I’m Laurence, and joined smok as an architectural assistant.

I completed my Part II qualification in 2015 at Kingston University where I was able to pursue my personal interest in the relationship between architectural heritage and conservation. My thesis focused on a critical response to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Derbyshire.

I was attracted to working at smok as I recognised it as an environment that could support me creatively and allow me to grow as an architect from a collective way of working.

Working in the smok studio has provided me the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with their own unique challenges and rewards.

Laurence studied for his Part II at Kingston University and has worked in the Isle of Wight on a number of sensitive heritage projects, ranging from listed churches to private houses. He is currently working towards his RIBA Part III qualification at London Metropolitan University.