Naveed is the founding director and mentor of the MADE team. Naveed loves teaching architectural design and feels that the best way to instil passion and creativity in any design is by drawing freehand. It is this hand-mind-eye coordination and the free flow of cumulative ideas that are then deciphered and synthesised to arrive at that unique design concept.
Naveed has been in private practice for over 20 years, setting up his first office in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham with a like-minded and creative bunch of people. He studied BA with Honours at the Birmingham School of Architecture and thereafter continued his studies at the same school for the Post Graduate Diploma and Professional Examinations in Architecture. He has also been an external examiner at the Birmingham School of Architecture for the Professional Examinations. Through private practice and other business and property development endeavours, he is not only well-versed in the quality of architecture and architectural design but also has a commercial eye for projects.
He has helped many budding and seasoned developers, always guiding them to achieve more. Naveed has been instrumental with many key regeneration projects and in most cases triggered a vast drive for redevelopment in the area. Naveed is strongly committed to delivering the very best for every client, no matter how small or large the project might be. He is passionate about finding the best solution that makes the best architecture for our clients and the built environment. He loves the process of working closely with clients to ensure that they get the very best.
Nayan joined MADE Architecture in 2016 and has worked on a wide range of projects including commercial, hospitality, industrial, community, and residential developments as well as large-scale master planning and regenerative schemes. Having worked on projects around the UK, Nayan has developed a broad knowledge of planning policies, regulations, sustainability, and construction.
Nayan has a creative and pragmatic approach to architectural design, ensuring the end result is always delivered to the highest standard. During his time at MADE Architecture, Nayan has successfully led a range of projects, from the early architecture design concept to on-site project management and handover.
Nachal is an exceptionally creative and passionate designer with a holistic approach and a keen eye for detail. At MADE Architecture, her all-around skills have come in handy in residential bespoke homes, apartments and extensions, educational/institutional buildings, hotels, leisure complexes, and community centres, to name a few.
Experienced in bespoke interior design, she has demonstrated the integral connection between space functionality and lifestyle. She loves doodling her interior design concept into sketches for client presentations and also has strong communication and management skills. Nachal is also a fully qualified and registered architect with the Council of Architecture (CoA), India and has hands-on experience for 8+ years as a principal architect, where she has efficiently led a team to successful award-winning projects in various countries.
Oscar joined MADE as Senior Architect in 2023. Having some Portuguese explorer’s genes, Oscar has experienced different parts of the world throughout his upbringing, having lived and studied in Portugal, Mozambique, Brazil and Spain and he brings that “citizen of the world” attitude into the day to day in the studio and in architecture.
Oscar has discovered his vocation was Architecture from an early age, as he grew up on and around building sites. At first playing around and later on helping his parents building company on site. This has helped him develop a good understanding of spaces, the use of different building materials, construction methods and how a project develops from lines on paper, to 3D CAD models to being built. Being highly technically minded and having an inquisitive mind, Oscar takes full advantage of the latest Architectural Design Software and Visualisation tools to give the customers the most approximate to reality views of their projects.
Being a chartered architect with RIBA and ARB, and having previously practiced in both Portugal and Spain, Oscar brings a wealth of experience to MADE, specially in the residential sector, where he thrives to deliver homes focused on the people, after all “Architecture starts at home”.
For Oscar, Architecture is a multi-faceted highly complex discipline, and if it were a machine, the Architect would be the central cog, connecting all the other moving parts to form an harmonious relationship and achieve the most balanced outcome for the customer/final user. On a personal level, Oscar enjoys playing guitar, riding motorcycles, tasty meals and a good movie/series.
Paige joined MADE Architecture in September 2019 following the completion of her BA Part 1 Architectural Degree in Oxford. She has now completed her MArch Part 2 Architectural Degree, part-time, at the Birmingham School of Architecture, while continuing to excel and progress at MADE Architecture.
Paige likes to take an inventive approach to briefs and has experience in a range of projects in all sectors. She takes interest in finding solutions to problems and is motivated by meaningful architectural design.
Zubayr joined MADE Architecture in October 2023 following the completion of his BA Part 1 Architectural Degree and March Part 2 Architectural Degree at Birmingham City University, with career aims to become a chartered architect.
Zubayr’s approach to architectural briefs is marked by creativity and innovation. With a versatile portfolio spanning various sectors, Zubayr brings a wealth of experience to every project. An innate problem-solver, he derives immense satisfaction from crafting thoughtful architectural solutions. His motivation stems from a deep commitment to crafting meaningful, purposeful designs that make a lasting impact.
Sofia has been a part of the MADE Architecture journey since the start. As the practice director, she enjoys working with her talented team members, providing support on education and social care projects.
Sofia is a very experienced, child-focused individual. She has over 30 years of experience working directly with children, young people, professionals, and birth families.
Sofia’s varied background includes Paediatric nursing, fostering, adoption, and residential care. In the past, she has helped set up and develop many services for various local authorities and worked at a management level in both the public and private sectors.
Holly joined MADE in early 2023 as the studio coordinator. An organised office is paramount to the success of every project, aiding all our talented architects in their technical and creative work. In 2022, Holly graduated from Liverpool University with a 2.1 degree in Psychology. After leaving university, she took up a role as a bookings manager in a start-up events company, where she managed invoices and oversaw venue dressing for themed weekly events. It was here she discovered a love for organisation and a talent for acting as the client’s first point of contact.
Holly also discovered a passion for architecture at just 13 years old, when she watched her parents’ home go from simple drawings on a piece of paper to a life-sized work of art. She joined MADE this year excited to learn more about the field while helping the company to develop and thrive.
Zain heads up our Land & Property division. Having a background in Law, Zain brings with him the ability to analyse deals very efficiently and creative ways of thinking. Although being new to the world of property development, he has developed a passion for it, playing a crucial role in acquiring sites with great potential.
Zain is currently leading several projects including 3 luxury houses in Solihull as well as apartment schemes in central Birmingham and Wales. Zain hopes to further his knowledge in the property development world at MADE.