TAMARA KAHN

Prior to joining Public Practice, Tamara was an architect who specialised in designing for historic settings and protected environments, with experience on listed buildings and new mixed-use urban developments. Most recently, Tamara worked with Marcus Beale Architects in London. Tamara has also worked in Luxembourg for an award winning architecture and urban design practice and in Senegal with the national Red Cross and the IFRC Shelter Research Unit on rural housing upgrades. Tamara has supported Architecture Sans Frontières-UK as an associate since 2017 and is working in London on community-based projects, as well as in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Community Action Area Plans in informal settlements.

As part of the fourth cohort of Public Practice, at Tower Hamlets, Tamara took on the role of Project Officer to support the delivery of an urban characterisation study and set of urban design guidelines that will help to deliver growth through the urban intensification of the central area of the borough.

In July 2021, her work was published in the Central Area Good Growth Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), in collaboration with Mariana Schiller. The document aims to support developers, designers and council case officers in delivering sustainable growth whilst respecting the character of the area.

You can contact Tamara via her LinkedIn account.