Billy joined Allies and Morrison in 2002 as a year-out placement student, having trained at the University of Hong Kong. In 2004 he was awarded a special sponsorship by the Practice to pursue his diploma at the Architectural Association. Billy rejoined the Practice in 2006, and took his professional qualification at the Bartlett, UCL in 2009.
Following his return, Billy has spent eight consecutive years in delivering complex and challenging projects of various types and sizes through detailed design and construction phases. One of his key experiences has been his close involvement in the practice’s executive architect role for Rothchild’s New Court, a highly bespoke and technically complex bank headquarters scheme in the City of London. The building was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2012.
After New Court, Billy has played a leading role on a new boarding house for Brighton College, which has an 18-month programme from inception to completion and won an RIBA National Award in 2014. He has also extended his skills to planning stages as well as other sectors such as housing and science.
Currently, Billy is having a strong focus on White City, where he is leading a new biomedical engineering research and healthcare building for Imperial College London, and a number of refurbishment and new build commercial-led projects for Stanhope. He is also engaged in part-time technical tutoring at The Cass.