Simon Chung

ARB, MSc, DipArch, BA hons

Simon has considerable experience in designing and delivering high quality projects of all scales in a variety of sectors, including residential, heritage, education, and commercial. Prior to co-founding Sow Space, he has worked for a number of award-winning practices in Oxford, London and the South East, finding great enjoyment in coming up with simple solutions to complex issues, often within sensitive environments. Clients have included the University of Oxford, a number of Oxford colleges, as well as a host of homeowners, self-builders, and residential developers.

Simon’s passion lies in designing energy-efficient and sustainable buildings, with a specialisation in low energy retrofit and Passivhaus design. His research includes a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) of three eco-retrofitted properties in Oxford, where key findings showed that occupant behaviour and lifestyle are as important as improving the building fabric. Simon has completed the Certified European Passivhaus Designer course and has been a visiting critic on the Master’s in Sustainable Building and the RIBA apprenticeship at Oxford Brookes University.

As a co-founding member of the volunteer group Low Carbon Marston, Simon spends some spare time supporting local residents to reduce their impact on the environment. He also enjoys playing 5-a-side football, baking sourdough bread, and attempting to replicate his mum’s Cantonese cuisine.