Rose graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture in 2013, having completed the first year of her Part 2 masters whilst living abroad in Australia. Here she worked at Bligh Voller Nield Architects gaining experience on a series of large-scale healthcare projects, and subsequently Archimages Architecture where she worked on a variety of residential and small-scale commercial projects.
Rose first joined FCBS in 2014, working initially on a range of creative re-use projects, including the refurbishment of the performance and foyer spaces on our Brighton Dome Royal Pavilion project, and the regeneration of the former Kingston Prison in Portsmouth. The latter involved the part demolition and conversion of the radial Victorian prison building to provide 73 dwellings and a commercial unit.
After completing her Part 3 qualification at The University of Bath, Rose worked primarily as Project Architect on the refurbishment and extension of Senate House Bristol. This student-focussed project aimed to provide a new, identifiable entrance to the university whilst addressing modern student study and support needs and seeking to extend the life of what is a prominent building within the precinct. The project involved extensive consultation with the building users and students, and was heavily focussed towards creating a welcoming internal environment in order to address issues relating to poor mental wellbeing in higher education settings.
Rose is currently working on the design of a new Student Village for Staffordshire University, which aims to provide around 1000 rooms in a mixture of residential typologies, with supporting social and ancillary accommodation. The aspiration is that this will be a Net-Zero Carbon project, designed to Passivhaus principles, and putting student wellbeing and inclusivity at the forefront.
Rose has also recently completed a Diploma in Interior Design and is currently involved in developing the practice interiors sector.
Alongside her main project work Rose has also volunteered on a number of FCBS charitable projects such as Baltic Street Adventure Playground in Glasgow, where the team were challenged with designing a workshop and shelter for the children using a combination of shipping containers and scaffolding.