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Suzette Vela Burkett BBE BArch(Hons) RIBA AMUSA
Managing Director - UK

Suzette is a Managing Director of the UK practice and sits on the Group Management Board.

A highly creative architect, she has international experience on architectural and interior design projects in the office, retail, mixed use and hotels sectors, and in fast track new builds to complex heritage buildings. Her special interests include the challenges of refurbishment and working with large, complex buildings to maximise design opportunity and commercial return, creating value for clients.

She has a strong collaborative approach, from aligning the right people to initiate a project to leading the team to deliver it. She has collaborated with many other international designers and enjoys the ‘whole building’ experience:  architecture and its journey through to the final detail of interior design.


Relevant experience

Azzedine Alaïa

Blackheath Halls, London SE3 : Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

6-6a Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1

Diamond Trading Company, De Beers Group, London EC1

GE Ark, London W6

General Electric HQ, Stockholm

The Grove

5* and 4* Hotels and executive apartments, Central Market, Abu Dhabi

Moevenpick Hotels, Yas Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

90-100 Piccadilly, London W1

50 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1

Radisson Blu and Park Inn Hotels, Yas Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

St Andrew’s House, London EC1

Sleep Set Concept Hotel Room

The Adelphi, London WC2

The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London WC2

The Royal Exchange, London EC3

10 Trinity Square, London EC3

West End Hotel



Azzedine Alaïa completes

Interview in Space Hotel Design Magazine

Adelphi Highly commended at the BCO Awards

Ten Trinity Square completes

Trinity Square: the fascinating history of a London landmark

AJ Women in Architecture Programme


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