Matthew Spencer-Smith, Associate, ADP Architecture
Matthew is the project architect looking after the Bovisand Harbour project. He has worked for ADP for over 10 years and is an Associate who works across the residential, healthcare, and education sectors. Matthew’s particular strengths lie in solving site issues, as well as the technical delivery of projects.
Matthew was the project architect for the award-winning The Cove, Macmillan Support Centre project, which provides a relaxed, non-clinical environment for those living with or affected by cancer.
Matthew provided some thoughts about the importance of sympathetic architectural design befitting of the community and heritage.
‘For me, architecture has a huge impact on people’s lives but they don’t necessarily realise it. Yet architecture is always there in the back ground of our lives and has an influence on our moods, feelings and wellbeing, especially when designed correctly. At ADP, our approach is to deliver designs that reflect our three core principles of sustainability, belonging and engagement, with the community as our focus. When working on a coastal regeneration project like Bovisand Harbour, our challenge is to create a sympathetic, yet unashamedly modern, architectural design that benefits and celebrates the heritage of site as well as providing an environment where the people interacting with the buildings and spaces are influenced positively by the architecture around them throughout their daily lives.’