Roo studied at Kingston University and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, and then went on to join some prestigious practices, working on projects such as the Millennium Dome in Greenwich. Roo has been with Eric Parry Architects for 14 years, and over this time has worked very closely with Eric himself on various projects. Roo’s specialty lies in designing one-off feature pieces, as well as in designing bespoke joinery and textiles for interiors.
As part of Eric Parry Architects’ work on 5 Aldermanbury Square in the City of London, Roo worked on designing a helical staircase of stainless steel, connecting the three floors occupied by Babcock & Brown. He also worked on the bespoke hanging planter design for 2 Carlton House Terrace, a Grade I listed regency townhouse off of The Mall. Additionally Roo designed key bespoke joinery items for Carlton House, particularly in the residential apartment of the client, and he developed the design of the selection of furniture and lighting in the main welcome areas.
One of the most recently completed projects that Roo worked closely on was the whole interior design of the new accommodation for the Leathersellers', a livery company who have relocated to a new building designed by EPA in St Helens Place. The design includes a new dining hall, court rooms, reception rooms and a library.