On 27th October 2020 Matthew Goulcher wrote:

2020 Architectural Leader of the Year

We are delighted to share that Julia Park, our colleague and Head of Housing Research, has been named Architectural Leader of the Year in the 2020 BD Architect of the Year Awards. Drawing on lessons learned from 30 years in practice, she campaigns for quality and fairness, and finds creative and collaborative ways to solve problems and improve lives. A consistent advocate for good design, Julia has become a particularly effective campaigner for better housing, including tackling the issues around Permitted Development Rights head-on. You can read more about why she was selected here.

The award judges said they were 'unanimous in their admiration for Park’s success in influencing government policy and for highlighting far beyond the bounds of the profession what architects and good architecture can achieve.' We couldn't agree more – congratulations Julia!