ZOË BERMAN
BA / DIP. ARCH / ARB

Zoë has a strong interest in cross-disciplinary design and has worked with Pentagram designers and Buro Happold engineers. With a passion for collaboration and creative projects she has worked with the Projects Office at the Cass School of Architecture as project coordinator running live projects. She is skilled in developing feasibility studies, funding applications, brief writing and project coordination. 

Based in London, Zoë leads Unit 7 third year studio at the Welsh School of Architecture and is a design tutor at the new Reading School of Architecture where she co-teaches with Piers Taylor. She is part of the histories and theories teaching team at the Cass School of Architecture and runs Unit 6 Vertical Studio, an annual design and make studio held in Cumbria in the spring term. Zoë has been a visiting critic at the University of Westminster, University of Sheffield and Kingston University.

In 2013 she founded The Unpublishables, a publication written by and for young designers. She established the lecture series Criss-Cross at London Met University; a series of talks that investigated the richness of cross-disciplinary work between architecture and other creative fields.

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ALAN BERMAN  
M.A. (CANTAB) / DIP ARCH / FRSA / RIBA

After graduating from Cambridge and University College London, Alan joined the pioneering practice of Maguire & Murray Architects. He set up practice in London in 1984 with Pedro Guedes and in 1996 he teamed up with Roger Stretton to form Berman Guedes Stretton architects in Oxford.

He has been responsible for both multi-million pound projects and smaller schemes. He focuses on realistic building strategies to ensure economy and practicality are not sacrificed to imaginative design. 

He is a Unit tutor at the University of Liverpool and has lectured at London Met, UEL, Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture. He is the author of several books on design, including Jim Stirling and the Red Trilogy: Three Radical Buildings and Stirling and Wilford: American Buildings. With BGS Architects he established the AJ Writing Prize and has been a judge on a number of writing and design panels. He is an accredited CABE advisor and active member of the 20th Century Society. 

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FRIENDS AND COLLABORATORS 

Beth Riley, Architect BA. MArch. ARB
Benedetta Rogers, Architect BSc, DipArch. ARB

Berman Guedes Stretton Architects
Max Fordham, Environmental Engineering
Price & Myers, Structural Engineers
Sandy Rendel Architects
Stratton & Reekie (ING Media)