Meet the Team

Dan Davidson
Chief Executive

Dan began his career as a marketing graduate at Sainsbury’s. He then went on to further his banking career at Barclays for a period of 10 years which culminated in his role of Corporate Director in Business Services. In 2007, Dan said goodbye to a career in banking and founded Build Team, a home extension specialist that offers a Design & Build service to homeowners across London.

Dan lives in Dulwich with his wife and two sons and enjoys cycling, tennis and skiing. He is a trustee to the Board of Groundwork London, a charity established in 1982, which aims to support local economies to promote environmental sustainability, and to provide young people with support and employment opportunities to further their careers.

Dan Davidson
Chief Executive

Dan began his career as a marketing graduate at Sainsbury’s. He then went on to further his banking career at Barclays for a period of 10 years which culminated in his role of Corporate Director in Business Services. In 2007, Dan said goodbye to a career in banking and founded Build Team, a home extension specialist that offers a Design & Build service to homeowners across London.

Dan lives in Dulwich with his wife and two sons and enjoys cycling, tennis and skiing. He is a trustee to the Board of Groundwork London, a charity established in 1982, which aims to support local economies to promote environmental sustainability, and to provide young people with support and employment opportunities to further their careers.

Design Team Build Team

Rachel Satterthwaite

Head of Design Operations

Hedsor House

Favourite Building

Rachel graduated in Journalism from Leeds University and moved to London shortly after to work within Public Relations. After working with some of the UK’s best-loved brands including Airbus, Compare the Market, B&Q, Weetabix and Yeo Valley, Rachel joined Build Team in 2014. She ensures the smooth running of Design Team, which includes the marketing, day to day operations and design delivery. She lives in Clapham with her fiancé and Cocker Spaniel, Copper.

Steven Davidson

Architectural Designer

Fallingwater

Favourite Building

Steven grew up in Wales and moved to Scotland when he was 11. He completed his studies and obtained a MA in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. He moved to London shortly after and joined Build Team. Steven enjoys football and rugby, and particularly enjoys cycling to client meetings and site visits.

David Abimbola

Architectural Designer

The High Court, Chandigarh

Favourite Building

David graduated in Architecture from Kingston University in London. He loves travelling the world to see how different cultures interpret design. His favourite city (so far) is Chandigarh in India, and he is a keen admirer of Le Corbusier, a French-Swiss Architect. David is very interested in technology, predominantly 3D printing, drone video recording and building PC’s.

Stephen Hill

Architectural Designer

The Jewish Museum

Favourite Building

Stephen has always had a passion for design, with particular interest in designs that suit a specific purpose. He graduated in Architecture from Plymouth University where he discovered his interest in individualist living. He enjoys designing projects that are heavily influenced by surroundings, and enjoys using traditional features to connect the new to the old.

Millie Gardiner

Architectural Designer

Battersea Power Station

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Millie graduated in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University. With parents that were keen developers, Millie spent most of her childhood on buildings sites, which is where her love of Architecture began. She loves camping, hiking and being outdoors. She particularly loves cycling around London, you might even find her cycling to our site visits.

Declan Stewart

Graphic Designer

Sydney Opera House

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Declan graduated in Visual Communication from Croydon School of Art. Prior to working at Build Team he worked as a freelance designer, producing work for Croydon College, University Centre Croydon and Lee Stafford Hair & Beauty Academy. In his spare time he enjoys to travel, fishing, reading and coding.

Leana Gardner

Communications Coordinator

Casa Mila

Favourite Building

Leana studied BA Fine Art Sculpture at the University of the Arts in London, then went on to gain a MA in Curating. With a passion for architecture and all things creative, Leana organised several exhibitions on the built environment and worked in numerous of galleries before joining Build Team. Leana enjoys travelling, arts & culture, and reading a good history book.

Phoebe Shannon

Operations Coordinator

Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Phoebe studied at Dublin City University, graduating in Economic Politics and Law, and then completing an MA in Globalisation and International Law. She started work within the property industry in 2013, shortly after moving to London. She enjoys travelling the world, dancing, swimming and cooking, as well as volunteering as a Brownie Leader. She lives in Clapham with her soon to be husband.

Kyriakos Pappas MIET MFPWS

Project Manager

Notre Dame du Haut

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Kyriakos is a chartered engineer, with an MA in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, CITB SMSTS qualified regarding health and safety. He has 20 years of experience within project and site management. Kyrs is our Party Wall Surveyor and ensures the department runs smoothly. He enjoys reading, music, theatre, psychology and poetry writing.

Kamila Pluta

Architectural Assistant

Falkirk wheel

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Kamila was born in Poland and has been living in UK for the past decade. She graduated in Architecture from the University of Portsmouth, and recently moved back to London to further her Architecture career. She enjoys any outdoor activity, and is a keen mountain walker, boasting an impressive 25 Munros so far.

Marcus Hirst

Architectural Assistant

Chinese Imperial Palace

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Marcus grew up in York, which inspired his love of Architecture. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Sheffield, taking his second year out to study at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. With his international education, Marcus is particularly interested in how other cultures solve architectural challenges. His favourite building is Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.

Leena Tulsidas

Architectural Assistant

Favourite Building

Leena graduated in Architecture from Nottingham Trent University. She strongly believes that form follows function, and can be used to our advantage to create beautiful spaces. She is particularly passionate about painting in her spare time and uses a range of mediums to do so.


Build Team Design Team

Mark Eden

Construction Director

The Louvre

Favourite Building

As one of the two founders of Build Team, Mark oversees the Project Management Team and ensures the smooth running of the business. Mark completed his academic studies in 2002 and qualified as a PRINCE2 practitioner. With experience in both residential and commercial project management, he ensures our builds are quality focused and completed on time.

Clara López

Head of Construction

Casa Batllo

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Clara graduated in Building Engineering from EUPLA University, in Spain. With over 10 years of experience within project management, Clara sits within our Project Management Team. She manages projects from start to finish, and ensures our clients are kept updated throughout the process. She likes swimming, dancing flamenco and is currently learning to play the guitar.

José Ismael Goncalves

Head of Construction

St Mark´s Basilica

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Ismael is a graduate of Architecture from the University of Venezuela. After graduating, he was very involved in the design and construction process which furthered his interest within project management. In 2014, Ismael moved to London to pursue an MA in Project Management at the University of Westminster.

Marta Tavares

Head of Construction

The Barcelona Pavilion

Favourite Building

Marta graduated in Architecture in 2008. After graduating she gained experience within architecture with a one year internship in a city council and through freelance work. Marta sits within our Project Management Team, and ensures the smooth running of our Build projects. She loves live music, and has a particular passion for concerts and festivals.

Antonis Triantafyllopoulos

Project Manager

Burg Al Arab

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Antonis completed his MA in Civil Engineering in Greece, and moved to London shortly after graduating. For the past 6 years he’s gained a variety of experience within the construction sector including surveying and project management. He enjoys classical music, sailing, ping-pong and tennis.

Ignacio Bernaola

Project Manager

Favourite Building

Ignacio is a Spanish registered architect from the University of Navarra, with extensive experience across both the architectural and construction stages. He is client oriented, with MBA training and sits within the Project Management Team. He’s married with four kids, and loves playing football and golf, as well as rock music.

Ruben Carvajal

Project Manager

The Brighton Pavilion

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Ruben graduated in Architecture from Venezuela and then went on to complete an MA in Business Administration. He has worked in a variety of sectors within construction including architectural practices, commercial and residential builds, residential renovations for large retail companies. He enjoys rock climbing, photography, running and learning new languages.

Rayyan Islam

Administrative Assistant

Las Lajas Sanctuary

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Rayyan graduated in Print Media Management and he has been working within administrative based roles for the past 4 years. His job is to offer administrative support to our Project Management team by assisting with skip licences, material orders and much more. He is passionate about music production, long cycling cruises, and has a love for sport, in particular football and cricket.

Haroon Khan

Assistant Project Manager

Favourite Building

Haroon studied Architecture at University of East London. After completing his studies, he made a move towards project management by obtaining a Prince 2 foundation certificate. Haroon assists our Project Management team and manages all of our Build Only enquiries. He enjoys travelling and working out in his spare time and likes to think of himself as a bit of a Techhead.

Ioana Nicolae

Project Coordinator

Ciudad de las Artes

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Ioana moved to London in 2013 after graduating in Business Administration and gaining some experience within the finance sector. As Project Coordinator, Ioana ensures our design clients have a smooth transition into our Build Phase. She enjoys photography has a passion for animals, in particular dogs.

Tamrryn Booth

Accounts Assistant

The British Museum

Favourite Building

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