Xavier Smales


Xavier is a graduate from Newcastle University. He has worked for architects BDP, developers Human Nature and Doh Eain: a heritage-led, placemaking, social enterprise based in Yangon, Myanmar. 

Xavier worked on the world’s largest timber facade on Google’s Kings Cross headquarters and sees engineered timber as an innovative construction material given its low embodied carbon, efficiency, versatility and familiar beauty. 

Xavier also has a deep-rooted passion for placemaking. Inspired by integral sustainable design theory, his thesis project is a regenerative masterplan for Thameside West that sits at the intersection of architecture, urbanism and nature.