Martin Self is an engineer, geometer and educator who has specialised in innovative timber structures since 2005. Following a background in aerospace engineering, he was a founder member of Arup’s Advanced Geometry Unit (2000-2006) and Director of Hooke Park (2010-2018), the Architectural Association’s woodland campus for experimental timber architecture, where he continues to teach.
Key previous projects include the 2005 Serpentine Pavilion, for which he developed a pioneering application of geometric scripting for robotic fabrication; the form-finding for the Pompidou Metz timber roof at its concept design stage; and directing the design and construction of a series of timber buildings at Hooke Park that radically explore the use of locally grown wood.
He is a founding director of Xylotek and leads our design activities.
Oscar brings a deep knowledge of the international structural timber industry gained over the last twenty years of working internationally.
Charley Brentnall is an internationally recognised leader in timber construction and conservation.
Chartered accountant with 10 years’ experience helping SMEs to grow their businesses. She has a love of timber and sustainable construction.
Richard began his career as an economist working with the World Bank and IFAD, then became a partner at KPMG.
Adam Indge brings over 20 years of experience, rising from a trade background to a leader in the construction industry. His passion and alignment with Xylotek's values make him a dynamic and invaluable asset to the team.
Since graduating from The University of Sussex with BA Hons in English, Ellen has qualified with Level 3 RHS Horticulture and developed her interest in sustainability.
Matt joined Xylotek in 2023 to deepen his knowledge of the timber industry and enable the design function to work with increasing efficiency.
Christof Lemka is experienced in the processes and logistics of workshop production.
Lucia has over 15 years of financial experience within the construction industry. She joined Xylotek in July 2022 in order to grow the finance department and explore her skills in management further.
Ollie joined us from the tech industry and hopes to expand the industry's access to timber construction.
Phoebe graduated in Quantity Surveying from Heriot-Watt University and has a wide range of experience working in cost and project management in consultancy and contractor settings.
Ollie joined Xylotek in Spring 2023 and brought along with him a diverse skill-set and extensive sales experience.
Jake joined Xylotek in summer 2023 to pursue a new challenge and develop his knowledge of bespoke timber projects.
Rachel Wagner is an architecture graduate and has been working in timber design since 2016. Originally from São Paulo, she has a background in Glulam fabrication...
As a graduate of the University of Lagos and University of Salford, Ayotunde joined Xylotek in 2023 to pursue his passion for advanced timber construction.
After graduating in Product Design Technology, Nate has spent several years building experience and developing his knowledge as a Technical Designer of high-end bespoke furniture.
Paul Wones trained in Fine Furniture Design and Making at The Building Crafts College in London.
Steve studied Design at Brighton University, later working in antiques restoration, joinery, carpentry and prop fabrication.
Wilf has ten years of practical experience in a range of projects including large-scale stage set productions for UK and European festivals, music videos, adverts and awards ceremonies, as well as traditional joinery.
After graduating from University of Bristol with BSc Hons in Mathematics, Luke has gained experience in accounts payable and bookkeeping at Bristol-based companies.
Coming from an architectural professional background, Gregoire joined Xylotek in December 2022 with a view to further his scope in delivery of dynamic timber projects.
As a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Rob has experience designing and making across a broad spectrum of timber construction disciplines.
Ryan graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and is passionate about combining his design and workshop skills with installing projects.