture Urban study at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. During her study, she had a summer internship with Warren and Goodin Architect-Engineers Inc in Springfield, Missouri and a 1-year internship after graduation at Jack Ball Associates. During her internship, she worked on various projects -a High School Design, a small Art Museum and a Juvenile Detention Centre. She later worked for a prestigious Architecture firm in Kuala Lumpur, Kumpulan Architects, and was part of the design team for SAMA World Theme Park. Following this, Rosmimi decided to further her studies at University College London by completing her Master of Architecture, specialising in Building and Urban Design Development. She joined BUJ post-MArch, gaining her ARB Part 3 qualification and went on to work briefly in Hong Kong and Malaysia before re-joining BUJ in 2004. Rosmimi has an incredible range of work experience spanning residential, hotels, airports, schools and juvenile detention centres.
Rosmimi loves water sports. She is a Scuba diver, having dived in some of the most beautiful underwater locations in the United States and Malaysia. She loves to swim and travel and at present is kept busy raising her family.
Stephen HarrisIT & Communications ManagerFinchampstead
Believed to be the longest serving member of the practice excluding the Partners, Steve is a former Royal Marine who is very grateful for the opportunity of touring the world at someone else’s expense, although not always in ideal circumstances.
Stephen is the IT & Communications Manager at BUJ. Getting into the IT industry in error when PCs were in their infancy, Stephen initially wondered if they’d ever catch on. He’s been involved in many aspects of the industry from software development, sales of CAD and solid modelling software, as well as consulting in networking, telecommunications and infrastructure.
Steve is also a keen biker and is a National Observer/Tutor for the Institute of Advanced Motorists, teaching advanced riding skills to those who join the charity. He is Chief Marshall of the Guinness record holding Reading Toy Run which is an annual motorcycle charity event supporting a number of children’s charities, particularly Barnardo’s which is a favourite of his.
Steve enjoys the diversity of the challenges which running BUJ’s IT estate brings. The technology which we utilise in the practice moves on and his only wish is to remain one page ahead of the rest of us in the user manual.
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Sabina GrabauskaiteArchitectural DesignerLithuanian living in a tower in Deptford
Sabina joined BUJ in 2007 and while working for the practice has finished her Master’s degree in Interior Architecture from Middlesex University.
As an Architectural Designer, Sabina has worked on a large variety of projects at various stages, starting from planning to construction completion. Her experience includes refurbishments of residential houses, hotels, offices and large mixed-use developments.
Sabina graduated with BA(Hons) in IDEA (Interior Design and Environmental Architecture) from Ravensbourne College in 2007. During her studies she worked at the interior design practice GP Studio where her preference towards architecture developed. Sabina joined BUJ in 2007 and while working for the practice she finished her Master’s degree in Interior Architecture from Middlesex University with Merit.
Before becoming a mum, in the days when she had plenty of free time on her hands, she enjoyed creating art, with a particular emphasis on painting. She participated in numerous art exhibitions across the UK and United States. A few of her paintings are proudly hanging in collectors’ homes.
Vlad DumitruPart I Architectural AssistantRomania
Part I Architectural Assistant Vlad joined BUJ in 2018 after graduating his BArch degree with honours from Greenwich University.
Vlad is part of the Planning Team and is responsible for producing CAD drawings, renders and 3D models. He enjoys tinkering with every detail in every drawing and is always excited to learn and be part of the design process.
During his studies at the University of Greenwich Vlad was an active part of the Workshop and Studio Support Team. He is knowledgeable of all aspects of model-making, having worked with a wide range of machinery from laser cutters to 3DPrinters, and CNCs to bandsaws. He graduated in September 2017 before briefly working at Barr Gazetas & Wilkinson Eyre.
Vlad enjoys working on models and is often guilty of sticking his fingers together or burning his hands with a hot glue gun. He is sometimes involved with design challenges, stumbled upon online, and otherwise likes to spend as much of his time as possible in the outdoors.
Timothy EvansProject ArchitectEssex
Graduating his M.Arch with a Distinction, Tim left Southend behind to thrive at BUJ Architects in 2018.
As a Project Architect, Tim is primarily working with the construction team to deliver large, residential-led, mixed-use developments. Producing details, sections and schedules, he has an active involvement with all consultants on the project to ensure that everything runs smoothly. With a keen interest in BIM, Tim spends every spare minute helping to transition BUJ into Level 2 BIM practice.
Previously a Director of a small firm in Southend, Tim gained over 5 years of experience, designing and detailing all types of buildings from high-rise mixed-use developments to restoring 400+ year old farm houses. He twice graduated from the University of Greenwich, initially with a First Class Honours Architecture degree and subsequently with a Distinction for his Masters in Architecture.
If he isn’t working, he is either kayaking or swimming. Usually found paddling up to a mile off the coast of Essex, Tim’s ideal holiday is kayaking of the west coast of Scotland searching for Otters and lost Dolphins.
Katie HawkinsArchitectural AssistantBasingstoke
Architectural Assistant Katie returned to BUJ in 2013 and is currently a RIBA Studio Student.
Working on a multitude of projects at BUJ over the last 10 years, Katie has extensive experience in all stages of planning. She excels in assisting with successful planning permissions, working on the early construction detail stages of major projects and keeping the team happy, with the organisation of office socials.
Katie initially worked for BUJ shortly after completing her architecture degree at Plymouth University, before spending a few years away managing a pub and studying for a degree in IT and Computing with the Open University. Following this, she returned to BUJ where she is now studying towards her Part II qualification with the RIBA’s Studio Diploma course, with support from Partner Frank Green.
As a part-time student and full-time employee, Katie likes to spend any free time she finds between the late-nights and early-mornings exploring London or digging up weeds in her allotment.
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