Janice is an artist and architectural designer whose work explores a wide variety of contemporary topics with a particular focus on regenerative design and material innovation. Having graduated from Central Saint Martins, UAL, with first-class honours in BA Architecture, Janice joined the Urban Design team at Hawkins\Brown in London and worked on a variety of urban design and master-planning projects in the UK, where she was keen to explore the importance of spatial design and how it can influence the social, economic and environmental aspects of a community.
Janice believes that good architectural designs and master-planning stem from the thorough understanding and analysis of an area’s character, and social, cultural and economic factors. She understands that there is a pressing need for an innovative approach, for example by employing the concepts of regenerative design and circular economy in a wider context, in order to face today’s challenges. Her strengths lie in her ability to clearly identify existing problems and opportunities within a complex context and developing responsive strategies which address these issues.
During her first year at the RCA, Janice continued her interest in material exploration by designing an urban park in Macau, her home city, which is low in both embodied and operational carbon through the use of pre-tensioned stone and windcatchers. In her second year with ADS4, Janice explores the social and psychological implications in a future where everything in the world is digitally twinned, drawing from her own experience and background as an identical twin herself.