GB Design is a global collaborative studio, committed to deliver Enduring, Balanced and Responsible design solutions.
W..R. Lethaby described an architecture that was ‘one thousand men deep’, grounded in the cultural past, relevant to the present and constructed with “sweetness, simplicity, freedom, confidence and light”. This philosophy resounds in our search for an architecture that strives to Make Things Better.
We feel that we should create a more Enduring Architecture that adds to our culture, our community and to ourselves. We need to explore the world and learn from our environment in order to find a balance; to design buildings and spaces that are sustainable, flexible, and responsible.
Stuart Berriman is the Partner in charge of the Los Angeles office. With 24 years of experience as a registered architect [ARB(UK)-056748E] he has worked in London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles on a variety of complex projects across the globe. Since graduating in the UK, from Cardiff University and Brighton School of Architecture, he has worked for range of international design firms, notably Richard Reid Architects, Company of Designers, Anthony Ng Architects, Sir Terry Farrell & Partners, Arquitectonica and most recently as a Partner and Design Principal at The Jerde Partnership.
His experience in large scale mixed use projects, from concept stage to construction administration, includes Cyberport and Kowloon Station in Hong Kong, Guotai Plaza in China, KL Eco City in Malaysia, and the Coventry City Master Plan in the UK. He is LEED AP accredited, and committed to an approach that brings sustainability and cultural relevance to design at all scales.
Angus Goble is partner in charge of the New York Office. He has over seventeen years of international experience having worked on a range of high profile public projects in the United Kingdom, Australia, PRC and the USA. Angus has directed his own design studio, and in addition has worked as a Senior Architect and designer for internationally acclaimed architects and engineers that include Santiago Calatrava, Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects, Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners and Terry Farrell and Partners. Angus was a founding partner of Front Inc, a leading façade consultancy, consulting on projects for Frank O Gehry Architects, OMA, Herzog and De Meuron, Kengo Kuma, SANAA and KPF, amongst others.
Angus gained his bachelor degree with honors from Canterbury College of Art and his diploma in Architecture from The University of Westminster, London. Angus draws upon his wealth of technical, façade, and detail design experience to promote the practice’s interest in research, sustainability, innovation and the use of new materials and methods in construction to ensure design excellence.
Coco Zhou leads our Partner office in Shenzhen (UV Architecture). Educated at Tsing Hua University, Beijing and UCLA, Los Angeles, she has 16 years experience and is a LEED AP and registered Architect in California. She worked for 11 years at the Jerde Partnership and since has run her own studio in Shenzhen, collaborating with GB Design on many large scale commercial mixed-use projects in China, the US and the Middle East. Her experience includes Guotai Plaza, Chongqing, Society Hill, Tianjin, Baoshan, Shanghai, The Palms Casino + Resort, Las Vegas, and D-Cube City, Seoul Korea.
Coco brings a strong design component to the team and a thorough understanding of commercial and hospitality projects.