David Leggett ARB ARVB
David studied architecture at the University of East London and the University of Westminster. He worked with Edward Cullinan Architects as Director for a period of over 10 years before establishing LLDS / Power to Make in 2011. His built projects have been widely published internationally, most notably the Bristol Harbourside Masterplan, Singapore Management University, the International Digital Laboratory for the University of Warwick and the Master Film Store for the British Film Institute. David has expertise in construction detailing, fabrication and assembly.
His interest lies in the materialisation and delivery of projects with innovative technical solutions that reinforce the clarity of a design concept to ensure the delivery of a client’s vision and aspiration. David teaches Master in Architecture at the University of Melbourne. He has lectured at the University of Lund and has conducted design workshops at the University of Tsinghua, Beijing. He is a founding partner of LLDS/Power to Make.
Paul Loh BPD dip AA March PhD ARB RIBA
Paul is a registered architect in the UK and founding partner of LLDS | Power to Make. His built projects have been widely published and have received many awards, most notably the 2011 RIBA award for Kendrew Quadrangle for St John’s College, Oxford. Paul’s drawings and art objects have also being exhibited and represented at the Royal Academy, London as well as the London Design Festival and Frieze Art Fair, London.
Outside of the practice, he is a Senior Lecturer and co-director of the Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication (ADD+F) research hub at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. He studied architecture at the University of Melbourne, the University of East London (UEL), and the Architectural Association (Design Research Lab). He gained his doctorate at RMIT University with a dissertation on Digital Material Practice: the Agency of Making. Paul previously taught at UEL and the AA and had lectured in Sweden, China, and the UK. His research focuses on the cognitive engagement of spatial, material and narrative making through digital media from robotics to virtual reality.