I'm 25 and originally from Worcester the home of sauce and porcelain and have been part of the Manchester School of Architecture for 5 years. A love of design and a desire to be involved in shaping the urban realm we inhabit were the original factors in choosing architecture, which have evolved to the current interests of participation and affective design. During the part one placement I returned to Worcester working for a local firm on a range of projects mainly based in the residential, education and retail sectors. The past two years have given me the chance to see the affect engagement with public and end user can have upon a design as well as an interest into social housing in the UK to be explored through work and involvement in Hulme and Wythenshawe. Further exploration into the installation of green architecture and methods of integration of vegetation in composed design has also been pursued.