Je Ahn, Director & Architect
Je was born near Busan, on the south coast of South Korea where he grew up fishing and eating lots of seafood. He moved to the UK when he was thirteen and went to school in West Sussex.
Je is an RIBA Chartered Architect and studied Architecture at the University of Bath, TU Delft (The Netherlands) and London Met. Prior to setting up Studio Weave, Je worked with Carmody Groarke Architects, Bennetts Associates Architects, and Nash Parker Architects. Je is also a director of MUSARC.
Maria Smith, Director & Architect
Maria is the oldest of four sisters and grew up on the Sussex coast. She enjoys reading and writing stories, singing and playing the violin and keeping an eye on her little sisters.
Maria is an ARB registered Architect and studied Architecture at the University of Bath, TU Delft (The Netherlands) and London Met. Prior to setting up Studio Weave, Maria worked with Carmody Groarke Architects, David Morley Architects, and Aaron Evans Architects.
Maria has also taught at London Metropolitan University and has been a member of the Southwark Design Review Panel.
Esme Fieldhouse, Arch. Assistant
Esme lives in Hackney and is quite possibly its biggest fan. She studied at the University of Nottingham followed by the University of Dundee, graduating with a Masters in Architecture, and has recently completed her Part III studies at London Met University, qualifying as an Architect. Prior to joining Studio Weave, Esme worked at Blueprint Magazine and continues to be a freelance writer. Her pastimes include birdwatching, making greetings cards just for bikes and co-editing Matzine.
Eddie Blake, Architectural Assistant
Eddie lives in Bethnal Green, with four laying hens, and is interested in developing ideas through drawing and hands-on building projects. He studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow followed by the University of Westminster, where he continues to be a visiting critic. Prior to joining Studio Weave, Eddie worked for Sauerbruch Hutton in Berlin.
Caf Fean, Creative Project Manager
Caf is the only South Londoner of the practice and proud of it. She has a background in English Literature and French, followed by an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins. Caf has over 5 years’ experience in public engagement and strategy consulting in the Built Environment, and joined Studio Weave from Soundings.
Nina Shen-Poblete, Architectural Assistant
Nina gained her MArch from the University of Westminster, having previously studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, and was selected to be part of BD’s Class of 2012. Previously, Nina has worked at practices in London & Shanghai. In her spare time she writes, designs books, dances and runs an independent zine.