At happy-hour I order: A pint of Staropramen
Path to architecture: …a very, very long one!
I love working with clients because: Of the personal relationship and positive feedback received (most of the time)
Quote that guides me right now: It always seems impossible until it’s achieved. (Mandela)
I wish I’d designed: Barcelona Pavillion
I’m concerned about: Sustainable architecture (and the current state of MUFC).
A space that has affected me: Jewish Museum, Berlin (Daniel Libeskind)
The best gift I ever gave: Charlotte’s graduation present.
Dream commission: My house?!
Favourite place: Venice
Favourite holiday: South Africa (Lincolnshire Cricket Tour)
I grew up: in Keelby
Education: Keelby Primary, Caistor Grammar School and 6th Form, Sheffield Hallam University BSc (Hons) and MArch
Notable Accomplishments/awards: Professor’s Prize for Architecture (MArch 2nd Year – 2017/2018). Lincolnshire County Cricket Captain from age 11 to 16.
Why Hodson Architects: Mark offered me a job roughly aged 5 (pending relevant qualifications)!
Favourite space: Therme Vals (Zumthor)
Architect I admire most: Shigeru Ban
Materials that excite me: Concrete / Timber
When I’m not working you can find me: Probably on a football or cricket pitch!
Favourite object: Signed football shirt - Sir Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney
Ball point or felt tip: Felt tip
Go-to morning drink: Orange juice
Something you might not know about me: Won competition to design/draw Keelby Primary School Logo (a Kestrel) aged 9.
I always look forward to: Football / Cricket season
I’m drawn to design because: It’s unavoidable – it’s everywhere!
Preferred era in architecture: Gothic
I’m inspired by: Mr Dobson (Old Design Technology teacher)
Go-to unit of measurement: mm
On my playlist: Bruceeeeee (Springsteen)
I’m surprisingly good at: Poetry
Earliest architectural memory: Pouring concrete with my Grandad
I’m my best self when I’m: Happy and smiling.