Renovation of a 17th Century threshing barn and dairy into a venue that is being used for lots of different things. We used natural materials and traditional methods of construction throughout and were able to get our hands on some exciting materials including hemp batts, Glaster and lime-hemp plaster. I had the pleasure of working with and learning from the many skilled trades and crafts people involved in this project. This project won the Sussex Heritage Trust Commercial Award 2014.
Renovation of a Grade 2 listed pub in a small hamlet in West Sussex. Before the pub was purchased by its new owners it had been shut down, in order to make it viable again the old living quarters upstairs where turned into B&B accommodation. Downstairs the existing rooms were remodelled to make better use of the space and a new kitchen extension was added to the rear (east). The pub garden was also overhauled and is now home to lots of raised beds and some chickens. You can find out more about the pub and their future here.
Meadow Orchard Project
Community self build, education and training centre for the Meadow Orchard Project in North London. This project is being built through a series of construction training courses where volunteers are taught building skills in return for their hard labour!
1930’s Retrofit, Renovation and Extension
This house was built in the 1930’s between the world wars and was in need of some tender love and care. We renovated pretty much everything including the electrics, plumbing and heating system and extended it to the side and the back. The extension was built using a mixture of ICF (insulated concrete formwork) and engineered timber I-beams full filled with Warmcel.
This is a lovely, understated 18th Century cattle barn that sits on the brow of a hill overlooking the Sussex countryside. It was lying derelict before it was converted into a family home. The conversion was based on Passiv Haus principles and built so that it could be removed and the building returned to its former use if necessary.
This project came about at the height of the recession which hit small and independent businesses in Brighton very hard. Many struggled with paying rent and were forced to shut down as they no longer had a base from which to work out of. This project looked into the viability of using the numerous existing empty buildings as locations for temporary rentable workspaces that could be self built and were reusable and recyclable. There’s an animation!
I am inspired by the enthusiasm and shared sense of ownership that self build and community lead projects evoke.
Preston Manor Walled Garden
These drawings formed part of a proposal for a community garden training centre based on the existing footprint of an old green house that used to sit in the grounds of the Preston Manor walled garden in Brighton. The training centre will help teach different community groups, particularly pensioners, how to garden and grow their own vegetables.
The Brighton Permaculture Trust Strawbale Kitchen and Apple Press
The Brighton Permaculture Trust have just been given a lease on an old derelict tractor shed in Stanmer Park which they would like to turn into a community kitchen, where they will teach people how to cook with local produce, including apples from the orchards they help to manage in the park.
This classroom will sit alongside the Earthship at Stanmer Park in Brighton and provide some additional teaching space for school groups visiting the site. It has been designed to be a community self build that would be constructed through a series of workshops.
I also like to draw, to make things and to screen print.
Tour de Censored
An illustration for the local community showing what the proposed training centre might look like in use, in collaboration with EarthWise Construction
These drawings were used as visuals for Southend Farm to show people what it would look like once work had finished.
Screen print material pattern inspired by foxes in Berlin.
ARB registered architect
Working on and off site in Berlin and Brighton
- 2010 - present Freelance Architect & Illustrator
- 2012 Assistant Landscaper, Springhead Estate
- 2010 - 2012 Kithurst Construction Ltd.
- 2008 - 2010 Ecotecture Ltd.
- Summer 2008 BRE (The Building Research Establishment)
- Summer 2007 Sunseed Desert Technology
- 2006 Gaia Architects, Edinburgh
- 2012 University of the West of England, Postgrad. Cert. Professional Practice and Management in Architecture, ARB Part III
- 2008 - 2010 Grad. School for the Environment at CAT, Prof. Dip. in Architecture : Energy and Environment Studies, ARB Part II, Distinction
- 2003 - 2007 University of Edinburgh, MA Hons. Architectural Design, ARB Part I, 2 : 1