Simon studied at the Cardiff School of Art and subsequently worked on transport and retail interiors in London, Spain and Finland before joining Allies and Morrison in 1998. He was appointed partner in 2013.
Simon led the practice design team for the production of the London 2012 Olympic Park masterplan and from 2007 to 2012 he was the Director responsible for delivering the co-ordinated infrastructure design intent for some 35 bridges, underpasses and utility structures within the Olympic Park.
Prior to the Olympic Park project Simon was the Director for the Royal Festival Hall Transformation which was shortlisted for the 2008 Stirling Prize. Simon undertook a key role in the extensive consultation across two organisations, statutory bodies and public. He led the team to successfully reconcile user requirements with particular and complex technical issues that the project presented.
Simon has extensive experience of working on large and complex projects, often in historically sensitive settings and he is currently the Project Partner for a high specification residential development, delivering 58 apartments across three new blocks on the edge of Holland Park in Kensington, London. This project also involves the extensive refurbishment of the Grade II* listed, former Commonwealth Institute in preparation for a fit out for the Design Museum.