Ana McMillin joined HTA in 2014, becoming an Associate in 2016.
Ana is a Chartered Architect (2005) with additional qualifications in Urban Design (2007). Prior to joining HTA, Ana worked as a Senior Architect/ Masterplanner at Chapman Taylor and as an Urban Designer and Architect at Arup and at Grimshaw. Whilst at Chapman Taylor Ana was a member of the Executive and of the Business Development Groups. Her portfolio includes significant large scale schemes through Planning stage, such as the Ebbsfleet Masterplan, the Noma Manchester Masterplan, the Brent Cross and Cricklewood Masterplan, and the Didcot Town Centre Expansion. She has also worked on adopted Urban Design Planning guidance for the U.K. and for the Middle East.
Ana also has an academic career, and she is now in the final stage of her part-time MPhil/ PhD in Economic Geography and Urban Planning at University College London (UCL). Her written work has been published in Austria, Portugal and the U.K. and has been twice listed by the Architect’s Journal.
Ana has contributed as an Urban Consultant to nonprofits such as Latin Elephant and to the research group for Participation in Manufacturing and Redistribution, The Royal College of Arts. In addition, Ana has contributed to Just Space: Economy and Planning Group to influence the further alterations to the London Plan.
This year her written work has been shortlisted and presented at the European Association of Planning Schools (AESOP) and at Cambridge University Department of Architecture. She was an invited speaker at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL and she is a tutor for short courses at the University of the Arts London.
During her time at HTA Ana has worked on both suburban, high-density and regeneration schemes at bid or planning stage. These include the 4,500 new homes Wyton Garden Village in Huntingdonshire for Crest Nicholson, 3,500 new homes on the Aylesbury Estate Regeneration for Notting Hill Housing and Southwark Council, two Housing Zone developments in Hounslow for Hadley Mace and for Catalyst Housing, and many feasibility studies.
Ana led the 2,750 homes winning bid for the Regeneration of the Winstanley and York Road Estates in Battersea for Taylor Wimpey. This includes also leisure and community uses, retail, workspaces and a publicly accessible metropolitan park.
Currently Ana leads the Winstanley and York Road Regeneration project at Planning Stage. Ana’s role includes managing the project and the team, leading the design, consulting with the local community and with the relevant local authorities.
Ana believes in ambitious vision combined with flexible and integrated design frameworks to successful masterplan design. She is keen on delivering on this approach to ensure resilient and successful new places.