ARCHITECTS • LFA DIGITAL 2020
Pooja Agrawal is an architect working in the public sector. This portrait is taken of her at The Granville, South Kilburn, where she acted as a client at the Greater London Authority in the Regeneration Team. The architects of the building are RCKa Architects.
Pooja believes strongly in the influence of architects working behind the scenes in the public sector, by creating policy, writing briefs, working with stakeholders, and acting as clients to champion high quality and inclusive design. This passion led her to co-found not-for-profit social enterprise Public Practice, that places outstanding built environment experts in public authorities, to improve the quality and equality of everyday places.
Pooja is recognised by the industry as an advocate for change. She is a trustee of the Museum of Architecture, member of DSE Review Panel and a fellow at the UCL Institute of Innovation & Public Purpose. She has also mentored at the Stephen Lawrence Trust and FLUID, was an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins and co-directed RIBA Guerrilla Tactics in 2018. She was nominated for the Planner’s Woman of Influence in 2018 and 2019.