Innovation Award for Civic Architectural Designs: Debbie Flevotomou
One of England’s leading architectural companies, winner of five international awards in four years, including ‘Innovation Award for Civic Architectural Designs’, Debbie Flevotomou Architects focus on architectural design inspired by the arts and dance movements.
Established in 2011 by ex Foster Partner architect Debbie Flevotomou and grew to twenty architects in a first year, the company provides bespoke and innovative architectural design solutions far beyond the boundaries of conventional architecture. The design is under the same guidelines mas the Iraqi Architect Zaha Hadid proof that the founder nickname during work in Libya was ‘the Blonde Zaha’.
Last year the company won the prestigious title ‘Best High-End commercial architects in the uk 2015’ for the design of the groundbreaking facade of Tower 42 in mLondon and the mix-used environmental friendly hotel development in Abu Dhabi.
Designing projects of any scale, from a half kilometre sea-front masterplan in Tripoli, to a single house extension and interior design in Central London, the company’s philosophy is that size is not important as long as the design is innovative, original and inspiring. The projects are always been asked to be featured by the press and the publicity raises the profile of the clients and the value of their sites.
Managing director Debbie Flevotomou is also the Chairlady of Riba South London and a dance choreographer. Speaking on the firm she states: ‘The aim of our designs is always to raise the spirit, induce emotion and stimulate the senses. We create elegant, creative and dynamic spaces which enhance the site and its surroundings thus multiplying the site’s value.’
In a market dominated by commercial multinational companies, Debbie Flevotomou architects has succeeded by being a boutique firm, delivering the highest standards of care for their clients as well as providing the client with over thirty to forty design options per meeting and the highest standards of innovative design and technology by co-operating with the top technological advance companies.
Moving forward, the next phase of growth will see the company opening a new office in Dubai, and there are also plans to expand into the USA and Asia. Additionally, the company is featuring a competition with the Royal Academy of Dance where the winner will have the chance to have their bedroom design and built based around their own chorographical movements. The competition is part of the company’s charitable activities and is a key part of their focus to make architecture accessible to the wider audience.