Daniel Leon, Founder & Director, Square Feet Architecture

Daniel set up Square Feet in 2004 to do things differently. “We’re a small and experienced team with a track record in inventive, pragmatic design. We invest time in developing fun and productive relationships with clients and specialists like interior designers, craftspeople and engineers to deliver successful projects, based on real conversations.”

Prior to settling up SFA, Daniel studied in Liverpool and Seattle, worked in Manchester and Sydney, and in London for Levitt Bernstein and Buschow Henley – working on project such as regeneration and housing in Dublin and Leeds, arts projects such as St Luke’s Old Street for the London Symphony Orchestra, and buildings for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Daniel is was a RIBA Councillor from 2014-17, still sits on their Library Committee (responsible for outreach, the drawings collection and exhibitions), and is a RIBA Conservation Registrant. He has been part of judging committees for RIBA Stirling Prize, sits on Design Review Panel and Jewish Heritage UK’s Caseworker Panel, and a guest critic at Westminster School of Architecture.