Barnaby Johnston

Development Manager


Barnaby is an architect with over 25 years of experience. He has worked as a team director for residential, workplace, education and health developments in London and Manchester. He has led extensive public consultations and worked alongside local authorities to develop strategic documents and local planning policy through his involvement in masterplanning. Prior to joining the Spring Cohort 2023, Barnaby worked in the private sector with a focus on grassroots development and green domestic design.

Spring Cohort 2023

Greater London Authority

Working in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team during his placement, Barnaby focused on collaborating with development partners to achieve better placemaking outcomes, including a coordinated wayfinding strategy as part of the development strategy. He worked on several projects, delivering housing and employment space on land owned by the Greater London Authority (GLA), which operated through the arms-length development company GLA Land and Property (GLAP). As part of his role, Barnaby compiled the GLAP Annual Report, a public-facing document that explains GLAP's work and achievements to date and over the past year. The experience added many development skills to his previous architectural expertise.

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