Duncan has honed his design skills though a series of architectural and urban design projects and now has a range of skills and experiences that are ready for deployment across a spectrum of contexts, from intense urban capital city centres to rural, and from conceptual though to detailed execution.

It is always essential to understand the project's programme of activity, contributors, beneficiaries and its resonance, and these factors in turn determine the nature of the design exercises, their collaborators and duration, variables and outputs, and what further activities may be suggested at their conclusion.