Our newest recruit is Part 3 Qualified Architect, George Holland. George has always worked in the private residential sector designing bespoke houses for more than 10 years. Before joining Granit, George worked as at Project Architect at Jo Townshend Architects in Blackheath and the Goater Jones practice in Richmond.
The journey to becoming a qualified Architect takes a long time, starting with the part 1 degree course. George completed this at The Welsh School of Architecture. He went on to complete his Masters in Architecture (also known as the Part 2) at The Sheffield School of Architecture, and then completed his professional Postgraduate Certificate (or Part 3) at The Cass in London.
George has a particular interest in sustainability and sustainable design. Simply put, he sees this as the future.
“Sustainable design requires that we are always meeting higher standards for those that live in our buildings; be it meeting higher energy standards or specifying healthier materials and finishes. Improved quality of life drives everything as does meeting the demands of today without forfeiting tomorrow.”
We love this approach and truly believe in incorporating sustainable design principles as far as possible with the architecture we create at Granit.
George is currently studying for a Masters in Sustainability and Adaptability in the Built Environment, at the Graduate School of the Environment, Centre for Alternative Technology. We hope his knowledge and experience will strengthen our ability to drive the sustainable design agenda, whether that’s for domestic projects or our more commercial development schemes.
The work of critical regionalists such as Alvaro Siza and Alvar Aalto influence George’s architecture. Their ability to sensitively combine the vernacular architecture with modern construction, thereby creating a richly contextual ‘architecture of place’, inspire his thinking.
Welcome to Granit, George.
We look forward to your influence on our thinking and design work. We hope you enjoy your time with our team.