I am currently studying a master’s in architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture. The thesis that I am now working on is focused on looking at the adaptive reuse of derelict farms in the North of England. I have a particular interest in building conservation looking at how buildings of historical interest can be repurposed appropriately to preserve them for the future.
I am a keen traveller having backpacked around South East Asia, visiting, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Other places I have travelled to are China and Africa. When I was in Africa, I worked on a building project, constructing classrooms for a school in Mwanza, Tanzania. After completing the building work, I climbed Kilimanjaro. Last Summer I completed the West Highland Way, walking over 100 miles in 8 days in the Scottish Highlands raising money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres.
Alongside architecture I do photography, doing a mix of headshot, portraiture, architectural and landscape photography. I work in both digital and film cameras. Throughout the expedition I will be documenting and photographing the group, the research projects and the landscape.