Biography

I was born in London, England. My school years were mostly spent in the more rural setting of Salisbury, a cathedral city and market town near Stonehenge in the South of England, but also taking a few years in-between abroad due to my father’s vocation in the world of chocolate-making and bio-technology; firstly in Mumbai, India, and secondly in Vevey, Switzerland (attending a local French speaking school.) Excelling at fine art, music and physics at school I settled on architecture as my chosen path forward.

I began my architectural training at University of Manchester, later to become Manchester School of Architecture, being lucky to catch a heyday period of the School and the city of Manchester itself. I graduated with honours and continued through post graduate studies to become elected as a corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (under the presentation and signature of Marco Goldschmeid, RIBA President and co-founder of the Richard Rogers Partnership.)

I then moved to London and initially worked on high-profile heritage projects - for London Business School and Royal Ballet School - but began my 'international' architectural career in 2005, starting with becoming a leader in Scott Brownrigg's International Projects Team, based in Covent Garden, then moving to their Cyprus office in 2010. In 2013 my friend and colleague Panos Panayiotou and I amicably split from Scott Brownrigg and formed our own practice based in Limassol, Cyprus; PPA Architects. In 2016 I then moved to New York and worked as a consultant with Lee + Associates on the Central Park West Subway Refurbishment, under the design umbrella of Grimshaw Architects. In 2018 I shifted to residential design and joined SLCE Architects - executive architects of some of the most prestigious and tallest residential developments in Manhattan and the wider NYC boroughs - taking on the role of Design Director. In 2020 I returned to Cyprus, to the island that is very dear to my heart and very much home, to pick up life and continue professional practice here.

In many career highlights I am proud to have been invited to enter three prestige architectural closed-competitions, and either won or been runner up in all (with competition from significant practices like Make and Foster & Partners), and also to have been recognised in the group of ‘25 Who Will Change Architecture and Design in 2010’ by the well-regarded design publication Blueprint, alongside James Dyson, SANAA and David Adjaye.