When I was younger my sole ambition was to add to the London skyline... Today I am passionate about architecture that has a social conscience.

 

 

2013-2017

I worked for Levitt Bernstein for 4.5 years on a range of projects of different scales and complexity from master planning to refurbishment. My time at Levitt Bernstein has been extremely rewarding and I have learnt a huge amount from the talented people within the practice. I am particularly proud of 2 projects which I worked on from concept stage.


REDBRICK ESTATE

Above: View from the corner of Old Street and Central Street       Below: Sketches showing relationship of buildings with surrounding context

Above: View from the corner of Old Street and Central Street       Below: Sketches showing relationship of buildings with surrounding context

The redevelopment of The Redbrick Estate in Old Street provides 55 additional homes, new community facilities, retail space and significant improvements to the communal outdoor spaces. The brief was to examine how we could make improvements for existing residents, whilst offering much needed homes for local people.

Construction Value: 17M

Contract: Design and Build

Client: London Borough of Islington


SOAP BOX

Above: Concept interior view of flexible space      Below: Sketches showing development of pleated façade

Above: Concept interior view of flexible space      Below: Sketches showing development of pleated façade

As part of the Redbrick Redevelopment, Islington's existing youth project needed to be relocated. This gave Islington the opportunity to provide the young people in the area a brand new facility. The brief was to remodel an existing printer shop across the ground floor and basement. Through consultation with the young people we designed a flexible space with a modern interior providing a dance space, 2 recording studios, control rooms, an editing suite and a DJ suite. The completion date for the project is summer 2017.

Construction Value: 2M

Contract: Traditional

Client: London Borough of Islington


2012

After I graduated I worked as model maker for AL_A for 2 months to help on the Royal Opera House competition. It was a fantastic experience to be part of such a creative practice and I got to work with A Models who have a workshop to die for!

Section through the main hall of the Royal Opera House

Section through the main hall of the Royal Opera House


2010-2012

I completed post graduate studies at Newcastle University. My thesis project was called MEND, an anonymous safe house for men located in the heart of the city Newcastle Upon Tyne. The project delved into social stigma of male depression as well as anonymous architecture. I was awarded the Hadrian's Medal for the project as well as being nominated for the RIBA President's Medal.

Section through MEND overlooking the city

Section through MEND overlooking the city


2008-2010

I took 2 years out after my first degree working for a sole practitioner within a practice called TGN Architects. I worked on small domestic projects I worked on multiple projects at a time and got to know the basics of running a practice. This experience was invaluable.


2005-2008

I went to Lincoln University to study architecture at 18 years old not really knowing what it was! I wanted to be an interior designer because of the 90's show Changing Rooms but my father had other ideas for me. Annoyingly, he was right and over the next 3 years I fell in love with architecture school. I was awarded a First-Class Honours.

Stage 5 - For the Love of Science - Analytique

Stage 5 - For the Love of Science - Analytique