The Practice was founded in 1980s and is committed to in-depth exploration of innovative spatial, structural and architectural solutions. The practice has a diverse range of experience in architectural design, transportation and urban planning.
The practice’s architectural expertise includes visitor attractions, health and fitness, leisure, commercial and residential projects as well as a wide range of transport and urbanism projects for public and private sector clients in UK and Overseas, including the World Bank. Goldstein Ween prides itself on its ability to deliver sophisticated and advanced designs that are affordable and has a strong list of repeat clients.
The practice has won Civic Trust design awards for housing refurbishments and two Design Awards for Architecture in form the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
All architectural services:
Transport and urban realm consultancy and design
We work closely with our clients as well as specialist consultants to ensure that projects are exemplary; for example we have over several years worked closely with Hugo Light Design, as light (natural and artificial) is core to creating ambience, drama and bringing the architecture to life.
Our architectural work focuses on developing bespoke contemporary solutions and aims to fuse light, colour and materials to create unique spaces.
Urban design and transport projects focus on urban and social integration and the development of sustainable solutions that help cities tackle climate change mitigation and biodiversity loss and the creation of place for people in the city.
When presented with a GWA design we have come to expect an understandable language through their passion for outstanding design. Their design principles create a flow of light, space and choice materials enabling us as lighting designers to compliment this language through a greater understanding of the architecture and great communication between the disciplines. It is a pleasure working with GWA and we have achieved what we see as some of our best work working with them over the past 6 years and we look forward to working with them on projects in the futureManaging Director
Hugo Light Design
Mark Goldstein trained as a sculptor under the renouned USA sculptor Jack Cartlidge, before studying architecture at Tulane University, New Orleans, where he was awarded the AIA Silver Medal. He worked for Foster Associates and Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners prior to setting up Goldstein Ween. His inherent understanding of engineering influences his designs, which are always structurally elegant and he has developed numerous innovative structural solutions such as the Lots Road cable suspended glass wall and the Victoria Plaza suspended floor.
Camilla Ween trained at the Architectural Association. She worked for Transport for London for 11 years advising the mayor on land use policy and development and the integration of public transport service. She was awarded the Harvard Loeb Fellowship in 2007 where she researched climate change, future cities and sustainable development. She is an author of many articles and books and lectures regularly at international universities and conferences. Camilla is President of WTS London (Women in Transport) and Chair of the Spacelink Learning Foundation (educational charity).
Kenny Sykes is a graduate of Cardiff University and has been with the practice since 2008. Prior to joining GWA he has worked on a wide range of projects including Wembley Stadium and Farringdon Crossrail Station, as well as the original branding and architectural concepts for “Wrap-it-up” fast food restaurant, which now has 14 shops nationwide. In 2010 he was a finalist in AJ “Forgotten Spaces” competition. In his spare time, he DJs in London at prestigious venues such as the Notting Hill Carnival and the Tate Gallery.
Inigo Jimenez is a qualified architect from San Sebastian, Spain, and studied architecture in the University of the Basque Country and in Rome. He joined the practice in 2014. Prior to joining GWA he worked on transportation hubs and residential designs as well as hospitality projects, including an award winning restaurant in San Sebastian. In his spare time he explores his interest in food and cooking trends.