Lucy is a multidisciplinary designer, currently based in London. After completing her BA in Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture with a focus on building re-use, she worked as an architectural assistant at StudioAP until joining the RCA. She has also gained experience as a marketing designer at the design start-up Visualist, and as a heritage brickwork volunteer with the Canal and River Trust.
Her first-year design project in ADS7 explored the idea of atmospheric carbon dioxide removal through structures made from a reactive rock extracted during mining processes in Northern Canada. This year, her History & Theory essay explored the policies which intertwine the heritage architecture sector, and the possibilities of traditional building techniques and new technology learning from each other.
Lucy’s work engages with themes of the cultural and ecological conservation, continuing in this year’s thesis project with ADS0. Echoes & Sediments proposes a methodology of material experimentation to serve as a form of documenting the erosion of a coastal landscape, and human knowledge and traditions along with it. Thematically her work investigates threats to culture and land, and how embracing flux in nature and the climate can offer new opportunities for design – in which the past, future, material, immaterial, human and non-human have equal representation.