I stopped posting on my school blog 6 years ago when I graduated. During this time I was a senior associate at a corporate office in London and teaching at Birmingham University and the AA. 2 years ago two colleagues from the AA and me won an international architectural competition in India for a 50.000m2 mixed used complex on the outskirts of New Delhi. I quit my job this week in London to start a new post in China for a local Guangzhou company helping them leading one of their design studios.
I guess the purpose of this blog is to document my experiences in China both culturally and professionally as a total FOB foreigner….but before I get to Guangzhou I guess I ll do a couple of posts with some background about my 6 years in London….
After 6 years working at a commercial firm in London and setting up my own practice with collegues from the AA to deliver a comission for a tower we won in India, I am embarking on a new adventure as studio leader for a local firm in China, trying to reconnect with the experimental mind set I used to have during my days at GSAPP