Pip gained architectural qualifications at the University of Westminster achieving a BA (Hons), MArch and PGDipArch. Pip's interest in architecture stemmed from his grandfather who was an Architect and worked extensively in London and Hong Kong. This provided him with the opportunity to explore and appreciate the way design can affect how we, as individuals, experience space and how it can influence behaviour. Before going into architecture Pip studied art and design where he developed an interest in furniture design. He also trained as a carpenter and has previously set up his own retail business where he oversaw the design and installation of two shop interiors. Before joining Granit, Pip worked at Foster and Partners where he gained considerable work experience on international large-scale projects. At Granit he has worked with predominantly private residential clients through all work stages, taking projects from initial brief and feasibility design, through to detailing and construction. Pip is a Modernist at heart and having trained as a carpenter has a passion for hand-crafted and honest materials. Away from work, Pip has a keen interest in mid-century modern design, particularly furniture and product design.