Dr Ana McMillin is a Chartered RIBA Architect who has specialised in urban design and housing over 18 years of experience. As a Director at the Housing and New Neighbourhoods Team, she works for the private and public sectors on strategic land developments in the Home Counties, such as garden communities, and higher-density regeneration projects within London.
Ana’s work focuses on concept design and pre-planning stages, leading teams to deliver high-quality design and exemplar placemaking. Her commitment is to the creation of new places that are resilient, sustainable, beautiful and inspire communities to thrive. Combining bold vision with pragmatism, Ana’s strategic perspectives are often about questioning and expanding the initial briefs to uncover project opportunities. She advocates for design processes that are collaborative and integrate various disciplines. Ana enjoys working with all team members, communities, local authorities and advocacy groups and believes in the power of good design to change lives.
Ana holds a Diploma in Architecture, an MSc in Urban Design which received the Bartlett School of Architecture’s Year Award, and a PhD in Economic Geography from the University College London (UCL). Ana has lectured at CASA UCL, Cardiff University and Chelsea College of Arts. She presents work in various professional forums, such as the Urban Design Group and Urban Design London. She is a Select Committee Member for Women in Architecture UK. Her written work has been published in the U.K., Austria and Portugal, and she has contributed to non-profits supporting community plans, and influencing the Further Alterations to the London Plan. Ana appeared on Culture Shock, broadcasted by Sky, as a guest on Sustainable Urbanisation.