Lauren Page

Lauren Page

Lauren joined Austin-Smith:Lord in 2022.

She is currently studying for a degree in Interior Design at the University of South Wales and has joined Austin-Smith:Lord for a student placement before her last year of studies to gain experience.

Lauren is particularly interested in designing for human health and wellbeing, and the psychology of spaces on human behaviour.

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Eleanor Kemp

Eleanor Kemp

BA (Hons) MArch

Eleanor joined Austin-Smith:Lord’s Liverpool studio in 2022 as a Part II Architectural Assistant, having studied at Liverpool John Moores University.

Eleanor’s Masters thesis project ‘Co-Living + Co-Working/Glasgow’ has explored the robustness of post Covid-19 housing and its future flexibility/ typological hybridity. Her thesis project has been nominated for both the RIBA Silver Presidents Medal and the 3D Reid Student Prize 2022. Before she joined us, Eleanor spent the summer working as a researcher at the same University, developing sustainable refurbishment research that focuses on the needs of cultural institutions within Liverpool.

Eleanor looks forward to bringing this knowledge to projects at Austin-Smith:Lord.

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Omkar Deshmankar

Omkar Deshmankar

MArch

Omkar joined the practice as a RIBA Part II Architectural Assistant after having completed his Architecture Degree at the University of Pune, India, and his Masters at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Omkar has a keen interest in exploring and sculpting designs in a dense context integrated with the urban aquatic network. His thesis was based on the integration of the River Clyde with Glasgow through interventions of different typologies and spatial combinations which also helped to catalyse growth of the communities along the River Clyde. The Masters Dissertation explored in detail the urban-water dynamics of different cities in order to highlight its effects on climate change mitigation.

Apart from architecture, Omkar is also passionate about the environment and loves travelling, hillwalking and photography.

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Abbi Wallace

Abbi Wallace

BSc MArch

Abbi studied at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, before joining Austin-Smith:Lord at the end of August 2022 as a Part II Architectural Assistant. Our one-studio approach enabled Abbi to relocate from Glasgow to Cardiff, where she is now based.

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Gillian Lewis-Spencer

Gillian Lewis-Spencer

Gill joined Austin-Smith:Lord in 2021 as Central Administrator.

Based in our Cardiff Studio, Gill helps to ensure the smooth running of the studio, as well as providing support to other studios across the practice.

In her spare time, Gill enjoys walking and spending time with her two Shiba Inus.

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David Carr

David Carr

BArch (1st Class Honours)
MArch (Distinction)

David joined the practice as a Part II architectural assistant in 2021, having graduated from the University of Sheffield where he achieved a distinction.

David has a keen interest in sustainable design, particularly where it pertains to the utilisation of low impact materials and building methods, as well as the wholesale reduction of carbon in a building’s life cycle. His Master’s dissertation explored achieving these reductions in Somerset by learning lessons from the past and transferring local vernacular knowledge into contemporary design and practices.

He also takes a great interest in visualisation and the ability to experience a space in multiple media, whether it be with a photoshopped CGI or within a 3D VR experience.

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Aeddan Berry

Aeddan Berry

MArch(prof) BA(Hons)

Aeddan joined Austin-Smith:Lord in 2021 and combines a strong traditional architectural skillset and innovative flair with experience in a diverse range of heritage work. He’s particularly proud of the work he did at the award-winning ‘Yr Ysgwrn’ (European Heritage Europa Nostra Award 2019 & Welsh Architecture Award 2018) the home of Welsh poet ‘Hedd Wyn’.

Aeddan gained his Masters in Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His thesis was ‘Hiraeth: Re-interpreting Welsh vernacular architecture in a post-industrial society’.

He is passionate about history, landscape and the sensitive integration of sustainable and contemporary design, with a particular interest in conveying the innate sense of place. Aeddan has a deep love of contemporary Welsh vernacular architecture and is earnest to be part of its future.

Outside work, Aeddan enjoys rugby, sailing and adding to his arboretum.

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Peggy Tsang

Peggy Tsang

Msc CMLI

Peggy undertook her studies at University of Edinburgh and gained her chartership status before joining Austin-Smith:Lord in 2021. Peggy has experience in a wide range of projects from her previous work experience including, active travel, public realm and education. She has a special interest in integrating sustainable technologies within the landscape and exploring the creativity of design playscapes.

Peggy has extensive experience in working projects across Scotland and is confident in all project stages from concept to completion. She is an excellent team player and support others in solving technical problems in a creative approach.

She is also a mentor with the Youth Group in partnership with the Landscape Institute, to guide young people in choosing their career path, and promote the landscape profession.

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Devon McCrea

Devon McCrea

BSc(Hons) March PgDip ARB

Devon joined the Bristol office in May 2021 and became a qualified Architect from The University of Bath in 2020. Devon’s key interests lie within the relationship between architecture, design and the public realm. Devon looks to use these key interests as a generator for design as well as recognising the importance of collaboration within the design process, achieving this through frequent  communication with colleagues, consultants and clients.

Devon graduated from The University of Dundee having completed her Masters in Architecture. With an enthusiasm for European architecture, Devon spent a year working at a practice in Brussels before travelling and working in Australia. Following this, Devon completed her postgrad in Profession Practice at The University of Bath before joining A-S:L in spring 2021. With much of Devon’s experience in automotive, education and medical research, Devon is keen to continue to develop these interests as well as engaging in the arts and culture sector at A-S:L. Continuing to gain valuable experience and work within the lifecycle of a project, from feasibility to construction, Devon is eager to further understand the profession as well as appreciating any opportunity to grow and develop.

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Oliver Goddard

Oliver Goddard

BA(Hons) Prof. DipArch
Certified Passive House Designer
RIAS Accreditation in Conservation Architecture

Joining Austin-Smith:Lord in 2020, Oliver brings to the practice diverse experience and a passion for conservation and sustainable design that was progressed at the Graduate School of the Environment where he achieved a Professional Diploma in Architecture with Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies.

In 2015, Oliver was nominated by Building as one of the top 50 rising stars of sustainability.  His main interest lies in environmentally conscience design and creating healthy indoor environments within buildings that are respectful and integrated with their surrounds using local and natural materials wherever possible.  Oliver is a certified Passive House Designer and RIAS Conservation Accredited Architect and is committed to preserving natural resources by working appropriately with existing buildings through holistic retrofit.

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