Amanda is an Architect and Urban Designer with more than 25 years experience in master planning, urban design and a broad range of architectural projects in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She is the UDG's immediate past Chair and was the Group's first ever female Chair.
Amanda is currently director of her own consultancy, Amanda Reynolds Urbanism. Prior to setting up her own practice, Amanda was Practice Director at Llewelyn Davies for 5 years leading the Urban Design team.
Amanda’s most recent experience has focussed on master planning solutions for regeneration sites in London, throughout the UK and overseas. These projects include major urban housing and mixed-use schemes for both public and private sector clients and a number have involved an expert witness role on urban design matters in Public Inquiries.
Amanda’s first degree in Architecture is from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and she was the New Zealand Director of an Australasian practice (Hames Sharley) through the 1990s combining architecture, urban design and planning, as well as taking a leading role in the NZIA and founding a local urban design group in Auckland.
Teaching architecture and urban design is an important interest and Amanda’s experience includes tutoring at various universities and courses around the world including the Cabe Summer School for its first 3 years. Currently Amanda is a Design Council/Cabe BEE (Building Environment expert) and sits of their Design Review panels as well as those several London boroughs including Hackney, Lewisham and Southwark.