I am an architect, researcher and educator based in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 2017 I completed a PhD by creative practice in Architecture at Newcastle University, becoming the department’s first candidate to do so.
My design and research interests focus on the possibilities of architecture as a situated practice - where building site, design practice and social engagement intersect - most recently explored through my overlapping identities as resident, activist and amateur practitioner in the Byker redevelopment designed by Ralph Erskine.
My projects also explore the intersections between housing design, public space, participatory practice and social networks and infrastructures and cover a broad range of scales from urban strategies and relationships to furniture scale interventions. I also draw enjoyment from making things and engaging with material culture and the practice of crafting detail, and this ethic of working directly with material informs and directs my design practice.
Prior to the PhD I completed my architectural studies at Newcastle, winning the RIBA Hadrian Medal for my RIBA Part II Masters thesis project.
I also collaborate with the Design Office, a research-based design consultancy run by staff and PhD candidates at Newcastle University.
I have taught into the BA Architecture course at Newcastle University from 2011-present, running a Stage 3 design studio since 2015.
In addition to teaching at Newcastle I have guest crited at Sheffield School of Architecture, the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University and De Montfort University Leicester.
This website is a record of current and completed projects, inspiration, ideas, writing, research, photography, drawing, taught studios and failed endeavours amongst other things, drawn together in an attempt to establish and present creative intersections between all these activities as well as offering an archive of my practice as both personal and collaborative.