Olly grew up in rural Pembrokeshire, Wales, and attended Nant-Y-Cwm Steiner School. The school, built by parents, featured a kindergarten topped with a grassy green roof.

Olly graduated from Goldsmiths University, London in 2008 where he studied design. His projects repurposed skips into alternative spaces such as swimming pools, skate parks, and gardens. After exhibiting this work briefly – from Paris to St. Louis – he crossed paths with another group starting to explore repurposing shipping containers.

He joined Green Roof Shelters shortly after, helping develop their mission to integrate greenery and biodiversity into the urban environment.

Olly also designs and produces work in the workshop at 115. Projects range from furniture to interactive exhibits for both businesses and individuals. All enquiries welcome.

Recently, Olly volunteered as an associate of Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS), London’s largest community land trust. His work at RUSS includes managing the ‘hub’, a community building at 12 Church Grove, London SE13. Here, along with fellow volunteers, he has designed and built a timber-framed cycle shelter topped with a grassy green roof.