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Christopher Crawford

Chris Crawford is an interior designer and Senior Associate / Media Workplace Industry Expert at Gensler. I met the very talented Chris Crawford from Gensler on site, when his work with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust was nearing completion. Chris immediately feels like someone on a mission and his rapid career trajectory reflects that. Though he's only been with Gensler for five years he seems to be forging quite a path. Chris definitely feels like a one to watch for me and I expect...


Oliver Kampshoff

We've know Oliver for a few years now, and heard him called more than once 'the architect's architect'. Oliver is a talented and dedicated designer and team leader with over a decade of experience in working with clients from a range of sectors, including higher education, residential commercial development and the arts. Oliver has been practicing in the UK for 15 years and has gained wide ranging expertise in the design, development and delivery of projects. Oliver started his career in...


Xavier De Kestelier

We met Xavier through HASSELL and were immediately captivated by his love of space. He is an architect and technologist with a huge passion for human space exploration and is doing ground breaking work on long term space habitats. Xavier believes that architects have a crucial role to play in the design of any future settlements on Mars or the moon. He has worked on research projects with both ESA and NASA and is interested to see how 3D printed structures could protect astronauts from...


Episode 3 — Katrina Larkin

Katrina Larkin is probably best know for co-founding The Big Chill, before going on to be instrumental in transforming Camden Lock. I've known Katrina for around ten years, when you meet her it's quite apparent that she's fiercely intelligent, and has one of those uniquely entrepreneurial angles on everything only a few very gifted people are capable of. So since she left The Big Chill, I’ve been waiting to see what she’d apply herself to next and I was surprised to see her found a...


Jenny Jones

This week's podcast is with the incredible Jenny Jones — we were introduced to the wonderful Jenny Jones by Payal Wahdwa from Accenture’s Fjord. Fjord’s new studio was one of the first offices Jenny has designed — and was intended to become an extension of their team. “Fjord’s studio space is as much a part of the culture as are the people and it makes a massive difference to how we live and work. And it continues to be absolutely lovely to work in!” Jenny is incredibly passionate about...


Neil Usher

The Spacecraft podcast aims to analyse how well designed workplaces can have a positive impact on people, and therefore business. We thought, where better to start than with Neil Usher, a master of the dark art of creating the perfect workplace. In this podcast you can find out why Neil loves and hates the office beer tap in equal measure; how we need to create a 'non-doctrinated' workplace to create a truly successful for our employees, and why we all need to start writing if we want our...


Introduction to Spacecraft

The Spacecraft Podcast series reviews and examines how well-designed workspaces can be transformative, not just for day-to-day working, but for businesses as a whole. We've interviewed leading businesses to see how design has impacted their workspaces; we interview the directors of co-working organisations that are leading the charge on how office spaces should be created; and the architects behind some of the most innovative office environments you'll see. This episode in an introduction...