Amanda is an architect and urban designer specialising in masterplanning. She has worked in the UK since the early 1980s and, prior to founding AR Urbanism, was Director of Urban Design at Llewelyn Davies, leading a team of urban designers, landscape designers and architects on a range of regeneration projects around the country. Amanda has extensive experience as an expert witness, facilitating community engagement, and providing design review advice on a range of projects in the UK and overseas. Amanda continues to work with the Design Council/Cabe promoting design quality and sits on a number of Design Review Panels for several London Boroughs, and for Design South East.
Riccardo is an urbanist with a multi-disciplinary background in regeneration and design. He has worked on transport oriented development projects, masterplans and town centre revitalisation strategies in the UK, Europe and America. Riccardo specialises in managing complex urban regeneration schemes and as a part of this role he sits on several design review panels and is a Design Council Expert. He has a strong interest in the role of transport and new technologies on the shape and functions of cities. Recently he has published a book on the implications of connected autonomous vehicles on urban areas. He has also published articles on academic papers on the regeneration of East London.
Federica Di Vincenzo
Senior Urban Designer
Federica is a qualified architect with 14 years’ experience and a multi-disciplinary background in architecture, urban design, interior design,
and building conservation. Federica moved to the UK in 2015 after 8-years running her own architectural practice in Italy that focused on reconstruction in the region of Abruzzo in central Italy, following significant destruction caused by the L’Aquila earthquake in 2009. In 2015, Federica joined PLP Architecture in London as Senior Architect and she has since then worked on a series of large scale residential and commercial projects. Since then, Federica has led teams of architects through a range of different projects across London and the UK.
Senior Urban Designer
Aga is an architect and urban designer with over ten years’ of professional experience working on projects of various scales and complexities, for public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas. She combines her architectural expertise with experience in masterplanning and urban design. She works across different scales to best address challenges posed by the multi-layered nature of regeneration and urban design projects. Aga is an advocate for social change driven by responsible and environmentally conscious design and an enthusiastic engagement facilitator promoting a collaborative way of working.
Ioana is an urban designer with experience in urban sustainability and heritage. After completing her research and urban design master’s degree at the University of Cambridge with a focus on making in the city she went on to work for the POP-MACHINA European research project to help develop an urban methodology for enhancing circularity in cities across Europe. Previously, while working in architecture practices she prepared planning and tender documents, as well as developed townscape, urban realm and masterplanning strategies.