“I founded AXN Architecture in Glasgow in 2012 to pursue my passion for delivering great buildings that improve user’s lives.
Previous senior roles as Construction Director, Architect Director, Volume House Builder and University Lecturer have given me a holistic insight into the world of design and building.
I hold integrity as my highest value. To deliver to the highest standard, to meet the challenge, to listen and finish as well as begun, to do what we say we will do. Through running marathons, I know, the last mile is as important as the first.
To enjoy the process is essential. I strive to engender within the team a culture of mutual respect, shared goals and a desire to excel. Life is short, fun is allowed, even as disciplined professionals.
Economics are critical. Finance matters. Having studied martial arts for over two decades, I know to "leave my ego at the door" is to respect and honour those who have entrusted a portion of their life with me. We should spend resources wisely. Great design is firmly rooted in achieving more with less. It is not whimsical.
Finally, aspiration, resourcefulness and collaboration are the key ingredients of a great team. With the correct attitude and discipline in the process of design, I lead to uncover solutions that connect people, nature and place. To deliver practical, thoughtful solutions that have an inherent beauty of their own.”