I am a fully qualified architect running my own practice since 2015. Projects include temporary structures for festivals and immersive art installations, a large new build eco house in the shell of 2 agricultural barns, eco-refurbishment of a victorian terrace, and small side return extensions to victorian terraces in Bristol my home town.
I am passionate about sustainability, having worked at the Centre for Alternative Technology where I learnt first hand eco building skills, and having worked as a junior architect for ZEDfactory architects for 4 years where I learnt more detail about zero energy architecture.
I love working with natural materials, low impact construction processes and reducing construction waste as far as possible.
I worked closely with a family of self builders, to design their low energy Barn conversion (still in construction). The design incorporates passive house level U-values to ensure a low heating deamand, high spec triple glazing, large south facing glazing for winter heat gains, high thermal mass walls and floors, low embodied energy materials (timber frames, wood fibre insulation), and renewable technologies (4kW PV solar array, air source heat pumps, wet underfloor heating, mechanical heat recovery ventilation). The building will be clad in Douglas Fir timber to match local vernacular.
Eco refurb of my home, a damp and leaking victorian terrace which hadn’t had much done to it since the 70’s. I transformed it into a modern, warm, dry and efficient home. The damp walls and floors were stripped out, new concrete slab at ground floor with super insulation below and underfloor heating. The external walls were insulated internally at the front, but externally at the back, and finished with horizontal UK grown red wood cladding. The back coal store and external toilet were demolished and replaced with a larch framed sunroom with triple glazing. A heat recovery ventilation system removed damp air from the bathrooms and kitchen without losing the heat. Low energy appliances and lighting throughout.
I designed a sculpture studio for my sister which she built at the end of her garden in London. The building was timber framed, insulated with rockwool, clad with cedar shingles and topped with a sedum roof and double glazed rooflights. She was on a shoe string budget so most of the materials were reclaimed, including all the windows and doors.