CPD Accredited Google Hangout - 10th May 2019 - Charlie Green And Julian de Metz


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Meet Charlie Green of The Office Group, and Julian de Metz of dMFK Architects. Hear about the dynamic growth of "TOG" and how dMFK have designed buildings for the company. Charlie is Co-CEO of The Office Group (TOG), which he founded in 2003 with Co-CEO Olly Olsen. Charlie started his career in commercial agency, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor at Colliers International. He then left to join property company MWB Group Plc, working on office developments and their serviced office subsidiary. In late 2003, Charlie and Olly had a shared vision to challenge the traditional serviced office market with a design led offering that addressed the changes that were emerging in how people were working. Charlie is responsible for the growth and real estate side of the business, identifying and acquiring new buildings and leading the delivery of the schemes. Charlie and Olly continue to work closely together to ensure that the individuality and design, both form and function, remains paramount to the success of each building. The culture, direction and strategy of the business is very much driven by the combination of both Olly and Charlie and their shared vision for TOG, the product and it’s ambitions to change the way we are all working. Julian de Metz is the founding director of London based architects and interior designers, dMFK Architects. He started dMFK in 2000 and has grown the practice to 30 architects. Julian has a particular interest in creating buildings that engage with their users, making them intuitive and approachable. DMFK are an established, award winning architectural practice creating gritty, soulful work in constrained and challenging settings. Working across a diverse range of sectors including offices, residential, heritage and community, they design commercial schemes with a strong sense of community, and community schemes that understand commercial reality. DMFK designed the first building for The Office Group, and have grown with them as a repeat client, helping them evolve their flexible workspace product. In 2019 they are delivering 3 large and ground breaking projects for TOG in Kings Cross, Canary Wharf and Frankfurt having now designed 8 buildings for them.

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