Architect & Passivhaus Designer
MEng(Hons) MArch PG DipArch
Sioned joined Architype in early 2016 after returning from a design and build internship in Borneo where she spent 6 months working on community-led projects which aspired to conserve nature through design.
During her training, she worked in both architectural practices and environmental engineering consultancy firms. The combination of both disciplines has helped her develop the skills needed to solve design problems with efficient and elegant solutions.
Whilst working at Architype Sioned has worked predominantly within the Education sector. She has seen Sutton Passivhaus Secondary School through from feasibility to construction, taking on the principle role of Passivhaus Designer and developing the design as part of the architectural team. She has also worked on Hackbridge Passivhaus Plus Primary School during the construction phase. Sioned specialises in developing environmental strategies using a range of software to produce early-stage massing and daylight studies, through to testing the performance of technical details and on-site remedial work using thermal bridge software and the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP).
Being an active member of Architype’s Education Sector Group has enabled Sioned to pursue her interest in broader aspects of effective Learning Environments.
Sioned completed her Part I M.Eng in Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Nottingham, graduating with first class honours in 2012. After 18 months in practice she completed her Part II at the University of Bath. Subsequently she strengthened her understanding of environmental design by qualifying as a Certified Passivhaus Designer in 2015. She qualified as an Architect in 2019.