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A2 is guided by a singular purpose: to create spaces that are functional, contextual and sustainable; in essence, architecture of true and lasting value.

ABOUT

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THE TEAM

The
Team

James
Hughes

James is an honest, passionate, hard-working creative, dedicated to innovation and progressive design. A lover of brand, the abstract, and graphical information, James tries to ensure that each project achieves its own identity and narrative, and that each project’s story is communicated through a series of expressive visual forms. 

James founded A2 in 2016 and continues to lead the development of many projects, encouraging bold, contemporary design across the practice’s portfolio. 

James studied Architecture at Birmingham City University and furthered his studies with an MSc in Project Management from the University of Birmingham, and a Pg Dip and MA in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes. 

Lucian-Narcis
Teodorescu RIBA

Lucian-Narcis is Lead Architect at A2.

He has 15 years of experience in architecture and urban design and 11 years as Assistant Professor at UAUIM School of Architecture, where Lucian obtained a PhD in Urbanism. 

He has been a Chartered Architect since 2005, a member of the Architects Registration Board since 2018 and was elected into Chartered Membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2018.

He joined the company in 2018, having a strong passion for hand drawings, BIM Architecture, and diagrammatic processes.

Nikos
Nempis

Nikos Joined A2 in 2019 as a Part II Architectural Assistant, having acquired his MArch degree from Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen. His third year project was shortlisted for the Rob Hunter Award, and he has been involved in numerous exhibitions around Scotland such as the RIAS Convention and Architecture Fringe 2019.

Nikos has particular experience in sustainable residential and commercial developments. He is equally passionate about architecture as interior design, and leads the practice with his model-making and Revit proficiencies.

Dave
Baldock

Dave is an Architectural Assistant at A2 and Studio Assistant to the Foundation Year Architecture course at Birmingham City University. He holds an M Arch from Birmingham City University and a BA from Central Saint Martins, London. His M Arch thesis was nominated for the inaugural AJ Student Award 2018, and since then he has been involved in various architectural delineation competitions and journal entries.

Dave’s work and interests straddle the space between participatory and generative drawing, and surrealism. He has professional experience in both residential and education sectors.

Aimee
Hughes

Aimee joined A2 in 2019 as Studio Manager and oversees the practice’s stability and growth.

With a broad organisational skillset, Aimee runs the day-to-day management of the studio, whilst taking ownership of the company's various administrative and accountancy roles.