Bureau69 Architects

We are a small sized architecture and design studio with a big vision.

Our work focuses on crafted residential building, interior design, construction management and bespoke furniture.

Bureau69 Architects is a young, small, vibrant architecture and design studio in Bromley, South East London serving Kent, London, and further afield. Our main focus is on modern and contemporary architecture, bespoke interior design and interior architecture, planning and consultancy services. We specialise in private houses, refurbishments and renovations, high-end residential and mixed-use developments, bespoke furniture design. We also have expertise with historical and listed buildings, urban design, and project management. Bureau69 is proud to have directed and completed some important surveys and restoration projects for ancient churches and palazzos from XVII – XVIII – XIX centuries.

Since our establishment Bureau69 Architects have repeatedly been recognised for the innovative design in different countries and for different types of projects: Best Italian Interior Design Project (award 2018), British Home Awards (shortlisted 2018), Best Bespoke Furniture Design (awarded 2019), Innovation and Excell“e (award 2019). Our projects have also been exhibited and published in Italy, UK, USA and Brazil.

New terrace house concept



The architect’s job is to give a client not what he wants but what he never dreamed that he wanted

Denys Lasdun
Italian architect max strano

Max Strano is an Architecture and Planning (M Arch) Graduate.  He is an ARB (Architects Registration Board) and Chartered RIBA Architect in the UK. He is also a fully qualified and registered Italian Architect (OAPPCCT). 

Max has considerable experience in high-end crafted residential and commercial projects, and specialist knowledge in the surveying of and conservation project work in historical buildings. His projects have been awarded and exhibited in the U.K., Italy and USA. Among other awards, Max has been awarded the Best Italian Interior Design 2018, British Home Awards Shortlisted 2018, Best Bespoke Office 2019, ArchMarathon Miami 2020.

Max is a polyhedral and creative designer with a strong personality, relevant organisational and managerial skills. In his career he has participated, as a lead architect, in several international design competitions, achieving awards and honourable mentions.


Before setting-up Bureau69 Architects in Bromley, South East London, Max has worked in Spain, Italy and Brazil. In London worked as an In-House Architect for a development property company in South Kensington, and as Project Manager for high-end residential projects and developments.  He has acquired much experience in residential projects working as freelance Architect, in collaboration with other Architects in the London area. This wide range of diverse experiences gave him a comprehensive knowledge of the English architectural and construction system. Among various assignments he worked as Site Architect for the fit-out of several IKEA stores in Italy. Max is committed to high results and he is constantly updating in architecture and other areas of interest. Massimiliano speaks Italian, English, Portuguese and Spanish. He plays piano and he is passionate about photography, arts, history, traditional cuisine and Brazilian music.



We work holistically considering design and ‘buildability’ of the project at each phase. To achieve this, we work closely with planners, engineers, landscape designers, builders, and installers, in order to deliver perfectly detailed and finished work, with the aim of complying with the highest standards in terms of quality (performance) and durability (low maintenance).


Paul Tierney has over 15 years experience specialising in private housing, residential developments and educational work. He has designed some of West London’s most creative homes, and was the project architect on Notting Hill Prep Westway – the first school ever to be built under a motorway. Paul combines simple, elegant design with strong technical know-how. He is an expert in contract, planning and project-management. Paul is a member of the RIBA and ARB, and delighted to be an Architecture Ambassador for the RIBA National Schools Programme.


Lorenzo is a Senior Planner in a leading London planning consultancy with extensive experience in projects across the South East of England. He is specialised in residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. He offers clear-cut advice at all stages of the planning process, from the preparation of tailored appraisals identifying the development potential of a site to the submission of complex planning applications. Thanks to his advocacy skills and attention to detail, he is also a trusted consultant for the submission of appeals to the Planning Inspectorate. An effective team player and project manager, he routinely helps developers in unlocking the full value of difficult sites. Key to his approach is the ability to build positive relationships with local planning authorities at the outset of negotiations. His most recent success stories include planning approvals for high-end residential schemes in Kensington, Battersea, Richmond and Twickenham, medium-sized mixed-use urban developments and highly profitable office-to-residential conversions.


Company supplier for high-end bespoke solutions, London [UK] Safbuild Ltd is a distributor in the UK for high-end bespoke made-in-Italy products for fit-out (bespoke joinery, marble and natural stones, ceramic tiles, glass doors, sanitary ware, etc.), extremely innovative single room mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery and many other outstanding products for indoor air quality and energy saving. Safbuild is based in London and trades in all the UK. The added value is our project management capability, the full customer assistance and the expertise in managing new projects and new challenges. All the materials are checked by us as soon as they are delivered on site in order to verify their full integrity and compliance.