From my early furrows into the world of architecture I saw that ideas were the initial key component for a meaningful architecture. I believe it is essential to search for the inner essence in each aspect of a project, from its presumed use all the way through to the final detail. I like to keep asking questions, … Read More
From my early furrows into the world of architecture I saw that ideas were the initial key component for a meaningful architecture. I believe it is essential to search for the inner essence in each aspect of a project, from its presumed use all the way through to the final detail. I like to keep asking questions, trying to define and integrate the unique qualities of each brief and site. I do this with the belief that any space can be elevated to an inspirational and meaningful level.
My current role at Avanti Architects primarily sees me engaged at the conceptual, planning and design stages of projects. Avanti aspire to create socially responsible and considerate places which can inspire their end users. Prior to joining Avanti, I spent almost 5 years at the twice Stirling Prize nominated practice of Benson + Forsyth Architects. At Benson + Forsyth I worked on a number of competition-winning landmark schemes and was subsequently involved in taking them through to detailed design. In advance of my time with Benson + Forsyth and following my final graduation I expanded on previous professional experiences by taking up a position at the acclaimed Irish firm of Murray O’Laoire Architects where I was afforded the opportunity to both assist and lead on a number of projects, one of which won an RIAI award. I studied architecture at the design-orientated Mackintosh School of Architecture. In Glasgow, Inspired by some wonderful tutors and the words of Louis Kahn, I developed a thoughtful expressive architecture which aimed to create new inspiring and thought provoking arrangements of spaces and places for the people of the city. This was an extensive period of research, learning and critical thinking for me and I received a best-in-year design/portfolio award in my time there as well as at CIT where I studied architectural technology.
I am particularly interested in the the future of our cities. I like to think of them as multi-layered metabolisms which need to be ever capable of evolving. The core focus of my architectural strategies and ideas has been on the thoughtful making of spaces, dedicating special attention to purpose and place. I value the ideas and strategies which can underlie projects, unlock the potential of their sites, and which have the capability to order their programs into enriching forms. I like to believe it is possible to breathe life into a project and am always keen to evolve and widen our thinking on architecture and the city. Read Less