Our Team

Michael J. Schienke

Michael J. Schienke

RIBA, ARB, SARP MSc Arch

Before setting up his own practice Michael worked for some of the top practices in London, such as Andrew Winch Design and Argent Design, to name only a few. He worked on prestigious properties in London, as well as abroad, on luxury island houses and yachts. Michael also gained valuable first-hand knowledge of the build stage, as a project manager, in construction companies. His work experience also includes working on offices, high-rise buildings, shopping centers, student accommodation and multi-family housing.

Michael was educated in Germany, Poland and Sweden.  He is fluent in both German, Polish, and speaks French.

 

“When working with Clients, the most important lesson I learned was that good communication is essential throughout the process. If your client and team knows what is happening and why and what is going to happen, everyone will contribute more. A single point of contact from start to finish gives our Clients piece of mind and also prevents issues and misunderstandings. This has been VORBILDs motto ever since.”

 

Apart from his love of architecture Michael favours spending time travelling, sailing and writing or spending precious time with his family. To keep track of what is happening, follow us on Instagram.

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy has been our PA, office assistant and so much more since 2012.

She is our first point of contact for new job enquiries, and she is also at hand whenever our Houzz page needs updating.

Karolina Schienke

Karolina Schienke

Karolina heads our purchasing team and takes care of public relations.  Being trained at the Chelsea College of Arts in interior design, she supports our design team.  Karolina has also practised Feng Shui, for anyone looking for a special touch to their home design.

Karolina has a sound business management and accounting background. She gained an invaluable set of skills, when after having left the corporate industry, she worked for property developers and construction companies.

 

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Michael

Michael

Both recently finished their Masters degree in Architecture, and they live and work together. Their most recently completed project is the amazing Church penthouse in St. Johns Wood and now they are working on two South of France projects.

Olga

Olga

Together with Michał, she is focusing on our projects in St Johns Wood and any marble and stone details. Both are now focusing on this amazing Greenwich penthouse, as well as one of our first South of France project, this apartment in Nice.

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Sandra

Sandra

We have worked on so many projects together, its difficult to count them all. Sandras attention to detail is remarkable. The one most recently completed projects are these two adjacent dormers and their interiors, and 2017 will see several of her projects being completed. We are mostly awaiting this historical refurbishment in Bickley to get to construction stage.

Malgorzata

Malgorzata

Malgorzata is helping us focus on several very detailed projects and even though she has been with us since 2016, has already become an important member of the team. Her next big project will be this family house in Mill Hill and a beautiful house in West Hampstead.

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Katarzyna

Katarzyna

Two important projects in North London are on the way thanks to Kasia, both starting on site in early 2017. She is instrumental in helping our joinery design arm to prepare easy to understand and buildable joinery.

Roman

Roman

Our native French speaker – very helpful for our France office and French speaking clients in the UK.

Anna

Anna

Anna has been with us since 2016, and is focusing on our south London projects.

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Robert

Robert

Robert is a qualified structural engineer, and therefore an indispensible team member without whom no tender set or construction would be complete. His quick turnaround and expert knowledge of construction techniques is priceless.