Kathryn Firth

Partner, FP Design

Kathryn is an architect and urban designer with over 25 years of international experience. Most recently she was urban design director at NBBJ in Boston.  Previous to this she was the Chief of Design at the London Legacy Development Corporation, where she directed teams of architects, landscape architects, and engineers to realise the Olympic Legacy Masterplan focusing on the social and spatial integration with the surrounding neighbourhoods.  She has led masterplanning projects from those in sensitive heritage contexts, to regeneration projects on former industrial sites in complex urban environments.  Kathryn has ongoing involvement in research including social and environmental resiliency, and intensification in urban and suburban contexts. Kathryn is a proponent of collaboration across design, development and socio-economic disciplines. She is a Mayor’s Design Advisor, Academy of Urbanism member and on design review panels. Kathryn consults to architects, developers, provides peer review and engages in research projects.