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Master of Architecture _ Distinction
Plymouth University, June 2013
Thesis Project Title: Performative Assemblages

BA [Hons] Architecture _ First Class Honours
Plymouth University, June 2010
Dissertation Title: Evolving Place: place and place-making in the digital age

BA [Hons] Fashion Design
Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland, 1999
Dissertation Title: The Millennium, Consumerism and Fashion.


_ representation

  • 2D & 3D AutoCAD (2012); Revit (basic); Sketch-Up Pro 8
  • Adobe CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign);
  • model making; freehand drawings

_ communication

  • professional, dynamic AV presentations
  • clear graphic layouts for large format or book/report format
  • confident and articulate verbal presenter


_ practice

Terry Farrell & Partners, London (July 2010 – August 2011)
Architectural Assistant (Part 1)
Earls Court Masterplan _ 7,500 homes, 27ha
worked within the masterplanning team from concept development (model-making, precedent studies, technical and hand drawings) through to planning application (design guidelines), public consultation and illustrative building study (boutique hotel)
Folkestone Seafront Masterplan _ 1,000 homes, 16ha
historic research, precedent studies, housing typologies and layout
Other Projects: 
Old Oak Common Vision; Royal Docks Vision; Mount Pleasant Masterplan; Edinburgh Springside/Fountainbridge Masterplan

Capita Architecture, The Millfields, Plymouth (June 09 – Aug 09)
Architectural Assistant
work experience position: model making; research; 3D modelling; drawing (hand, CAD, illustrator and photoshop)

_ academic

Plymouth University, Devon, UK (Sept 2012 – April 2013)
Assistant Tutor _ First Year Architecture Design Studio
one to one tutorials, project reviews, facilitated workshops and group tutorials

Plymouth University, Devon, UK (Dec 2011 – Dec 2012)
Researcher, REF2014
compilation and analysis of research outputs from the Centre for Earthen Architecture since 1993 in order to assess its value and impact on vernacular architecture in the region; project was part of the submission for REF2014 – an evaluation of public and privately funded research across UK universities.

_ other

Blogger_ (Aug 12 – present) – Plymouth M.Arch Studio blog – admin and content creator

Trainer/Coach (Jan 06 – Sept 07) – Apple Inc., Apple Store Customer Support Team, Cork, Ireland

Clothing and Accessories Designer (Jan 02 – May 03) – C2 International Ltd, London, NW8, UK

Knitwear Designer  (Oct 99 – May 03) – SOO Design (my own label), Limerick, Ireland & London


June 12: Awarded The Devon and Cornwall Travelling Scholarship by Cornwall Architectural Trust, Exeter Society of Architects & Plymouth Architectural Trust to visit The Netherlands. Presented outcome of the trip as part of the School of Architecture’s evening lecture series in December 2012.

June 12: Awarded M.Arch Stage 1 Prize for Design

June 12: Awarded M.Arch Stage 1 Prize for Professional Studies

June 10: Awarded BA Stage 3 Prize for Professional Studies

July 09: Winner of South West Region Women in Property Student Award

May 09: Awarded ‘Best Overall Performer – Stage 2’ by Plymouth University

2003-04: Travelled throughout South America, Australia, Asia & Middle East


_ personal interests

art, music, philosophy, science fiction, eating out, cooking, hiking, cycling, swimming, travel, craft beer and real ale

_ architecture and urbanism interests

urban ecologies – impact on resource flows (material, energy, social); landscape urbanism; nested scales and relatedness of socio-economic-ecological systems, participatory architecture and place-making, community engagement, meanwhile use, assemblage theory; place, place-making, digital hybrid places; identity, belonging, communities and globalisation



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