Anna Saroukhanova

Anna Saroukhanova, Creative Director

BA hons BArch March PgDip ARB RIBA

Anna joined Heckmann Design as Creative Director in 2017, bringing with her over a decade of experience of working on high-specification new build and listed building refurbishment projects in exclusive developments in London, Moscow and St Petersburg.

Following her studies at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and the University of Westminster, Anna held internships and positions with some of the most highly-regarded interior design and architectural practices in Europe, working on five-star hotels, Michelin-starred restaurant and ultra-prime residential properties.

Her particular strengths are in taking the creative vision for complex projects from conception to completion, and project and on-site management.

Ralf Heckmann

Ralf Heckmann, Founder

BA Hons MSc PhD

Ralf is driven by a passion for well-designed, comfortable and immaculately detailed homes that withstand the test of time. His highly developed technical proficiency, knowledge of the latest materials and techniques, expertise in building compliance regulations, and on-site construction experience, have been called upon by both private clients and contractors in the high-end and ultra-prime residential sector.

Ralf has studied interior architecture, city and regional planning and architecture at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde, where he received the faculty award for outstanding academic achievement for his PhD research on sustainable architecture.

Prior to founding Heckmann Design in 2014 Ralf worked in award winning architectural practices in Scotland and later as a consultant for private clients and some of London’s finest contractors and fit-out specialists.