Louisa joined us in 2004 to work on the RIBA award-winning New Biochemistry Building for the University of Oxford. She has gone on to deliver numerous education and arts projects including an extension to a grade II listed Queen Elizabeth House in Oxford; Aldingbourne Country Centre, an education and training centre for adults with learning difficulties in West Sussex, and Eltham Hill Technology College as part of the London Borough of Greenwich BSF programme.
Louisa has a specialist interest in environmental design. She represents the practice in its activities with the UK Green Building Council, and is part of the Sustainability Group within the office. She is a BREEAM Accredited Professional, informing the environmental approach on projects across the studio.
Through her work in the education sector Louisa has become interested in how we engage young people in the process of design. She has developed innovative forms of student consultation; run student design competitions, and been responsible for work placement schemes within the office.
One of Louisa’s passions is photography, and she has recently completed a Photography of Architecture course at Central St Martins. She has introduced life-drawing classes to the studio, and been part of a team of architects giving their time to ‘Crisis at Christmas’, a project that provides emergency accommodation in otherwise vacant buildings in London during the Christmas period.