Simone de Gale ARB RIBA

Simone de Gale is the founder of Simone de Gale Architects. Simone most recently was awarded Winner 'Architect of the Year' at the Women in Construction Awards UK, and was elected to RIBA Council as a National Trustee Member. Simone was awarded the prestigious Stephen Lawrence Bursary Award in 2008.

Simone is a Chartered Architect, qualifying at the Architectural Association.  Her grandfather was an Architect, and her father and uncles work in the construction industry in London. At just 10 years old, Simone knew she would become an architect – excelling at art and with a good head for maths there was never any doubt in her mind.

Simone is the driving force behind the company and continually shapes an innovative path forwarding the discourse of architecture throughout London and Internationally.

Farzad Sharifi-Yazdi PhD MA BA

Farzad has over 15 years of experience in the field of business development. Prior to joining Simone De Gale Architects – he was engaged in developing and managing two successful international trade start-ups (focused on inspection and testing, and export of high quality building materials) in northeast China and the Middle East.

Farzad obtained his BA in Human Geography from Queen Mary, University of London an Ma in International boundary Studies and Dispute resolution from Kings College, London (taught through the School of Oriental and African Studies) and a Doctorate in Geopolitics, Territory and Security from Kings College, London. He is also a published author on the subject of the International Relations of the Middle East.

The company is based in Belgravia and work on projects throughout Central London and Internationally. With a Team of designers and consultants, the business has the capability to take on a range of projects each with its own tone, pace and deliverables.