Florence studied at the Manchester School of Architecture for both her BA and MArch. Her masters thesis was focused on urban design, creating a masterplan for an area of East Belfast. This has developed her interest and expertise in the field of urban design, notably winning an urbanism award for her thesis.
Before joining Gaunt Francis, she spent several years working for a variety of practices in Manchester. Throughout this time, Florence gained valuable experience working across various sectors including residential, commercial and education sector. Most recently, Florence has worked on notable sustainability projects, including a higher education building targeting WELL standard and Net Zero Schools for the Department of Education.
Since joining Gaunt Francis at the end of 2021, Florence has been working within the planning team for retirement villages and will shortly start working towards her Part 3 qualification.