Exploring how architecture can be a political and social venture as much as it is an artistic and technical pursuit has been a main driver in Will’s architectural journey. His studies at Newcastle University explored how architecture can be used to readjust social disparities through the collective engagement of communities and cultures.
This interest was first inspired when Will worked in a professional capacity for Newcastle University as a member of their International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM) team. IGEM is a program run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) and aims to find those who are tackling major global issues using synthetic biology. As only one of two architects in the multidisciplinary team, Will was able to aid the development of real world implementation of the project and investigate how current infrastructures can be adapted to support wider communities.
Before joining Apt Will worked at Squire & Partners, contributing to a number of projects including the major urban redevelopment of Belgrade waterfront in Serbia and the retrofit of an iconic Michael Hopkins Building.