m a n i f e s t
'I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen...'
Frank Lloyd Wright
I am a passionate, committed and resourceful designer who strives for perfection in all that I do. During my Masters degree in Architecture, 4 years work experience at Paradigm Architects, 3 years following at Craig Steere Architects and the last 15 months at John Robertson Architects in London, I have had the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and experience in a wide variety of projects, throughout all stages of the design process. In each of these projects I have explored and developed a commitment to what I believe are the principles of great design:
[Sense of Place]
Creating an environment involves designing for meaningful experiences. To do this, establishing a sense of place through engaging with the site and investigating and understanding its heritage and context, is key. All great design solutions are informed by the physical and natural context and emerge with a strong sense of place that reflects and enhances the local environment.
Sustainable design is a collaborative process that involves thinking ecologically—studying systems, relationships, and interactions—in order to design in ways that remove stress from systems and enhance the lives of the individual and community, now and into the future. A sustainable and responsible design should embrace the environmental (natural patterns and flows), economic (financial patterns and equity), and social (human, cultural, and spiritual).
[Commodity, Firmness, Delight]
All great architecture is collaborative, informed and embodies complimentary portions of commodity (function), firmness (structure) and delight (beauty). To achieve this, clarity of vision and a close collaboration between client, stakeholders, and design team is integral.