We are a London based group of landscape architects, architects, and urbanists focussed on public realm and landscape in urban environments at all project scales. Our dynamic, talented, and international team, share the values and ambitions of making cities that people love.

Alexandra Steed

Alexandra founded URBAN in 2013 to create better cities for people through a synthesis of art, landscape and sustainability. She is a chartered landscape architect in the UK, and also worked for a number of years in Canada where she was responsible for a series of innovative public realm projects for the City of Vancouver. 

In the last 20 years, Alexandra’s work has involved many large scale international schemes, but has recently focussed on London and the southeast of England. Projects are at all scales and across all sectors, from strategic city-wide masterplans, to roof terraces for commercial tenants.

 Before starting her own practice, Alexandra led the Aecom Europe Design Team, and was also Practice Director for Martha Schwartz Partners’ London office. Aside from her work with URBAN, Alexandra acts as a Built Environment Expert for Design Council Cabe, and sits on the Highways England Design Panel. She lectures at architectural schools, conferences and is a reviewer at universities including Harvard and The Bartlett, UCL. 

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