BA (Hons), PG Dip Arch, PG Dip DP, Adv Dip,
What do you do at Jessop and Cook Architects? Stuff and stuff… I’m an architect, director and hopefully a mentor too. I look for ways to develop the company, not just in terms of growing our business, but by encouraging exciting designs and making environmentally conscious decisions.
What were you doing before you joined Jessop and Cook Architects? I wanted to be an architect since the age of 9 and by the time I was 14 I was working on building sites with my dad. Having carried on working in construction through college and university my first architecture role was in a small architect’s office in Wallingford, where I worked on lots of conservation projects, for clients including the BBC. I have had various jobs outside of architecture, from working with children with special needs to carrying out maintenance works on the M40 (scary job). Prior to joining Jessop and Cook I worked in a practice that focussed on large commercial developments.
What else do you do that’s not related to architecture? As well as being a father of two, I’m the chairperson of a local children’s charity (The Parasol Project), I act as an assistant governor for my children’s school to help out with building matters and I’m the Vice-Chair of the Oxfordshire branch of the RIBA. I actively follow politics and current affairs, especially when it comes to the environment. I also, from time to time, carry out little bits of Guerrilla gardening.