meet our team

​Over the last two years, we've built up a small group of talented local freelance staff that work with AlpStudio as and when we need them ... and when they are not out enjoying the mountains!  We're delighted to introduce these talented folk to you now. As for us, the directors, you can read more about our design backgrounds in the "About Us" pages - Tom & Andy.
  1. Tom Searby | architect
    I am a qualified Architect with a broad range of experience in both commercial and private residential projects. I trained at the University of Bath, gaining a BSc and a Master of Architecture. I'm registered with the Ordre des Architectes. I live in Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval.
  2. Andy Wilson | architectural designer + project manager
    I studied Furniture Design to combine creative design with ergonomic and usable form. I qualified with a BA Hons and worked in the local authority sector, in the dynamic world of exhibition design, and in the domestic building market. I live in la Riviere Enverse.
  3. Eliza Zake | trainee architect
    Eliza works with us on a regular basis and she's a key part of the team. A native of Latvia, Eliza trained in blah de blah in the UK, has xyz experience. Eliza mixes her work for AlpStudio with an ecletic mix of other client work. Eliza lives in Morzine.
  4. Gary Anderson | architectural technician
    With 30 years of technical design experience in a range of companies, in several countries, including here in France (Paris and Samoëns!), Gary brings strong experience and tech know-how to the team. Gary commutes but would love to live full-time in the Alps.
  5. Karen Wilson | marketing manager + administrator
    With over 15 years marketing and management experience in the commercial and charitable sectors in the UK, and 10 years experience of running a business here in France, Karen brings a wide range of experience to the team. Karen lives in la Riviere Enverse.
  6. Martin Commane | landscape architect
    Martin is a whizz with SketchUp & CAD and is a great asset to the team. Martin has a BSc (Hons) DipLA from Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in the UK. Martin has 17 years of professional experience here in France and in the UK. He's lived in Morzine for X years.​​
  7. Elodie Barbier | urbanisme officer
    Elodie most recently worked for Verchaix mairie, and prior to that for a local notaires office so she has a thorough understanding of planning "urbanisme". Elodie works for AlpStudio on a freelance basiss and she lives in Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval.
  8. New Frenchie |architecte
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  9. steve thorns | financial advisor
    Steve is enjoying a life of retirement after years running, and selling successful accountancy firms. Luckily for us he has a home in Samoëns so he can help AlpStudio with our financial control.