Founded by combining the skills and expertise of large company experience in a small practice setting.

Co-Founders

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Tara Gbolade

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RIBA, BA (Hons)| BArch | DipArch | MSc PM | Passivhaus Designer

RIBAJ Rising Star Winner, Tara is a Co-Founder of GDS. She previously worked at Mace Group and RG+P Architects, where she was responsible for strategic organisation and growth of the company, while successfully leading exciting and challenging residential developments for private and public-sector clients. Tara works with the government designated Harlow & Gilston Garden Town on delivering its’ Sustainability Guidance for the 23,000 new homes and communities. With her expertise in design and planning policy, Tara is a member of the LB Lambeth Design Review Panel advising the council on current applications.

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Seun Lanre Gbolade

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RIBA, BA (Hons)| BArch | DipArch | MSc PM | Offsite Champion

As a Consultant and advisor to the practice, Seun brings his expertise on large scale residential architecture, property development and design management. He has a passion for all things Digital, Innovation, Off-site Construction & collaborative working. As such he is a member of the Collective Works network and RIBA Council Member. He has worked with some of the largest developers in London and leads a Production Innovation Team with a prominent housing association and residential developer.

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Architect

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Eno Akpan

Architectural Assistant

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Klaus Schottler

Accountant

 

We pride ourselves in offering the following services

 
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ArcHITECTURE

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PLANNING

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SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

  • Sunday Times: British Homes Award

2019 - Peoples Choice Awards Shortlist (winner not yet announced)

  • Archiboo 2019

Winner of the Architects Pitch Crossing Boundaries

  • BD Architect of the Year Award 2019

Female Architectural Leader of the Year – Shortlist

  • RIBA J Rising Star 2018

Winner of the coveted RIBA Journal Rising Star Award in November 2018