Beth is a South African registered architect, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Masters in Architecture (with distinction) from the University of Cape Town; where she was awarded the prize for the best final year student in Architecture. Her background working on cultural buildings and projects in South Africa and the United Kingdom brings a strong interest in narrative design to the studio.
Beth has worked extensively in exhibition design, both in South Africa and the UK. Before joining Openstudio she worked for Metaphor, as the principal designer for the Voice & Vote exhibition in Westminster Hall commemorating 100 years of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom. She also worked as part of the team delivering a new masterplan for the Science Museum, as well a new cultural hub in Tunbridge Wells, along with Purcell Architects.
Ahead of registering as an architect in South Africa Beth worked predominantly in the cultural and high-end residential sector, gaining experience in cultural masterplanning, landscape design, and alterations to heritage buildings as part of a team at the Johannesburg-based design practice, Office 24|7.
While at Openstudio, Beth’s experience includes the interiors of Westminster Fire Station, Grade II Listed and heritage buildings and contemporary new buildings. She was also part of the team who won the Home of 2030 housing competition. Beth has a strong interest in sustainable design and collaborates with external consultants to deliver projects with excellent performance in terms of well-being, daylight and sustainable materials.