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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

Daniel 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 Daniel 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.

Daniel 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 proposed a sustainable manufacturing and building process for new buildings in a agricultural area of Marrakech.

Daniel is also now a guest lecture and mentor for degree and masters students at The University of East London.

ARTUR FERNANDES - ARB

Architect

Artur is an architect who graduated from ESAP - Escola Superior Artística do Porto (School of Arts in Porto), Portugal. He won the Europan 98 - Coimbra Competition with a 120 social houses urbanisation program. The contract, commissioned by the Coimbra 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 - M.Arch 

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. 

Colin Leadbeatter

Planning Advisor

An experienced Urban Planner with RTPI accredited qualifications. Colin is experience across several London Local Planning Authorities in a range of different projects with both small-scale and major property developments.

Experience liaising with many different types of stakeholders, from property developers and applicants, through to inter-Council departments, local residents groups and advisory committees, regional bodies such as the now defunct Government Office for London, national bodies such as English Heritage and CABE, along with members of the public and interested parties such as journalists, students and Members of Parliament.

Specialties: Town Planning, Urban Planning, Development Control, Planning Policy, Implementation, Report Writing, Representation, Design, Public Consultation, Local Development Frameworks, Permitted Development

 

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.