Amanda has considerable experience in master planning, urban design, architecture, community engagement, expert evidence and design review on a range of projects in the UK and overseas.
Amanda founded the SME practice AR Urbanism in 2007 to specialise in sustainable masterplanning approaches for complex urban sites and the practice has evolved to concentrate on major town centre regeneration projects around the UK. Projects involve creating liveable places which integrate higher densities, mixed uses, transport nodes, walkable neighbourhoods and green/blue landscape principles. All projects involve collaborative team working with other consultants and clients, as well as stakeholder and community engagement processes.
The practice has regularly received awards as winners and finalists in masterplanning competitions in the UK and Scandinavia, while recent projects include the Mayflower Quarter masterplan, Southampton and town centre masterplans for market towns in East Anglia including Boston, Kings Lynn, Ipswich and Grays.
Amanda is a Design Council BEE and a High Streets Task force Expert, while also sitting on a number of local authorities’ design panels in and around London, including Enfield where she is co-Chair of the panel. Amanda also regularly acts as an expert witness on design matters to planning inquiries and presents to conferences on regeneration, urban design, masterplanning and design quality.