Joanne has a background in architecture, urban design and architectural history and theory. Prior to joining Public Practice Joanne worked at AR Urbanism, alongside community groups to develop design codes to support their neighbourhood plans. She previously worked at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Peter Barber Architects where she contributed to the design and delivery of public realm and social housing projects, the production of a housing design guide for a national housing association and a strategic vision for Ebbsfleet Garden City Development Corporation.
Part of the second cohort of Public Practice, Joanne joined Greater Cambridge Planning Service as Principal Urban Design Officer. Her role sat within the joint planning service’s multi-disciplinary Built and Natural Environment Team and involved working on the masterplan for Northstowe New Town. She supported the development of Cambridge Biomedical Campus and contributed to the design code for an urban extension to the east of Cambridge.