Charles founded HEAT Architecture in 2000 to foster an environment for architectural collaboration that is both creative and efficient. HEAT has since been responsible for over 150 residential projects and developments including Charles’s own award-winning Zinc House. His design style is influenced by a childhood in Rome in the 1960’s. “It was a place and time that combined elegant economical design with the decaying historical urban fabric in a coup de théatre”.
Charles studied at the Architectural Association in London before being recruited at the founding of the renowned London practice Munkenbeck and Marshall where he became an associate.
Giancarlo is a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities and has lived and worked in Japan, UK, USA and Italy. Dedicated to design with an international point of view he has realised architectural projects in many architectural sectors such as hotels and fitness centers; restoration of existing structures including those recognized for their artistic and historic value; commercial and private interior design, including high-visibility,high fashion boutiques, offices, showrooms, shopping centers, restaurants as well as private residences.
- Member American Institute of Architects (AIA), since 1977. Fellow, 2008.
- Member Italian Architecture Licensing Board, since 1983.
- President of AIA Continental Europe Chapter, 1999.
- AIA liaison to ACE, Architects Council of Europe, 2005-2008.
Sarah qualified as an Interior Architect in the USA, graduating first in her year at Kansas State University before coming to London in 2006 to join HEAT Architecture. Specialising in residential and retail design Sarah has been recognised for her award winning furniture design. She is CIDA accredited and NASAD accredited in Product Design. Sarah is a registered Interior Designer in the State of New York. Sarah’s approach to design combines sophisticated unfussy detailing with textures, materials and lighting to create striking interiors that retain an architectural clarity.
After five years based with HEAT in London Sarah has moved to New York where she continues to collaborate on residential projects.
HEAT Architecture have a strategic partnership with Alhadeff Architects, an internationally renowned design studio based in Milan, collaborating over the last ten years on over 30 international projects for developers, corporations and private clients. This collaboration provides access to architectural resources and expertise in areas such as urban planning and landscape design as well as sophisticated Italian craftsmanship and detailing.