Iolanda M. B. Costide

Iolanda M. B. Costide


                                                                        Main Equity Director

// Born // 1950 18 June, Bucharest, Romania


// Nationality // Romanian


                        // Education //
Baccalaureate, The German Lycee, Bucharest /
1969-72 ‘Ion Mincu’ School of Architecture, Bucharest /
1973-74 Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne, Switzerland /
1977-80 Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London /

// Qualifications //
Architectural Association Diploma

// Affiliations //
1981 ARB / 1981 Royal Institute of British Architects /
1998 Fellow of the (Academy of Planning Supervisors)

Academy of CDM Project Co-ordinators

2010 Fellow of the Association of CDM Co-ordinators


                                                // Experience //

                        1972-73 Architectural assistant in Swiss architectural practice - Lausanne; housing, educational buildings /
1974-77 Freelance architectural consultant for UK architectural practices -
London (D. Chakravarti Associates, YRM, and others);

design, product information and contract supervision;
housing for N. London Housing Associations (Circle 33, Newlon Housing Trust, a.o.); offices, hotels, leisure and conference centres,
airport terminal extensions, educational buildings - projects located
in the UK, Malaysia, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Iraq /
1977- In private practice /
1977-90 Joint founding partner of ATELIER 16, Chartered Architects;
various projects and feasibility studies, residential, educational,
commercial, hotel and industrial developments
in the UK, Greece, Nigeria, Guinea and Pakistan,

project and contract management for UK property development companies /
1978-91 Director, Adstram International Building Developments Ltd.;
technical services co-ordination and joint project management
(incl. negotiations with consortium of UK merchant banks and the ECGD
in connection with export finance) for the Ikoyi Hotel Annexe, Lagos,
for Nigeria Hotels Ltd., project architect; total project value £30M /
1982-84 Architect / developer (shareholder in Hunthold Ltd.);
project manager and project architect for new-build residential development
in Swiss Cottage (London) for Hunthold Ltd.; project value £2M /
1984-91 Director / shareholder Umbrahill Ltd.;

project architect, project management and contract management
for residential development of 24 flats in London, W2, value £2.4M;

new-build block of maisonnettes in St. John’s Wood (London), value £1.1M /
1990- Sole proprietor of Atelier 16; development consultancy and concept
design for mixed development in Bucharest; research & consultancy
on property market, construction industry development and commercial
legislation in Romania; residential, mixed developments,
community centres in the UK; residential and commercial project
development in Mexico; planning supervision consultancy /
1995-99 Director, Carroll Group of Companies /
1999- Academy of CDM Project Co-ordinators (Planning Supervisors), London Region Co-ordinator; London & SE regional team leader
for ACOPC Project Services(Health & Safety, CDM Co-ordinators) /

2005 - Main Equity Director of NTA16 architects Ltd

(formerly  NTA Projects Ltd.)

                        following the merger of Atelier 16, Chartered Architects

and NTA Projects, Architects


// Other Activities //

1985-95 President, British-Romanian Association /
1990 Foreign Observer with the Liberal International Group,
20 May 1990 General Elections in Romania /
1990-91 Trustee, ‘Relief Fund for Romania’ /
1991-92 Vice-president, European Liaison Group /
1990-92 UK representative of the National Liberal Party of Romania /
1995-99 Trustee, Carroll Foundation /
1995-1997 and 2000-02 Director and Trustee, Generative Art Trust /
1996-97 Senior Consultant, CEC Government Relations - Central Europe /
2003-09 Director of the St. George’s Theatre Development Trust
2004 - Executor and Trustee of the Paul Neagu Estate
2004-10 Director of Summits International Ltd.


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