Meet our Team

Dan Davidson

Founder & CEO
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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.

Design Team

Steven Davidson

Senior Architectural Designer
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Steven joined Build Team in 2015 and is our technical lead for design and planning matters. He 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, relocating to London when he joined Build Team. Steven enjoys football and rugby, and particularly enjoys cycling to client meetings and site visits.

David Abimbola

Design Manager
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David joined Build Team in 2016 and leads Design Team. He graduated in Architecture from Kingston University in London. He 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.

Tess Ingle

Design Assistant
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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.

Melissa Castillo

Graphic Designer
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Melissa is a graphic designer and passionate about all aspects of design. Since graduating from Middlesex University, she has been involved in several re-branding projects for small independent companies as a freelancer, before joining Build Team. She enjoys going to museums in London, as well as travelling and learning new languages. Melissa is a fantastic cook, and the team appreciated her culinary talents at our annual Diversity Day.

Anna Boden

Marketing Assistant
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Anna is originally from Bath, and this is where her enjoyment of architecture and building style began. A large part of Anna’s younger life was spent moving house and renovating each of them with her family; it was this that fuelled her interest in property and building work. Anna moved to London to study German at UCL, followed by a year back home at the University of Bath to complete her Masters in Computer Science. She is a qualified teacher who lived in Hamburg for a year whilst studying for her undergraduate degree. Anna loves finding a really good restaurant to carry out her other passions - eating and learning about, as well as drinking, wine.

Ashanti Darby

Customer Enquiries & Party Wall Assistant
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Ashanti joined build team in June 2021 and is the customer enquiries and party wall assistant for the team. She graduated in Architecture from the University of Kent in Canterbury. With a fascination for design, architecture and art, she enjoys exploring galleries and painting. Whilst she loves to travel, she will always find herself back in London; which is her favourite place in the world.

Nisha Attra

Architectural Designer
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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 Datta

Architectural Designer
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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 Stewart

Head of Brand Design
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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 McNally

Architectural Designer
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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.

Scott Houtsma

Architectural Consultant
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Scotty is from the Aspen Colorado USA and is passionate about the outdoors and discovering new designs. He received his BA in Architecture from the University of Plymouth in 2018. After which he returned home to the USA where he worked for 2 years. He developed skills in residential design, structural engineering and the sales cycle. Upon his return to the UK he has recently graduated from the University of Westminster with a Masters in Urban Design. Scotty’s passions include skiing, cycling, travel and exploring new areas of London.

Arya Sunny

Architectural Designer
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Arya is originally from India where she studied at Calicut University. She moved to London several years ago and has experience in working in a small residential architectural practice before joining Build Team in 2018. She admires simplicity in design and using true materials in architecture. Arya is also one of our Party Wall experts and has a strong appreciation for the practicalities of project implementation.

Build Team

Mark Eden

Build Director
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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.

Mauro Serrano

Build Manager
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Mauro graduated as a Technical Architect with a specialism in Project Management from Alicante University in 2014. He recently obtained his CIOB membership. Having worked on multi-faceted projects around the EMEA region and the UK, he is passionate about architecture and high standards of work. In his spare time, you can find him cycling, swimming or riding his motorbike.

Despoina Kalognoma

Build Manager
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Despoina graduated as a Structural Engineer from Newcastle University 2009. She has more than 7 years experience in both design and project management. Despoina has also worked as a project engineer on a variety of new build, repair, and renovation projects in London. In her spare time she enjoys running and reading, and she is also the founder of the 'Artificial Intelligence in Construction' Facebook group.

Natasha Angelova

Administrative Assistant
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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.

Charalampos Efraim

Build Manager
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Charalampos is a civil engineer with site management experience in the UK. He is also SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) qualified. Since graduating from the National Technical University of Athens, he has been involved in various new-build and refurbishment projects in London before joining Build Team. In his spare time, Charalampos enjoys meeting his friends and developing new skills to advance his career with online courses and specialisations.

Kyriakos Pappas MIET MFPWS

Senior Build Manager
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Kyrs joined Build Team in 2017 and is our SHE/CDM Advisor and Party Wall Expert ensuring compliance with the current legislation for both areas. Kyrs sits within our build management team, ensuring the successful end to end delivery of our construction projects. A passionate innovator, Kyrs works tirelessly to develop and refine Build Team's unique 10-stage build process for extensions and lofts. In his spare time, Kyrs enjoys reading, music, theatre, psychology and writing poetry.

Sean Kember

Build Manager
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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 Taylor

Administrative Assistant
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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.

Tamrryn Booth

Finance
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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.

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