I am a writer and photographer based in London.

I have been the architecture and design critic of the Guardian since 2012. Before moving into journalism, I trained as an architect at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art, and worked in strategic planning at the Architecture and Urbanism Unit of the Greater London Authority and at a number of architecture practices, including OMA in Rotterdam and Muf in London.

I have written extensively on architecture and design for a wide range of international publications, from Building Design and the Architects' Journal, to Icon, Domus and Frieze and have won awards for my in-depth reporting on the housing crisis and the planning system. I have served as curatorial advisor to the Architecture Foundation and I'm a regular visiting critic and lecturer at a number of architecture schools, including Harvard, Yale and the Architectural Association.