Prior to joining Public Practice, Matt Ruddy was an architect with experience in mixed-use projects from concept design to construction, in challenging urban regeneration sites. He joined Public Practice from Hawkins\Brown where he was an active member of the Junior Practice Management Group and Corporate Social Responsibility team, working to broaden access into architecture. Prior to this, his work for Hackney Wick and Fish Island won the 2019 Planning Award for Excellence In Placemaking at High Densities. Matt has also organised walking tours and exhibitions for the Housing Forum, Open House London and London Festival of Architecture, and in 2018 won the inaugural LFA LGBT+ Float competition.

As part of the fourth cohort of Public Practice at the GLA, Matt managed the London Review Panel, City Hall’s design review panel, part of the Mayor’s Good Growth by Design programme. Matt was also involved in research and thought leadership, providing support to individual boroughs on design review, and working on the biannual place shaping and design review capacity survey.

You can contact Matt via his LinkedIn account.