I wanted to become an Architect from a young age and directed all my academic studies towards this target. Following gaining First Class or Distinction grades for all of RIBA Parts 1-3, I have gained experience working in small, medium and large international architectural practices on an array of project types at all work stages in both the private and public sectors. As a result I have a breadth of architectural knowledge to offer Clients. I decided to join JDA in 2015 to work in an enthusiastic, close knit team on small and medium sized projects, enabling me to develop close working relationships with Clients, Consultants and Contractors.
In my time at JDA my favourite project has been developing the Planning stage design for the new Apartment building at the new Center Parcs in Ireland. It is exciting to be part of such a significant project and I look forward to being involved in its progress following the Planning process. Prior to JDA my favourite project was leading the employer’s requirements package for a large high-end retail development in Marseille, France. The main attractions on this project were designing the form of the undulating geodesic roof canopy, the project’s proximity to Le Cobusier’s Unité d’habitation, the challenge of working in a second language, and of course the sun that greeted me at bi-weekly meetings.
Away from work:
I am an FA Level 1 qualified football coach and enjoy working with and seeing the development of my two son’s football teams. This dominates spare time during the football season but in the summer I find time for the occasional game of tennis and camping / walking in the Peak and Lake Districts. In addition, I am very slowly but surely renovating my 1920s house.