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Mellis Haward

Areas of Expertise

I am leading the design of pioneering affordable housing projects such as the first purpose-built ‘Community Land Trust’ housing in London, and co-housing schemes in Norwich and Sussex. My expertise has been acknowledged through inclusion in the Architects’ Journal 40 under 40 showcase of “the UK's most exciting emerging architectural talent". My experience working for many London Local Authorities designing high-quality social housing, has led me to sit on three London Local Authority Design Panels, as well as being a Civic Trust Awards Assessor. I have a particular expertise in community-led design and participatory design processes.

I was a Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL in 2020 running an architectural design unit focusing on participatory design and community engagement. Previously I have been asked to speak widely on methods of co-design for organisations including the New London Architecture and Urban Design London. I bringsexperience of high-level research into housing having co-authored Transport for London’s report ‘Future of Living’ 2020. This year I am co-curating the 2021 events programme for the London Society on themes of “The Future of Living”.

Mellis Haward