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

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.”

Selma

Selma Hooley

DIRECTOR MASTERPLANNING

“Selma is a skilled masterplanner and a team leader, with over 25 years of experience on a range of multi-disciplinary development feasibility projects, in the UK and overseas; with a Masters in Urban Design from the University of Westminster and a Certificate in First Line Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management”

Angela Dimbleby

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.”

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’’ 

Martin

Jackie

Senior Architect

‘’BE1 provides the opportunity to take projects from inception to completion on a variety of building types.
25 years’ experience as an architect can be utilised in an enterprising environment.’’ 

Jackie
Michal

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.”

Mark Hanna

Mark

Urban Designer

“Since completing my Urban Design masters at Cardiff University in 2017, I have enjoyed working within a truly collaborative environment, to which BE1 is able to offer and deliver this across a wide range of scales.”

John

Part II Architectural Assistant

“Over a decades’ experience including Education, Residential and Commercial.  Design specialisation in ‘Living Architecture’ a mix of Green Roofs and Growing Walls. Studying at University of Cambridge, working towards gaining RIBA part III and Charted Architect status.”

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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.”

Elliott
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!”

Mathew

Mathew

Architectural Assistant

“After finishing my Bachelors , I worked my first year in New York. Working at BE1 has enabled me to grow as a designer due to its range of different projects. I have gained valuable knowledge of UK regulations, housing developments, master planning, urban design and bespoke projects.”

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 Guy

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”

Angela F

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!”

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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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