ABOUT KATHY BASHEVA

Kathy Basheva is a RIBA chartered architect, based in London. She is a multilingual architect, with a background in environmental studies and international experience.  Kathy holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tel-Aviv and a Master of Science from the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne. With experience in China, the Middle East, Europe and the UK, Kathy brings a unique international understanding and design flair. Since 2006 Kathy has based her practice in London working to deliver high quality projects.

The unique viewpoint Kathy has established in the practice is her international experience and a view to always resolve the client’s brief within budget and time scale. She is a regular external critic at the Bauhaus school of architecture and has been invited as a critic at the AA, the UCL Bartlett, the UEL and the University of Tel-Aviv. 

Kathy is also the Head of Development & Education at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). 

PHILOSOPHY

Studio Basheva firmly believes in bespoke design, based on dialogue with the client from the onset. It is in the dynamic dialogue with the client and consultants and other contributors that the design evolves to become a client lead team work.

Architecture and design are influenced by climate, context, economic and cultural conditions. The environmental sustainability and green construction are within our agenda to reduce carbon footprint and allow the client a low energy and efficient occupation.

To achieve this we engage with the client and the local authority from the onset  to integrate the project in the local urban and community fabric, achieve low energy consumption and yet have bespoke design features.

We aim to improve the thermal properties of the existing fabric through new use of materials, increase the air tightness of the building, reduce water use of the appliances and where appropriate rainwater collection to be integrated in the building.

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Remodeling and Home Design
Kathy brings a fresh new approach to resolving a client’s brief by exploring and evaluating ideas, concepts and details in order to identify innovative design solutions. She has a vast knowledge of materials, processes and the practicing of architecture. Studio Basheva with Kathy as director, creates beautiful spaces which are calm and uncluttered with a great sensitivity to detailing.
— Amos Goldreich, Owner and Director of Amos Goldreich Architecture
I have worked with Kathy previously on high end residential project in North London and commercial project in East London. Kathy always communicates effectively and ensures that the end product exceeds the expectations of her client to fulfill their brief. It was a pleasure working with Kathy and I look forward to working with her again on future projects.
— Pauline Mulle, Director of Mullee Associate (building control)
Studio Basheva, and in particularly Kathy, present something which is commendably positive about architecture – a strong design ethos combined with a passionate approach to what I would call ‘relevant architecture’. In the time I’ve known Kathy she has always maintained a singular, driven and inspiring attitude to the importance architecture can play in all of our lives.
Understanding the client is a fundamental aspect of all commercial and private sector work; Kathy manages to bring her own specific architectural flair and ideology into play whilst interpreting the needs of the client. An ability to develop a strong working relationship to allow such interpretation is also a key attribute.
As a fellow architect, Kathy represents all that is good with our profession, both within her own business and her wider involvement across various industry-related organisations.
— Chris White, Director at CPMG Architects
I have known Kathy for the past couple of years and would have no hesitation in recommending her firstly as a delightful person to work with, secondly, as an innovative architect she is extremely good at what she does. Professional, driven, innovative and accessible. A great choice for your next project.
— Lee Sherman, Business Owner at SKYSPEC Aerial Photography and Video