Associate Lecturer

I am a practising architect and interior designer. I’ve worked for over 20 years in Glasgow, Boston, New York and London, completing projects in the UK, Ireland, US, Colombia, Russia and China. My design experience ranges from the from the big idea to the curation of the objects within, from public squares to hand-crafted hammock hooks.

I worked for many years in the studios of great designers in both architecture and interior design, most notably Niall McLaughlin and Ilse Crawford, through whom I have collaborated with exceptional specialists, makers and craftsmen.
This range of experience has given me a rare perspective into designing environments.  

Since 2016, I have worked as a sole practitioner often in collaboration with Corinne Quin. Together we offer design and creative direction on projects of scales, from landscape and architecture, through to interiors and styling.  

What excites me about the design and curation of places is its deep power to shape lives. By changing our physical environment, we can capture and change meanings, values and experiences. 

Throughout my career, I have taught architecture and design at foundation, graduate and postgraduate levels at The Bartlett UCL, Goldsmiths University, Central St. Martins, and Greenwich. 

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Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
1995 BA (Hons) Architectural Studies University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1999 Diploma in Archtiecture Bartlett UCL
2006 Post Graduate Cert. Arch. Practice Cambridge University

Membership of external committees

Royal Institute British Architects

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Phenomenology
  • Experience
  • Time
  • Ritual
  • Psychology
  • Control
  • Materials
  • Material Culture
  • Craft
  • Technology
  • Process
  • Memory
  • Behaviour


Areas of teaching

  • Architectural Interiors
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Interior Design