BA, M. Arch (Penn), RIBA
Simon studied at Newcastle University and won the RIBA Bronze medal as an undergraduate. He then gained a Harkness Fellowship and continued his education at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (sci-arc) and at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he won the Samuel Huckel Architecture Prize.
Simon has been a visiting tutor at the Architectural Association, Birmingham University, Cambridge University and an external examiner at the universities of Portsmouth, Lincoln and the University of East London. He has lectured throughout the UK and runs urban design seminars for the East Midlands Development Agency, and ‘arc’ in Hull. Simon has presented papers at the Royal Town Planning Institute National Conference.
Simon has been a member of the Southwark Design Review Panel since 2005, chairing the majority of the panel reviews. He is an awards assessor for the RIBA and Civic Trust and has acted as a competitions assessor for the RIBA on urban design in historic towns and for cultural buildings. In February 2009 Simon was appointed to CABE’s National Design Review Panel and the South East Regional Design Panel.
Simon is responsible for the management of the design process within the office, overseeing consistency and thoroughness from conceptual design to completed buildings. He was the partner in charge of the Collection in Lincoln, Christ’s Lane in Cambridge, Princesshay in Exeter and Davygate in York, which have won a combined total of eighteen awards including four RIBA, two Civic Trust, one AIA and twelve construction awards. In London he led teams completing residential projects at the Athlete’s Village for the 2012 Olympics, Bear Lane, and Royal Road in Southwark (both being long listed for the Stirling prize). Currently he is leading project teams designing mixed-use development in the centres of Oxford, Banbury, Harringay and Woolwich and 230 new homes within the Heygate masterplan at the Elephant and Castle.