This is Bram van der Wal


Design that is context driven from massing to material allows for truly unique placemaking”
Bram’s drive to build quickly evolved from humble garage extensions and row houses to large mix-use projects giving him a unique understanding of complex briefs which create spaces that have people and context at their heart. 

Bram joined Apt in 2018 from Foster + Partner Architects, where for over a decade he was involved in numerous projects including Central Markets, a 650,000m² mixed-use development scheme in Abu Dhabi. His extensive experience also includes the design and construction of the Bund Finance Centre, a 420,000m² mixed-use scheme in Shanghai which includes five tall office towers, a 70m 5-star hotel, a retail podium and a culture centre.

Bram is a Director at Apt and has been working on 2 Trafalgar Way, a high-quality, student led, mixed-use campus providing a mix of residential uses, supporting amenities, commercial office space as well as a restaurant and retail offer.

Originally from the Netherlands, Bram’s passion for architecture brought him all around the world including a 4 year stint in China before returning to the UK.