George Calver

Associate, Architect

BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB

George joined HTA in 2011 after completing his Diploma at Oxford Brookes University and qualified as an architect in 2013 from The Bartlett, UCL. Since then George has lead the concept, development and detailed design of a range of projects with a focus on high quality architecture and place making. George takes a design lead in the team and in 2015 was made an Associate.

George lead the successful concept and detailed design of South Acton Phase 5 to unanimous approval at Planning Committee in March 2015. The scheme comprises 271 homes ranging from 5 to 12 storeys.

George has been involved in the design of many high-profile projects in the practice, such as the Queen Elizabeth Children's Hospital redevelopment project for Rydon Construction and Family Mosaic. He played an extensive role in the design and development of the existing Hackney Road Building and co-ordination with the new build. This project was granted planning consent in 2013 and is currently on site.

George also leads on a number of high profile bids and has built up contacts in Westminster, Waltham Forest, Ealing and Newham. In 2013, George led the design for HTA's shortlisted entry for the Sunday Times Britain's Future Home Competition.

George was the 2010 Winner of the RIBA and Affinity Sutton competition Make Bethnal Green as a student at Oxford Brookes, which won George a Part 2 placement at HTA. The project was a residential scheme comprised of 142 maisonettes and flats which aimed at creating pockets of community. Since winning the award, George was chosen as one of fifty architecture students from around the globe in Wallpaper* Magazine's Graduate Directory 2011.

George takes an active role in events at HTA, running a Tuesday evening talk series where colleagues and leading professionals in the industry are invited to speak about their work and inspirations. A number of notable speakers include Paul Finch, Jeremy Till and Dickon Robinson amongst others.