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REIMAGINING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

We are currently existing in some of the most interesting and challenging times of the past 50 years, politically, socially and environmentally in the UK. But challenging times always give rise to great opportunities to bring about positive change through built environment and architect’s have the skills in our industry to harness these opportunities. Our Industry is no different to any other part of modern British society. Architect’s, designers and clients in the built environment have always risen in the past to the many societal…
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On the journey of promoting professionalism The positive influence of dyslexia

I was recently invited to contribute a piece for Alan Jones + Rob Hyde new RIBA book 'Defining Contemporary Professionalism', For Architects in Practice and Education. This is a short piece of my journey through architecture so far.   This piece is on the positive advantages of life with Dyslexia in the world of architecture, which is a celebration of 30 years of my personal journey through the eyes of a dyslexic, entrepreneurial, creative brain.     Challenges and failures teach us a lot about…
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Right First Time – Delivering Low Energy Projects

We have recently been invited to write the Forward to Mesh Energy's first new book on low energy design 'Right First Time' . In a shifting and challenging world with regards to our rapidly dramatic changing environment, we dutifully accepted the challenge to assist in highlighting the key thoughts behind the book. In August 2018 Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist launched a school strike to bring attention to the effects of global climate change. By 30 May 2019 she had published a simple…
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Reflections Upon Co-Judging The Studio B.a.d./CHORA Award University Of Brighton

INTERIOR DESIGN BA 3 It was a privilege to hear the presentations of the seven students shortlisted for this award and without exception, engage in extraordinary, thought-provoking, conversations. It may be a cliché to say that all students were worthy of an award, but they were. However, given the subject of the award; design narratives, we sought to identify projects with the strongest, clearest and most articulate narrative. It proved impossible to identify a single winner and eventually we chose to increase the award value…
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