Principal , Woods Bagot
Simon Saint is an experienced designer who draws on his passion for art, business and technology to create innovative cross sector design responses in his projects. Since studying architecture at the University of Adelaide, Simon worked in a number of locations around the world before settling in London over 10 years ago. Starting his architectural career with Woods Bagot in 2004, Simon has worked across a range of sectors and disciplines including workplace, hotels, serviced apartments and retail, on both architectural and interior projects. Over the last 10 years Simon has focused on residential projects, working to develop Woods Bagot's approach to residential design and now leads the residential sector globally. This approach has led to the design of some of Europe's most successful residential schemes including City Island for Ballymore, Zlota 44 in conjunction with Studio Daniel Libeskind, and The Atlas Building in Shoreditch. As part of his ongoing understanding of the residential market Simon has undertaken research into the burgeoning "Build to Rent" (BTR) sector, becoming a leader in thinking on design for this growing market. Working regularly with market leading clients such as Essential Living, Quintain and Greystar, Simon's deep understanding of this sector is based on genuine project experience. As well as delivering numerous BTR designs across the UK, Simon also provides portfolio wide consultancy for major clients entering the sector including The Canary Wharf Group, Westfield, ArgentRelated, Telford Homes and EcoWorld.