Simon grew up in a semi-detached 1930s house in Croydon with his policeman father, nurse mother and younger brother. Ever since his childhood Simon wanted a career, which like his parents' was people-centric whilst not suppressing his creativity; architecture seemed to offer the perfect balance, and so he relocated to Portsmouth in 2005 to study for his undergraduate degree at the university there. After graduating in 2008, Simon moved back home for his year-out at Bell Associates Architects and Designers working on mostly small-scale residential and retail projects. Simon returned to Portsmouth in 2009 to study for his postgraduate diploma. In the summer of 2010, Simon travelled extensively around northern India seeing the work of Khan, Le Corbusier and others. It was this new thirst for travelling, along with his varied experiences of the past few years, which were grounds for him joining the Emergent Studio. In his spare time Simon enjoys baking and practices yoga regularly.