William is an architectural designer based in London. He completed his undergraduate degree at Manchester School of Architecture in 2018 where he developed a keen interest in the spatial agency of adaptive reuse projects; he further explored this subject during the first year of his MA in ADS1 and devised a non-destructive masterplan for a residential conversion of Palace Gardens shopping centre in Enfield.
During his time at RCA, William’s practice of architecture has coalesced around its intersection with political economics. His dissertation ‘Seen but Not Heard?’ assessed the impact of digital media platforms on participation in estate regeneration public consultation practices, and how this affects power dynamics between stakeholders in the development process.
This year, William’s work in ADS3 has investigated the importance of architecture as a medium of constitution-making and its relationship with national identity, materialising sites through which the imaginations of a political community can be launched and interrogated.
Before joining the RCA in 2021, William gained three years of professional experience as an architectural assistant and a public sector urban planner.