Simon studied at the University of Cambridge, where he also participated in the Havard Exchange programme, working in London and New York before joining Allies and Morrison in 2005. Simon was made a partner of the practice in 2015.
Simon has a particular interest in historic environments and place-making and has worked on several large scale regeneration projects in the UK with Allies and Morrison including the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy, Hereford Old Market and the Knightsbridge Estate.
In 2009 Simon and his family moved to Qatar to establish a branch office for Allies and Morrison, supporting the design and delivery of the Msheireb Downtown Doha project, a new exemplar for regeneration in the Gulf. Simon’s design responsibilities at Msheireb included a new mosque, infrastructure enclosures, townhouses, and apartment buildings as well as the national Eid prayer ground. As a key member of the masterplan delivery team, he also authored the architectural development guidelines and reviewed the design of over 100 buildings within the 31 Ha site.
Returning to the UK in 2012 Simon continues to lead projects in the UK and overseas. These currently include a mixed-use masterplan in Malaysia and Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City, Qatar – one of the world’s largest healthcare developments.