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18 Ashwin Street

London E8 3DL

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Tessa Baird

David Eland

Ricky Kwok

Nompsy Chigaru

Marie Magnien

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 in sensitive historic environments, for both public and private clients.

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


Currently Tessa is design studio and professional practice lecturer at Central St Martins, and 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.

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

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.


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