Architect & Passivhaus Designer
Shortly after George joined Architype in 2006 he was the project architect for St Luke's – Britain’s first BREEAM Excellent primary school, after which he led the team for the neighboring Blakenhall Community and Healthy Living Centre, located on the adjacent site.
As a keen mountain biker, George was well suited as the lead designer on a Forestry Commission Wales’ Visitor Centre project at Coed y Brenin, which utilised a pioneering, homegrown timber construction method called brettstapel. This experience left him well placed to lead the design of the award winning Burry Port Community Primary, where the local authority client encouraged an innovative use of Welsh timber. Subsequently, George has since been involved with the same client team, in the delivery of Ysgol Trimsaran. Other projects include a number of private houses, feasibilities and recently the development of a prefabricated Passivhaus local authority housing scheme in Swansea. George is currently building his own Passivhaus using sustainable materials, which include local cedar cladding, prefabricated timber and straw panels and clay plaster.
In his home country of Slovakia, George graduated from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava in 2002. Following his move to UK, George worked for a smaller architectural practice, gaining experience of the construction industry. He fully qualified in 2006, upon joining Architype. George is one of our in-house Passivhaus Designers, he was one of the first batch of people in the UK to pass the European Passivhaus Designer exam.
George has delivered a number of talks regarding Passivhaus in timber construction at conferences on a national scale and abroad. He is also an ambassador for Grown in Britain.