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