I’m a researcher and designer trained in architecture, hailing from the UK and currently living in Beijing, London, Boston, Amsterdam. Since September 2018, I’ve been working as a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Lab. My work studies the built environments social and economic aspects by employing computational techniques utilising large spatial datasets. I taught MIT's Digital Cities Design Workshop for 2 years where students explored how digital technologies could improve specific cities in Brazil, China, Germany & Canada. Furthermore, I am a contributor and advisor for Urban AI, which is an international ecosystem and a multidisciplinary community.
I earned my M.Arch from the University of Westminster in Design Studio 18, where I received distinctions for both my design thesis and dissertation. In my studies there, I explored the intersection of climate change, computational tools and design with my thesis “Datascape: Instrumental Wetland,” which featured in the Monsoon [+Other] Air Symposium exhibition and publication. Previously, I have worked for Büro Ole Scheeren in Beijing and Foster + Partners in London. At Büro, I worked on various international competitions including a design proposal for the Olympic Park in London, and my work at F + P included the Rwanda-based Droneport project. I have freelanced for companies Cloud2Street, Gruner+Friends and Monsoon Assemblages on architectural, environmental, and urban proposals. Prior to studying architecture, I served in the British Army, receiving training in survival techniques and field operations. My work has been recognised by The Times Magazine, Fast Company, Design Boom, and Dezeen. You can find out more about my early life here.