Francesca is an advocate for design which promotes health and wellbeing.

She is a key member of our Senior Living team and has worked on several schemes from feasibility through to delivery.

What are the key challenges that affect your sector, or are likely to in the next five years?

Senior living should be viewed as an aspirational move. We need to design homes that encourage independence, community and wellbeing – somewhere we would all want to live.

What advice would you give your 20 year old self?

Keep going and love every minute. Becoming an architect is worth it in the end!

Interesting fact that nobody knows about you?

I’m Black Country born and bred. My accent might have given it away?

What’s the greatest invention ever?

FaceTime – it’s been fun teaching my Grandma how to use it.

Where do you see your career taking you?

I have a large appreciation for the needs of the elderly, but I know there is still a lot to learn. Listening to their experiences can inform our future designs for the better. I hope we can make health and wellbeing a priority in the industry.

Industry bodies:
  • ARB