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.
My early career was spent working on major HQ office buildings, hotels and retail schemes in the City of London and West End. I returned home to Hampshire in 1998 to work for a local practice, adding residential design and masterplanning as strengths. In 2006 I established an office in Southampton for an international practice, becoming a Director and Head of Residential.
I joined Boyle + Summers in 2020, having known the founders for many years. Urban design and sustainable placemaking are personal areas of focus.
My footballing days are over, but I play cricket for Sway CC and The New Forest Gentlemen CC. I am a keen golfer and for 12 years I have been on Golf Monthly’s Top 100 Courses Panel, allowing me to play the best golf courses in the British Isles.
BA (Hons), Dip Arch
Design Review Panel member in Southampton. Member of the International Property Awards Judging Panel.
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
Winchester and Eastleigh Design Review Panel member and former chair.
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
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
As a Chartered Architectural Technologist I have over 15 years of experience in the industry and made the move to Boyle+Summers in the Autumn of 2019.
Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf, and martial arts.
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 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 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 Summer 2019. As an Urban Design and Architectural Assistant I get involved in a number of different projects and tasks. I have always had an interest in design and creating places for people.
Outside the office I’ll be found baking, listening to podcasts or running around Portsmouth with GoodGym.
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 been working in the architectural technology field for over 8 years now, initially finding my way into the industry after being offered the opportunity to try out some drawing work, soon realising that this was something that I had genuine passion and aptitude for. I have pursued this since, working in practice and studying to achieve a First Class Honours degree in Architectural Technology from Solent University.
My past few years of experience have focused extensively on housing and the implementation of BIM and Revit, however I enjoy working on a diverse range of projects and seeing them evolve from conception to completion. Throughout my career I have had experience in most sectors of work including education, heritage and commercial.
I joined the Boyle+Summers team in Spring 2020, being drawn by the variety of projects and extensive knowledge and skillsets of the team.
When I am not in the office tapping away at keyboards and sketching, my main interests include travelling and motorcycling (and occasionally travelling on motorcycles), as well as running to keep fit and counteract the time spent enjoying the local restaurants.
BA (Hons), ACIAT”
I have just finished studying architectural technology at the university of Derby and I have re-joined Boyle and Summers. I had learned lots during my placement year here and I hope to continue to learn from the team and expand my knowledge. I love the challenge provided by designing and detailing and finding solutions to bespoke problems when creating buildings.
During my time out of the office I like to challenge myself by playing board games, going bouldering and competing in airsoft. I also love to listen to music so you will probably catch me, in and out of the office, with my earphones in and tapping my feet.
After studying architecture for three years, I felt that it was essential to experience architecture in a practice before becoming fully qualified. You must know the actual challenges before you can think and design innovatively and creatively.
Architecture is multi-faceted and most of the great architects also follow further disciplines, which, I think, widens the capability of understanding. The latter is to me personally one of the most important attributes of a person, who takes the responsibility given to architects. The great philosopher Rumi, who originates from my homeland of Afghanistan, said ‘From understanding comes love’. Being able to look at your decisions from a different perspective and trying to understand the counter-position, leads to better working solutions.
I grew up in Germany, my second homeland and, as a polylingual and interested person, I always thought of proceeding my educational path abroad. It resulted in starting to work as an architectural assistant in Boyle and Summers. Here I have the opportunity to combine the theory and practice of architecture with a degree apprenticeship at the University of Portsmouth.
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