I have particular experience in the design and fit-out of shared accommodation areas, including cafes, reception areas and shared study areas – all critical to a high-quality student experience. I was responsible for the refurbishment of an existing building as a multi-use social hub for the University of Gloucestershire. This included shops, a Student Union, offices, a food hall and gymnasium.
As Project Architect for the University of Falmouth I was a key team member responsible for securing planning permission for a scheme at Penryn Campus. The scheme provided 1,049 fully accessible student bedrooms within a new student village, with a wide accommodation mix. The scheme included a large social hub, on a steeply sloping site.
Most recently, I have been on the design team for Durham University, taking a leading role in the technical design and construction stages for the residential parts of the project. Precast concrete Cluster Blocks provide 716 bed spaces, with Townhouse making up the remainder of the 1,000 person accommodation.
In late 2015 I moved to Bristol from Aberdeen, where I had worked for 6 years at a medium size practice specialising in private residential, retail fit out and commercial projects. I studied for both my undergraduate degree and my post-graduate diploma at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. In May 2015 I completed my Part 3 at the Architectural Association and registered as a qualified and chartered Architect with the ARB and RIBA/RIAS.
3D modelling has become a key area of expertise. I have developed the Visualisations team at Willmore Iles, using new skills and presentation techniques to support practice bids, planning applications and client proposals. I enjoy mentoring younger members of the team and have run several in-house workshops to share knowledge across the practice.
I love spending time outdoors whether climbing hills, cycling, running or skiing. I joined a local cricket club after moving to Bristol, after playing in Scotland for 17 years. Otherwise, I can usually be found working on a never-ending series of DIY jobs around the house!