We are a collective of individuals trained in a wealth of disciplines including urban anthropology, experience design, architecture and data analytics.
The breadth and depth of this expertise makes us ideally qualified to advise you on the financial and social aspects of real estate innovation.
An anthropologist, Gemma specialises in illuminating the changing ways in which people live and work in cities, and how social value in the built environment can be delivered at a time of technological disruption. Uniquely positioned to conduct academically rigorous research, she provides clients with strategic advice on spatial design across all sectors. With a background in workplace design, she has been commissioned to work on alternative housing ideas – and, in particular, the development of co-living spaces. In 2015, she was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and British Council Fellowship to research the design and use of public libraries.
Simon’s expertise is in the fields of graphic design and product design. He specialises in design research to inform the development of products that facilitate independence and control for people in their everyday lives. He is also skilled at investigating and understanding sensorial experiences in the built environment. Winner of the Design Council’s ‘One to Watch’ award, he has worked in the Age & Ability Lab at The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, and at Graphic Thought Facility. His clients include Wallpaper*, the Design Museum and Royal Free Hospital.
Luke’s nine-year career spans a variety of design and strategic disciplines from architecture and the designing of retail and brand experiences to UX research, service and product design. His work is guided by close observation of the brand, environmental, behavioural and cultural contexts and nuances of a project. In all his work, his goal is to increase quality engagement for end-users while delivering positive social and commercial impact. His clients include a range of design agencies and industry-leading brands such as Cunard, Jaguar Land Rover, Virgin Group, Remy Martin and Samsung.
Ben's area of expertise is at the interface of research and spatial visualisation, applying ArcGIS tools and data analysis to inform commercial, social and sustainability outcomes. For Ben, social value and sustainability are integrally linked. As a multidisciplinary geographer, he advises on the importance of investing in air rights and helps real estate clients maximise carbon abatement and meet their sustainability targets. Ben uses his diverse experience in social and data science to deliver socially and environmentally responsible strategy and planning outcomes.