Greetings! Below this Introductory paragraph to my website is a run down of my design philosophy, which hopes to communicate how I personally approach architectural design. It is an approach of strong-held beliefs, which flows through all my work.  If you want to find out more about my background please head to the Bio section page. The Projects pages of the website are primarily a compilation of architectural projects which I designed and led in professional practice; initially with the international UK-based practice Scott Brownrigg, then with my own partnership PPA Architects in Cyprus, then with SLCE Architects in New York - the preeminent residential architects in Manhattan and New York City - and then with my on-going, global freelance work. In there is also the 2018 Central Park West Subway Refurbishment in Manhattan, with contributing artwork by Yoko Ono. The Featured Project section is more fluid, depending on my most recent work and interests - please keep watching that space for my news!


For the Select Projects, at the start of the Projects section of the website, as well as showing the final design work, I have tried to give deeper insight into where the concepts came from, and how and why the design developed - to illustrate my personal design approach. Something which is very central to my work is creating architecture of change, of movement, where forms have a certain kineticism and where a dynamic is evident in the building, articulating and invigorating the manner of use. Such architecture captures the ‘contemporary condition’ for me. I aim to create an architecture of formal ‘shifts’, both of visual and physical feeling whilst moving through it. My aim is to take architecture from what can be an exercise in containment and solidity to one of weightlessness, of adaption, and of discovery  – whilst importantly being driven by process and practical solution - creating spaces with an intuitive sense to them. 

Each of my projects is an individual, conceptual response to the program and context. I do not have a defined style or method, preferring to adapt the design process individually to each site and client. However, my approach is always process-driven and there are perhaps two things which are common to all my work worth highlighting:

- The first is that it is important for me to retain flexibility within the design process, and not be precious. To begin, it is important to ‘set your game’, define your intent and work quickly (commercial practice does not give you time to prevaricate), but within this process flexibility and the willingness to explore different options always adds to the end product, in my opinion. So essentially my mantra could be ‘explore and question’.

- The second is to develop a clear identity and conceptual driver for each project. If I’m asked ‘why so?', if it is not possible to answer in two sentences, however large the project, the concept has become convoluted, to my mind. I want my designs to be direct and accessible.

I hope you enjoy a browse through my work!