Who we are
A Londoner by upbringing, Alex has travelled extensively and lived in various places, including Malawi and Missouri.
He studied architecture at Cardiff University – where he received a First and the Ty Alwyn Lloyd Scholarship at Bachelors and a Distinction and the Wyn Thomas Prize at Masters – writing his dissertation on closed loop manufacturing and steady state economics.
His focus is on holistically sustainable design, particularly around social and socio-economic factors and material lifecycles.
A Certified Passive House Designer, he has worked on a range of construction projects including a number of self build, natural building, and net zero projects in the UK and US.
He is also an RSA Fellow, trained facilitator, photographer, member of the Living Building Challenge UK Collaborative committee, occasional critic at Oxford Brookes University, collaborator on various open source and startup projects – including WikiHouse –, and regularly speaks at sustainable construction and collaborative economy events.
As he describes it “sustainability must have just been in my bones. I’ve always practised and believed in it – long before I’d been told it was this thing called ‘sustainability’. It just was just the obvious approach.”