My career in architecture and planning is distinguished by a longstanding commitment to working jointly in practice and academia. In practice, I have delivered several flagship design projects with leading urban and architectural practices, including Koetter Kim and Associates, Urban Initiatives, and Foster and Partners. In academia, I have also been engaged with many leading academic institutions, including the Bartlett School of Planning, the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Luleå University of Technology.
In my work, I am continuously involved in urban projects, teaching, and research, and I draw together these experiences to develop my approach to contemporary practice and academic development.
I completed my PhD in Architecture from Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), Mphil in Town & Country Planning from the Bartlett (University College London, England) and Master of Architecture from the Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow University, Scotland), To date, I have been elected as a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA, UK), the Royal Town Planning Insitute (RTPI, UK), Building Architect SAR/MSA (Sweden) and Planning Architect FPR/MSA (Sweden).
Royal Town Planning Institute, Urban Design Network Award, 2011 (Royal Town Planning Institute)
Royal Town Planning Institute, Planning Awards for Small Planning Consultancy of the Year, 2010 (Royal Town Planning Institute)
Scottish Government Awards for best practice in community regeneration, 2009 (Scottish Government)
Scottish Government and Royal Town Planning Institute, Awards for Quality in Planning, 2009 (Scottish Government)
Francis Tibbalds Award (Urban Design): Scotswood Expo Masterplan, 2008 (Urban Design Group)
New NATO Headquarters, 2003, NATO, 3rd prize (Koetter, Kim & Associates)
Concept plan competition for the West Kowloon reclamation area, 2002, Hong Kong Government, 1st prize (Norman Foster and Partners)
Nanjing Xianlin University City Central Area Competition, 2002, Nanjing, 1st prize (Koetter, Kim & Associates)
Student Competition for improving the identity of a village, town or part of a city,1997, International Federation for Housing and Planning, Netherlands, 1st prize
Trustee & Panel Memberships
Royal Town Planning Institute (2012 – 2015), Trustee: Planning Summer School
Architecture + Design Scotland (2010 – 2011), Design Review Panel
Local Government Improvement Service, (2007 – 2011), Design Awareness Training Panel
Architecture + Design Scotland (2006 – 2010) Project Enabling Panel
Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment (2007 – 2010) Delivery Panel: CABE Summer School
South West Regeneration Centre (2005 – 2008) Preferred Learning Providers Panel
Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment (2004 – 2005) Design Code Enabling Panel
Yorkshire Forward Regional Development Agency (2001 – 2003) Renaissance Panel Member