First Year Design Tutor
Blazej is a public servant as well as architectural and urban designer with more than eight years of professional experience across various scales and stages of housing development. Blazej has a wealth of experience working in housing and masterplanning across project scales and stages. He has worked in architectural practices in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia and the UK; most recently at Herzog and de Meuron in Basel and at Maccreanor Lavington in London.
Blazej has been involved in projects such as the masterplans at Old Oak Common and Meridian Water and the housing and mix-use schemes at Aylesbury Estate, Brent Cross South, Canada Water and Blackfriars Circus. He currently works as principal planning officer at St Albans District Council where he develops design policies and oversees design progress on a number of strategic projects. He has studied at the University of Bath, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland, Strelka Institute in Moscow and UCL. He holds a first-class BSc in Architecture from the University of Bath and a first-class MRes in Inter-disciplinary Urban Design from The Bartlett, UCL.
In his postgraduate studies he focused primarily on the qualities and challenges of post-war housing estates. Blazej is an awardee of the Scholar’s Prize in Architecture 2019 of the British School at Rome.