Kathryn Firth

E: kfirth@public-realm.net

An architect and urban designer with over 25 years of experience, Kathryn has worked on masterplanning and urban regeneration projects in the US, Europe, the Middle East and the UK. She has been involved in research projects that inform both practice and policy such as, the spatial and social dynamics of streets and public spaces; urban density and neighbourhood perception. She attained her Bachelor of Architecture in Toronto where she practiced for a decade, before doing a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Kathryn has taught at universities in North America and the UK. She ran the MSc City Design and Social Science at the LSE Cities Programme for 6 years.

Derek Pajaczkowski

E: dap@public-realm.net

For over 20 years I have been adapting 19th-century building fabric to 20th-century use, making homes for private clients. My practice is small and very hands-on, and my relationship with a Client often begins when they are looking at properties to buy and ends when they move into their new home at the completion of works.

I am very much a design-build practitioner and have assembled over the years a tremendous team of professionals and tradesmen who, like me, measure themselves by the quality of the work they do.