Simon Banfield


After graduating from the University of Westminster, Simon gained practical insight at a range of small London-based practices including Studio Octopi, where he worked on crowdfunded floating swimming pool for the River Thames, and Liddicoat & Goldhill, gaining significant professional and construction experience on a self-build development in Hackney. Alongside this, Simon also worked on a range of small projects and competitions with collaborators under a small collective they called ProjectsByPolymath.

Simon remains with Liddicoat & Goldhill for his placement year, and continues to explore his interests in both the handcrafted possibilities of the built environment and alternative methods of practicing.

Having travelled extensively, Simon can often be found plotting his next adventure, and when at home is a keen cyclist, bookworm and self-proclaimed flaneur, enjoying exploring cities with no aim except to enjoy them.