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Q & A

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de Rijke Marsh Morgan

When and where were you born?1969, Kent.

What is your favourite building and why?Not sure I've seen it yet, but Nemausus Housing by Jean Nouvel said the right things to me at the right time.

What is your favourite restaurant/meal?Grilled mackerel barbecued on a beach.

What vehicle(s) do you own?Citroën CX.

What is your favourite film?Strictly Ballroom by Baz Luhrman. I love his films, they're so scrumptious.

What is your favourite book?Anything by Raymond Chandler.His writing is dark and economic, with an acid wit. '? From 30ft away she looked like a lot of class.

From 10ft away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30ft away.'

What is your favourite 'design classic'?Manolo Blahnik shoes.

What is the worst building you've ever seen and why?Volume house building everywhere in the UK, because the windows are too small.

Who or what is your biggest architectural influence and why?Katherine Shonfield; she inspired me always.

Who is the most talented architect you've worked with?Alex de Rijke.

If you hadn't been an architect, what would you have been?A scientist. I was always hot on biology.

What would your advice be to architectural students?Learn how to construct your dreams.

What would your motto be?If not now, when?

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