Daniel Davis is a growth marketing strategist with a wealth of experience primarily in start-ups and scale-ups across a broad range of sectors including real estate, hospitality, culture and technology.
In 2022 Daniel completed studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, receiving an MA in Architecture and Historic Urban Environments. The programme – addressing the built environment’s contribution to planetary crisis – catalysed his commitment to understanding and responding to the social, economic and environmental inequity ingrained in our built fabric, and prompted a deep interest in the visionary nature of the London School of Architecture.
Daniel joined the school in September 2023 to lead marketing efforts for its Part 4 programme, launching in November 2023 following a successful pilot earlier in the year. His role spans the strategic, creative and editorial components of the programme’s marketing, and aligns with Daniel’s particular passion for scaling purpose-led projects, programmes and organisations.
David is the Technical Coordinator and is in charge of A/V and technology at LSA. David attended London School of Communication and was awarded a Bachelors degree in Interaction Design. His thesis analyses the future of augmented and mixed reality’s and how the meta verse is shaping and changing the way we think and view our reality.
He strategically plans digital systems and technical capacity. David has a range of skills in graphic design, motion graphics, music production, video editing and photography, and also in 3D work and AR.
George (He/They) is currently studying Performance Art and is an active member of the collective Harem of No One, a dynamic and inclusive artistic community dedicated to celebrating diversity and challenging societal norms. They are a passionate advocate for queer rights and trans rights, using their art and activism to drive change.
Growing up surrounded by architects and artists, George developed a passion for sustainable architecture, which they have put into practice in several projects around the world, including France, Germany, and Lebanon.
George studied at NYU and graduated with a double major in interior design and business administration. They went on to work in the education sector in Istanbul, where they served as an education director in a leading language institute while running their own interior design business. George’s work has been featured in House Beautiful, Marie Claire Maison, and Maison & Jardin magazines.
Currently, George is the Programme Manager at the LSA, where they continue to blend their artistic, design, and advocacy skills to make a positive impact on the world.
Lily WilkinsonLily is the Ops and Projects Manager at the LSA. She graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Architecture in 2015 and worked in the sector for a couple of years before travelling the world. On returning to London she discovered a passion for startups, working for a wedding planning app, a media company and founding her own travel-tech business. She has varied experience across Project Management, Marketing, Partnerships and HR in higher education, and now brings this together with her architectural background to support all projects across the school. Outside of work she loves to explore everything cultural that London has to offer, escaping the city frequently for downtime in nature.
Dr Neal Shasore is Head of School and Chief Executive of the London School of Architecture. He joins the school following positions at the RIBA, the University of Westminster, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Oxford. He is particularly passionate about diversifying architectural education, heritage and practice. An architectural historian by training, his research and writing has primarily focussed on architectural culture in Britain and the Empire in the first half of the twentieth century and this critical perspective informs his own pedagogy and practice. He is a Trustee of the Architectural Heritage Fund and the Twentieth Century (C20) Society.
Neal is leading the Design Think Tank module with Daniel Ovalle Costal for the 2022/23 First Year students at the LSA.
Rose is the Marketing Coordinator at the LSA. She studied History of Art during her Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees, specialising in late nineteenth century Danish painting, before moving into the Architecture sector in her career. Rose joined the LSA in November 2022 following four years working at Morris+Company. As the Marketing Coordinator she manages the LSA’s website, all social media platforms and leads student recruitment and outreach.
Samantha Hardingham is an independent designer, writer, and scholar with a breadth of experience across architecture and design including management, teaching and entrepreneurial projects. She studied at the Architectural Association from 1987-93 and later led a design unit for ten years (2008-2018) with Archigram member David Greene and artist John Walter. Her first book London: a guide to recent architecture launched the highly acclaimed ellipsis pocket guide book series in 1993. More recently she authored the two-volume Cedric Price Works 1952 – 2003: a forward-minded retrospective (AA/CCA, 2016) – the culmination a ten-year research project during which she held posts as senior research fellow at the University of Westminster and visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal.
Early in her career Samantha co-founded Crowbar Coffee, a string of pioneering coffee bars in Clerkenwell, East London that triggered a number of key regeneration projects in that area, the effects of which can be experienced in the city today. Samantha is associate creative director of Theseus Agency and combines writing and design practice with a particular interest in experiential event-spaces.
Sara is the Registrar at the LSA and looks after our governance relationships as well as supporting the administration of the School. Sara has had a long career in higher education and teaching, starting out teaching English in further education and then moving to work in universities. She has worked in a range of different universities from the large traditional to small and specialist.
Sara has been an Academic Registrar as well as managing student services so has an excellent overview and understanding of the student experience.
Sara also runs her own consulting firm and provides consultancy to universities and coaching to individuals. Sara volunteers for a women’s charity on their helpline and runs and practises yoga for her wellbeing.
Zafir completed his Part 1 in 2019 at the Manchester School of Architecture, where his thesis explored technological obsolesce. He previously worked for Hawkins\Brown, assisting on large-scale infrastructure projects such as Crossrail. Currently, Zafir works at dRMM, where he will continue during his inter-practice year.
Zafir has an avid interest in research, education and activism. He has collaborated with several organisations, such as volunteering as an RIBA Architecture Ambassador, conducting international research with CAUKIN Studio, and partaking in The Architecture Lobby’s ‘Architecture Beyond Capitalism’ summer school. Zafir is also an active member of The Architect’s Climate Action Network (ACAN), where he previously coordinated the Education group.
In 2023 Zafir joined the LSA Operations team as Professional Programmes Producer.