Sarah Featherstone AJ Summit

2 April 2020 | County Hall, London

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 Sarah Featherstone

Sarah Featherstone

Featherstone Young , Director

Sarah Featherstone is an architect and co-Director of Featherstone Young, and has expertise in place-making and social engagement. She is interested in how architecture can capture the character and identity of a place and stimulate, rather than dictate, social interaction.

Her approach has informed the practices 'baggy space' concept for Ty Pawb (Everybody’s House), a new model for an arts venue in Wrexham which is also embodied in the community centre and boxing club at Grenfell Tower which was the result of a collaboration with the BBC’s DIY SOS team. Featherstone is currently working within a multi-disciplinary all-women team developing VeloCity, the re-imagining of the village for the 21C, creating new homes and working environments in healthy and socially cohesive places.

Featherstone studied architecture at Kingston University, The Architectural Association and the Bartlett, UCL. She currently teaches at Central St Martins and the Welsh School of Architecture and has been a visiting critic and external examiner at various UK architecture schools. She is currently on the Islington, Southwark, St Albans and Camden Design Review panels.
 

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