About STUDIO VERVE

Founded in 2009; Studio Verve is an award-winning design-led RIBA Chartered Architecture Practice based in London with a growing portfolio of works internationally. Our studio is made up of a bunch of talented and motivated people from across the world.

Our portfolio of works include one-off bespoke houses and apartments, warehouse conversions, housing, hotels, restaurants; exhibition stands,offices, mixed-use and religious buildings. These areas of work span across Listed Buildings, green belt, conservation areas and even Unesco World Heritage sites.

To achieve an outstanding product; we provide a full service from feasibility, planning, architectural design and construction supervision to also include interior and graphic design. Our client base is made up of largely repeat business and projects won through recommendations and competitions.

Our designs; often bold and contemporary are underpinned by an interplay of imagination and technical rigour; mostly accompanied with an element of surprise in its concept and delivery. The spaces we create are well-used and loved and can only be so by careful engagements with the end-users.

We value lateral thinking and non-conformity; both qualities evident in our growing body of work.

We aspire to challenge and exceed the client’s brief and provide innovative and sustainable solutions that are both delightful and spatially inspiring. We are excited about the discovery of new materials and new ways of putting things together; we also strive to work with artists and craft men to achieve a seamless product.

Our work have been well documented in numerous prestigious publications, books and exhibitions.

MEET The Team


VIVIAN CHAN

Director & Founder

VIVIAN’S CV 

Yuk Yee phang

Director

YUK YEE’S CV

SARA GARCIA PIZARRO

Architect

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SARA’S CV

Urszula Witkowska

Architectural Assistant

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URSZULA’S CV

Martina VANIN

Architectural Assistant

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MARTINA’S CV

SERGIO-FIGUEIRA-RODRÌGUEZ

Architectural Assistant

SERGIO’S CV

Jose Manuel escudero

Architectural Assistant

JOSE’S CV

Tiger

Office Top Dog 

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INFO

previous studio Verve people

Fernando Molines
Cristina Rodriguez
Vicky Wong
Yaiza Ramiro
Chloe Codron
Kate Hoffman
Jenny Torres
Lori Avakian
Grace Lam
Sock Mui Koh
Ana Sarzedas Rocha
Supakorn Komesmalai
Kiat Phua

interns

Emilia Osho-Williams
Shulem Oberlander
Claire Delbet
Tarek Shalaby
Claire Peerless
Michelle James
Eilyn Chia
Naq Anuwar
Weoi Min Lee
Tarsilo Ugarte
Emilia Osho-Williams

Awards

2016

Haringey Design Awards 2016 - Best Homes - Finalist
Domino Houses, London

Brick Awards 2016 - Best Small Housing Development Award - Finalist
Domino Houses, London

Special Mention for the 2016 Architizer A+Awards for Architecture+Bricks
Domino Houses, London

2015

West Lancashire Design Awards - Residential Category 
Narrow Lane Farmhouse

West Lancashire Design Awards - Sustainability Category
Narrow Lane Farmhouse

RIBAJ's Cabanon Microarchitecture 2015
International Competition - Commendation Award

Publications

"Domino Houses" featured in DESIGN from Ibstock Brick magazine, UK, Autumn 2016

"Bounds Green", "Redchurch Loft" and "Bow Quarters" featured in PIP supplement of RIBA Journal, UK, May/June 2016

"Domino Houses" made front cover of Inform (Architecture Today) magazine, London, April 2016

"The Cloisters" featured in Don't Move, Improve! magazine, London, January 2016

"Love Lane Boutique Hotel, Penang" featured in D+A magazine, Singapore, August 2015

"Narrow Lane Farmhouse" featured in Ormskirk Advertiser magazine, UK, November 2015

"Maybank Ave House" featured in Building Design (BD) magazine, UK, December 2014

"Bounds Green 8 Houses" featured in Building Design (BD) magazine, UK, June 2014

"Redchurch Loft" featured in Archdaily, June 2014

"Love Lane Boutique Hotel, Penang" featured in a 5-page spread in Sunday Mail, April 2014

"Artist Studio" featured in Building Design (BD) magazine, UK, October 2012

"Bow Quarter Duplex" published in L4 House Design book, Korea, July 2012

"Bow Quarter Duplex" featured in ArchDailyApril 2012

Studio Verve at Ghetto Biennale featured in March issue of Frieze magazine, UK, March 2012

"Hackney Glass Deli" featured in Building Design (BD) magazine, UK, March 2012

"Narrow Lane Farmhouse", "Domino Houses", "Maybank Ave House" and "Glen Leigh Curve House" featured in Evening Standard,  December 2016