Tarun joined HTA in Feb 2020 and has since been working as a project architect for the Padnall Lake site in Barking & Dagenham, a hybrid planning application, comprising of approximately 250+ modular homes and complemented with a community centre, town houses and external landscaped park. Padnall Lake is due for submission at the end of July 2020.
Prior to joining HTA Tarun worked at RMA Architects a medium size practice in Kentish Town for 5 years. Where she led several residential schemes as a Project Architect. These projects involved the coordination between the GLA, local boroughs, construction companies and other designers/consultants. Each project involved maximising the opportunities on site whilst striving to strengthen the identity of the surrounding area. Working through all stages, Tarun gained a vast amount of experience running jobs from concept through to construction stage with schemes on restricted budgets all around London.
As a project architect Tarun is currently leading a scheme on Padnall Lake, Marks Gate Estate, comprising circa 250 modular homes. This project involved extensive community engagement through public consultation events, residents’ forums and local school workshops. These activities not only approximated the community to the project but also helped shape the proposals by ensuring the incorporation of the resident’s aspirations thus ensuring the longevity of the project.