The Brit List 2018: architect profiles

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    In last few weeks, Hotel Designs has profiled the 75 finalists who made it onto the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. We conclude our profiling by listing our winning architects in alphabetical order…

    This year’s The Brit List 2018 concluded on November 22, when leading designers, hoteliers and architects gathered at BEAT London to find out which of them made it on to this year’s The Brit List 2018. The hundreds of nominees and entries were whittled down by the event’s five judges, who were:

    • Gilly Craft, President of the British Institute of Interior Design
    • Charles Leon, founder of Leon Black Architecture and Interior Design
    • Gerri Gallagher, former associate editor, Tatler
    • Lysbeth Fox, founder and director of Fox PR
    • Hamish Kilburn, editor, Hotel Designs

    Top architects

    Martin Pease – WATG London

    Having recently completed Shanghai’s very first Bellagio hotel, WATG are at the top of the architectural food chain in international hotel design. Recently appointed to lead the architecture firm into the future is Martin Pease.

    With more than 25 years’ architectural experience, which spans across the world, Pease was recently interviewed by Hotel Designs, where the publication learned of his love of drawing and seeing a project come to life. As the new Managing Director of the London studio, his leadership style stands out as exceptional and enables him to be involved in all aspects of the business.

    Nathalie Rozencwajg – NAME Architecture

    Commended with the Emerging Woman Architect of the Year accolade by The Architects’ Journal, Nathalie Rozencwaijg, who co-founded RARE Architecture with Michel da Costa Gonclaves, brings a wealth of experience of overseas associations and collaborative teamwork.

    As the founder of NAME Architecture, Rozencwaig’s portfolio includes London’s Town Hall Hotel, where the team worked to create a sensitively contemporary design with the aim to preserve the original features while integrating modern inserts such as a new roof extension.

    Georgia Stevenson – SHH Architects & Interior Design 

    Georgia Stevenson has vast interdisciplinary design expertise, enabling her to lead some of the practice’s landmark hotel projects such as The Trafalgar St. James London and The Mayfair Hotel.

    Stevenson is known for her flexibility and co-operative style, and her ability to build exceptional relationships with clients, consultants and project teams alike.

    Phil Jaffa – Scape Design Associates

    Phil Jaffa has created some of the finest landmark projects in the hospitality industry.

    His company, Scape Design Associates, claims to be the only European based landscape architectural practice which specialises in the design and detailing of landscapes and external environments for the hospitality and luxury lifestyle markets.

    The firm leads with passion, and Jaffa is not afraid to participate debates in design. The aim of the company is to raise the bar in world-class landscapes in order to create a new kind of luxury.

    Richard Hywel Evans – Studio RHE

    Having overseen more than 50 luxury international projects, Richard Hywel Evans built his global reputation on the solid design and delivery of bold innovative projects.

    Since founding Studio RHE in 1997, Evans’ research has been published in the RIBA Journal and has also contributed to publications such as The Times, The Guardian, Finacial Times and the BBC.

    Hamish Kilburn / 09.01.2019


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