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Q & A

When and where were you born?

Barnes, London.

What is your favourite building and why?

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright (1936) because of its totally original and timeless design and its seamless combination of nature and house - genius.

What is your favourite meal?


What vehicle(s) do you own?

Smart Pulse BMW 5 Estate.

What is your favourite film?

Blazing Saddles by Mel Brooks.

What is your favourite book?

Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

What is your favourite 'design classic'?

Citroën DS23 Safari.

What is the worst building you've ever seen and why?

David Spence SHH (SpenceHarrisHogan) The new British Library at St Pancras because it was a waste of a golden opportunity.

Who or what is your biggest architectural influence and why?

My parents, who are both architects.

Who is the most talented architect you've worked with?

Ivor Cunningham of Lyons Cunningham.

If you hadn't been an architect, what would you have been?

A carpenter or a gardener.

What would your advice be to architectural students?

To get as much practical experience as possible and if you really want to be a great architect build your own home.

What would your motto be?

Design to enrich, delight, enlighten and deliver.

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