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Architecture Team 

Residential and commercial architecture

 
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Interior Design Team 

Commercial Interiors


Architecture Team

DANIEL REES - ARB/RIBA

Managing Director

Dan is an award-winning RIBA chartered architect with over 15 years experience in architecture and design, largely in the residential and private sector where he has worked closely with clients and developers to create bespoke quality buildings and interiors. To create a synergy Dan believes the architectural design process should be a collaboration process between the designer, client, and craftsmen. He approaches projects with a consciousness of the atmosphere build form can create for its inhabitants and activity, paying equal attention to tactility, acoustics, light, aesthetics, and space.

Dan studied at Greenwich University before moving to the University of East London where he gained a distinction in design and was also awarded the Dean's Prize 2010 for his project which created a series of working yards for sustainable manufacturing of building materials and other agricultural facilities in Marrakech.

ARTUR FERNANDES - ARB

Architect

Artur is an architect who graduated from ESAP – Escola SuperiorArtística do Porto (School of Arts in Porto), Portugal. He won the Europan 98 – Coimbra Competition with a 120 social houses urbanization program. The contract, commissioned by the Coimbra’s City Council to implement the winning project, allowed him to establish his own studio ZapGun, as co-principal.

With ZapGun, Artur begun a career where he developed an extensive build portfolio as Author, Team Leader and On-site supervisor. Since moving to the UK, he has been the project lead on a variety of projects - he is focused in delivering high quality design and working productively with the team. 

Sherry Khodabakhsh - MArch 

Architectural Designer

Sherry has joined Rees Architects on spring 2018, having graduated with Masters in Architecture, from Kingston University of London. Her academic background has roots in eastern Mediterranean, strengthen and grown in city of London, where days are full of colours but not the sky. Sherry has a passion for Jazz and classical music, wine and poetry.

Prior to joining the team, Sherry has previously worked at several architectural firms based in London. She has 7 years UK professional experience in Architectural design and construction industry, particularly in private residential projects. She has developed a keen eye for the detailed design stages and has experience in all areas of project delivery, from concept and planning stages through to completion. Her academic design work from Kingston University has been published in the ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW magazine in August 2010. 

 

Sofia Villanueva

Architectural designer

Sofia is a Spanish Architect originally coming from Bilbao.
Upon completion of her studies at the University of Navarra in 2015, she moved to London in search of new experiences and culture. Sofia previously worked in two architecture practises, before joining REES, in which she gained great experience within the industry. 

As well as being passionate about architecture, Sofia enjoys interiors, skiing and classic cinema as well as savouring good food - in which she is open to trying new types of cuisine. Sofia has a good drawing hand, and behind every line of her sketches, we can find the concept of every idea. She is a constant learner, and continuously expands her knowledge from every situation as she develops through the world of architecture.

Troy Stuart

Architectural Technician 

Troy is an Architectural Technician originally from New Zealand. Troy graduated from B.O.P polytechnic with a Diploma in Architectural Technology in 2002, he gained site construction experience by working on site part time as a builders labourer while studying. Not long after graduation Troy started his technical career by spending four years working for a small architectural practise in Auckland, New Zealand before deciding to move to London on a working holiday to soak up some UK culture and see a bit of Europe. 12 years later he’s still here!

Troy has over a decade of UK architectural experience mainly in the residential/commercial sector. As well as Architecture Troy used to play live guitar in bands, enjoys live music and is a keen gig/festival goer. He is also passionate about art and currently studying contemporary portraiture at the Art Academy in London. 

AJAY Singh LARR

Assistant Architect

Ajay is an Architectural Assistant from London. He Studied at both the Manchester school of Art and the University of Westminster obtaining his Part I, and has continued his education at the Royal College of Art for his Part II. He is passionate about all things craft and design, from fashion to graphic design and even ceramics, where all these vast influences help define his creative stance. He has worked in various award winning practices, Tsuruta Architects, Russian for Fish, DSDHA, and these have helped him gain experience on a variety of projects, working on aspects from concept design to furniture. Outside of work, he designs clothes for himself and now recently a clothing store, enjoys travelling, is an avid Japan fanatic, and continues to move around various fields of design. Architecture has been a great foundation for creating, where this desire for more knowledge and creative inspiration expands his architectural vision.

 

Interior Design Team

Benedict Wilhelm

Creative Director 

Benedict is originally from Salzburg Austria. Upon finishing his degree at Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design, he went on to work for some of London's most prestigious architectural practises and design studios. This period of his career allowed him not only to work closely with some of the most influential and inspiring names in the industry but also take on a variety of high profile projects from across the globe, which have gained him recognition not only within the design industry but also with private clients and global brands alike. Years of award winning projects and an ever growing list of clients was the starting point to detach and set up his own studio. Benedict's vast portfolio features a variety of work from retail, beauty, hospitality,  F&B and high end residential. Clients to date include Burberry, Dunhill, Ballymore, Nike, British Land, Selfridges, Tudor Vale, Harrods & Dr. Martens to name but a few.

Sean Fingleton

Designer

Brought up in lovely Dundalk, Ireland , Sean made his way across the pond first to Brighton and then up to magical London. He is usually found with a pen behind his ear either discussing what to have for lunch or what he’s eaten over the past few days. Sean studied Interior architecture for 3 years before starting work at the studio, he has a passion for minimal design and using core raw materials and has worked on a range of projects varying from small scale residential projects to exciting bars and restaurants. Sean is always happy to have a nice quiet pint in the Sun Tavern with a bowl of wasabi peas and a meat stick.