I recently completed my MArchD at the Oxford School of Architecture where I specialised in Development and Emergency Practice (DEP). My final project was a community led project based in Mostar in Bosnia, a city divided by war. Local communities used weaving, a tradition that pre-dates existing divisions, to create a shared identity between local people. The design was research driven which is something I enjoy and believe a key factor in design approach. I worked part-time for Clare Nash Architecture Ltd. throughout my two-year studies and am continuing to do so as an architectural assistant.
My previous experience includes a year working at a London practice specialising in residential urban design and master-planning where I developed my digital and physical model making in addition to drawing skills. I have spent recent summers volunteering on community driven design projects in Bolivia and Morocco using traditional materials and construction techniques, empowering local people through design; and travelling in Peru and Italy. These experiences and my masters’ specialism have inspired me to apply my architectural skills in the humanitarian sector and developing world; and, to value the inclusion of the client in the design process from the very start of a project.
I have always loved to draw by hand and both for fun and in practice. Outside of architecture I take a strong interest in baking, exercise and travelling whenever I can! I also take a keen interest in the humanitarian sector, particularly in Shelter and keep up to date with current recent and projects by attending different forums and seminars.