Amy believes that diverse, social learning design is key to promoting progressive educational environments and improved user wellbeing.
Having joined us in 2013 as a Part 1, Amy has gained over seven years experience in the higher education sector and is now a key member of our Universities team.
She is skilled in developing complex briefs and bringing concept designs to life, focusing on collaborative design practices to create inspiring spaces that reflect the aspirations of the client, students and stakeholders.
What is the current big trend in Higher Education?
‘Coffee Shop Culture’. I’m a huge advocate for design that breaks the mold of stuffy, quiet study spaces. For me, vibrant, stimulating environments that respond to the trend of grabbing a coffee and spending hours studying in the coffee shop window are far more successful.
Best book you’ve read?
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Although, the first time I read it, I spent a lot of time googling what most of the words meant…
What advice would you give your 20 year old self?
Stop over-thinking. Some of my best designs were created with a more relaxed mindset, usually the result of a glass of wine!
What is your proudest moment?
There are many but one moment stands out; from an incredible cohort of 50 students, I was the only woman to achieve a First-Class Honours at undergraduate level.
What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?
Bristol Business School. This project was innovative and the client was willing to push the boundaries of learning spaces. This gave me the passion to create inspiring spaces for young adults who are finding their feet and paving a way for their future.
- WICE 2021 – Best Young Woman in Architecture, Finalist
- Education Estates 2018 – Best Student Experience – Bristol Business School