Amanda is qualified architect with over twenty years of experience in planning, design and the built environment.
She has expertise in large scale, mixed-use masterplans for local authority and private sector clients. These projects have been in rural and urban locations, extending existing communities or creating new neighbourhoods. Amanda has delivered complex sites through strategic allocation, outline and reserve matters stages and has also produced design codes.
Previous projects have won Housing Design and RTPI Awards. She also specialises in estate regeneration projects involving the phased decant of tenants for Council or RSL clients. Amanda provides support for clients, residents and multi-disciplinary teams through the regeneration process, balancing placemaking aspirations with viability requirements.
Using social value indicators, she considers the health and well-being aspects of regeneration and embraces climate change. As an expert in resident and stakeholder engagement means she, Amanda proactively engages with communities is the design process, working with hard-to-reach groups and vulnerable residents often in areas of inequality and deprivation. She encourages input from stakeholders using innovative workshop methods. Projects include developing strategies for failing highstreets to developing a vision for whole town regeneration. Amanda has lectured at RTPI conferences and Westminster briefings on lessons learnt through engagement.