I’m an urban planner with a passion for landscape-led design and the creation of public space. I aim to put people at the heart of the design process, working with communities and other stakeholders to inform proposals. Outcomes are more robust where there has been openness and collaboration – and the design process is usually more fun!
I lead LDA Design’s Cambridge studio. Before joining LDA, I was the Design Council’s Head of Architecture and Built Environment and prior to that International Programme Manager for The Prince’s Foundation.
My wandering career has enabled me to work on a wide variety of projects including designing a new city in Gabon, a regeneration plan for Trenchtown, Jamaica and a heritage-led planning framework for Yangon, Myanmar. But I’ve also worked on planning frameworks, neighbourhood plans and design codes across the UK. Over the last couple of years I supported MHCLG in the development of the National Design Guide and National Model Design Code.
Outside of work I try to travel and find new places and I’m counting the days before I can get back to somewhere more exotic than East London.
Skiddaw House in Cumbria – big skies and wild spaces that feel a long way from my urban home.
'A Little History of the World' by E.H.Gombrich … to my kids but it’s good for adults too.
Through London in lockdown. Cycling through the city with the streets to yourself is an amazing experience.