Sophie Williams

Architectural Assistant

BA(Hons) Architecture, Part 1

Sophie began working at HTA in August 2014. Prior to joining she studied at The Cass, London Metropolitan University, graduating from her Part I in July 2014.

During Sophie’s final year at The Cass her thesis project was a proposal for a group of public buildings on the Aylesbury Estate in Elephant and Castle, providing important facilities for a community experiencing the effects of regeneration. This project was nominated for the RIBA NWLSA Award for Live Projects.

The estate is currently undergoing the first phases of regeneration for which HTA are the Masterplanners and Lead Architects. Having developed a strong interest in the Aylesbury, Sophie has worked almost exclusively on the Aylesbury Regeneration since joining the practice. Firstly assisting the team on the First Development Site and now on Plot 18, a mixed use development providing a number of new community facilities, a public square and mixed tenure housing at the new civic heart of the estate. 

Sophie particularly enjoyed engaging with the residents of the Aylesbury Regeneration and its surrounding community through consultation events. As well as being involved in consultation regarding the design of Plot 18, Sophie has also been a part of other alternative forms of community engagement within the Aylesbury Regeneration. Assemble & Join Aylesbury took place during the summer of 2016. The project established a temporary workshop on the estate where residents could drop in and design and manufacture pieces of furniture to improve the communal areas of the estate, both internal and external.

Sophie has since gone on to work mainly at the early community engagement stages of other estate regenerations across London.

She has recently completed her Part 2 at the Royal College of Art.