I am Christina Brandenburg and Skyline Design Ltd. is my company - I studied architecture in Germany, where I graduated from Kassel University in 1996. I moved to London shortly afterwards and have been here ever since.
I started my life as an architect with Prior Manton Tuke Powell Partnership (now Tuke Manton Architects) where I was made an associate in 2001, working on a large variety of projects as both a project architect and interior designer.
In December 2003 I set up Skyline Design Ltd.
I am ARB registered and a member of the RIBA.
I specialise in residential projects, both for private clients and developers and offer the following services:
FOR HOUSE OR FLAT OWNERS
If you want to add an extension to your house, if you want to convert your loft, if you want to turn that unused garage into an extra bedroom, if you need help with reconfiguring an existing layout that doesn't work for you, if you need help in designing a new kitchen, I can help. I have worked on a large number and a huge variety of projects of this nature. I have in-depth knowledge of both planning and building control procedures, can prepare construction details that your builder can work to and I can recommend a complete team of other experts that can help you turn your idea into a reality.
FOR PROPERTY DEVELOPERS
I can develop proposals for existing buildings as well as creating designs for new-built projects. I have worked with the planning departments of most London boroughs and know their specific requirements inside and out. I have a detailed knowledge of change of use planning applications, be it from house to flat conversions or from commercial to residential use. I work very fast and can turn around a project from site survey to planning application stage in no time. I have a proven track-record of developing proposals that make best use of the site and your building. I also offer a full plans building control application service.
NEED AN ARCHITECT FOR ANY OTHER PROJECT?
I have worked on projects for housing associations, from refurbishing reception areas to creating apartment blocks, have worked with artists' communities developing railway arches, with individual artists developing Live / Work units, and I also have a background in healthcare and some smaller commercial schemes. So please get in touch to see whether I can help you too.
"It has been an absolute delight to work with Christina on our house renovation project. Christina gets to know and understand the needs of her clients, she is thoughtful, helpful and creative in he ideas especially on how to maximise space and make it work for everyone in the family. I would highly recommend Christina, she is a honest, considerate and nothing has been too much trouble for her at any point throughout this process, even though we have changed our minds countless times, Christina has adapted plans and made recommendations based on what she knows will look great! Thank you Christina!"
Residential clients - rear extension, first floor infill extension
and loft conversion in Bromley
"Christina was extremely patient with us in designing our loft conversion and rear house extension/refurbishment. She was always happy to provide updates, offer her suggestions on how to use space and functionality in a practical way. As we did not have a clear vision of what we wanted to start with, Christina helped us explore the space and work through our challenges. Christina was also mindful to advise us on design elements that planning officers might consider problematic. We found the process smooth and effortless."
Residential clients - rear extension and loft conversion, Beckenham
"I cannot recommend Christina more highly - she is a consummate professional, a clear communicator and has great attention to detail. She is a pleasure to work with and a safe pair of hands for any project, regardless of size."
Residential clients - internal alterations to upper floor flat
"I have known and worked with Christina regularly over the last 12 years. I am a project manager and interior designer specialising in major house renovations with projects up to £1m renovation spends. Since I started my business 12 years ago Christina is the only architect I have worked with as she is just so good at what she does. We must have done at least 30 projects together, possibly more and on every project she has brought clever ideas and solutions and lots of creativity. I have learnt so much from her about space layout and how to make an elegant home. She is as reliable as you will ever find, professional, dedicated, honest and straight talking. If she says she will deliver something by a certain date you can set your watch by it arriving in your in-box. An absolute pleasure to have on any project and you will be in very safe hands with Christina on your team."
Katherine Brown, project manager
"As property developers we work with many professionals and our expectations in level of service are very high because of the fast moving nature of our business.
We use Skyline Design Ltd. and our architect is Christina Brandenburg. Her design work is always of the highest order and often very imaginative.
She has a first-rate grasp of the planning rules, guidelines and subtle differences across the various planning authorities. Her drawings and designs are uncluttered, easy to understand, error free and are produced to the highest quality.
There is however, one overriding factor that means that we do not look to anyone else to carry out our architectural and design work. Christina is one of the most efficient professionals we have ever worked with. Her turn-around time from request to delivery is impeccable. The work is always perfectly correct and always on time. If she gives us a date for the completion of piece of work, it will be completed by that date, if not before.
In summary, as an organisation we could not recommend Christina more highly than we do."
S. McDonnell, A. Montague, Property 1st Ltd.
020 8653 2822