Deborah Denner

BA (Hons) DipArch MArch ARB




Deborah Denner, an architect with extensive experience of quality review, heads the Frame Projects team – now 15 people.


Since Deborah set up Frame Projects in 2015, it has been appointed to manage quality review panels on behalf of 14 planning authorities and development corporations in London and the south of England, as well as working nationally to provide design advice on infrastructure projects. She has also supported Frame Projects' work to pioneer community review - allowing people to share their local expertise with developers and planning authorities.  


Edward Bailey

BA (Hons) PGDip




An urban designer and town planner, Edward Bailey leads on managing the HS2 Independent Design Panel. Working with colleagues at HS2 Ltd, he identifies projects across a range of issues, including urban integration, sustainability, civil engineering, station design and customer experience, that will benefit from the panel’s contribution.


As well as reports of reviews, Edward writes regular newsletters and case studies to bring the work of the HS2 Independent Design Panel to a wider audience.

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Lucy Block

BSc (Hons) MArch ARB


Design Panel Manager


Lucy Block manages the Harlow and Gilston / Epping Forest District Quality Review Panel, as well as the Ealing Design and Community Review Panels. Lucy applies her knowledge of architectural, urban, placemaking and public ream design to report on the outcomes of the panel meetings, presenting feedback and recommendations to local authorities and design teams.


Lucy has worked in architectural practices in London for 10 years, and has taught at several universities including the University of Sheffield, City University London and the University of East London.

Dr Tom Bolton

BA (Hons) PhD




Tom Bolton leads Frame Projects’ community review work, having set up the OPDC and Old Kent Road Community Review Groups. He manages place review groups for OPDC and Watford Borough Council, and works on other review panels including Camden and HS2. He also leads on Frame’s research consultancy work, most recently developing design principles for the National Infrastructure Commission.


Tom has published five books on history and culture, landscape and London, and his PhD research explored the development of neighbourhoods on the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ around London’s main railway stations.

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Joe Brennan

BA (Hons)


Panel Coordinator


Joe Brennan works across a number of design review panels managed by Frame Projects, leading on coordination of the Havering Quality Review Panel, and providing secretariat support to the HS2 Independent Design Panel.


Before joining Frame Projects, Joe worked in the speciality drinks industry. His role included the coordination of distribution across the Southwest, as well as contributing to asset and portfolio management.


Sarah Carmona

BA (Hons) DipArch MA (Urban Design) ARB


Design Panel Manager


An architect and urban designer, Sarah Carmona is part of the Frame Projects team managing the Haringey Quality Review Panel. She attends reviews of projects from across the borough and writes the reports that capture the panel’s comments and recommendations.


Before joining Frame Projects, Sarah worked in practice, and also undertook teaching and research at several universities, including the University of Nottingham, the University of Westminster, and the Bartlett Schools of Graduate Studies and Planning, University College London. 


Adrian Harvey

BSc (Hons) MA 


Adrian Harvey leads on Frame Projects' work to manage the quality review panels on behalf of the London Boroughs of Havering and Barking and Dagenham. He also provides editorial support to Frame's panel managers, checking reports before they are signed off by the chair of each panel. 


An independent writer and policy consultant, Adrian has over 20 years’ experience in local and central government. Recent work includes a report for Essex County Council on the value of good design in new residential development.

Abigail Joseph

BA (Hons) MPhil

Panel Coordinator

Abigail Joseph plays a key role in Frame Projects' work to manage the Kensington and Chelsea Quality Review Panel, the Old Kent Road Community Review Panel, and has recently helped to set up the Somerset West and Taunton Quality Review Panel. She also supports the coordination of LETI climate training sessions for panels.


Abigail studied Sociology at Goldsmiths University, and obtained a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge in the Sociology of Marginality and Exclusion. Alongside this, she ran social enterprises and NGOs working in London and Copenhagen.

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Reema Kaur

BA (Hons) 

Panel Coordinator

Reema Kaur provides coordination support for three panels managed by Frame Projects: the OPDC Place Review Group, the Watford Place Shaping Panel; and the Folkstone and Hythe Place Panel. She is also responsible for coordinating meetings for the OPDC Community Review Group.


Before joining Frame Projects, Reema worked as an account executive for a marketing company, having studied Public Relations, Advertising and Media at Middlesex University.


Miranda Kimball

BA (Hons) MSc


Design Panel Manager

Miranda Kimball joined Frame Projects to help set up the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Community Development Panel. She also manages the Watford Place Shaping Panel and the Somerset West and Taunton Quality Review Panel. Miranda has recently contributed to arranging climate emergency training sessions for planning officers and panel members, in collaboration with the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI). 


Before joining Frame Projects, Miranda worked on multiple placemaking and cultural strategies for major regeneration projects, including Battersea Power Station and the International Quarter at Stratford.

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Hanako Littlewood

BA (Hons)


Panel Programme Manager

Hanako Littlewood leads the panel coordination team at Frame Projects - responsible for the smooth operation of all our panels. She contributed to setting up the design and community review panels for the London Borough of Ealing, and now leads their day to day coordination. She also oversees the monitoring and evaluation of all Frame Projects' design and quality review panels.


Hanako previously worked as an events coordinator, organising international conferences about the future of work.

Adela Paparisto

BA (Hons) PGDip


Operations Manager

Adela Paparisto works alongside the Director to support Frame Projects' overall management. This includes responsibility for recruitment and training, and continual improvement of our project management processes. She also led on developing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation process, which forms the basis of annual reporting on all Frame’s panels.


Adela gained a project management qualification in Canada, where she worked before joining Frame Projects.


Cindy Reriti

BA (Hons) DipArch


Design Panel Manager

Cindy Reriti joined Frame Projects to take the lead in setting up the Dacorum Community Review Panel, working closely with the council to define the panel’s work and to encourage members of the community to get involved. She has also taken the lead in setting up a new quality review panel for the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and is panel manager for the London Legacy Development Corporation Quality Review Panel.

Cindy studied architecture at The Cass.


Marina Stuart Da Cunha Lima

BA (Hons)


Panel Coordinator

Marina Stuart plays a key role in the coordination of two of Frame Projects’ professional design review panels: the London Legacy Development Corporation Quality Review Panel; and the Harlow and Gilston / Epping Forest District Quality Review Panel. She also provides coordination support to the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar Community Development Panel.


After obtaining a degree in History and Politics from Newcastle University, Marina previously worked at a pre-employment screening company in Brighton.

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Kate Trant

BA (Hons) MA


Design Panel Manager

Kate Trant is a writer, editor and researcher with expertise in architecture and the built environment. She works with Frame Projects to support management of the Dacorum Community Review Panel and the Redbridge Quality Review Panel – attending the panels’ meetings and writing the reports that summarise their comments.


Kate has written three books on aspects of design history. Her clients have included an international cross-section of leading-edge organisations, including the British Museum, Royal College of Art, Science Museum, Anthemis, Provable Markets and the London School of Publishing.


Sharon Williams


Finance Manager

Sharon Williams manages Frame Projects' finances while working closely with the director and consultancy’s accountants. She organises the company’s day to day accounting procedures and contributes to the smooth and efficient running of the office.


Sharon has extensive accounting experience, including working with the design magazine Disegno, and a model management agency.

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