built environment

Marcelle trained and practiced as an Architect in London, Portsmouth, and Cardiff. Her interest lies in placemaking and community-driven developments. Her experience includes working within the private and public sector - within the historic environment, schools, and housing. She has facilitated and delivered complex schemes, through all RIBA work stages, with multiple stakeholders including Trusts, Governors, Councillors, CADW, and the National Lottery.

Marcelle has professional architectural writing experience working on bid documents and strategies, brief building & feasibility studies, planning applications and supporting statements, blogs, essays, and synopsizes. 


Working as a visiting tutor at the Welsh School of Architecture, where she qualified, Marcelle combines essay & writing craft, lecturing analysing architecture, and the critics approach, for the BSc Building Through Time and Architecture In Context modules. She also marks the Masters in Architecture dissertations.


She is ex Chair of Women in Property, South Wales branch.



Architect & lead consultant:
Purcell, Loyn & Co, HolderMathias, Portsmouth City Council (Asset Management)

Major projects:
Insole Court, Llandaf (Grade II*) redevelopment, community asset transfer.
St Fagans Museum (Grade II) redevelopment.
Porth Teigr housing scheme (to post stage 3).
Southsea Library, conversion.
Victory Primary School, new build.

ARB registered 2006.
Dip/MArch (commendation), BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies
PRINCE 2 Practitioner.




WomenTalkPlace is hosting the Talking Place: a symposium, on 2nd and 9th September, online and at the Centre for Place Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Marcelle will be participating on 2nd September,  presenting her paper on urban micro-navigation, in the afternoon online session, alongside 2 other panel members, followed by a Q&A session.