My experience includes a range of project sectors, large healthcare and science buildings at STW, small bespoke projects including tetra-shed, as well as larger housing schemes at RPA, and most recently my own house renovation and extension, and a collection of bespoke agricultural buildings.
Open minded, supportive and empathetic, I have enjoyed successfully working in teams and coordinated with external consultants to manage and deliver client expectations, and have found that an atmosphere of collaboration is key in this respect.
I have good practical and analytical skills, am observant, and imaginative. I have a passion for exploring materials, old and new processes of making and integrating this knowledge into my designs. This approach has been developed from my varied range of professional work including a good deal of construction detailing, plus hands on building experience in both innovative (3D printing / CNC cutting) and traditional (green oak framing) construction methods.
I believe architecture should make a sustainable response to social, economic and cultural context teamed with robust environmental design, with the aim of creating responsible, site specific, enjoyable architecture.
Architect, Scott Tallon Walker Architects, London | August 2013 - August 2016 Having qualified as an Architect in January 2015 I delivered the Pirbright Laboratory in Surrey, I was project architect on a healthcare fit out project for UCLH and worked on delivering stage E information for an innovative large new hospital on Tottenham Court Road for UCLH.
Beginning as a part 2 architectural assistant in 2013 and learning quickly, I soon gained responsibility on a range of projects. STW have an extensive portfolio of projects, there is a focus on design quality and particular emphasis given to detail, an approach that the London office, 20 staff, mainly deployed on highly technical public sector science and healthcare buildings. The nature of these buildings requires tight coordination across the design team and client to achieve expectations. Selected projects: Proton Beam Therapy Hospital * - London - 35,000m2 - £150m - D&B - BIM level 2 - Stage C-E Healthcare fit out * - London - 1,700m2 - £2.5m - Traditional - BIM level 2 - Stage 1-6 University Laboratory / STEM teaching - Guilford - 2,800m2 - £9m- D&B - Stage 3 Exhibition Centre Fit Out - Science Museum - London - Concept boards & interview Laboratory, Containment Level 2 * Pirbright Institute - Surrey - 3,600m2 - £15m- D&B - BIM - Stage E-K University Laboratory / Office * - Guilford - 3,000m2 - £11m - D&B - Stage E-H
Architectural Assistant part II, Innovation Imperative, London | September 2011 - August 2013 Working in a small practice I took on a good deal of responsibility to develop the award winning modular building system, tetra shed®, which the practice marketed and aimed to sell directly to clients. I developed the initial design through prototypes to the first fully specified, finished item. Working closely with contractors, fabricators and suppliers I redeveloped the building to be completely CNC cut and to be available as a flat pack system.
Green Oak Framing, Carpenter Oak Ltd, Totnes, Devon | February 2009 - August 2009 Spending 7 months working at a green oak timber framing company in south Devon I learnt carpentry framing skills, and spent weeks on-site erecting frames around England.
Architectural Assistant part I, Richards Partington Architects, London | September 2007 - February 2009 I worked on a variety of award winning sustainable housing projects, masterplans and mixed use developments, through a range of stages of work.
London Metropolitan University 2014-2015 Examination in Professional Practice - RIBA Part 3 - Distinction London Metropolitan University 2009-2011 Diploma in Architecture (Part 2) Distinction Newcastle University 2004-2007 BA (hons) Architectural Studies, 2.1
Exhibition & construction:
‘The Yard’ pop-up bar & theatre, Hackney Wick, Practice Architecture. Construction advice and on-site assembly.
Soapbox, Southend, Cassion Castle Architect. Efficient teamwork enabled erection of a large demountable timber and polycarbonate festival stage.
Clerkenwell Design Week, Church Garden, Cork Tetra-shed. Coordinated with Portuguese manufacturer to have 3 cork clad tetra-sheds for the show with various internal configurations, presented buildings to public.
Grand Designs Live, Excel Centre, Tetra-shed stand. Built prototype tetra-shed, and manned the stand selling concept to potential clients.
Grand Designs Live, Excel Centre, Carpenter Oak stand. Built large show stand, worked on the stand meeting clients, communicating the company ethos and the frame designs to prospective clients.
Diploma show 2011, Unit 05. Designed and built freestanding display easels, with laser cut detailing.
Diploma show 2010, Unit 04. Coordinated and delivered complex 5 axis CNC routed timber structures.
Conservation and construction work in the Borneo rainforest. Mixing concrete and working with hardwood timber to build 5 bridges for future trails into a new conservation area. I worked and lived with a group of 23 people for two months taking on leadership as foreman, working with a close team involving a great deal of personal responsibility and day to day problem solving.
Other work experience:
Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Assistant Manager: responsible for 30+ staff members, time-sheets, bookkeeping, stock ordering and distribution. Vendor: Efficient, polite and courteous service enabled me to deal with hundreds of customers each day.
Revit Vectorworks SketchUp Photoshop MS Office AutoCad Rhino 3D InDesign Illustrator PC / Mac 3D printing Laser cutting Model Making CNC fabrication Other interests: Cycling Carpentry Forestry