Biljana is an urbanist and architect, with a career that includes roles as designer, client adviser and design client. In all her work, Biljana focuses on improving the design outcome utilising innovative methods of design development and stakeholder engagement. She is passionate about the role of urbanism and architecture in improving people’s quality of life, and an unfailing advocate for creative and responsible placemaking.
In her current role as part of the design client team at High Speed 2, the biggest infrastructure project in Europe, Biljana leads pioneering work that brings together the design and delivery of railway infrastructure, with growth and regeneration in the areas around it. In the past she held senior roles at Transport for London (Crossrail 2), Prince of Wales’ built environment charities, The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and Space Syntax Limited. Her other professional roles include non-executive directorship of The Academy of Urbanism, membership of several design review and design awards judging panels, positions as visiting lecturer and tutor in urban design, and numerous roles as curator, chair and speaker at conferences on urbanism and regeneration. As a volunteer, Biljana plays an active role in her local neighbourhood forum, leading on activities related to community engagement in planning. Biljana is a Churchill Fellow, specialising in community led design and development.