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54 Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN


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OEB is an architecture practice with a studio in London.  We make designs and strategies for living, working, education and the arts, and have extensive experience delivering sustainable retrofit and new build projects through all project stages.

We are adept at investigating the potential of complex sites in sensitive and historic environments to develop practical, sustainable, and imaginative proposals.   

We are practiced in developing comprehensive strategies to make the most of tight budgets with a light-touch approach and a strong focus on high environmental standards and quality of construction.  

We have an open and collaborative approach, valuing close engagement with stakeholders, clients, consultants, and fabricators.  We like when discussion about the way things are to be put together is a practical, educational, and social action.  

We want to make places that people enjoy being in, and also find worth in making.  We are for spatial generosity, conviviality, and civility.  We like nature and we like artifice and we aim to be careful with both.  

Whether you have the seed of an idea or are ready to get started, we are very happy to discuss potential projects of all shapes and sizes.
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Tessa Baird
David Eland
Gabriel George
Ryder Kirk-Newstead
Dominic Eley
Amrit Sandhu

Nompsy Chigaru
Emily Dan
Ricky Kwok
Marie Magnien
Punya Sehmi
Simranjit Singh Rahi

OEB is led by Tessa Baird and David Eland, who combine wide-ranging experience in both architecture and construction, with previous work for public and private sector clients on large scale housing, workspace and urbanism projects.    


We are friends that have been building together for twenty years, starting out with a treehouse in Scotland built from empty cans and reclaimed materials.  As founding members of a voluntary design and construction collective, we worked with NGOS and charities to deliver a number of community buildings across Europe and in London.

Tessa Baird


Tessa is a registered architect with extensive experience working on projects in sensitive historic environments, for both public and private clients.

Tessa has led design teams with multiple participants through all RIBA stages, ensuring design integrity is maintained through technical resolution and construction.


Tessa teaches at Central St Martins, and serves on the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Conservation and Design Advisory Panel.

David Eland

David is a registered architect with over fifteen years experience working in architecture and construction, predominantly designing and building contemporary timber structures.

David was previously director of Ozkurt and Eland Architects specialising in bespoke and hand-made projects, leading a number of high quality residential projects through all RIBA Stages to completion.

He has lectured widely on community self-build and has been a guest critic at a number of universities.

Gabriel George

Gabriel gained his RIBA Part I from Central Saint Martins in 2015, and his RIBA Part II with distinction from The London Met School of Art, Architecture, and Design in 2019. 


Gabriel has worked for a number of respected practices, gaining experience in hospitality and housing design, including a large infill housing scheme and the redevelopment of a warehouse into commercial & residential units in East London.


Gabriel is interested in all scales of construction, having previously worked on site to deliver on small build projects, shop fit-outs and architectural models. Gabriel is leading a number of domestic projects in the office, while undertaking his Part 3 studies at Westminster University.

Ryder Kirk-Newstead

Ryder studied at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2021 with his thesis project ‘Cliff Road Apartments’ nominated for the RIBA Presidents Silver Medal Award.

He has gained experience at Witherford Watson Mann Architects, working on the restoration and adaptation of a historically significant Manor House.   Ryder is now leading on the strategy and detailed design for a Grade 2* listed farmhouse and conversion of its outbuildings into art studios.

Ryder has a particular interest in the nuanced and productive relationship between art reference / practice and architecture and regularly paints in oils outside of work.

Dominic Eley

Dominic studied at the University of Nottingham and the University of Liverpool before qualifying as an Architect from the University of Westminster.


He joined OEB Architects in 2023 after working at Buckley Gray Yeoman Architects for five years. Whilst at BGY, Dominic worked across a variety of scales, sectors and stages, including a mixed-use scheme on Charing Cross Road, and Woodford Green Prep School. 


Dominic has taught at several academic institutions and is currently a Studio Assistant at UEL on the BA Interiors course.


Dominic has a keen interest in architectural literature and founded Arch-ive in 2020, an online platform that interviews urban practitioners about their libraries. 

Amrit Sandhu

Amrit studied Architecture at Kingston School of Art and Technical University of Munich.  Her thesis project proposed an adaptable and flexible community building created through reuse and adaption of a modern industrial shed on the canal in Brentford, her hometown.


Prior to working at OEB, Amrit worked on a range of public realm improvement projects and strategies at DK-CM.


Amrit is also interested in urban spaces and designs of cities, her undergraduate dissertation explored the impact of European architects on the masterplanning of Chandigarh in Punjab and how this impacts the residents of the city.


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We are very happy to be included in the publication from the Architecture Foundation 'New Architects 4', with so many illustrious friends and colleagues.   The book is a survey of the best British architecture firms established in the past ten years.

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OEB was invited by Charles Holland to speak about our work as part of the Spring '21 Lecture Series at Brighton

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'Seeing Not Showing' - A written piece on a drawing by Marie-Jose Van Hee and some different kinds of sketching is published on Drawing Matter here

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