Having lived and worked in Cornwall for nearly all my career, I have an in depth local knowledge, of building types, suitable repair proposals and knowledge of the local planning and conservation philosophies.
I studied Architecture at the University of Plymouth, where alongside my degree I also took a post graduate diploma in Building Conservation. Following my degree I worked for a Conservation Practice in Totnes, Devon where I worked on both private and commercial heritage projects. On completion of my diploma, I returned to Cornwall to work closer to home. I undertook my Part 3 in Architecture and became fully RIBA qualified in 2006.
In 2011 I returned to the University of Plymouth to complete my Conservation training by submitting a dissertation on the role of volunteers within industrial heritage, and an in-depth study into a china stone mill complex near St Austell and its heritage refurbishment and consolidation.
Whilst I enjoyed the diversity and opportunities of being part of a commercial practice, I am now enjoying moving onto the next stage of my career where I want to return to a more personal philosophy of architecture and design. Away from the drawing board I am Mum to two young children and live with my husband in an old Cornish cottage near Stithians. We have a converted barn next door to our home which we run as a holiday let so there is always something to keep me busy.
School of Architecture, University of Plymouth:
· 1998-2001 BA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA Part 1)
· 2002-2004 Diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2)
· 2002-2004 Post Graduate Diploma in Conservation
· 2006 RIBA Part 3
· 2015 MA (Hons) in Architectural Conservation
· pdp Green Consulting, Truro 2004-2019 Senior Conservation Architect and Associate
· Robert Seymour Associates, Totnes 2000-2004 Year Out and Part 2 – Assistant Conservation Architect
· Grant funding repairs to a number of listed buildings across Cornwall under THI schemes £0.3m
· Conversion of redundant Grade II listed barns to residential dwellings near Helston £1m
· Major alterations and extensions to Grade II listed St Petroc’s Care Home, Bodmin £5.5m
· Inspections and repair proposals to mining buildings, Caradon Hill & Repairs to mining structures, Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project (Scheduled Ancient Monuments) £4.0m
· Camborne Crematorium, design and contract administration of new build crematoria.
· Repairs to Former Army Staff College, RMA Sandhurst (Listed Grade II) £7.0m
· Quadrennial Inspections, The Royal Citadel, Plymouth (Grades I, II & II*)
· Inspections and repair proposals to mining buildings, Taylors and Daveys shafts, near Redruth £0.23m
· Repair proposals to china clay mills, Tregargus Valley, St Stephen (Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Grade II listed) £0.15m
· Repair proposals to brick kiln, Tregonning Hill, Nr Helston, £0.1m
· Repairs to Engine Houses and associated mining buildings, Wheal Coates, Towanroath and Chapel Porth, St Agnes (Grade II*) £0.18m
· Repairs and conversion of Assay Complex and Boiler house at King Edward Mine, near Camborne to Destination Café and Interpretation Centre, and repairs to remaining mining buildings (Grade II) £1.2m
· Repairs to Battery Walk Arch at Caerhays Castle, Cornwall (Grade I) designed by John Nash, and repairs to Kitchen Garden walls and Dog Kennels. £0.2m
· Repairs and Conversion of Scheduled Monument into Amphitheatre, Command of the Heights, Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent £2.2m