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Eva Le Peutrec
Eva, a native of Nová Paka, Czech Republic, is already being ranked among the most successful Czech architects abroad, alongside such personalities as Eva Jiřičná and Jan Kaplický. She has travelled to over forty countries and lived on four continents, and she speaks five languages. During her studies, she decided to gain experience abroad and went to work in San Francisco for two years. She arrived in Shanghai at the age of 25. She didn’t know the language nor had contacts, and despite she soon worked her way to major projects at the company she joined. She gained renown quickly – and especially for her skyscraper designs. She’s the only Czech architect whose skyscraper designs see actual execution. However, she works on projects of all varieties. Such as office buildings, shopping centers, 5-star hotels, cultural and sports centers, transport hubs, schools, luxury villas, interiors, industrial design, a 2-km-long center for a Chinese metropolis or a newly-founded city for a million inhabitants. Since 2005, she has been the main designer on over 100 projects. As she said in one interview, the only things still missing from her portfolio are jails and crematoriums. She also can count the Lamborghini family among her clients, and she regularly wins out over globally respected names in architecture competitions. The Czech news server, iDNES, has chosen her as one of the ten most inspiring women of 2018. Since 2011, she has been living in New Caledonia in the South Pacific. She founded the E-studio architectural firm, acts as an independent consultant and works on projects worldwide.
Eva Le Peutrec
Neil is responsible for Strategic Consulting within Knight Frank, working with business to align real estate to strategy, largely focused on workplace experience and IOT. He has over 20 years of consultancy expertise, all at Director level following a career at BT where he developed and led a major change programme transforming how 40,000 people worked in the 1990s. The BT Workstyle 2000 Programme won the British Council’s, ‘Office Strategy of the Decade Award’. As a consultant he has worked with clients all over the world including Deutsche Bank, Bayer, Adecco, Microsoft, Skanska, Amazon, Clifford Chance, Unilever, and Roche. He is a regular conference speaker and developed Knight Franks’ DigiBytes Workplace education programme.
Bernard has exceptional experience on a wide range of commercial, residential, institutional and hospitality projects in the UK, Europe, India and the Middle East. He is one of PLP’s key creative thinkers and designs in an open and accessible manner that emphasises team involvement and end-user satisfaction. Current work focusses on projects delivering transformative urban regeneration through dynamic, mixed-used developments including the Westferry Printworks Redevelopment site on the Isle of Dogs in London, Sampson & Ludgate House, nestled between the Tate Modern and Southbank Centre in London, and the new Tower at the Ten World Trade Center in Amsterdam, which has been conceived as a sensitive, evolving urban and workplace regeneration that integrates with existing space and buildings. Recent work includes the award-winning Sky Central, the BREEAM-Excellent headquarters which provides large and flexible workspaces for 3,500 employees of Sky Television on their campus in west London. Bernard was also involved in the design of Danube House and Nile House office buildings at the River City Prague site. Bernard earned his Master of Arts degree in the field of architecture from the Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague.