I qualified as an architect in 2008 and have worked in practices with a residential and public realm focus, and on award–winning RIBA competitions for housing and public realm schemes.
I am currently working on a number of masterplanning projects at LDA Design, predominantly with a residential focus. I enjoy the variety in my work, which has recently involved developing a number of Design Codes, setting out a cohesive and workable document for both Local Authorities and developers; development of residential masterplans as part of Planning Applications; and involvement in public consultation to engage with local communities. At both the strategic and detailed design stages of the project, I enjoy considering how the scheme will best work for those who will spend time day-in, day-out living there.
In my spare time I fight an on-going battle with my garden, willing the grass to stop growing so fast and willing the vegetables to not succumb to the slugs and snails.
'Unbowed – A Memoir' by Wangari Maathai; an inspirational read, seeing what one woman can achieve with as small a thing as planting a seedling and watering it, which can make all the difference in the world.
The Bristol office, over the rooftops and through to the trees in Queen Square.
A lecturer who warned me you never get an idea staring at a blank sheet of paper on a drawing board.