I joined Max Fordham LLP in 1996, became a partner in 2001 and a senior partner in 2016.
My specialisms include lighting design and environmental engineering, as well as using computer modelling and building physics work as tools to facilitate sustainable development. I think it helps that I like to think of these subjects from first principles.
Only by understanding the underlying physics behind the environment we live in can we develop our designs along new directions, and come up with novel and practical engineering solutions.
I believe the greatest example of sustainability is permanence, and so always aim to deliver systems and concepts which really work, and provide the best possible user experience in our buildings.
I continue a relationship with many of our clients after completing a project, as much of what impact our installations have is not revealed until after a project reaches completion.
I try to keep redefining the limits of what we can achieve, so that with each project we are able to deliver more.
An important part of my working life involves mentoring young engineers, lecturing and teaching students so that I can pass on what I have learnt as well as my enthusiasm for engineering and the design of buildings