Ana McMillin

BA(Hons) DipArch MScUD MPhil RIBA

Senior Associate, Senior Urban Designer

Ana McMillin is a Chartered RIBA Architect who has specialised in Urbanism over fifteen years of practice. She has an industry career as a practicing Urban Designer, plus an academic career as Planning / Economic Geography researcher.

Ana joined HTA in 2014 where she leads a team in feasibility, bid and pre-planning stages. She has worked on private-sector and local authority JV projects such as the Aylesbury Estate Regeneration in Elephant and Castle, and on several housing sites across outer London boroughs. She also led for two years the planning process for a new Garden Town in Wyton, Huntingdonshire, and she was the leader of a large team on the regeneration of Winstanley and York Road Estates and Clapham Junction Crossrail 2 Masterplan in Battersea, now submitted for Planning.

Ana has a record of winning work through competition and design-led bid stages, as well as through repeat business with clients. Her work includes concept design, team management, clients and local authority presentations, community consultation, consultant liaison, preparation and direction of planning documentation such as Design and Access Statements, Development Specifications and parts of EIA appraisals.

Before HTA, Ana had worked at other design-led practices (Arup, Grimshaw and Chapman Taylor) working on town centre masterplans, urban expansions and city-wide strategies, including new sustainable settlements in China and Africa, and planning policy (adopted) for the U.K. and Middle Eastern countries.

In addition to her professional practice, Ana has an academic career focused around her part-time PhD at the UCL Geography Department and Bartlett School of Planning since 2013. In this capacity Ana has contributed as an Urban Consultant to non-profits such as Latin Elephant and to Just Space: Economy and Planning Group to influence the further alterations to the London Plan in 2015. In 2017 she was selected to present a paper by the Association of European Schools of Planning, and another at the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research at the University of Cambridge. Last year Ana appeared on Culture Shock, a sky TV show, as a main guest interviewed on Sustainable Urbanisation. Ana’s written work has been published in England and Austria, including two winning entries for the Architect’s Journal.

Currently, Ana lectures Sustainable Architecture and Design for Tiny Houses at the University of the Arts London, and Economic Geography Seminars and Urban Systems Theory at the MSc Smart Cities at the UCL.


Key Project Experience:


Joyce Avenue & Snell’s Park Estates Regeneration, Residents’ Ballot

Osterley Tesco Site, Hounslow, Outline Planning

The Lakes Estates Regeneration, Outline Planning

The Winstanley & York Road Estates Regeneration, Competitive Tender and Hybrid Planning Application

Various Tesco Sites, Feasibility Studies

Wyton Garden Village, Huntingdon, Outline Planning

Cheshunt Masterplan, Outline Planning

The Aylesbury Estate Regeneration, Outline Planning


Guildford Town Centre, Integrated Baseline Strategies

Didcot Town Centre Extension, Orchard Centre, Outline Planning

Brent Cross and Cricklewood Masterplan – Section 73 Application

Mixed Uses Masterplan, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Concept Design

North Harlow Masterplan, Outline Planning Application

Women’s Sports Centre, Detailed Planning Application

Max Lab IV Research Facility, Lund Technical Design Stage

Guy and St Thomas Hospital Façade, Technical Design Stage

St Botolph’s Office, Aldgate, Technical Design Stage

Pedways Urban Design Guidelines, for Roads and Transport Authority Dubai, Adopted policy

Dover Urban Design Guidelines SPD, Adopted policy

Woolston Waterfront, Southampton, Concept Masterplan

Ebbsfleet Garden City, Zone East, Outline Planning Application

Manchester NOMA Masterplan, Competitive Tender and Outline Planning Application

Zhu Jia Jao, Shanghai, China Water Towns Masterplan Studies

Knowledge District, Mexico City, Outline Planning Application

Wanzhuang Eco-City of Agriculture, Integrated Masterplan and Economic Strategy

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