Kathryn Firth


An architect and urban designer with over 25 years of experience, Kathryn has worked on masterplanning and urban regeneration projects in the US, Europe, the Middle East and the UK.  They include projects in sensitive heritage contexts, regeneration projects on former industrial sites and developments in complex inner city environments. They range in scale from streetscape interventions to the creation of entirely new settlements on several thousand hectares.

She currently runs her own urban design/masterplanning practice. Prior to this she was the Chief of Design at the London Legacy Development Corporation for 4 years. She is the Vice-Chair of the Old Oak Park Royal design review panel and a member of the LB Camden and Silvertown Tunnel design review panels. She has been involved in research projects that inform both practice and policy such as, the spatial and social dynamics of streets and public spaces; urban density and neighbourhood perception.  She attained her Bachelor of Architecture in Toronto where she practiced for a decade, before doing a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Kathryn has taught at universities in North America and the UK. She ran the MSc City Design and Social Science at the LSE Cities Programme for 6 years.  She is currently an External Examiner and supervisor at Cambridge University, the Architectural Association and the Bartlett, UCL.



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