Luke Kon

Development Manager


Luke is an experienced architect, regeneration professional and design tutor whose work explores how the built environment can support communities to thrive. He has worked on various projects in London, from housing in Fish Island to co-working spaces in Shoreditch and retrofits in Westminster. 

Luke's master's research took him to Brazil where he documented the impact of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games transport infrastructure on favela communities. Whilst living in Rio de Janeiro, Luke fostered a relationship with an organisation supporting families affected by drug trafficking and supported the charity in designing new buildings. 

He has tutored at the University of Cardiff and led mentoring projects with Open City.

Prior to joining the Spring Cohort 2023, Luke led part of an exemplary Passivhaus Housing scheme for the London Borough of Hounslow as a Senior Architect. He also worked at Haringey Council where he delivered improvements to Wood Green High Street and developed the strategic briefing for place-shaping masterplans.

Spring Cohort 2023

Greater London Authority

As Development Manager in the Royal Docks Team, Luke worked on several sites, including Silvertown, to reimagine a 40-year vacant site, delivering 6,500 new homes over the next 15 years. He managed the development projects in the Royal Docks by taking them from concept through design, procurement, delivery, and into operation. This involved negotiating various land agreements and working with development managers to bring developments to GLAP sites. In addition, he led design and planning discussions for sites in the Royal Docks, including the selection of design teams. Luke assisted with the identification and appraisal of project proposals that met Mayoral objectives for new homes, economic development, and regeneration. Additionally, he worked on a pilot scheme to bring forward meanwhile use on site with a GLA land interest.

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