View from Camden Council's offices at 5 Pancras Square © Luke Hayes

Camden Council is determined that the large amount of development planned in the borough over the coming years will strengthen Camden’s unique and special sense of place.


From its own architects’ schemes of the 1960s and 1970s to huge regeneration projects like King’s Cross, the council has consistently sought excellence in architecture and design – essential not only for housing, open spaces and infrastructure, but also for health and wellbeing, inclusivity and sustainability.

Highgate Newtown Community Centre, Camden Community Investment Programme © RCKa architects

Camden is proud of its rich architectural heritage – and a sympathetic response to its historic environment has to be at the heart of all new development.


It is early and rigorous dialogue about design between all involved that leads to high quality development. The Camden Design Review Panel has since 2016 played a part in that by advising applicants during the pre-application stage and also by commenting on planning applications. 

The Camden Design Review Panel is chaired by Catherine Burd, Director of Burd Haward Architects.

Camden panel members

Catherine Burd (chair)

Peter Studdert (vice chair)

Peter Bishop (Euston chair)

Nimi Attanayake

Kiru Balson 

Abigail Batchelor

Harbinder Singh Birdi 

Harriet Bourne 

Ian Chalk

Jane Dann

Neil Davidson

Mary Duggan

Amber Fahey

Eleanor Fawcett

Simon Goode

Scott Grady

Andrew Harland

Kirsten Henson

Tom Holbrook

Shaun Ihejetoh

Barbara Kaucky

Richard Lavington

Anna Liu

Matthew Lloyd

Mike Martin

John McRae

Chloë Phelps

Fred Pilbrow 

Paddy Pugh

Daniel Rea

Sam Richards

Annalie Riches

Gurmeet Sian

Kaye Stout


Terms of reference

Annual report


Bourne Estate © Matthew Lloyd Architects for Camden Council 

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Cartwright Gardens, Maccreanor Lavington and tp bennett © Tim Crocker

Spring Place, Piercy & Company @ Jack Hobhouse