Luma is a Senior Urban Designer at Publica. She has carried out fieldwork studies, mapping and analysis of urban research and has worked across a number of masterplan and placemaking strategies in London. She is currently coordinating a public realm design scheme in Mayfair.
Luma previously worked as part of the team to produce The Selfridges Neighbourhood Plan, which looks closely at opportunities related to the streets, spaces, uses and buildings around the store as well as the Toronto Masterplan Review, which involved a critique of a development in Toronto and set out options and proposals for the programme and identity of major elements in the masterplan.
Prior to working at Publica, Luma worked at Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna on a number of design competitions, including a residential tower and stadium. She also worked at Public Works in London, researching modes of knowledge transfer in civic city making that resulted in an exhibition and symposium launched at the Tate Exchange. Luma also worked as a research associate at Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London on a project that looked at socially-responsive design for safe, and secure public space.
Luma completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh and went on to study for her Part II at the Royal College of Art. Luma was nominated for the 2016 RIBA Presidents Medal Dissertation Prize and her thesis drawings, which were commended in the RIBA Journal Eye Line drawing competition, featured on the front cover of the RIBA Journal August 2015 edition.