Laurence Blackwell-Thale


Laurence is an architect, working across a range of projects at Nissen Richards Studio. He is interested in how concept and interpretation act as a basis for detailed design, and enjoys developing projects through simultaneously testing proposals on a variety of scales.

He has experience in a range of fabrication techniques, from bespoke off-site manufacture to in-situ construction, and relishes working collaboratively throughout the design and construction process to realise high-quality projects.

As well as working in practice, Laurence tutors at the Bartlett, where his unit questions the experience of landscape through the relationship between natural and human-influenced processes. His own research further investigates the role of metaphor in understanding landscape.

He received his BSc (hons) and MArch from the Bartlett, and was awarded the Saint-Gobain prize for Innovation, the KPF bursary award and the Bartlett Medal, before qualifying from Westminster.

Outside the studio, Laurence spends a lot of time at exhibitions, on the sports field, or climbing mountains.