Architect Matt Bonney is celebrating his first-year anniversary with gcp. He joined us last year from 360 Architecture in Glasgow. Matt graduated Strathclyde University in 2016, where his studies focused on developing sustainable buildings with inter-seasonal energy storage.
We wanted to get to know Matt a little better, so asked him a few questions!
So Matt, what inspired you to pursue architecture?
Meccano, K-nex and Lego along with a desire to create and an infinite imagination.
and if you weren’t an architect, what would you be?
Set designer or carpenter.
Can you tell us what’s your best moment at gcp in the last year?
The build up to Christmas!
Matt joins a long list of gcp employees who have a competitive streak - in the run up to Christmas last year we ran several games and challenges amongst the team to win chocolate, wine and - more importantly - glory!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Cycling or anything sporty really (not sure if appropriate but I also create beer pong tables as a side project).
Certainly interesting though! So, what’s your proudest personal achievement?
A-level art – creating a full-sized grand piano out of match sticks and coloured PVA (photos available)
And attached to this blog! Thanks for your time Matt, just to wrap up could you tell us your favourite project that you’ve worked on to date.
Leyton Urban Cricket Hub.
Matt has worked on some interesting projects since starting with gcp, including Bristol County Ground, Bristol Tower blocks and the Urban Cricket Hub in Leyton. Outside of his architectural work in the office, he is on both our media and events groups; personally, he has just returned from a cycling expedition through the Alps.
Keep an eye on our blog for more staff interviews over the coming weeks.