Joseph is an Urban designer with Publica exploring strategies for activation and public realm improvements within the Oxford Street district. Joseph graduated from the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in 2018 with a distinction in both Spatial Planning and Urban Design and Architecture (RIBA part II). Alongside academic studies, Joseph collaborated with Cass Cities and the Ruimte Vlaanderen, Department of Omgeving in Brussels and assisted in the creation of a business community forum for London’s Old Kent Road, enabling local businesses to participate in the formation of local planning policy. Joseph’s work strongly advocates the reintroduction of diverse commercial, light-industrial and cultural activity back into the heart of the city, through a renaissance of robust and flexible mixed-use building typologies and urban blocks.
Since graduating from university, Joseph has worked as an urban designer on various large scale projects including proposals for a 6000-home sustainable urban extension to the Royal town of Sutton Coldfield, incorporating a new town centre and supporting community infrastructure. Joseph has also worked on the regeneration of an East London council estate, exploring methods of densification with direct input into design strategies by existing residents.