Louise Mansfield


An urbanist with an interest in the sustainable evolution of cities and towns, Louise's experience ranges from preparing masterplans and urban design frameworks to developing statutory planning policy and fostering broader regeneration projects.

She takes a character-led approach and specialises in research and design guidance in its broadest sense; exploring social and economic considerations, the identity and functionality of towns and cities, and the physical and design implications of these. This is put to effective use in practical regeneration strategies and masterplans in places as diverse as Stratford, the Bronx, St Albans, Bankside and Bath, amongst others. She led our work on the award-winning Old Town Croydon masterplan and socio-economic characterisation study for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Community and stakeholder engagement are central to Louise's projects and she has developed a range of collaborative design and participation programmes.

In our studios, Louise has been central to the animation of Farnham Place through public events centred around food and coming together, an initiative that has grown into a seasonal street food market which we host.

She has lectured and been a visiting critic at architecture departments in Nottingham University, UCL Bartlett and Kingston University. A student of urban design, geography and international development, she has degrees from the LSE, where she studied in the LSE Cities programme, Oxford Brookes University and Sussex University. She currently sits on the Barking and Dagenham Quality Review Panel.