What does good design mean to you?
A successful design always tells a story. There is a narrative, and it generates interest.
It’s sensitive to the context and community and wants to integrate itself into the life of the city as if it has always been there and could not have been any different.
What values do you admire the most at Scott Carver?
I admire the collective drive that pushes the team to do more and do better, shape communities, and often take the risk of challenging the brief for a higher objective.
What do you love most about what you do?
I believe the final handover is the most exciting time for our discipline: seeing how people interpret and understand the building and the drive behind its design, their first experience of the building and the origin of behavioural patterns.
What’s the biggest overall lesson you’ve learned since starting out as an Architect?
There is so much more to it than just design.
What’s your no-fail go-to when you need inspiration or to get out of a creative rut?
I would start by taking the design back to tracing paper - strip it down to the main lines and travel through the original narrative behind the concept, reminding myself which elements are really meaningful and which ones can be changed or lost without compromising the overall design integrity.
Has working for Scott Carver influenced your work?
Working side-by-side with such an eclectic mix of talents has really shaped my understanding of team-working: the collaborative and positive attitude that you can feel at Scott Carver creates a great environment where you can learn and thrive as a professional, inspiring me to be more aware, open-minded and fearless.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy reading, being crafty at home and painting, however, to wind down from an hectic week I would rather be outdoors and play sports - beach volleyball being my current favourite!