The What Now? Collaborative uses drawing, film, sound, talks and built initiatives to explore the architectural profession. What Now? initiatives actively encourage discourse to define/ redefine the roles of the architect and understand what this means for the construction industry in England and abroad.
Alison is an architectural and graphic designer, and an active member in the architectural profession. She sits on the ACA Council and the RIBA Validation Panel. She has also been widely published in Building Design, the Architects' Journal and Design Exchange magazine, and was a Diarist for the RIBA. She completed her training at Sheffield and London Metropolitan University under tutorship from DSDHA and East Architects. She also has a degree in Architecture and Landscape and a diploma in Interior Design.
In 2006, Alison was sponsored for £10,000 by the Southbank Centre and worked on the £115m refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall by Allies and Morrison. Her portfolio was featured in 'New Directions', an exhibition in Leicester that explored careers in the creative industries. She is committed to promoting 'the architect-entrepreneur' in architectural education and is a Mentor for the Construction Youth Trust and Windsor Fellowship.
Alison has previously worked with Paul Davis + Partners in London, Raw Design in Toronto and SHH Architects in Hammersmith. Most recently, Alison has become a member of the Architects Livery Company, and has lectured at Bournemouth and Cambridge Schools of Architecture as Director of the What Now? Collaborative.
Dan is an artist and architect, and previously worked at CZWG and Make Architects. He studied at the University of Nottingham and University College London's Bartlett School of Architecture where he received a Distinction in Design.
Dan's work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the London Design Festival and at the RIBA, and has been widely published in architectural magazines in England and abroad (including the Architectural Design, Blueprint, the Architect's Journal and Building Design) as well as in numerous blogs. He has been an active member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects since 2007.
Wai is Head of Sales and Marketing at Dezeen, the world’s most influential online architecture and design magazine.
Having graduated in Architecture from the University of Sheffield in 2008, Wai completed his Part 1 and then sought to broaden his knowledge in the architectural profession as Business Development & Marketing Manager at an architecture and design practice. Wai was a Audi Young Designer of the Year Semi Finalist whilst studying at Tiffin School.