Kirsten Wood

BA (Hons) Architecture, MA Architecture, PgDip


Kirsten’s experience ranges in projects of different scales from suburban greenfield and brownfield sites to larger urban regeneration sites. In her role she is responsible for the everyday running of projects, producing concept and developed design drawings and documents, presenting at meetings, as well as corresponding with clients and consultants.

Kirsten joined HTA in September 2019 as an Architect. Before then, Kirsten she has worked for various practices prior to joining HTA. The first practice she worked for in London in 2015, as a Part II Architectural Assistant, was MDR Associates (now Fuse Architects), where she began gaining experience predominantly in the planning stages of medium scale, residential projects.

Kirsten then went on to join BPTW, where she covered a broad range of the RIBA work stages, including multiple planning applications, bids and work towards the completion of the BPTW office fit out. She completed her Part III at Kingston University in 2017, whilst working at BPTW.

A brief period at OWAL Architects before she joined HTA, provided Kirsten with experience in MMC, particularly modular, factory production drawing packages.

Kirsten’s key skills are:

• Ability to develop strong concepts into viable, well-considered, detailed proposals

• Ability to balance technical and design considerations to a high level

• Strong presentation and communication skills

• Ability to coordinate the inputs of other team members and consultants

Kirsten is currently working on Stages 3/4 on Bellemy Close and Byng Street; a 202 unit scheme, comprising a 31 storey tower, nestled behind 12 new houses. 

Previously, Kirsten was a team member of Meridian One Phase 1B; a complex, large scale regeneration project in Enfield, which aims to deliver 1000 homes with 50% affordable housing. Kirsten was the project architect for Plot B, responsible for producing concept and developed design drawings and documents, presenting at meetings, as well as coordinating the inputs of other team members and consultants.

Kirsten has also worked on the DfMA Assessment of Barking Riverside, assisting with the delivery of the project to a high degree of client satisfaction. The assessment involved developing standardised blocks, flat layouts and balconies, producing a DfMA-Optimised Masterplan and accompanying Design Codes.

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