Sally joined the practice in 2015 as Project Architect for the Bayes Centre, at the University of Edinburgh. She particularly enjoys working with complex briefs to design simple buildings, and engaging closely with the building users to enable this.
Prior to joining Bennetts Associates, Sally worked at Penoyre and Prasad for 13 years. She was an Associate with particular responsibility for the practice’s health buildings, keenly interested in the beneficial impact of architecture on health, and committed to creating inspiring spaces in these civic buildings well beyond the efficient organization of clinical services. Significant projects include the design of five multi-award winning NHS health and social services centres in Belfast, and the health centre for the London 2012 Olympics. In 2007 she was appointed to the NHS Design Review Panel, which offered constructive feedback on capital projects at key stages. She was also involved in many of the practice’s housing, civic and arts projects.
Sally has been interested in developing sustainable technologies since the 1990s, when Great Notley Discovery Centre was chosen as a Demonstration Project for the government’s Movement for Innovation in Construction. This research has informed her work in mainstream, publicly funded urban buildings.
Outside work Sally likes painting and mountains and has taken part in five arctic expeditions.