George started his career in the early 1990’s working hands on for various building conservators in Devon and Somerset. This sparked an interest in the careful and sympathetic repair of old buildings that has informed all his subsequent work. After qualifying as an architect, he assisted on the Millennium Project to restore Bath’s historic spas.
Moving to Bristol, he worked for Architecton on a diverse range of projects that required the detailed repair and adaption of many significant historic buildings, often carefully weaving in contemporary alterations to unlock new uses. These ranged from bespoke domestic projects, to community buildings, museums and the conversion of Bristol Zoo’s Grade II listed gorilla house. Rewardingly, several of these projects removed buildings from Historic England’s ‘At Risk Register’ and also won established industry awards.
George is an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) and has a background in self build. The practical aspect of building his own designs to a budget, honed his belief that design and construction should go hand in hand to simplify what can be a complex process. By combining his design skills with Corbel’s costing, project management and traditional construction skills, provides that streamlined process, taking projects through all stages from inception to completion.