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Sam Lyons MArch

Architectural Assistant

Sam joined Marks Barfield Architects in 2016 after graduating from the Liverpool School of Architecture with a first class degree.

Throughout his Part 2 education, Sam took a keen interest in how major political and social shifts can drastically affect a city vernacular. He was awarded the Honan Travelling Scholarship, which funded his research trip to Tirana in Albania, where he explored how the city has transformed since its release from communism and extreme isolation. Sam later presented his findings to the Liverpool School of Architecture, local Architectural Society and to Jane Duncan, the RIBA President.

Sam continued this interest during his Erasmus term at the Dessau Institute of Architecture where his design project looked at how the rapid gentrification of Berlin will affect the city by the end of the century and how Berlin’s artists and anarchists could force their way back into the city by recreating the ‘old Berlin’ on the disused Autobahns.

Sam is currently working on Cambridge Mosque.