Join us at the 2023 LEAF conference in Berlin

We are attending the 2023 Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) conference at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Berlin on October 10th-11th.

On the 10th of October at 09:25, Senior Architect Alexander Esfahani will be on a Panel to discuss ‘Decarbonising the built environment - accelerating the path to net zero’.

On the 11th of October at 11:55, Director Michael Swiszczowski will be on a Panel to discuss ‘Bold visions for low-cost living – how do we address the global crises of housing and homelessness’.

Senior Architect Martina Petrosino from our Brussels studio will also attend the event.

LEAF brings together senior decision-makers from leading international architectural practices, contractors, developers, engineers, interior designers, government officials and supplier partners to discuss future building projects, and shares ideas and best practice within the industry.

LEAF 2023 will focus on forward-thinking strategies to deliver on net zero targets and explore how technology, digitalisation and the coronavirus pandemic are transforming the built environment across the entire supply chain. The agenda will look at sustainable architecture design strategies that reduce the negative environmental impact from future built environment projects and assessing sustainable performance.

To register, and for agenda details, please visit:

To connect with Michael, Alex, or Martina in advance of the event, please see their contact details below.

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active role in developing the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill-sets. He is also an RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

Alexander Esfahani (Bsc(Hons), MArch, PGDip ARB)

Group Responsible Design Leader

Alexander joined Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2016 as part of the Feasibility team, predominantly focusing on the Residential and Mixed-Use sectors.

He has experience working on a wide range of projects at all work stages, with recent projects including Manchester Goods Yard which was successfully handed over in 2021.

Alexander is passionate about creative design and has been instrumental in developing our sustainability strategy and a number of R&D initiatives. As the global head of Chapman Taylor’s Responsible Design Steering Group, he promotes and coordinates environmental principles and best practice within the company.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Workplace / Responsible Design / Net Zero Carbon

Martina Petrosino (Arch. MS I.U.A.V, Venice)

Senior Architect

Martina joined our Brussels Studio in April 2022, having previously worked on various residential, office and mixed-use proejcts across Italy, the UK and Belgium.

With an interest in sustainable design solutions, a keen eye for detail and attention to user experience, Martina combines her creativity with excellent communication and coordination skills.

Area of Expertise:
Residential / Office / Mixed-use

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