Nour has joined HTA’s award winning planning team in January 2020. Her role at HTA is to provide planning guidance on residential and mixed use schemes and to work collaboratively with different members of the design team to provide advice on relevant policy. She also conducts feasibility studies for potential developments across the UK, and is currently involved in producing a Supplementary Planning Document for Dunton Hills Garden Village for Brentwood Council.
She received her MSc in Urban Design and City Planning (first class) from the Bartlett School of Planning in 2019 and comes from a background in architecture.
Prior to joining HTA, Nour worked as an architect for over 3 years with Dar Al -Handasah, an internationally acclaimed design consultancy. During her time there, she worked on several projects including the masterplan redesign of the campus of the American University of Beirut, the design/expansion of international airports across the Middle East region (Beirut, Dubai, and Riyadh), and the design of several residential villages.
Nour’s background in architecture and urban design enables her to approach urban planning from a comprehensive perspective which encompasses multiple scales, ranging from urban policy down to more detailed architectural principles. Her experience in design allows her to provide high quality planning advice grounded with an understanding of spatial quality. Nour is also a certified LEED (USGBC) Green Associate which allows her to incorporate principles of sustainability in her planning guidance.
During her time at HTA, Nour has taken part in producing planning applications for several estate regeneration schemes in boroughs across London, including Barnet, Islington and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. She has also participated in several community consultations and enjoys working with members of the design team to incorporate feedback from residents to produce spaces which better serve neighbourhoods and local communities. She also took part in creating a Supplementary Planning Document for Dunton Hills Garden Village which outlines principles for the development of a sustainable and healthy garden village.
Nour is particularly interested in built heritage and enjoys advocating for the conservation of historic buildings and for the adaptive reuse of such buildings to create spaces which are proactively integrated within the urban landscape.