Josh Blackledge

Associate Architect

As part of our visualisation team, Josh is always exploring new ways to use technology to communicate ideas and designs more effectively.

Josh is based in our London studio. He specialises in early stage design across multiple sectors and enjoys working with clients and end users to develop interesting concepts from complex briefs.

If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?

It would probably be something to do with food. I worked in bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants before and during university which has left me obsessed with baking bread and drinking coffee. Owning a coffee shop or bakery is still a dream of mine, even though it would inevitably ruin me financially.

What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?

Working on the National Maritime Museum Conservation Centre was a great experience. The team at the museum do incredible work conserving historical paintings and artefacts. Learning about their work and designing spaces to facilitate conservation was incredibly rewarding.

Where do you see your career taking you?

I’d love to continue to be involved in our early stage design work. Concept design and competition entries always give us an opportunity to push the boundaries both in terms of design and technology. The way we work as architects is constantly changing and I enjoy exploring new ways to use BIM and visualisation software when communicating our designs and ideas. Using new technologies to illustrate our designs more clearly and effectively is something I will always strive towards.

Best building in your city?

I had an opportunity to walk around the Leadenhall building when it first opened which was pretty spectacular. The level of detail the architects got into is amazing, from the superstructure to the cogs of the entry turnstiles, everything is exposed and detailed to an incredibly high standard.

What’s the greatest invention ever?

It’s Pizza.

Industry bodies:
  • ARB

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