Rob is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant and Sustainability Champion based in our Truro office.
What are you working on currently?
Truro is a small office, so I have had the chance to work across a variety of sectors. Currently I am working in the schools sector; helping to deliver a renovation of an historic Edwardian school building and several modular construction schools. It’s exciting to see the contrast between two progressive methodologies of design and construction. It has piqued my interest in differing sustainable methodologies and prompted my applying for the position of Sustainability Champion for the Truro office.
If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?
I would probably be expanding the swim school I run in my spare time. Growing up in Cornwall and working as a beach lifeguard for over a decade, I have witnessed first-hand the importance of learning to swim. Coming from an island nation, I believe swimming to be an essential skill for both survival and recreation – with numerous physical and mental health benefits – particularly in cold water!
Interesting fact that nobody knows about you?
I have a passion for wood working and furniture design. Working from home has allowed me to make use of an asymmetrical, cantilevered beech-wood desk I designed and built in Year 9 of secondary school – still going strong.
Best book you’ve read?
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings – a formative influence on my outlook on life and our relation to nature.
The Drug Science Podcast – phenomenal break throughs and alternative research in the field of medical science.