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Channel 4’s architect also works with government to pull empty buildings back into use – updating viewers in The Great British Property Scandal.


George Clarke is an architect and writer now best known for his TV shows The Restoration Man and The Home Show.

Having worked for the practice of acclaimed architect Sir Terry Farrell, he founded his own company with partner Bobby Desai before founding his own practice George Clarke + Partners and has worked on a host of high-profile innovative residential, cultural and urban projects.

A visiting lecturer in architecture, George seeks both in the lecture theatre and on TV to make the subject accessible and interesting to all. After fronting a number of property and building themed programmes, George presented The Restoration Man for Channel 4. In the series he travels the country looking at those who have taken on often mammoth projects turning neglected architectural masterpieces into useable spaces.

George also presents The Home Show, where he looks at the design and architectural possibilities of people’s homes, as well as Amazing Spaces, looking at the small buildings that make incredible homes with innovative architecture and thinking. His passion for sustainability in housing and creating energy efficient homes was showcased in the Smarter Homes series. He has also hosted Property Dreams, Build A New Life in the Country, and The Empty Homes Show.

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