The Print House
18 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
TEAM TO DATE
OEB Architects was established in 2018 to make work of imagination and social good. The practice builds on over thirty years of combined experience in architecture, teaching, and construction.
The office has an open and conversational approach, exploring architectural ideas through thoughtful engagement with contemporary construction methods, material character, and cultural context. Each project seeks a specific meeting place between simplicity and complexity, roughness and refinement, the generic and the particular.
We work closely with clients, consultants, and contractors through all RIBA work stages, from developing initial ideas to completion on site, and are very happy to discuss potential projects of any shape or size.
OEB likes nature and likes artifice, and aims to be careful with both.
Tessa Baird is a registered architect with extensive experience working on projects of varied type and scale, often in sensitive historic environments. She has led design teams with multiple participants through all RIBA stages, ensuring design integrity is maintained through technical resolution and construction.
Tessa was previously senior architect at Karakusevic Carson. She has also worked at 6a, East, and pH+ Architects for both public and private sector clients.
Currently Tessa is design and technical tutor for Studio 1 at Brighton University and Professional Practice Lecturer at Central St Martins.
Tessa serves on the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Conservation and Design Advisory Panel.
David Eland 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.
David currently runs a series of making workshops with the charity Global Generation as part of the community engagement for British Land's development at Canada Water, exploring potential combinations of trees, timber, and paper.
He has lectured widely on community self-build and has been a guest critic at a number of universities.
VOLUNTARY DESIGN & BUILD
As undergraduates David and Tessa were co-founders of a self-build collective and Scottish Charity 'Voluntary Design and Build', which grew to have over 60 members. The organisation designed, fundraised, and constructed a number of buildings in the UK and Central Europe, investigating the ways that collective enthusiasm can be translated into building work as an educational process.