Gabriel Musat

Gabriel Musat

Remembering

Gabriel was born in Romania where he studied architecture at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest before moving to the UK in 1988. He worked for a number of well-known London-based practices as well as the London Borough of Barnet Architects’ Department before joining AHMM in 2004. Gabriel brought with him a high level of experience, which was a vital addition to the practice at a time when it was embarking on a range of increasingly complex and large-scale projects. Unsurprisingly, therefore, he was one of the first members of staff to be given the title Associate in 2008.
 

His contribution to many projects – most notably Unity in Liverpool, Barking Central, Westminster Academy, St John Bosco College in Wandsworth, New Scotland Yard, Television Centre in White City and, more recently, Taberner House in Croydon – was characterised by his calm demeanour, his technical know-how, his organised approach and his attention to detail. Over and above his project work, Gabriel acted as a mentor to many who were less experienced than him, and was pivotal in the introduction of a number of practice-wide procedures, standards and systems which will be a significant part of his legacy.
 

Gabriel died in a swimming accident in September 2017 while on holiday with his wife, Luminita, in his beloved Puglia. As well as being a highly valued colleague, Gabriel was also a personal friend to many within the practice and among the wider industry, and he will be deeply missed.