Architectural Assistant

I joined Turner Works in 2015, shortly before the completion of my studies with the University of Liverpool and the Bauhaus in Dessau. This overlap period of study and practice was a key moment where I cemented my interest in the process of making (a problem-solving design approach), and a satisfaction in turning the simple into the special.

At Bellingham house, I was able to work closely with the client from concept to completion. I achieved a clear understanding of how they wanted to use the space, how we could maximise their budget and how we could bring out their own personality within the design. Purpose made joinery and furniture helped to provide the flexibility that the family required for both living and entertaining, such as a mobile kitchen table / island and a home study that could be smoothly transformed into a guest bedroom.

There are very few things that are more satisfying than being able to help a client exceed their expectations. Although the finished design was in many ways very similar to the early drawings and models, through time and discussion it had become so much richer and full of joy and personality through the contributions of the client. I’m very pleased to have been able to share that experience.

simon@turner.works