Ned joined aLL Design in 2014 after completing his MA in
Architecture at the Royal College of Art. He is currently designing
a complex mixed use scheme in Brentford, combining student,
commercial and affordable residential, offices, retail and bus
depot. The scheme uses an unusual cladding design to create curved
forms to the buildings.
While at the RCA, Ned was awarded a distinction for his
research in architecture and literature and the ideas
surrounding 'worldbuilding' - the practice of designing alternate
realities. Similar to creating a scientific model or experiment,
Ned built these new worlds to explore specific design problems. His
final thesis involved the creation of a United Kingdom entirely
dependent on renewable energy, which he explored through writing,
mapping, drawing and the creation of souvenirs.
Prior to studying at the RCA, Ned completed his Part 1 at Oxford
Brookes University, where he won prizes for creativity in
sustainable design and was published in Blueprint Magazine's Best
Student Projects of 2010.
Ned's previous practical work was with ecclesiastical and
historic buildings where he learned to design within sensitive
contexts and took inspiration from grand public spaces and intimate
With a love of intricate illustration and skills within digital
culture, Ned developed a style of 'Hand Drawing' on CAD software
during his time at the RCA. Inspired by natural forms and
children's stories, his designs are full of delight and drama.