Academic

Director, AA Wood Lab (2019–21)
AA School of Architecture, London + Hooke Park, United Kingdom
Provided strategic and operational leadership after securing funding to launch a new research lab. Built project and research driven, the Wood Lab's ambition is to develop and promote the use of alternative forest products as building materials.
Warden, Hooke Park (2018-21)
AA School of Architecture, London + Hooke Park, United Kingdom
Responsible for managing Hooke Park’s academic use, finances, operations, infrastructure and health and safety. As Warden I worked 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 (2016–21)
AA School of Architecture, London + Hooke Park, United Kingdom
Specialist Lecturer for the AA’s MArch/MSc Design + Make program. Working closely with the program’s directors and students, I was 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 realization of ambitious architectural constructs.
Hooke Park Build Program Head (2016–18)
AA Visiting School, Hooke Park, United Kingdom
Responsible for organizing and directing an international team of students and practitioners from a range of fields who joined students of the Design + Make program to help construct active projects in Hooke Park.
Robotic Fabrications Studio Tutor (2016–17)
AA Visiting School, Hooke Park, United Kingdom
Tutor for the AA’s Robotic Fabrications visiting school. Re-inventing traditional making techniques and tools, we applied 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, United Kingdom
Tutor 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 was employed.
Workshop Assistant (2011–12)
Dalhousie School of Architecture, Halifax, Canada
While 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.

Professional

Designer (2012-15)
Novita Interpares, Lunenburg, Canada
Project 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.
Collaborator (2012)
Plant Architects, Toronto, Canada
Plant 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, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Six 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., Vancouver, Canada
Working closely with Measured’s partners, I was responsible for constructing both scale models and full size mock ups, as well as helping to establish the firm’s model making shop.

Education

MArch Design + Make (2014-16)
AA School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom
Completed the AA's MArch Design + Make with the program's first Distinction in recognition of leading the design and fabrication of the Wood Chip Barn project.
BEDS (2009-12)
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Completed the Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS) program at Dalhousie School of Architecture after studying physics and environmental science at Dalhousie.
Foundation (2008–09)
University of King's College, Halifax, Canada
The Foundation Year Program is a one-year intensive liberal arts program focused on a critical study of the foundational texts of western thought.

Publication

A While Ago I Travelled to Some Woods (2020)
Post Work, United Kingdom
Altered Behaviour: The Performative Nature of Manufacture (2018)
Rob|Arch Conference, Zurich, Switzerland
Infinite Variation; Radical Strategies (2017)
Fabricate Conference, Stuttgart, Germany
Contribution 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 (2016)
Advances in Architectural Geometry, Zurich, Switzerland
Paper ‘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 (2016)
Design + Make MArch thesis, Hooke Park, United Kingdom

Conference

Wood and Everything After (2021)
LU Lab at the University of Miami School of Architecture, Miami, USA
Laminate (2020)
Laminate, Fayetteville, USA
Symposium hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.
Keynote Lecture – Professional Practice Week (2020)
Dalhousie School of Architecture, Halifax, Canada
International Wood Educators Conference (2019)
Laurentian School of Architecture, Sudbury, Canada
Invited to present the Wood Chip Barn's 'Tree Fork Truss'
Rob|ARCH 2018 (2018)
ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Invited to present a paper, ‘Altered Behaviour - The Performative Nature of Manufacture’ developed through the Robotic Fabrications AA Visiting School.
Frame Conference (2018)
Carpenter's Guild, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Fabricate (2017)
ICD Stuttgart/UCL, Stuttgart, Germany
Fabricate is an international peer reviewed conference with supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication.
Advances in Architectural Geometry (2016)
ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
New Languages of Wood (2016)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Invited to present Design + Make’s work at the symposium with a particular emphasis on the Wood Chip Barn’s ‘Tree Fork Truss.’
Acadia (2016)
University of Michigan Taubman College, Ann Arbor, USA
Paper entitled Robotic Fabrication of Non-Standard Material. Writing led by HP's then Robotic Developer Pradeep Devadass, with myself, Martin Self and Farid Dallami.
Ideas in Things (2011)
Ghost Lab, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
A 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. Ghost 13.

Press

AA Wood Lab Interview (2021)
AA Website
Scanning Shatwell (2020)
Drawing Matter
AA Wood Lab (2020)
The Architect's Newspaper
Bending the Rules at Hooke Park (2020)
The Bridport Times
Underutilised Timber Acceptance Through North America & Europe (2019)
Harry F Mills PHD survey
Architecture Graduates to Watch (2016)
Something Curated
Robots and Architecture in the Forest (2016)
The Temple Radio Show
Hooke Park + Wood Chip Barn (2016)
BBC Countryfile
Wood Chip Barn (2016)
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Committees

Academic Board (2018-20)
AA School of Architecture, London, UK
Nominated as a Postgraduate Staff Representative to the AA's reformed Academic Board chaired by School Director Eva Franch i Gilabert.
Academic Committee (2018-20)
AA School of Architecture, London, UK
Nominated as a Postgraduate Staff Representative to the AA's reformed Academic Committee chaired by Dr Michael Weinstock.

Awards

Wood Chip Barn shortlisted (2016)
IStructE, London
MArch awarded with distinction (2016)
AA School of Architecture, London + Hooke Park
Physics and Atmospheric Science Award (2010)
Dalhousie University, Halifax
In course scholarship (2009)
University of King’s College, Halifax