Tom Perry has joined LDA Design to lead its Cambridge studio. He comes from the Design Council, where he was Head of Architecture and Built Environment.
LDA Design’s Cambridge studio works in the East of England and across the UK.
Tom has more than 15 years’ experience in urban planning and project management in the public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. He has provided strategic support on design to communities, planning authorities and infrastructure providers.
At the Design Council, Tom was responsible for projects such as the National Design Guide, Homes 2030, and providing strategic design support to the High Street Task Force. He led on Inclusive Environments, a programme of capacity building and thought leadership.
Tom has also been International Programme Manager for the commercial arm of the Prince’s Foundation, leading on a major urban extension to Libreville in Gabon whilst also developing urban growth strategies for Truro, Torbay and Lincoln.
Commenting on his start with LDA Design, Tom said: “I’m excited to join a consultancy that creates such inspiring places as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Much of my career has been spent putting people at the heart of the design process, and the Park demonstrates how to bring diverse communities together.”
LDA Design’s Managing Director, Mike Foster said: “I’m delighted to welcome Tom to the LDA team. Quality and inclusive design have never been more important and Tom’s track record in these areas speaks for itself. A really great appointment for LDA Design and I very much look forward to working together to deliver our ambitious plans for the business over the coming years.”