After training in the UK, I spent the early part of my career in Australia. I returned to my roots in South Hampshire in 1997, initially with an international practice and then as a board director of a regional design consultancy.
Forming Boyle+Summers was the start of a great adventure, one I’m sure will excite, enthuse and challenge me well into the future. We have a really talented and experienced team of architects, urban designers and technologists, and a great network of clients and consultants that we enjoy working with.
I am passionate about improving the way we work, easing the burden of document management that so dominates our industry, giving us more time to design and develop in other areas.
Away from the business, I am a sports fanatic, happy to spend time on the golf course, watching football, cricket or rugby, and occasionally picking up a hockey stick or kicking a football for a good cause.
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, Grad Dip AP, RIBA
I love being an urban designer. The lack of boundaries is attractive, obviously, but so is thinking strategically, working as part of a team, and enhancing proposals so that they appeal to the broadest range of stakeholders.
Personally, I also love playing football, relaxing at home, or seeing my children grow up. At work I like watching us evolve as a team, debate design, and draw pictures that evolve in to physical spaces.
I’m most proud of the variety of projects we work on. There are few firms of our size with the range of studies, plans, proposals or schemes on site that we have. In a short space of time we have built a useful reputation, and are beginning to bear the fruits of this, so that existing and new clients are asking us to bring our skills, knowledge and experience to ever more exciting opportunities.
BA (Hons), Dip UD, MA UD, RTPI
Design Review Panel member in Southampton and Bournemouth.
I’m an architect and urban designer and have worked in the public and private sector, so have a broad insight into different sectors and types of client. I really value an open dialogue with clients in order to unlock the full potential of a project.
I have a keen interest in the future of cities and towns, in particular the revitalisation of urban areas and the benefits of integrating well designed architecture with sound urban design principles.
I have a young daughter and enjoy doing dad things when I can. I also cycle as much as I can, including my daily commute. It can be an amazing de-stresser at the end of a busy day, as well as giving you a chance to consider the city environment around us, and how it could be improved.
BA (Hons), Dip Arch (Dist), Dip UD (Dist), MA UD, RIBA
Chair of Winchester and Eastleigh Design Review Panel.
Having been qualified as an architect for over nine years I still feel like every day is a school day and love the thought of tackling something new. The industry continues to present greater challenges in terms of design, sustainability and construction. I enjoy working as part of a team, with clients, consultants and contractors, to deliver buildings that not only meet these criteria, but are on time and on budget. Its important that they look great and work beautifully too.
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA
I’ve been designing and detailing buildings for many years and I still get a great deal of satisfaction from it. I enjoy determining the form of construction and the materials to be used as well as ensuring a cost-effective buildable solution and maintaining the original design intent for the development.
We’ve got a very solid technical team here, combining on-site knowledge with the latest software, although I’m the one people turn to when they want a second opinion on a particular issue.
Although my background is mainly technical I don’t want to be pigeon-holed and enjoy producing feasibility proposals for commercial and residential developments.
As a dual qualified urban designer and planner I am keenly aware of the need for the effective communication of information and vision. For me, urban design is a way of managing the complexity of place and creating frameworks for change that work well for everyone. I always find something exciting to look forward to and solving problems incredibly rewarding.
Away from the office, I enjoy our garden, splashing around in a kayak or on a paddle board, and exploring the Jurassic Coast.
My commitment to, and experience in, urban design is acknowledged by my distinction as a Recognised Practitioner by the Urban Design Group.
BA (Hons), MAUD, MTPL, MRTPI
Design Review Panel member in Bournemouth and Southampton.
I have over a decade of experience in the industry and made the move to Boyle+Summers in Summer 2016.
I enjoy the variety that my role as a technologist provides – being involved at any stage of the project, from feasibility sketches and planning submissions to producing detailed drawing packages and chairing site meetings. The most satisfying part of my job is being able to quickly find solutions to the problems that inevitably arise during construction projects.
Outside of the office I enjoy playing and watching football, attending as many Tottenham games as I can – home, away, and occasionally abroad.
BA (Hons), ACIAT
I am an urban designer and planner who enjoys working as part as a team on a wide range of urban design and masterplanning projects to create high quality, sustainable neighbourhoods. I find it exciting to see how people interact with their urban environment. I enjoy visiting new places to discover design solutions and communicate them to a variety of professional and user groups.
Outside of work I like to spend my time exploring the New Forest and coastline with my family. I enjoy cooking and playing with my young daughter.
BA (Hons), MA UD
I have an unusual mix of skills in that I worked as a Draughtsman and Technologist for ten years before my creative instincts led me to retrain as an Urban Designer. In fact, my technical background means I can progress schemes much further than most Urban Designers. I am also very proud to have achieved a First Class Honours in my Architectural Technology Degree, and a Distinction in my Urban Design Masters.
My interests are in developing robust layouts, focusing on how it will feel to be there, and bringing them to life. I’m particularly interested in balancing the needs of pedestrians, drivers and cyclists, and following my Urban Design qualification I worked within Hampshire County Council’s Transport Planning Team before joining Boyle+Summers as an Urban Designer. These interests no doubt comes from my love of cycling and sightseeing, as well as my obsession with cars.
BA (Hons), MA UD
I am the Office Manager for the company and support the business by keeping the team and office organized.
I am a positive outgoing person and like to keep busy. My role is very varied and I enjoy taking on new challenges when they arise.
Outside of work I am a mum to two lovely boys and I enjoy days out with them. When my youngest son starts school I am looking forward to becoming a full time member of the Boyle+Summers Team.
I joined the team in 2014 having graduated in Masters in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth. As a postgraduate I enjoyed the opportunity to study from the Urban Design scale through to the detail in Architecture. It has been brilliant to be able to apply my experiences of a wide spectrum of scales on the residential, office and school projects I have been involved in. My architectural style strives for simple and elegant design that harmonises with the surroundings in a sustainable manner.
In 2015 I fully qualified as an Architect having completed my RIBA Part 3 studies. Since then I have had more free time to dedicate to my main interest Cricket, where I play in the Hampshire leagues. I also enjoy spending my time doing DIY & home improvements, city breaks and keeping fit with a variety of sports. One of my proudest sporting achievements was cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats, raising money for charity Shelterbox.
BA (Hons), M Arch (Dist) RIBA
I began working here in 2012 having graduated at Southampton Solent University. I’ve learnt a lot since then and now enjoy working independently, as well as alongside very experienced colleagues.
I’m the best cricketer in the office, just don’t tell Mr Watson. Probably the best footballer too although I’ve heard a lot about Richards amazing silky skills.
BA (Hons), ACIAT
I am a person who is not afraid to live, but I am terrified of pure existence without meaning. I am an EU national and sure enough my origin influences the understanding and perception of my work. During my years in various educational institutions I explored the relation between the ugly and beautiful in art and I would say the same about my approach towards architecture. I believe that good buildings are improving our lives and how they are shaping us, but on the other hand buildings without thought put into them are only a place for existence (shelter).
BA (Hons), M Arch
I have recently received my degree in Architecture at the Arts University Bournemouth. My time there gave me the chance to pursue my interests in urban design and sociology. I have a passion for travelling, exposing myself to new cultures and cities. Through this it has given me new ways and dynamics to explore and express my own work creatively, working in collaborations and independently.
In my own time I like to keep active, and I enjoy reading as a hobby, which often inspires me to travel more. I also enjoy spending time cooking new foods, and generally making time for family and friends.
Studying architecture at university allowed me to further my interest and understanding in design. It allowed me to zone into holistic architecture to effectively record and understand the relationship between architecture and psychology. In today’s day and age, we cannot deny that are our built environment impacts us in more ways than we think. Understanding this is vital to positively refine and improve the way we design spaces, whilst bringing them to life even more.
Since moving down south, my personal interests are shaped around adventures on the coast with my friends and family. But my love for books, art, photography and travelling never change.