Simon joined Penoyre & Prasad in 2000 and is a talented designer who specialises in school design. He brings insightful leadership, drawing teams together to generate creative solutions to complex briefs.
Simon is currently Project Leader on two new schools combined on one site, Barlby Primary school and a school for children with ASD, due to start on site in 2018. He is also the Project Architect on the Holy Cross Primary School, completing in 2017. This is a complex project to both reorganise and double the size of an existing school, and involves inserting a new hall and classrooms into the heart of the school on a very restricted site, while the school continues to operate throughout. He was also recently the Project Architect for remodeling the University of Portsmouth library in 2014, and the delivery of The Bloom, a mixed used development for housing and healthcare.
Prior to this Simon led many new school projects including the new Belfairs secondary school in Leigh on Sea, the award winning Minster secondary school in Southwell, and the Charter School, south London. He also led two major research projects: a design exemplar for a 6 storey secondary school for the DfES, and the Space for Personalised Learning project for the DCSF with six pilot projects, ranging from new learning spaces built and tested in existing schools to an entire campus masterplan.
He trained at the University of Bristol and with BIAS, a student-run Diploma School, and worked in India and Hong Kong before returning to work in the UK in 1989, mainly on community, education, and social housing projects. Simon has a special interest in film and photography and is a past winner of a UK Architecture Film Competition.