Gabriel Djilali, Director
Gabriel is a designer and maker with a broad knowledge of the building industry. He began his career in the workshop of London’s Architectural Association. While working alongside some of the preeminent architectural practitioners in the country he developed an attitude to making — demanding high standards in terms of both authenticity and quality — that continues to define his practice.
He gained his degree in Architecture from the University of North London and went on to become a staff member, working as a master craftsman for the School of Architecture and Interior Design.
He has worked both on and off site as a maker in all types of media. His architectural training and experience on site have given him a thorough understanding of design, construction and building practices. This knowledge has proven invaluable in his role as project manager, enabling him to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and to deliver high quality projects on time and on budget.
Angela Hopcraft, Director
BA(Hons) Dip Arch ARB, RIBA
Angela studied Fine Art and Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts, before training as an architect at London Metropolitan University and the Barlett UCL.
She was an Associate at Waugh Thistleton Architects and during her 7 years at the practice, was involved in a number of award winning projects, including a private house in the Cotswolds and Mark Hix’s Tramshed restaurant, London.
She successfully managed and delivered projects ranging from high end luxury homes, mixed use developments, hotels, community and religious buildings. Angela is closely involved in the design of all projects and is responsible for the direction of schemes from inception through to completion.
She demands the highest quality with relentless attention to detail, a fascination for materials and materiality is consistent throughout her work. She has wide experience in developing unique solutions that react and respond to individual requirements.