YUME ( )
/ju:mi/ or /you-me/
2. long-held ambition
'It is our dream to create a built environment that works in synergy with the natural world. We believe this can only be achieved through a collaborative process so we are putting YU and ME in the middle of great design.'
'WITH AN INQUISITIVE MIND AND AMBITIOUS GOAL: WE AIM TO CREATE SPACES THAT CO-EXIST WITH THE NATURAL WORLD; ALLOWING PEOPLE TO THRIVE.'
We are an architectural studio which recognises the significance of global climate change and seeks innovative ways to respond and adapt to the evolving conditions. Our aim is to deliver high-quality, environmentally friendly buildings which positively impact on the health, well-being and livability of their inhabitants.
Entering the context of each project with a fresh approach offers a solution that is tailor-made to both site and user. Designing sustainable architecture not only means investing time in research and knowledge, but also creating a forum for collaboration, inspiration and challenge between client, consultants, fabricators and contractors contributing to a shared vision.
We are a network of creative experts working collaboratively across the UK and Europe and work together with like-minded thinkers in the industry to deliver innovative solutions that inspire, push the boundaries and create value through strong rationale and logic. We believe in making places and buildings that work over time, having lasting qualities intrinsic to their architecture.
With over 15 years' experience in the commercial, housing and leisure sector and projects ranging from 28-storey office towers to the creative reuse of existing buildings, we believe seeing a project through from start to completion delivers buildings and spaces that resonate deeply with the people who use them and provides clients with continuity of the design ethos and quality throughout.
COMMERICAL & TRANSPORT
LEISURE & CULTURE
RESIDENTIAL & MIXED USE
Founding Director, Dipl. Ing (Arch), ARB, AKH
After graduating with a Master’s degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt/Germany in 2003, Sanja moved to London to work for Foster + Partners. During her four year tenure with the internationally renowned practice, she worked on various national and international projects such as the detailed design and construction of the award winning The Willis Building and the competition submission of the headquarters of the non-carbon city Masdar.
In 2008 she went on to work for MAKE Architects and in 2009 Sanja joined Herzog & de Meuron overseeing the detail design of the sub- and superstructure of the Tate Modern Extension.
Prior to founding STUDIO YUME, Sanja took on a central role as a member of the Senior Management Team in a medium sized London based practice, overseeing the design processes in the practice, various high-end residential Built to Rent and Co-Living schemes as well as designing and delivering the award winning conversion and extension of the Grade II listed Ford factory in Brook Green into an office building.
Sanja was a finalist in the European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards in 2018 and has previously been invited to guest critique at Oxford Brooks University.