what we do

aZONEguide provides individual assistance in a free-lance mode to larger architectural teams in need to overcome specific design and management situations. Our aim is always to guide you towards a positive outcome in each of your projects, either you are stepping into new grounds or just in need of an extra hand. 

We can help you overcome barriers for an easier, safer approach in the implementation of your projects. Connecting to you just in those specific moments where our input is most needed, and work together with your team into developing assured steps forward. Our background role will strengthen your projects; and your position before clients and partners.

We see clear communication among all involved parties as a fundamental moment, whatever role we play in the process; as assuring it can avoid you costly mistakes. Some of the tasks we are regularly involved are:

  • Design services for Architecture, Public space, Landscape and Urban master-planning
  • Project management
  • Architectural tenders and competitions
  • Service procurement – Local technical consultants, engineers, landscapers, light designers, security consultants, material suppliers
  • Business development
  • Communication
  • Personal assistance before Clients and Team members
  • Project brief clarifications and translations
  • Local normative support and regulatory compliance

how we work

The services provided will be agreed individually, project-by-project and task-by-task, as requirements change with each project and each team. 

All actions will be adapted specifically to every situation, schedule and budget, what keeps the workload flexible and adapted to the project individual pace.

As a standard, all tasks will be developed remotely, but whenever necessary we will be available and present in key meetings or site actions.

The information about the type of work and its details will never be disclosed without consent. By default, we keep all sensitive information undisclosed.

who you deal with

Based in Rotterdam, but dedicated to the development projects in different markets, Anastasia Ivanova and Anton Ribeiro da Silva will be your contact points. Using their 25 years of accumulated professional experience as architects, project and team managers, they will set up the correct team for every new task, taking responsibility for the service procurement (all project consultants and engineering teams) leading for a full professional answer to the project questions.

Their experience, the built projects and the regular presence in international architectural competition consortium's assure the capacity to work in complex teams and intense scenarios, where finding the right answers to questions require the agility you are looking for.