Kathryn Firth

Kathryn is an architect and urban designer with over 25 years of international experience. Previously she was the Chief of Design at the London Legacy Development Corporation where she oversaw the design of neighbourhoods and public spaces with a focus the contribution urban design can make towards health and well-being.
Kathryn has led projects that range from those in sensitive heritage contexts to masterplans for former industrial sites. Kathryn is a proponent of a multi-disciplinary approach, enabling regeneration through collaboration across design, development and socio-economic disciplines.

Kathryn is one of the London Mayor’s Design Advocates, a Built Environment Expert-Design Council UK and a trustee of the Sadler’s Wells Foundation. She has also served on numerous design review panels. For six years she ran the MSc City Design and Social Science at the London School of Economic Cities Programme. Kathryn holds a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where she is currently a Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design.