Occupying a prime waterfront location in the coastal city of Qingdao this upscale residential community includes a private club house, five palatial villas, generously sized condominiums and a retail waterfront promenade. The entire development sits on four levels of subterranean parking and other facilities. Qingdao, a former German concession, retains much of its former architectural character and has today become a favored summer destination among locals.
Chief designer and Project Manager
Dedicated to the seventh century abbess of Barking, St Ethelburga's
is one of the few surviving Medieval
City churches in London. In 1993,
the church was largely destroyed
when the IRA Bishopsgate bomb
exploded outside. There was a
proposal to demolish the church
in the aftermath however, following
a sustained public outcry, it was
rebuilt to its original plan.
Built by Charles Barry, The Reform
Club was founded in 1836, in the
center of what is often referred to
as London’s Clubland, the Pall Mall.
Early membership was restricted to supporters of the 1832 Great Reform
Act, and the many MP and Whig
peers among the members developed
the Club as the political headquarters
for the Liberal Party. The Reform Club
is today no longer associated with
any particular political party, and
serves a purely social function.
Design and construction of two Portland stone staircases linking the Coffee Room to Waterloo Gardens
Winfield House sits upon 12 acres of grounds in Regent's Park, the largest private garden in central London after that of Buckingham Palace. In 1936, Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton,
had the Neo-Georgian mansion built
by Leonard Rome Guthrie. After the
war, Hutton sold the house to the US government for one dollar. Since 1955,
it has been the official residence of
the United States Ambassador.
Survey of fireplace mantels and wall coverings for the specialist restoration and redecoration of interiors
Deptford Town Hall was designed
and built by architects Lanchester
and Rickards between 1903 and 1905 on New Cross Road in Deptford, South London. The facade boasts a grand baroque style popular during the Edwardian period, featuring carvings
of tritons and admirals emphasising Deptford's maritime heritage. In 1996 the Hall was acquired by Goldsmiths College and has today been granted Grade II status by English Heritage.
Kalmar Castle has played a crucial
roll in Swedish history since its
initial construction as a fortified
tower in the twelfth century. One of
the most significant political events
in Scandinavia took place at the
castle in 1397, when the Kalmar
Union was formed, a union between
the countries of Denmark, Norway
and Sweden, organized by Queen Margaret I of Denmark.
Ängelholm was under Danish rule
when it’s first church was destroyed in a 1565 battle between Swedish and Danish forces. The church lay in ruins for more than 100 years until it was finally rebuilt in the early seventeenth century. Following several alterations and extensions the church took on
much of the appearance it has today
in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
The south of Sweden has a long tradition of roof thatching dating
back to Medieval times. Klittern 21,
a late eighteenth century cluster of farm buildings, represents a fine example of this craftsmanship. The
owners commissioned an extensive restoration of all structures including
a number of modern alterations and upgrades that were designed to
respect the integrity of the original
City Tunnel is Sweden’s largest investment in infrastructure to date. Completed in 2010, the 17-kilometer rapid transport system offers a fast
and effective link between all major
rail routes in the region as well as
a direct connection to Copenhagen’s metro. The architecture of the stations, platforms and circulation spaces echo the technological advances in transport engineering of recent decades with
the use of glass, steel and concrete.
Job Captain for Schematic Design submittal
As part of Shanghai’s “One City, Nine Towns” initiative, introduced in 2001, SWECO FFNS was commissioned to plan and design Luodian New Town
in a distinctly Scandinavian style. Totaling 6.8 square kilometres the development includes an artificial
lake, golf club and housing for it’s
some 50,000 residents.
Involved in Schematic Design and Design Development phases
Created as part of the 2001 European Housing Expo (Bo01), Tango’s 27 units
incorporate several state-of-the-art sustainability and information technology features. Each unit is fitted with a specially designed “intelligent wall”, a wood panelled partition unit housing a number of functional attributes allowing for various plan configurations. The wall is also connected to a custom technology network, which monitors power and energy usage throughout the day.
Located in the outskirts of Metro Manila this 12 ha garden community combines European architectural traditions with the local "bahay na bato" style of the Philippines. Serendra prides itself in being the lowest density project within Bonifacio Global City today and is considered the pioneering garden residential development of its kind on the market, with 65% of its area dedicated to landscaped greenery and various other amenities and facilities.
Team leader during Schematic Design and Design Development phases
Much more than a traditional parking garage, this 300,000 square foot LEED™ certified parking structure provides not only 882 parking spaces, accommodated in six levels above grade and two below, but also a wide variety of amenities to the community. Serving as an easily identifiable marker for the entire civic center with it’s colorfull channel glass panels, the building affords spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the city from the upper levels, while a café on the plaza terrace animates the pedestrian traffic flow.
Design Development phase
Prominent natural conditions of the Chongqing area served as inspiration for the 13.8 hectare Chun Sen Bi An master plan. 3,000 units of housing enjoy sweeping views and direct access to the waterfront. A formal axis in the
center of the site represents the urban,
public realm of the project, pulling
the pedestrian flow from the city down to the river. This axis is animated by
a grand flight of steps that echo the traditional street-stairs of the region. Retail shops, located on both sides of the central spine, add to the lively urban character of the space.
Responsible for tower plan
configurations during Schematic
and Design Development phases
This 18,000 square foot six-bedroom manor in the French château style was built on the site of the owner’s previous home. To accommodate a growing family, unconventional solutions and creative engineering made it possible
to add 6,000 square feet of living space
to what the family previously had.
This 27,000 square foot Tuscan style villa is located off of Beverly Park
Circle in Beverly Hills. Interiors boast
groin vaulted ceilings, generous entertainment rooms and a basement home theater. A detached guest house, pool cabana and tennis court are just some of the additional amenities to
be found in this sprawling estate.
This 40,000 square foot compound
lies perched upon 1.5 acres of prime
Bel Air Hills real estate. With several independent structures, including a main residence and separate quarters for staff, guests and entertaining,
the project took nearly three years
to complete. A playful composition
of horizontal and vertical planes offer
a multitude of various indoor and
Schematic Design phase
An extensive renovation to an existing 9,000 square foot Bel Air Crest estate. Once an aging Tudor style villa, the exterior and interior was completely transformed into a fresh interpretation of the French château. Separate maid’s quarters and a pool bath were added
as well as a number of extensions and reconfigurations to optimize space. Limestone floors, artesian Venetian plasters and mahogany wainscoting were among the many fine finishes added to breathe new life into this stately villa.
Schematic design to Final Completion
Built in 1913, this Los Feliz estate is considered to be the largest surviving Craftsman residence in the US. 13,290 square feet of interiors true to the Arts and Crafts movement of the time have been meticulously restored to its former glory. Overlooking a 30-foot gorge, the grounds are scattered with wooded landscaping, walkways and unique water features.
The Skånbergs had just purchased
the unconditioned loft of this early twentieth century building in an upscale neighborhood of Stockholm when I was asked to help make it into their new home. The result was a 180 square meter open plan living space with sweeping views of the archipelago. No expense was spared on fittings and finishes. A cantilevered glass staircase and an organically shaped steam shower are just some of the unique features of this breathtaking loft conversion.
Entire project from Schematic Design
to Final Completion
Having seen the Skånberg Loft completed I was commissioned by
a young couple to remodel their
loft in central Gothenberg. Given
free hands, a number of walls were demolished in order to enhance the sense of open space. Pictured here is the kitchen and informal dining area separated by a 3.5 meter long island
in white Corian and stained oak.
Entire project from Schematic Design
to Final Completion
Ideally located in the former French Concession of Shanghai’s Jing’an District this 103 square meter loft was totally gutted to provide a clean slate for a new and more contemporary look.
The main feature and focal point is a steel frame and glass enclosed central bath. Frameless sand-blasted sliding doors, built-in cabinetry and a mosaic-tiled oval tub are some of the other unique features to be found in this daring remodel.
Interior design for an 18-floor office tower for the Shenyang branch of China Construction Bank. A 20-meter high atrium entrance lobby boasts
glass elevators, a large reflecting pool and exhibition space celebrating the province’s heavy industrial heritage. Subsequent floors house offices, meeting rooms and lecture theaters
for both staff and clients. The design and choice of materials are inspired
by Scandinavian aesthetics using
wood, steel and glass.
Chief designer and Project Manager
On these pages you will find a selection of projects I feel give a good representation of my almost
20-year career practicing architecture. Having now lived and worked in three continents, I find myself
well equipped to take on any challenge that may come my way. You will currently find me in Shanghai
where I am witnessing history in the making in this fast paced ever changing megalopolis.
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