Ahead of next week’s Planning approval post, we’d like to shine the spotlight on the Project Lead for the scheme, Georgina Hedges. Originally hailing from Somerset, Georgie moved to Oxford to begin her undergraduate course with Oxford Brookes University, and has been with AO since September 2015, when she joined the practice as a Part I Architectural Assistant. Having fallen in love with the city, she decided to complete her Part II back at Oxford Brookes – where she chose to specialise in sustainable design and future proofing architecture, a particular passion of hers – before returning to us, and has since been promoted to Senior Architectural Assistant. Georgie is now diligently working towards gaining her Part III with the RIBA in London, whilst continuing to flourish in her role at the practice.
An extremely popular member of the AO team, Georgie brings a tremendous amount of energy to the office and embraces every aspect of her role with huge enthusiasm. During a recent ‘Insights’ teambuilding day, it was no surprise to find that she was categorised as a strong ‘yellow’ personality, which has characteristics of being extroverted, radiant, and friendly - traits that mean she enjoys a fantastic rapport with both her colleagues and clients alike, and make her ideally suited to her official role on the AO Social Committee, and an asset to ‘Women in Architecture’ Oxford, where she is an avid member / contributor.
Georgie can often be found walking her furry four-legged friend, Timo, in the Oxfordshire countryside, along with her slightly less furry two-legged childhood sweetheart Jonty, whom she married (or not, as it turned out!) back in their home in Somerset last year, before heading on an extended honeymoon in St Lucia and Grenada (where they ended up ‘officially’ tying the knot… a long story, which Georgie would be happy to tell!) Alongside her passion for travel and adventure, in her spare time Georgie plays netball in a local Oxford league, is a keen gardener, and exceptionally talented illustrator, drawing her own Christmas cards each year as a festive hobby.
Matched by the vital role that she plays architecturally, we’re so fortunate to have someone with the enthusiasm and positivity that Georgie brings to Anderson Orr. We look forward to seeing her continue to thrive and work towards her full qualification. Keep an eye out for next week’s Planning post, for one of her most recent success stories.