Sandor Ambrus

Sandor Ambrus

London, GB



Sándor John Ambrus, is a UK Registered Architect with some 15+ Years experience within the Architectural Industry both in interior design and pure architecture. 

Born in 1975, he started working at a local Architects practice at the age of 16, before going on to study at the University of Bath, Helsiniki and Edinburgh where he gained the Wessex Regional Award and Scottish Schools of Architectural Award for Student and Diploma Work.

In 2003, he became professionally recognised as a Chartered member of the RIBA from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London.

Since then he has gone on to work at several internationally acclaimed architectural offices, including Foster and Partners, David Chipperfield Architects and Yoo Ltd. specialising in sensitive areas of work include art galleries, super-prime residential apartments, retail and hospitality.

He maintains a keen interest in the preservation of Historic, Ancient and Listed Buildings, graphic communication, art and photography.


Andy Martin Studio, London, UK, Associate


Retail Fit-out | Richard James Flagship Store, Savile Row
Private Residence | House Refurishment, Chelsea
Retail | Clarks Concept store, London
Hospitality | Moonboot Lounge, Villars & Megève
Hospitality | Selfridges Staff Restaurant Competition

Responsibility of co-managing the studio, including client communication, team design direction, producing fee proposals, project programming, detail design, planning negotiation, specification writing and cost analysis.

Apr 2012 - current

Stedman and Blower, Farnham, Surrey, Architectural Assistant (Pt. I)


Private Residence | Kingswood Hanger, Surrey [completion]
Private Residence | Ardene, Surrey [completion]
Education | Cranmore School, Surrey [completion]

Production of Planning of Tender and Construction drawings, exhibition curator of the office's work.

Jan 2012 - current

Self Employed - Architect and Product Designer, London, UK, Freelance


Product Design | 2013/14 Womens Ski Range for Head Sports Gmbh [in production]
Hospitality | Health & Spa Resort for 50 dwelling, St-Augustin-Sur-Mer, SW-France [construction 2014]
Private Residence | Extension, Chiswick

Branding and Concept Design, Vector-based artwork; presentations within Italy, London, Austria to CEO of HEAD & Women's Ski-team.

Master-planning, Site strategy, Outline Development and Detail Design to a retreat resort development gaining planning permission in SW-France with Mayoral approval. Construction due 2014

Aug 2011 - Apr 2012

David Archer Architects, London, UK, Senior Project Architect


Hospitality | The Beach Hotel, Koi Samui, Thailand
Retail Fit-out | Cocorino, Marylebone, London [completion]
Hospitality | Jaffe Road, 5 star Hotel, Hong Kong*
Masterplanning | The Pyramids - Cairo, Egypt * (*w/ Yoo Ltd. & Marcel Wanders)

Concept Roles: Multiple project leadership, Brief Interrogation, Concept Development, Interior Design, Master-planning and formal presentation speaking.

Project Delivery Roles: Client point of contact, Planning, Detail Design, Tender & Building Control, CGI visual directing and marketing experience, Site Co-ordination and snagging.

May 2009 - May 2011

Allies & Morrison, London, Senior Project Architect


Office | Ericsson Research Headquarters, New Build & Fit-out, Coventry [completion] Competition | London City Airport
Infrastructure | Northern Ticket Hall, Kings Cross [completion]
Retail | Oxford Westgate Retail Centre [construction documentation]

Client Point of Contact, Brief Interogation, Concept, Internal Project and Design Team co-ordination, Fee bid and Strategic Planning .
Formal Planning & Tender Documentation, Detail Design, Value Engineering, Site co-ordination, Client & Contract resolution, Snagging.

Nov 2006 - May 2009

Borgos Dance, London, Interior Project Architect


Art Gallery | Louise T Blouin Art Foundaton, Nottinghill [completion]

Fit-out Design Team Co-ordination, Detail Design, Tender Award, Construction Documentation, Contractor queries & Site co-ordination.

Feb 2005 - Nov 2006

Foster + Partners, London, Architect


Office | The Hearst Tower Headquarters, New York [completion]

Detail Design Development, Interior Design and Specification, Fit-out Design Intentation Documentation and Co-ordination.

Nov 2003 - Feb 2005

Squire and Partners, London, Architectural Assistant (Pt. II)


Luxury Residential Development | The Knightsbridge, Mews Houses, London [completion]
Office | HSBC Private Investment Headquarters, St James Street, London [completion]

Planning, Detail Design, Tender and Construction Documentation, Project Leader for Mews House Development. RIBA Part III. qualification.
Part II Professional Exam Casestudy - 'The Atrium-works at 74 St James' Street; A Critical Appraisal Under a Modified JCT Contract'

May 2001 - Nov 2003

Smolenicky + Partner, Zurich, Switzerland, Architectural Assistant (Pt. II)


Residential | Albiesrieden Housing Competition, Zurich
Retail | Fidelio Fashion Store, Zurich [completion]
Hospitality | Neuhaus Golf Restaurant, Interlaken

Leading Competition Entries, Concept Design, Tender and Detail Design Documentation, Model-making,

Aug 1999 - May 2001


University College London (UCL), London, Professional Practice & Management RIBA PART III

RIBA Part III - Professional Examination in Professional Practice & Management, allowing entry to UK Architects Registration Board (AIA Chartered Institute equivalent)

Nov 2002 - Jul 2003

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, BArch, Diploma

BArch Diploma In Architecture - achieving Scottish Schools of Architecture Award

Aug 1997 - Aug 1999

University of Bath, Bath, Bachelors, Bachelors Degree in General Architectural Studies

BSc(HONS) General Architectural Studies, Second Class First Degree - achieving Wessex Regional Award

Aug 1993 - Aug 1997


Kunst Art and Architecture Stipendium Award, Basel, 1st Place

With Smolenicky + Partner, Zürich, Switzerland


Scottish Schools of Architecture Award, 2nd Place

Award given to best architectural students emerging from Scottish Universities.


RIBA Wessex Regional Award, Degree Work, 3rd Place


Areas of Specialization 


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