Lucas joined Jo Cowen Architects in 2020 after working at Patel Taylor Architects on large scale mixed-use residential developments with project values in excess of £250 million. This experience enabled him to gain valuable design and project management skills, along with an in-depth understanding of the planning process in the UK.
Before moving to London from Brisbane, Australia, Lucas completed his MArch degree at Queensland University of Technology where he also gained his undergraduate BArch degree minoring in Urban Design and Project Management. While completing his studies, Lucas worked for a prominent Australian practice, Shane Thompson Architects where he was exposed to a range of projects within Hospitality, Sports Clubs, High-End Residential, Aged Care, Child Care and Boutique Hotels.
Lucas brings a unique understanding of the construction industry, acquired prior to Architecture when he detailed and delivered bespoke facade elements for a leading Australian facade specialist.