Satwinder Samra

​Architect, Educator, ​Onscreen Designer CBBC, ​Collaborator, ​Trustee S1 Artspace

As a child I was fascinated with drawing and making. At nursery I made a building from cereal boxes, my mum was very proud. Even today she recounts this as early evidence of my architectural leaning.

Aged 17 I decided to study architecture. I think the appeal of architecture was that it seemed to offer the opportunity to make things better for people. To this day social purpose has always been important to me.

New Irish Embassy, Tokyo with William Matthews Associates   – Image by Isaac Eluwole
White Hart Hotel, Hertfordshire with William Matthews Associates  – Image by Filippo Bolognese
​On location filming CBBC ’The Dengineers’ with Tony Broomhead -Image credit Ben Hadley