Belsize Architects has an international portfolio of critically-acclaimed and award-winning buildings in the residential, education, commercial and leisure sectors. We enjoy a reputation for intelligent, sensitive and elegant design, and are highly skilled in not only creating well-crafted and successful new developments but also bringing new and sustainable life to historic buildings.

What we do

We provide full architectural services, interior design, landscape, furniture and product design. The range of our work includes new build and interventions to listed buildings, residential and commercial interiors, offices and showrooms, educational and leisure facilities, and private houses.

In recent work we have worked for clients including University College Oxford, the Church Commissioners, the Crown Estate and the London School of Economics, as well as for clients elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East.

Our approach

A highly trained and skilled team of professionals, drawn from around the world, handles all projects. Our approach is driven by close attention to context, function, environment and sustainability. Through dialogue with our clients, statutory consultees, contractors and end users, we ensure that our designs address the possibilities and constraints of every brief with a holistic response. We embrace technological innovations for the opportunities they offer to strengthen our design intentions. We take particular care in the selection of materials and their application. Careful consideration is given to a material’s visual impact and practical suitability, alongside its environmental impact.

As a practice, Belsize Architects believes that thoughtful and careful design contributes to a more cohesive society, and that it is our duty as architects to promote harmony and wellbeing through our work. 

Shahriar Nasser

Founder Director

Educated at the Tehran University Iran and at the AA, Shahriar Nasser established Belsize Architects in 1995 following an earlier career with housing, leisure and conservation practices in the UK in both the public and private sectors.

David Green

Director

Educated at Cambridge and the University of Wales, David’s background is in financial services at the Bank of England, FSA and IMF. He advises the practice on strategic issues.

Massimo Conca

Senior Architect

Educated at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice and the Czech Technical University in Prague, Massimo worked earlier as an architect in Spain, taught in Italy and worked for The Japanese Foundation for the Venice Biennale.

Dani Vazquez Silva

Part III Architectural Assistant

Jason Warren

Associate Director

Educated at Warwick, Oxford Brookes and the AA. Jason previously worked for a number of architectural firms in the USA, and the UK. Prior to his career in architecture, he had management roles at BMW and Rover.

Juliette Wood

Office Manager

Educated at Kingsway College Juliette previously worked at a number of architectural and design firms, including Conran, HLM, Bryden Wood and RMJM.

Luis Cenal

Architect

Educated at the Universidad superior de arquitectura in Alcala de Henares, (Madrid) Spain and the Universita degli studi di Sassari in Italy, Luis previously worked for a number of practices in Spain.

Ricky Kwok

Part II Architectural Assistant

Graduated from the University of Brighton and The Cass at London Metropolitan University. Previously worked with RIBA London on the Southbank Festival of the World.

Andrea Carbogno

Associate

Educated at Westminster Collage and at London Metropolitan University. Andrea previously worked as a graphic designer.

Carlos Foyedo

Architect

Educated at the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Worked in Austria as a part II architectural assistant and in Portugal as an architect. He also co-founded the Oporto Architecture students’ magazine – Dédalo.