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George Clarke Biography

Birth Place:
Sunderland, England

Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be an architect from the age of 12, after visiting his builder grandfather at sites
  • Supported himself at university by renovating houses
  • With Bobby Desai, started the architecture practice clarke: desai; projects included redesigning Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen
  • In 2011, fronted the series The Great British Property Scandal to raise awareness of homelessness despite 1 million houses lying empty across Britain
  • Is an ambassador for the charities Prince's Regeneration Trust and Shelter, and is a patron of the design and architecture charity The Civic Trust