cultural organisations

I have worked directly with, or alongside, a wide range of cultural organisations on learning projects and programmes that use their existing or proposed buildings and spaces, and/or their local area as a context.  Many of these were funded by CABE or the Arts Council, and involved collaborations with other architects and creative practitioners.I have described a few examples from this portfolio below:

How Places Work

  • How Places Work was a CABE funded programe that enabled school students to visit and explore interesting contemporary buildings in their local area, and find out more about how the buildings had evolved through meeting the designers responsible.
  • The buildings I selected for How Places Work visits in the south east included : the Brighton Earthship, the Jubilee Library in Brighton, the Shorne Wood Visitor Centre near Gravesend, the Holiday Extras HQ near Folkestone and the Bridge Community Centre, near Hastings.
  • This programme provides an interesting, replicable template that can be used to develop of materials and learning resources for other cultural buildings to utilise. I am intrerested in working with Galleries, Arts Centres, Theatres, Museums, Libraries, and other organisations to help them collaborate with local schools to develop simple but effective learning resources

 Hope Street Centre, Sheerness

  • Back in 2003 Kent Architecture Centre worked with a small team from the URC Church in Sheerness, who wanted to develop their church building so that it could provide facilities for the local community. As part of a wider comunity engagement programme, I developed a series of student workshops in the building that enabled local young people to contribute ideas for the improvements.


Sevenoaks Library improvements

  • Students from a local Primary School took part in a series of workshops as part of the programme of stakeholder engagement and architectural competition for improvements to the Library and Museum in Sevenoaks. The students created drawings and models which formed part of a public exhibition of the architects’ submissions