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Ross Chinn

Architect

I enjoy all aspects of the process, from collaborating with the builders on site to engaging with local communities.”
I enjoy all aspects of the process, from collaborating with the builders on site to engaging with local communities.”

Growing up in both Malaysia and the United Kingdom has given me a broad view on the idea of ‘place’. Throughout my education and experiences in practice, I have always strived to strike a balance between the built environment and the social value it has on the community.

Through my education, I competed my Master’s degree at Oxford Brookes University with a distinction, and my dissertation at undergraduate was referenced in Andrew Ballantyne and Andrew Law’s book ‘Tudoresque: In pursuit of the ideal home’.

This had led through a variety of projects in my career as an Architect; from delivering big infrastructure such as Tottenham Court Road Crossrail Station and the public realm to small residential refurbishments of private Georgian terrace homes. I enjoy all aspects of the process, from collaborating with the builders on site to engaging with local communities on what we are proposing.

At Studio Egret West, I’ve been involved with: Erith Hill Primary School, a circular school building on a former quarry site; Bow Common, a former gasworks site turning into a residential scheme with a 1 hectare public park; and Brent Cross South, delivering an office and a station entrance for the newly proposed Thameslink station Brent Cross West.

From this, keeping the community in mind is important when contributing to the fabric of ‘place’. This is what we do at SEW.