Rod studied Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Since graduating, his focus has been on the residential and hospitality sectors, as well as high rise projects working extensively with high profile clients in HK and mainland China
Before joining Conran and Partners, Rod led another UK studio in HK, Make Architects, where he was responsible for the design of a 25-storey residential development in Ho Man Tin, the first residential project to receive BEAM Plus Platinum. Drawing on the hospitality sector for inspiration, Rod also designed The Leadership Training Centre in Lantau Island, which is one of the most sustainable buildings in Hong Kong, and a high-end residential tower at Lun Fat Street in Wan Chai.
Rod joined Conran and Partners to lead its Hong Kong studio and is responsible for acquiring new business, growing brand awareness and, with the Partners, oversees the creative design direction in architecture in East Asia.
Rod’s design philosophy is focussed on building sustainable communities, embedded with creative public spaces to enhance wellbeing and experience reflected through his recent appointment as part of the Building Committee for Mother’s Choice, a charity supporting young mothers and vulnerable children in Hong Kong.