Simon is a Principal of the Stirling Prize-shortlisted architecture practice Henley Halebrown. In 2018 the practice won an AJ Retrofit Award for London’s De Beauvoir Block and two RIBA National Awards for the University of Roehampton’s Chadwick Hall student accommodation (in addition to a RIBA Stirling Prize nomination) and the regeneration of the Kings Crescent estate.
A graduate of the University of Liverpool and the University of Oregon, he combines practice with teaching, writing and research. He is the author of The Architecture of Parking (Thames & Hudson, 2007), which won the RIBA International Book Award for Construction in 2008, and Redefining Brutalism (RIBA Publications, 2017) and writes for Archdaily. Simon is a postgraduate unit master at Kingston University, London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Brother of the Art Workers Guild.