William is an architect and a healthcare researcher, working for Llewelyn Davies. His research in healthcare focuses in mental health care, informed partly by the Master of Research degree in Healthcare and Design and partly by his professional practice. William is also an associate director with the Design in Mental Health Network.

As an architect, William began working in the cultural and commercial sectors, completing buildings ranging from community centres to large-scale developments in London and Cambridge, before completing a post-graduate degree in Healthcare and Design in 2019 to facilitate a move into the healthcare sector.

His MRes project led to the development of new mental health patient facilities in Charing Cross Hospital, London. The work contributed to the development of the new Care Quality Commission standards and report published in 2020 and was featured as an exemplary case in the Royal College of Emergency Medicine publication in 2021. The work was also shortlisted for the Design in Mental Health Network award and was exhibited at the European Healthcare Design Conference.

Working for Llewelyn Davies, William’s work has included projects at Great Ormond Street, University College of London and Barking Community Hospitals. His projects focused on improving patient flow and experience for the existing hospitals. William’s current focus is a 30-bed inpatient mental health centre in Jersey. The project aspires to create a clinical environment that is conducive to patients’ recovery through thoughtful articulation of architecture and an inspirational integration of the landscape.

Teaching and Publication

William is passionate about research and education. He is an external examiner with the University of Westminster for the Architecture Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice. He has also taught as a guest lecturer at the Royal College of Art, the University of Westminster, the University of Creative Arts, Kent and the University of Edinburgh.

His healthcare research was presented at the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) International Conference in Croatia, published in 2021. His work with the Design in Mental Health Network has also resulted in publications that address the space between mental health and the built environment.


Design in Mental Health Award Short-listed Nomination
European Healthcare Design Award Long-listed Nomination
Helen Hamlyn Design Student Awards Short-listed Nomination

Design Research Society Student Research Bursary

RIAS Urban Design Award for The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Student Awards
RIBA President’s Silver Medal Nomination. Royal Institute of British Architects

Architecture Award for the Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition

Dissertation Prize Nomination. Scottish Landscape Institute.

Invitation to ASSA Environment Group Student Award