Since joining Hawkins\Brown, Harriet has worked on a wide range of projects within the education and research sectors. She thrives on the complexity of these developments and thoroughly enjoys the coordination involved in their delivery.
Harriet believes that architecture is about people. The built environment plays a fundamental role in our daily lives, and it is important that it provides enriching environments. She enjoys working closely with users at all stages of a project, from conception to construction, to explore and develop a clear understanding of their ambitions and use of space. She strives to build strong relationships with both client and contractor teams to ensure that projects run smoothly. Her strong design skills allow her to develop great ideas and clearly illustrate complex issues.
Recently Harriet has undertaken a piece of research investigating how to improve and streamline the briefing process. As part of this she has developed a new online tool and published a briefing pocket book for the practice.
Harriet trained at The Bartlett School of Architecture where she gained a first in her BSc and a distinction in her MArch. She was also awarded a prize for the integration of engineering principles in design. Before joining Hawkins Brown, she worked in the New Mexico desert building off-grid, self-sustaining homes.