Thomas Greenhill Architect
BA(Hons), MArch, ARB
Thomas joined Brock Carmichael in September 2018 having qualified as an Architect a year before, with recent experience working on a large student residential scheme in Coventry from planning to construction.
While obtaining his master’s degree, Thomas spent a month working at the British Pavillion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2015 which explored post war housing in the UK, prompting ideas of how architects can affect change in the present day.
This led to a final year thesis on how floating housing could be implemented in the UK as a means to reduce the housing shortage. While he has not yet worked on a floating home, his keen interest in alternative housing solutions and lessons from the past remains.
Favourite Building in Liverpool:
Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts, Liverpool, Farmer & Dark Architects. While this is not an instantly attractive building, nor somewhere I have ever been inside, the strong forms are incredibly distinctive and bold. The profiled concrete facade panels are particularly striking, providing varied texture and fantastic shadows.
Favourite Building in the world:
Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice by Carlo Scarpa. This building is a lesson in detailing and sensitive refurbishment in a historic city. Scarpa clearly defines old and new with shadow gaps and placement of new interventions that appear to hover over the existing structures. The water from the canal flows into the building over stepped concrete slabs, changing the space throughout the day with the varying water levels, suggesting the building is truly part of the city and not just built upon it.