George Clarke

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Channel 4’s architect also works with government to pull empty buildings back into use. With a passion for innovative architecture, sustainability, and making the most of unloved or overlooked spaces, George brings energy and enthusiasm to all aspects of housing and the built environment.


Biography

George Clarke is an architect and writer now best known for his TV shows including Amazing Spaces, The Restoration Man and Old House, New Home.

Having worked for the practice of acclaimed architect Sir Terry Farrell, George founded his own company with partner Bobby Desai before founding his own practice George Clarke + Partners and has worked on a host of high-profile innovative residential, cultural and urban projects.

A visiting lecturer in architecture, George seeks both in the lecture theatre and on TV to make the subject accessible and interesting to all. After fronting a number of property and building themed programmes, George presented The Restoration Man for Channel 4. In the series he traveled the country looking at those who have taken on often mammoth projects turning neglected architectural masterpieces into useable spaces.

George specialises in series that showcase people turning previously tired or problematic spaces into innovative, exciting homes. In The Home Show he looked at the overlooked design and architectural possibilities of people’s homes; in Amazing Spaces, it was the unique small buildings that make incredible homes with innovative architecture and thinking; whilst Ugly House to Lovely House demonstrated the potential of even the most architecturally plain or unfashionable building. His passion for sustainability in housing and creating energy efficient homes was showcased in the Smarter Homes series. He has also hosted Property Dreams, Build A New Life in the Country, and The Empty Homes Show.

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