I have worked as an architect and interior designer in Sri Lanka and in Edinburgh. My work has always involved, in some sense or another, the re-use and alterations of existing buildings, be it the collaging of colonial windows and columns into a modern house in Sri Lanka, the conversion of a barn into the first Maggies Cancer Caring Centre in Edinburgh, or of a medieval town hall in Stirling into a state of the art music venue.

The task of the designer is all too often characterised as a task of original invention; but my own experience has always been characterised by careful attention to what exists, respectful and original response: in short, the art of the possible.