Founder, PAD Studio
Wendy founded PAD studio in 2013, and has extensive experience leading high profile domestic, arts and education schemes, including Lottery funded Arts projects. PAD studio specialises in delivering sustainable buildings, working in highly sensitive landscape contexts across the UK including National Parks and AONB’s. PAD studio has been awarded five RIBA regional awards contributing to a body of nationally prestigious awards, and in 2020 was awarded BD: Architect of the Year Award: Small Project Architect of the Year for its portfolio of work. PAD studio gained B-Corp status in January 2023 and is one of only a small handful of practices in the UK to gain this internationally recognised standards which demonstrates its high standards of social and environmental performance. PAD studio has been collaborating with Allan Murray, who joined the practice as a director in 2021: Together they won their first international competition in 2022. PAD Studio are very excited to be opening an office in Edinburgh in 2024
An alumnus of the University of Edinburgh, graduating with first class honours and a distinction, Wendy is passionate about architectural education and has over twenty years teaching experience at several academic institutions including the University of Portsmouth, Oxford Brookes, and University College London. Wendy is a mentor with the WIA programme, writes regularly for the architectural press, including the RIBA Journal and has edited several books on housing. She sits on the Design South East (DSE) review panel as a sustainability and design expert, and has twice chaired the Southern region of the RIBA awards.