Warden, Hooke Park (2019–)
AA School of Architecture – London + Hooke ParkResponsible for managing Hooke Park’s academic use, finances, operations, infrastructure and health and safety. As Warden I work closely with the AA school director and senior management, the Hooke Park staff, and tutors and departments from across the school to develop Hooke Park as a unique academic facility, public resource, and leading site of architectural research.
Specialist Lecturer, Design + Make (2016–)
AA School of Architecture – London + Hooke ParkSpecialist Lecturer for the AA’s MArch/MSc Design + Make programme. Working closely with the programme’s directors and students, I am responsible for delivering an integrated manner of teaching - providing studio tutoring and instruction in digital tools such as 3D scanning and a range of fabrication strategies – in order to enable the realisation of ambitious architectural constructs.
SummerBuild Programme Head (2016–18)
AA Visiting School – Hooke ParkResponsible for organising and directing an international team of students and practitioners from a range of fields who join students of the Design + Make programme to help construct active projects in Hooke Park.
Robotic Fabrications Studio Tutor (2016–17)
AA Visiting School – Hooke ParkTutor for the AA’s Robotic Fabrications visiting school with director Emmanuel Vercruysse. Re-inventing traditional making techniques and tools, we apply them alongside digital fabrication tools and 3D scanning to develop innovative processes for physical production.
MakeLab Technical Tutor (2016–17)
AA Visiting School – Hooke Park, UKTutor for the AA’s Makelab Visiting School along with director Jeroen van Ameijde. A yearly five-day workshop engaging with computer-aided architectural design and fabrication aimed at developing new modes of design conception. A diverse range of software is employed.
Workshop Assistant (2011–12)
Dalhousie School of Architecture – HalifaxWhile studying at Dalhousie School of Architecture, prior carpentry experience enabled me to work as a teaching assistant in the school’s workshop - supervising my fellow students’ use of machinery.
Novita Interpares – Lunenburg, Nova ScotiaProject Manager for cultural consulting practice Novita Interpares. Working closely with the firm’s partners and clients, tasks included project management, research and design development – including for the design of five facilities for a theatre festival that takes place in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Plant Architects – TorontoPlant is a diverse practice operating in the fields of architecture, landscape and design at a broad range of scales. I worked closely with the partners on the development of two installations including one for the 2012 Venice Biennale.
Architectural Intern (2012)
NL Architects – AmsterdamSix month internship working with a diverse international team on the preparation of competition proposals as well as development work on active projects.
Architectural Intern (2011)
Measured Architecture Inc. – VancouverWorking closely with Measured’s partners, responsible for constructing both scale models and full size mock ups as well as helping to establish the firm’s model making shop.
AA School of Architecture – London, UKCompleted the AA's MArch Design + Make with the programme's first Distinction in recognition of leading the design and fabrication of the Wood Chip Barn project.
Dalhousie University – Halifax, NSCompleted the Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS) programme at Dalhousie School of Architecture after studying physics and environmental science at Dalhousie.
University of King's College – Halifax, NSThe Foundation Year Programme is a one year intensive liberal arts programme focused on a critical study of the foundational texts of western thought.
Academic Board (2018-)
AA School of Architecture – London, UKNominated as a Postgraduate Staff Representative to the AA's reformed Academic Board chaired by School Director Eva Franch i Gilabert.
Academic Committee (2018-)
AA School of Architecture – London, UKNominated as a Postgraduate Staff Representative to the AA's reformed Academic Committee chair by Dr Michael Weinstock.
Altered Behaviour: The Performative Nature of Manufacture – Zurich, SwitzerlandPaper ‘Altered Behaviour: The Performative Nature of Manufacture Chainsaw Choreographies + Bandsaw Manoeuvres’ presented at Rob|Arch 2018 and published in conference proceedings. Written with Emmanuel Vercruysse and Pradeep Devadass.
Infinite Variation; Radical Strategies – Stuttgart, GermanyContribution to paper entitled ‘Infinite Variation; Radical Strategies’ published as part of conference proceedings by Design + Make’s Emmanuel Vercruysse and Martin Self.
Tree Fork Truss: Geometric Strategies for Exploiting Inherent Form – Zurich, SwitzerlandPaper ‘Tree Fork Truss: Geometric Strategies for Exploiting Inherent Form’ published as part of conference’s proceeding with Martin Self.
Tree Fork Truss: An Architecture of Inherent Forms – Hooke Park, United KingdomDesign + Make MArch thesis
International Wood Educators Conference – Sudbury, CanadaInvited to present the Wood Chip Barn's 'Tree Fork Truss' to an international audience at Laurentian School of Architecture.
Rob|ARCH – Zurich, SwitzerlandInvited to present a paper, ‘Altered Behaviour - The Performative Nature of Manufacture’ developed through the Robotic Fabrications AA Visiting School.
Fabricate – Stuttgart, GermanyFabricate is an international peer reviewed conference with supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication.
Advances in Architectural Geometry – Zurich, Switzerland
New Languages of Wood – Fayetteville, ArkansasInvited to present Design + Make’s work at the symposium with a particular emphasis on the Wood Chip Barn’s ‘Tree Fork Truss.’
Ghost 13 – 'Ideas in Things' – Lunenburg, Nova ScotiaA three-day international architecture conference from held at architect Brian MacKay-Lyons farm in Nova Scotia, Canada. Addressing the separation of the academy and practice, or the mind and the hand.
The Architect's Newspaper – AA Wood LabArchitectural Association launches experimental Wood Lab
The Bridport Times – Hooke ParkCover article 'Bending the Rules at Hooke Park'.
Architecture Graduates to Watch - Something CuratedMasters thesis work profiled on the website Something Curated.
The Temple Radio ShowDiscussing robots and architecture in the forest with fellow Canadian Joshua Harskamp on his radio programme the Temple Show.
CNN StyleVideo profile on Design + Make’s work including a feature on the Wood Chip Barn.
BBC CountryfileWood Chip Barn project featured (20 minutes) in an episode of the BBC’s Countryfile.
DezeenProject feature – Wood Chip Barn.
AIAModel describing materiality of Louis Kahn's Exeter Library published within an article by AIA.
DezeenProject feature – Inhabitable Tetrahedron.
IStructE – London‘Tree Fork Truss’ designed and fabricated for the Design + Make programme shortlisted for the IStructE awards
AA School of Architecture – London + Hooke ParkDesign + Make MArch awarded with distinction. The programme’s first.
Dalhousie University – HalifaxPhysics and Atmospheric Science Award.
University of King’s College – HalifaxIn course scholarship.