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 & South trusts), 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.
David joined Build Team in 2016 and leads Design Team. He is a qualified Architect and oversees the team and ensures clients receive a high quality design service and that planning outcomes are successful. 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.
Steven joined Build Team in 2015 and is a qualified Architect, he is our technical lead for design and planning matters. He grew up in Wales and moved to Scotland when he was 11, he then relocated to London to join Build Team. Steven enjoys football and rugby, and particularly enjoys cycling to client meetings and site visits.
Tess grew up in Sheffield before moving to Newcastle to study Interior Architecture at Northumbria University. After graduating Tess went travelling getting the chance to explore different cultures and architecture from around the world. She settled in Australia for two years before recently returning back to the UK to pursue her passion for architecture and design. Tess is our lead on Interior & Landscape design engagements and regularly advises clients on matters as diverse as soft furnishings to garden planting. Joining Build Team in 2019, Tess enjoys visiting the rich and varied boroughs that define the cultural diversity of London.
Nisha joined Build Team in June 2021 after graduating with her MArchD in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University in 2020. With experience in residential architecture in Conservation Areas as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant, she is sensitive to documenting project narratives clearly. Nisha enjoys how every design, whether large or small, has the opportunity to tell a story of its site and its users. In her free time, Nisha enjoys urban sketching and exploring the city and all its hidden details.
Santa is originally from India, and has a background in architecture. She did her Masters in Urban Design from the University of Westminster. Having lived and worked in Dubai and Los Angeles, she then moved to London. She has experience working on residential and commercial building design, from her previous work in Dubai and London. She loves cooking, baking and has recently been learning to play the piano. Santa also loves travelling, having visited many countries over the past few years.
Declan re-joined Build Team in July 2021 and is our Head of Brand Design. He graduated with a degree in Design for Visual Communication from Croydon School of Art, and has since worked across several different fields including publishing, events, retail and education. When he's not designing or marketing, he likes to go freshwater fishing for predatory fish.
John joined Build Team in 2021 as an architectural designer with a passion for 3D visualisations. He grew up in Coventry, and lived in Saudi Arabia for 13 months, before spending two years in Cheltenham. He then settled in London in 2019. John studied for his architecture undergraduate degree and B.Arch in Liverpool. He enjoys climbing, snowboarding and a variety of martial arts, as well as working his way through the restaurants of London to find the best vegan treats available.
Reiss grew up in the South London area, where he found his passion for and studied Art & Design and Media. In his spare time, he enjoys going to art gallery exhibitions, photography and digital illustration. Before joining Build Team he was an administrator for 8 years in the private sector.
As Build Director, Mark oversees the Project Management Team and ensures the smooth running of customer engagements. 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 projects adhere to Build Team's quality standards and follow our internal process from interim inspections through to final certification.
Natasha is from Macedonia, and after she studied for her Masters Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Italy, she moved to London to pursue her love and passion for the English language. She is hoping to specialise her linguistic knowledge and administrative skills in the administration of construction projects. She loves modern art and good music, and in her free time, she enjoys watching and translating television series.
With over 12 years experience in project management and business development across numerous sectors, Sean is passionate about impeccable service, high standards of work and getting it right first-time. His fascination with architecture began on a college trip to Paris, a city with a myriad of designs from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. He enjoys theatre, reading and art. When he is not submerged in building projects, he can be found at the gym, in the kitchen, or raising money for LGBT+ charities.
Afia joined Build Team in November 2021 as an administrative assistant. She has years of experience in customer service and administration, and is excited to expand this knowledge into the world of architecture and construction. She grew up in North East London and enjoys learning more and more about the city every day. She has interests in movies, art and good food.
Tammy has been responsible for the day to day financial operations of Build Team since joining the team in 2016. Tammy enjoys both the people and practical sides of construction and it is not uncommon to find her with a paint brush in her hand at weekends. With a love of the rolling hills of the glorious south Cotswolds, Tammy enjoys long walks in the fresh air, travel and visiting London's museums and theatres.
Gustavo finished his BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Technology of Parana (Brazil) in 2018 and has been working on various new-build and refurbishment projects in the UK. He started his career in construction and management when he was 14 years old during a Construction Technician course. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, learning about the fascinating Ancient Egypt world, and socialising with friends.
Chris joined Build Team in January 2023 as an assistant build manager. Since completing his Advanced Honours in Construction Management at the University of Western Sydney in Australia, Chris has worked as a Project Manager within the residential home sector. He has deep passion for client satisfaction and creating a tangible version of a clients conceptual vision. When Chris is not working on projects, he can be found at the gym, learning Mandarin, or flying planes.
Nick joined Build Team as a Build Manager in April 2023. Nick has worked in residential Design & Build projects throughout London for the last 6 years and enjoys transforming London homes, utilising the space and making them ready for a modern style of living. When he isn’t stuck into building projects, you will find him out on his bike, fishing, cooking up a storm in the kitchen or in the sunnier months, BBQing in the garden.
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