Francis joined Context two years ago after working overseas for 13 years and subsequently, in partnership and as a sole practitioner for four.
Working in Melbourne, Sydney, Milan and London, Francis built a strong portfolio of projects. His diverse experience spans historic courtyard houses in Qatar using traditional construction methods to the redevelopment of London’s heritage-listed King’s Cross Station.
With his promotion to Associate, Francis also joins Context’s urban design team, bringing his international experience in designing sustainable places with a strong identity to our multidisciplinary team of architects, urban designers and landscape architects.
Francis has spent much of the last two years at Context working closely with Kāinga Ora formerly Housing New Zealand in developing exemplar sets of house and apartment designs.
“I’m excited to bring my learnings from living and working internationally and developing guidelines for the future of social housing to projects where we’re rethinking what’s possible in terms of sustainability, housing models and community outcomes,” Francis explains.