I am a qualified architect, currently working at international architecture practice, Make. I have been with Make since 2015, working primarily on a pioneering coliving development in Central London. This project has involved extensive research and design exploration, analysing living requirements from first principles. My work with within our 3 -person team led to a proposal in which everything from spatial provision per person to building quality and overall lifestyle offer was optimised through a sharing model. I liaised closely with relevant authorities throughout this process, helping them to identify ways to assess the proposal, as it falls outside of defined planning categories. This gave me a unique insight into the constraints and demands of the planning system, and how it’s possible to work with planners to achieve excellence in progressive, non-traditional developments.
I am a member of Make's Future Spaces Foundation research & development arm, which explores the socio-economic, demographic and technological factors that affect the way we interact and operate as individuals and communities. This work informs our thinking on how we can shape the towns and cities of the future. Combining knowledge I have gained through my work in the emerging coliving sector, and through the Future Spaces Foundation, I am keen to collaborate with forward-thinking clients who want to push residential architecture typologies into the future. I am passionate about creating flexible buildings that truly respond to the living requirements and pressures faced by society (now and in the future), to work harder for the people who inhabit them and enhance their lives. I studied at the Bartlett (UCL) and University of Westminster. My professional experience spans architecture, model-making for animated film, and interactive architectural design for events. I have worked both freelance and in practices, small and large.
I am also a keen painter and illustrator, working on commission as well as for my own enjoyment.