Mark is Head of Development and Regeneration at LDA Design and has led some of the practices most complex masterplanningand urban design projects for over a decade.
Mark is equally at home transforming neglected inner-city areas into welcoming, equitable places to live as he is creating enterprising, well-linked new settlements that are closely connected to nature. His collaborative approach and big thinking has developed a diverse portfolio of experience including Meridian Water (Enfield Council), Northumberland Park (LendLease), Southend Better Queensway Regeneration (Swan and SBC), WaterbeachNew Town (Turnstone Estates), UCL East Campus in Stratford and the WellcomeGenome Campus Vision in Cambridge.
Mark believes that if we are to create healthier, more sustainable new models of living, we must start with what people want and need. He has found an appetite for this people-first approach in the UK and beyond, recently winning an international competition to create a new piece of city in Kaliningrad. The project recently won the “International Future Place” award at the 2020 Festival of Place sponsored by The Developer and Design Council. This exemplified Mark's approach: to disrupt the norm, we need to focus on big ideas, but the process should be fun too.