Saskia is trained as an architect and completed a master’s degree in urban management to gain a comprehensive approach on how to improve places. She then worked in urban design and management practices for around 12 years, in Canada, the Netherlands, France and the UK. Throughout these years, she has built on an expertise in developing urban strategies, design guidance and project designs that ensure places are people-centred, economically resilient and environmentally friendly.
Thanks to the diverse projects she has worked on, Saskia can easily navigate across scales and topics, ranging from public realm designs to metropolis strategies through masterplans, design and access statements or capacity studies. She has a broad experience working within multidisciplinary teams on complex and mixed-use projects such as town centres, regeneration areas and new communities.
At Project Centre Limited, she mainly works on cycle infrastructure, low-traffic neighbourhood and public realm improvement schemes. Working with traffic engineers, she does her best so that streets are considered as being more than pieces of infrastructure and can also participate in improving local character and offer a great user experience for all, including children.
As an urban designer committed in creating sustainable places, she likes to encourage co-workers, clients and consultees to think strategically and holistically, so projects are future-proof and resources are spent efficiently. Design standard improvement is a key professional driver for Saskia and she is currently looking for project opportunities and partnerships to be able to use innovative solutions such as BREEAM standards, tactical urbanism, permaculture or Dutch-inspired street planning and design to raise street quality standards in the UK.
Master in Urban Management