As a Programme Manager, Kirsty facilitates the delivery of Design Advice on proposed built environment and infrastructure schemes nationally, and of Design Support on broader strategic projects.
In her time at the Design Council, Kirsty has worked closely with large infrastructure clients, charities, private clients, educational institutions and Local Authorities - including London Borough of Brent whose Design Advice Panel she currently manages. Kirsty’s efforts convening expertise, researching best practice, and facilitating engagement workshops has supported the development of work that advocates for the value of design, underpinned by a rigorous methodology.
Kirsty holds a BA(Hons) and MA in Architecture. Her academic work explored the generative potential of fiction for placemaking, which was nominated for RIBA prizes and a drawing exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018. In professional practice, she has experience working on project scales from master planning to community gardens and has delivered build projects from inception to completion. Kirsty also tutors an undergraduate architecture design studio that focuses on experimental design methodologies. As a designer, facilitator and teacher, she is interested in narratives, and how these can be discovered through engagement and fused with innovation to find inclusive, robust and exciting solutions to challenging issues, woven with a little from everyone’s story. Kirsty brings these strands together in her roles at the Design Council and Oxford Brookes University.