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Work Experience

2023 - Present    Principal at John McAslan + Partners.  The main focus is the redevelopment of Penn Station in New York City and the liaison and coordination among the joint-venture design teams located on both sides of the Atlantic.

2017 – Present    Studio Lester Korzilius.  Combined arts and architecture practice based in London.

2005 – 2017    Co-owner and main board director of EllisWilliams Architects, with offices in the UK and Germany.  Commercial and leisure projects, and more than 150 education projects in the State and Independent sector from primary, secondary, further education, special needs, and university.  RIBA Client Design Advisor, and client-side adviser on estate strategies as well as a technical advisor.  

1997 – 2005    Project director with Foster & Partners and subsequently with YRM.  Project responsibility included several university buildings in Qatar, office buildings in the City of London, and a hospital in Ireland.

1988 – 1997    Private practice in New York City concentrating on commercial and residential projects, several of which were internationally published.

1979 – 1988    Project architect in the offices of John Lautner, Paul Rudolph, Herman Hertzberger, and Richard Rogers, working on projects throughout Europe, the Far East, and the United States.


Architectural education


Undergraduate architectural studies at UCLA and the California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo.  MSc in Project Management from the University of Reading and an MA in Architecture (Design and Theory) from Kingston University.  

Arts education

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from West Dean College 2015.  Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts from University of Sussex/West Dean College 2017.  Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Sussex/West Dean College 2019.  MA Sculpture from the Royal College of Arts 2019-2021.

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Installations


Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames, UK.  Installation of Lacan’s Mirror.


Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, UK.  Installation of Lacan’s Mirror.


St Richards Hospital, Chichester, UK.  Installation of Ascension


Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex, UK.  Installation of Ascension.
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK.  Installation
St Richards Hospital, Chichester, UK.  Installation



Selected Group Exhibitions and Installations


Alternative Airport, RuptureXIBIT Gallery, London
Arts Residency, Lake Como, Italy
States of Exchange, Hypha Gallery, London
RED, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks



We Won't Stop Showing, Set Gallery, London
Lapped Seams and Silver Linings, Standpoint Gallery, London
Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London
Rooted, Sussex Prairie Gardens, West Sussex
Cluster Contemporary, Oxo Tower Wharf Gallery, London



First Impressions, Safehouse Gallery, London
Merzbau Pavilions: Speculations and Propositions, Merz Barn Gallery, Cumbria



Amberley Museum Arts Trail, Amberley, West Sussex
Royal College of Art WIP Show, London
Shoreham Kent Arts Trail, Shoreham, Kent (Cancelled)


Hollybank House / Emsworth Arts Trail, Emsworth, Hampshire
Summer Show, West Dean College, West Sussex
See; Artgame Gallery, Margate, Kent
Line and Form, West Dean College, West Sussex.



Angel Cake, West Dean College, West Sussex and Espacio Gallery, London.
Line and Form, West Dean College, West Sussex.



Critical Paths, West Dean College, West Sussex and Espacio Gallery, London.
West Dean Estate Open House, West Sussex.  Installation of Cloud, in collaboration with Hala Sabet.
Line and Form, West Dean College, West Sussex.


Registered architect in the United Kingdom and the United States (New York).  NCARB certification.  Member of the AIA and RIBA.  Board director of the American Institute of Architects – International Region (responsible for several thousand members around the world), Vice-President 2018-19, President 2020-2021.  

Honours and Awards

Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.  Numerous architectural awards and publications.

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