Roger Zogolovitch

Roger Zogolovitch

Founder & Creative Director

Solidspace

London

Roger Zogolovitch is the founder and creative director of Solidspace. Roger is a qualified architect with 40 years experience of design and development. He is known in the industry as a progressive thinker – always striving to create projects that delight, engage and push the boundaries of how architecture can enhance our cities.

Roger was the director of the Infrastructure and Development course at the London School of Economics, and lectures regularly on regeneration policy throughout the UK. He has served as president to the Architectural Association.

He has considerable experience in the process of design management of major regeneration projects, including the Greenwich Millennium Village Competition and the Hastings & Bexhill masterplan. Roger is often asked to give his expertise as a juror, he contributes regularly to the architectural press and teaches and lectures widely.

Roger Zogolovitch is author of Shouldn’t we all be developers?, a book that has sparked a debate about the role that small and independent developers should play in building the new homes that are so desperately required.

He is the Honorary Surveyor to the Royal Academy of Arts and assisting them in making their masterplan for their enlarged campus in London for their 250th year celebrations in 2018.

Articles featuring Roger Zogolovitch

Pathways to Practice: Unique Approaches to Architectural Practice

The Pathway to Practice panel examines the less conventional ways of architectural practice, as well as the role of education in finding one’s professional path by interviewing four AA alumni who talk about their experiences. Here’s a little summary of what you can take away from the very interesting talk. The panelists Roger Zogolovitch, Meredith […]

The Houseboat – an Experimental Architectural Design Project Developed by Solidspace

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the single family house The Houseboat developed by Solidspace. Roger Zogolovitch, Founder of Solidspace, is a practicing architect and independent developer with 40 years of experience in the field that he […]

Zog House – A Spacious Split-Level Development on a Gap Site in London

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the single family house Zog House developed by Solidspace. “When you look to buy sites in the city, you tend to find small gap sites, largely leftover spaces”, Roger Zogolovitch – […]

17 Inspirational Archipreneur Quotes that will Motivate You in 2017

In our interview series Archipreneur Insights we have spoken with more than 40 Archipreneurs. Experts and entrepreneurs in the field of architecture, building and development have answered our questions and giving us insight into their creative and unusual operations of their businesses and projects. From these interviews we want to share with you the most inspirational […]

The New Rules for Architects and Developers: 5 Insights from an Industry Insider

This open letter to architects by developer Gus Zogolovitch, Managing Director of Inhabit Homes and Director of Solidspace, was originally published on the blog of Inhabit Homes. We recently spoke with Gus; read our interview with him here. Gus grew up surrounded by architecture, encouraged by his architect father. In the course of his career […]

Investment Banking, Gap Site Development and Building New Homes – an Interview with Gus Zogolovitch

Do you want to get into the heads of the top initiators and performers from the architectural community? If so, we heartily welcome you to Archipreneur Insights! In this interview series, we talk to the leaders and key players who have created outstanding work and projects within the fields of architecture, building and development. Get […]

The Solidspace DNA: Roger Zogolovitch Shares His Insights on Being an Architect Developer

Do you want to get into the heads of the top initiators and performers from the architectural community? If so, we heartily welcome you to Archipreneur Insights! In this interview series, we talk to the leaders and key players who have created outstanding work and projects within the fields of architecture, building and development. Get […]

Editor’s Pick: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur with Roger and Gus Zogolovitch

Welcome to Editor’s Picks, where we feature our favorite interviews, must-watch videos and innovative news from the architectural, design and building communities’ movers and shakers. This week, we want to share with you a talk with Roger and Gus Zogolovitch titled “How to Think Like an Entrepreneur”. An architect’s average median salary is very low, […]

How to Use Placemaking to Create the City of the Future – Marko&Placemakers

Welcome back to “Archipreneur Insights”, the interview series with leaders who are responsible for some of the world’s most exciting and creatively disarming architecture. The series largely follows those who have an architectural degree but have since followed an entrepreneurial or alternative career path but also interviews other key players in the building and development […]

Quotes from Roger Zogolovitch

  • "As architects, we like to think that successful projects come because we have a great idea. But a project’s success is actually down to risk management by a practicing and experienced developer."
  • "You cannot be an architect without having a client, and you can’t be a developer without having a site."
  • "Why don’t we understand the value that we’re creating?"
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