The BE1 Team

Our ability to build what we plan, involves taking projects from master plan level through to construction on site.
This requires a rich mix and range of skills from working at a large urban scale to a detailed construction level.

Our design studio is a creative environment in which master planners, urban designers and architects are working together. We collaborate in design reviews, share our knowledge and learn from each other’s expertise.

We believe in continuity. Our teams take projects from inceptions through to completion. This provides our clients with continuity and ensures the quality of the design intent is not lost during the process.

As a team, BE1 is stronger than the sum of its individuals.

Aart Koning

DESIGN DIRECTOR

“Aart is an architect with over 25 years of experience working in the UK. He learned his trade in a young practice in Amsterdam and a variety of design led London practices including Foster & Partners, RockTownsend, Aedasstudio and Astudio.”

John Patterson

Associate Director

“John worked as an Architectural Technician in Northern Ireland before moving to the UK to study architecture, qualifying from South Bank University in London and spending his early years on high end residential projects for private clients and developers.”

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Martin

Martin

ARCHITECT

‘’I like the variety of design work at BE1…and being part of a positive ‘can-do’ work ethic, that is common in the studio’’ 

Michal

URBAN DESIGNER

“BE1 is an excellent working environment enabling us to broaden our skills and learn from a truly multi-disciplinary team, supported by intensive collaboration with the planners, resulting in well-informed and professionally presented responses to clients brief.”

Elliott

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

“Being part of the BE1 team allows me to work within a friendly and dynamic environment that nurtures professional development. As an Architectural Technician my focus is mainly on the technical, nevertheless I also bring with me a sound understanding and appreciation of good design.”

Jazz

Jasmine-Ann

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

“Since finishing university, joining BE1 has helped me gain a wealth of knowledge in a range of different size projects, from small one off projects to really large masterplans. As a Part 1 Architectural Assistant I am glad that I am doing my year out with BE1!”

Rubik

Rubik

Architectural Assistant

“I bring along with me a variety of Design and Visualisation skillsets which merge with the vision and experience of the company along with having the urge to learn and grow as an Architect with this prestigious firm.”

Robert

Assistant Urban Designer

“To have been selected to work at BE1 at the start of my career is a great experience, and I consider myself very lucky to have been chosen to work in a team with such a wide range of capabilities. As a recent graduate in Urban Design and Geography, I bring fresh knowledge of the modern urban design principles which are used in making a sustainable development”

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Isobel

Urban Designer

“Working so closely with the Architects at BE1 brings an in-depth understanding about house types and architectural detail, enabling us Urban Designers to produce deliverable schemes from the very first sketch. My professional development and project experience has flourished since starting at BE1 in January 2018, working on a broad range of projects from small-scale detailed layouts to large-scale masterplans and Design and Access Statements to accompany them.”

Isobel
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Angela

ADMINISTRATION

“I make sure the studio is well organised, all QA procedures are in place and the office runs smoothly. Very exciting role in such a busy studio. Never a dull moment!”

Hayley

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

“I fulfil all the Graphics needs within the company,  from marketing,  brochure development through to web and social media.
BE1 is a great creative environment to work in and no two days are ever the same.”

Paul

GIS / Graphics Technician

“I have spent many years working for the public sector before joining the team. I bring with me a wealth of knowledge in the mapping and GIS sector. Working for BE1 has helped me grow professionally.”

Paul

John

It Manager

“I provide day to day IT support for BE1, procuring all hardware and software.
I also design and maintain BE1’s website, keeping it up to date with any changes they require and keep all hardware and software up to date”

John IT Guy

Angela

FINANCE DIRECTOR

“Angela has over 25 years post qualification experience and works alongside the team to support the business from a financial perspective. 
Angela has worked with BE1 since 2014 and is enjoying seeing the business grow and develop, offering a wide range of services in different sectors.”

Honey

Honey

Team Mascot

“Feed me and rub my belly and I’m your friend for life”

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Bedford Studio (HQ)
5 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedford
MK44 3WH 

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

London Studio
The Green House,
41-42 Clerkenwell Green,
London,
EC1R 0DU

Tel: 01234 261 266
email: enquiries@be-1.co.uk

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