Francois is a Maltese architect who obtained his bachelors degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering in 2010 from the University of Malta and then undertook research at The Bartlett (UCL) graduating with distinction from RC2 Graduate Architectural Design.
Following his degree he participated in the international architectural restoration summer school at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ and started working at Paul Camilleri And Associates soon after until 2012 where he obtained his professional warrant. Involved in various major design and architectural work for the same practice he also formed part of a team working on Smart City Malta among other projects.
Using light as a performative tool to form architecture, his Masters degree research is an architectural philosophy situated in the argument between the analysis of light caustics and the rules of optics. In his research he propose a desire to challenge the use of
technologies available in the architectural field, to overcome any historical limitations and conceive an all round design tool of form, function and experience. During his Masters research he collaborated with Waterloo University in Canada where he alsoexhibited his installation, entitled Caustic ICE_Surfaces, part of the Archiglace exhibition at the MUSEE NATIONAL DES BEAUXARTS DU QUEBEC (MNBAQ) in February 2013. His
research has been published widely on various online architecture and design portals, featured on Archithese, Fosters+Partners Graduate Show Catalogue and Formakers among others. He has worked at Fosters and Partners since the completion of his Masters Degree and is now furthering his personal research.