Originally from Leeds in the UK, I am a UK registered architect with 20 years practical experience. Having been based in Shanghai from 2010 until 2022, I am now based in London, UK.
After completing a degree in Architecture at the Leicester School of Architecture in the UK, I travelled through Australia and Japan before returning to the UK to complete my architectural training in 2002.
After working for several large practices in the UK, I was relocated to China in 2010 by Stephen George and Partners representing the practice internationally in Shanghai. Since this time, I have worked for both small and Large private practices in Shanghai and now London on projects ranging from hospitality to retail, office, commercial and industrial.
I have experience in all areas of practice in both the UK and China, design lead, preparing fee proposals, client liaison, marketing and business development along with managing teams and the running and coordination of projects of various scales. This includes working on Project delivery from concept, detail and construction design through to contract management and on site quality supervision.
From 2017 until 2021 I worked for a large UK practice leading a large team on a commercial mixed use project in Xian from concept through to detailed design, covering Architecture, Interiors and Landscape for a large International developer. Between 2021 and 2022 I worked for a boutique practice, Daniel Statham Studio, on projects of varying size and scope. Having relocated to the UK due to family reasons, I am currently working for a large international practice looking at projects both in Europe and Asia.
During my time in China, I developed my professional experience whilst also working closely with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo in the role of external examiner ( 2011-2016). Since completing the maximum allowed term as an External examiner, I have worked as an external reviewer for all academic years and have presented at a number of conferences in China on Sustainable design. I completed my LEED AP in 2021 and was also a member of the RIBA Shanghai Chapter committee.