Aymara is an interdisciplinary practitioner, urban designer and planner with over 10 years experience working in the built-environment including on urban design frameworks, masterplanning, regeneration, child and dementia friendly urban design, blue-green infrastructure, wellbeing, inclusive communities, street design, public realm, policy implementation, housing mix and viability work, delivery strategies and community-led and local authority projects. She is an Associate Member of the RTPI and a Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design.
Aymara currently leads the design and planning for Tresham Garden Village – a productive, distinctive and sustainable new settlement in Northamptonshire which was Highly Commended at the Planning Awards 2019. She also works on a number of both private and public projects at different stages, scales and contexts as well as their related public consultation processes.
Having successfully engaged with and presented to a wide range of audiences including the Department for Trade & Industry, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, Homes England, Sport England, Innovate UK, a number of Local Planning Authorities, Technical Steering Groups, Projects Boards and Design Review Panels, Aymara is proactive, professional, passionate and adaptable. She is a regular at New London Architecture, Urban Design London RTPI, RIBA and Future Cities Catapult events.
Aymara studied Sociology & Politics at Goldsmiths University of London and later an MSc in Urban Studies at University College London (UCL) and the Bartlett School of Planning. Aymara previously worked in the charity and culture sectors developing research and building partnerships with both global and local organisations.
Please do get in touch if you would like to meet or discuss a project with me.