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Q & A

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When and where were you born?1967 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

What is your favourite building and why?Marina City in Chicago, 1962, by Bertrand Goldberg: a pair of towers, each has a fine 16storey helical car park at the base and 40 floors of apartments above.

What is your favourite restaurant/meal?Oysters, whelks and rosÚ in Brittany.

What vehicle(s) do you own?A Volvo V40.

What is your favourite film?Get Carter .

What is your favourite book?Winnie the Pooh.

What is your favourite 'design classic'?White Lotus Esprit 1977.

What is the worst building you've ever seen and why?Housing estates generally, which extend beyond comprehension the fabric of our towns and cities.

Who or what is your biggest architectural influence and why?A generation of buildings from 1950 to the early 1970s.

Who is the most talented architect you've worked with?Not a good question.

If you hadn't been an architect, what would you have been?I would have gone to art school.

What would your advice be to architectural students?Read and travel.

What would your motto be?Don't miss an opportunity.

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