Architect Jeremy Humphries founded Modus Architects in 2013 in the Isle of Man.
Born and raised in South Africa, an image of Notre Dame Cathedral in a World Book Encyclopedia inspired a twelve-year-old Jeremy Humphries to become an architect.
While attending a talk at Cape Town university by visiting Johannesburg architect Joe Noero, he became inspired by the Noeros work and ideas and was introduced to the concept of community action in architecture. Working tables at night to finance his architecture degree, Jeremy frequently missed morning lectures, having been up until 3 am waiting tables at a popular Cape Town restaurant.
Having completed his degree, he moved to London to finish his professional training, receiving his final architectural qualification from the University of Westminster. Working at Barr Gazetas in London he gained experience in commercial interior architecture, before transferring to Assael Architecture where he worked on multi-million-pound urban residential schemes, including the conversion of the former British Steel Headquarters at Albert Embankment into luxury apartments.
A pragmatic architect, he channels his considerable skill and experience into finding the best possible realisation of his clients’ vision. Jeremy is a highly sought-after consultant best known for his ability to analyse and creatively visualise a site’s potential. He has a solid understanding of the concept and technical design and brings a wealth of tendering and on-site experience. He is inspired by and enjoys the challenge of working with interesting people to create unique projects.
Jeremy’s interest lies in the regeneration of urban brownfield sites and the adaptive reuse of historic buildings, particularly in the most complex situations. He is an intuitive designer, with an appetite for grappling with complex architectural briefs and challenging design problems.