DTT Leader - Metabolic City
Pooja Agrawal is an architect and urban designer working in the Regeneration Team at the Greater London Authority. She has lived and worked in Mumbai, London and New York and undertaken varying scales of projects from interiors to urban strategies. She is a keen advocate of high quality design and inclusive regeneration that benefits the wider community. She is also an active champion of diversity and equality in the built environment.
At the GLA, Pooja is responsible for overseeing a number of projects in the north-west of London valuing over 25 million pounds ranging from the co-ordination of housing led mixed-use developments in Southall to affordable workspaces in Kilburn. Pooja is also working on launching a new social enterprise ‘Public Practice’ to embed talented practitioners within local authorities to build the public sector’s capacity to build homes and support collaborative planning.
Prior to the GLA, she worked as an architect at We Made That and an urban designer at Publica. At We Made That, Pooja delivered award winning public realm and high street improvements in a number of London Boroughs. She was also responsible for urban strategies, local economy studies and development frameworks. At Publica, she delivered a number of visioning documents and public realm strategies for public and private sector clients.
Pooja is a regular visiting critic and guest tutor at a number of leading architecture and planning schools in the UK including University of Cambridge, Central St Martins and the Bartlett. She is also an active member of StART, a community land trust in Tottenham advocating for delivering much needed affordable housing in London.