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This is a story for over 70 years of continuous family tradition in the architectural profession and provision of quality services in the area of architecture, urban planning and interior design.

Initially Beyazov Architectural Bureau was founded in 1932 by the late Vassil Beyazov Senior, who graduated from Technische Hochschule Berlin in 1929. Major projects accomplished in the following years include several small town hotels, a movie theater, post office and bank office buildings, realized in various Bulgarian Cities, which brought Mr. V.Beyazov a lasting reputation as one of the most talented Bulgarian architects.

His son Stefan Beyazov continues the tradition, and during his 38 years of architectural practice has served as principal architect on a wide range of residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Stefan Beyazov has been awarded with several national and international achievement honors, including a Silver Medal on The International Biennial of Architecture (1985), First Prize on the international contest "Contemporary architectural interventions in rural environment" (1999) and followed by the most prestigious Bulgarian national award "Architect of the Year" (1999).

He has been teaching in the Sofia Architectural Faculty for more then 11 years and has been a chairman of the Bulgarian Union of architects Executive Board (1990-1993) as well as a Chairman of the Bulgarian Chamber of Architecture (1993-1995).

Stefan’s wife – Margarita has also a successful architectural career and apart from her involvement in the common work she is author of several major projects built in Bulgaria and abroad.

Third generation architects, Vassil Beyazov Jr. and Maria Beyazov, also holders of Master of Architecture Degrees are presently practicing the profession, adding the flavor of contemporary design visions and implementing the latest computer technologies into the design work.


Vassil arrives on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten (part of the Netherlands Antilles)  in February 2003 completing his adventurous sailing trip across the Atlantic.  This opens up a lot of new opportunities for professional development. He gets involved in various projects on the island as a freelance architect.

Undoubtedly the highlight of this period is his commission to design The Cliff at Cupecoy – luxury condominium complex with budget exceeding US $40 million. The developer’s goal is to deliver the most distinctive beachfront residential complex on the island featuring full range of amenities and exclusive level of luxury. Local architectural firm subcontracts Vassil to serve as a principal architect of the project but the magnitude of the job requires substantial part of the architectural work to be outsourced overseas - in Bulgaria, involving the rest of the family crew and using Internet technologies to achieve an extended collaborative environment. That’s how the fruitful cooperation between IXI Design N.V. and Beyazov and Son Architecture Ltd. gets established. The construction works of the Cliff are presently near completion.

In 2005 Vassil sets sail again, this time on even longer voyage across the Pacific, which brings him not only unforgettable experiences on the Polynesian islands and at sea but also new challenge in the professional field – an year contract on a senior design position with the New Zealand architectural practice – Peddle Thorp and Montgomery Ltd.

In the recent years, the youngest family member - Maria in addition to the common architectural work in the Sofia office focuses her endeavors also in the area of interior design, developing and managing with her partner their own design firm.
Design Studio M has now established reputation and impressive portfolio of completed projects.

Updated January, 2007