Jo joined Bryden Wood in January 2018, following the successful completion of her RIBA part 3 studies at the University of Westminster. Throughout her studies, Jo worked for a firm based in North London which specialised in delivering large scale high-end private residential projects. Most notably, she lead the design team responsible for delivering the ornate new build facades for 156 new homes in Hampstead, which involved extensive coordination of several specialist subcontractors and suppliers.
The thesis that Jo proposed during her Master’s degree was focused on island communities in the Maldives. The aim of the project was to provide a physical infrastructure to facilitate the expansion of existing traditional cottage industries, to protect the vibrant Maldivian culture increasingly being lost to tourism. The architectural aim of the project was to design a standardised series of simple and repetitive components to both enable the island communities to construct the buildings themselves, and to withstand rising sea levels.
Jo brings this appreciation for design for manufacture and assembly to Bryden Wood where she is currently working on a large DfMA multidisciplinary Government funded project.