Wood Work is the Building Centre's online lunch talks series featuring international designers and their wood inspired projects, supported by the Timber Trade Federation and Wood for Good.
The first project of the series is Waterloo City Farm in London. The project is presented by Ingrid Petit, Associate at Feilden Fowles.
About Waterloo City Farm
Waterloo City Farm is a community farm located on a previously unused strip of land to the south of Waterloo Station. The farm provides a learning resource for local schools and the wider communities, offering children in danger of exclusion from their schools a refuge. The first phase of the pro-bono scheme provided a series of timber-framed animal pens to house the farm’s pigs, sheep and chickens, a composting toilet, planting areas and two polytunnels. A large pre-fabricated timber framed barn was built as part of the second phase to provide the farm with much-needed educational facilities. The site also provides the home for Feilden Fowles' own studio.
About Ingrid Petit
Since joining Feilden Fowles in 2011, Ingrid has worked on a wide range of projects, from residential and office refurbishments, exhibition designs and education projects. Having been Project Architect on recently completed schemes including a new teaching and learning centre for Pinewood School and the Fratry Project in Carlisle, Ingrid is now overseeing Feilden Fowles' involvement at Green Templeton College, Oxford. Recently, she led the winning bid in the National Railway Museum’s Central Hall Design Competition, which calls for a £16.5million centrepiece building due for completion in 2025 and will be the studio's largest cultural project to date. She also plays a key role in the management of the practice, heading up Business Development and resourcing within the team.
In parallel to her work in practice, Ingrid co-led a design unit with Edmund Fowles at London Metropolitan University for three years focussing on new models of education buildings. Retaining an active role in teaching, she regularly lectures and participates as a guest critic, most recently at the University of Dundee, Central Saint Martins and Kingston School of Art.
Ingrid graduated with Distinction from the Architecture School of Versailles. During her Masters Ingrid joined the Mackintosh School of Architecture, followed by a stint at the Kyoto Institute of Technology to study housing typologies in Japan.