I run an architecture practice, alongside my colleague Mike Menzies, collaborating online from our homes in Wolverhampton and Birmingham. I also provide a part-time role as visiting tutor at BSoAD.

axis design

Recent Axis Design projects include numerous housing schemes for the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust, collaborations with technology innovators examining digital tools in the construction sector, community centre buildings using rapid methods of pre-fabricated construction and self-build projects testing alternative materials and details.

We use Building Information Modelling across all our projects and have sought to encourage its creative use in the profession for many years through research, writing or speaking at conferences.

studio tutor

My interests in studio debate tend towards acknowledging architecture is an explicitly political act and discussing the role of the architect in that context, exploring the contingent forces that the profession must negotiate and harness, and recognising drawing as a critical tool for analysis, finding intellectural rigour and inspiration through reading widely.


Notes from my experiences in both these fields make up the content of blog entries written under the title, version 1 from 2004-2007 and version 2 from 2007-2014. My post-graduate architecture work from the late 90s remains online for ongoing amusement.

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