From an early age, Robert has always been interested in building things - camps in the woods, dams in streams and castles on the beach. At school, he focussed on art, carpentry, physics and the history of art, before gaining his architectural qualifications at PCL and Cambridge University. Prior to setting up Granit Architects, Robert worked under renowned architect Demetri Porphyrios, had spells at the UK’s Department for the Environment - where he worked on projects for the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Tower of London - and as a junior architect for the Murray Cockburn Partnership in Fiji. At Granit, Robert has developed a rich expertise in designing residential buildings for both private clients and commercial investors. His architecture has appeared in The Architects Journal, Grand Designs, Living etc, The Sunday Telegraph, RIBA Housing Design Guide, Ideal Homes Magazine, Channel4.com’s Designer Homes series and more. Away from residential work, Robert has also designed for retail, office and manufacturing sectors, including Jamie Oliver’s bakery and a library for the Benjamin Britten Foundation. Robert appreciates architecture from Edwin Lutyens, Marcel Breuer and Eric Parry, the influence of whom you may find in some of Granit's portfolio. When not at work travel is high on the list of Robert's pastimes, with opportunities to ski, dive, kite surf or ride often included - "the more means of transport the better, be it an elephant or a bamboo raft, so much the better to explore other cultures and great and everyday buildings."