Rupert joined LSI as an Associate in 2004, became a member of the LLP in 2008, and a partner 2010. After graduating from the RCA, and two years with Tibbalds Munro, he directed his own design-build companies for 4 years, working on interiors and exhibition design for brands such as Orange.
Rupert’s sectors include Education, Retail & Leisure, Workplace and Interiors while exploring off-site construction techniques and R&D in sustainable design.
Many of his high-impact projects have been small: Norwich Provisions Market; Rose Hill Primary School (remodelling of a 12mx12m space); a Classroom of the Future project and several customer-focused refits for the LB of Islington. He subsequently managed LSI’s role on the Suffolk County Council’s Framework. More recent work is larger scale, including mixed-use town centre schemes and out-of-town masterplans in several East Anglian towns.
Rupert retains a fresh, hands-on, design-focused involvement in projects ranging from one-off houses, through education, to town centre redevelopment. He holds practice-wide responsibility for LSI’s innovative use of CAD and is actively engaged in the practice’s successful integration of BIM methodologies.
Gresham’s School Britten Building
A £3.25million project to provide a new music school and sixth form building at the prestigious Gresham’s School in Holt, North Norfolk
University Technical College Norfolk
University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) provides a new education concept for 14 – 19 year old students within the constraints of a former light industrial unit to the south east of Norwich City centre.
Riverside Offices Lowestoft
A 35,000 sq ft purpose built office development which brings together shared public sector services for Suffolk County Council (SCC) and Waveney District Council (WDC).
Two LSI teams provided segregated roles on this prestigious development converting Aviva’s HQ. One provided client liaison services for Architecture and ID, the other worked with developer LST to design a new, 1,000+ sqm atrium linked to offices and forming a new visitor entrance from the Grade 1 Listed Surrey House.
Greater Peterborough UTC
The Greater Peterborough University Technical College will provide a new education concept for 14-19 year olds.
Gresham’s Oakeley Boarding House
The £2.5 million Oakeley Boarding House project will provide a new boarding house to replace some of the outdated buildings on the Gresham's School site.
Islington Contact Centre
The first of several projects undertaken on the Islington Framework. This open, customer-facing reception adopted SMART working, a new ‘tone and style’, and included Childrens Services, requiring careful planning of the layout. It was completed within time and budget over eight weeks, while maintaining minimal disruption to Islington’s front-of-house services.
Greshams School Boarding Houses
Four projects for Gresham’s School that comprise permanent extensions to existing boarding house buildings to improve the quality of accommodation and allow for flexibility of use.
ABAX Stadium Motorpoint Stand
Peterborough City Council outlined an aspiration to redevelop the ageing Moys Terrace at Peterborough United's ABAX Stadium and replace it with the new 2,500 seat capacity Motorpoint stand and STEM (Science, Technology, English and Maths) Centre.
Royal Opening for Gresham’s Britten Building
The new school building replaces the existing music teaching areas and provide new facilities for the practice, teaching and performance of music. The building also provides much needed academic and recreational spaces for the sixth form to integrate with the rest of the school
Westwick Street Apartments Get Planning Consent
Norwich’s Planning Committee approves plans to redevelop the decommissioned telephone repeater station at 70 Westwick Street to provide 42 high quality, one- and two-bedroom apartments, with associated amenity areas, car, and cycle parking.
Go-ahead for Halesworth Information & Support Centre
The Centre is to provide information and support to the 50,000 residents that live within a 15 mile radius of Halesworth providing an important resource for those with cancer or any other life threatening illness and their families nearer to home.