Urban Designer + Architect
Jonathan has joined the leadership team at Prior + Partners. Until January 2020, Jonathan was Masterplanning Practice Leader at AECOM Design & Planning in London, responsible for a diverse portfolio of regeneration and development work at urban scale. Recently, this has included complex, large scale masterplans for OPDC at Old Oak Common in West London, for Peabody Trust & Lendlease at Thamesmead Waterfront and for the University of Cambridge at North West & West Cambridge. Last year, the North West Cambridge/Eddington project received an unprecedented 3No RIBA National Awards, including for the Masterplan.
As an architect and urbanist, Jonathan has over 25 years experience working successfully together with public and private sector clients, developing the vision at project inception through detailed design and planning to realisation. His approach combines an inter-disciplinary, often multi-practice approach to Masterplan design, resolving complex design and technical challenges from the deeply held view that social and environmental drivers are at the root of long term value creation and holistic, sustainable development.
Internationally, Jonathan’s work has included the Capital City Vision for Thimphu in Bhutan; while for Lendlease, the competition winning regeneration masterplan for the 2015 Expo site in Milan; Singapore Sports Hub, completed with Arup and DPA in 2014 and the competition-winning Rio 2016 Olympic and Legacy Masterplan, which built on the EDAW|Aecom practice’s experience through London 2012 Olympics and the Legacy Communities Scheme.
Formerly, Jonathan was a Practice Principal at Arup/Arup Associates, where he was design leader for a wide range of projects through all stages of development. While at Arup New York, Jonathan acted as concept and masterplan architect for Fulton Center, providing a major new subway interchange and public space for Lower Manhattan, completed in 2014 by Grimshaw Architects. Since inception, Jonathan has led the design for the Award-winning Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh, Northern Inida, for which he continues his involvement as a trustee.
Old Oak Common, London
The most significant regeneration project in London since London 2012, the masterplan for Old Oak Common aims to deliver 25,000 new homes and 60,000 new jobs for Londoners, on land assembled phase by phase around the proposed new interchange between HS2 and Crossrail. This Mayoral prioity masterplan will provide much needed affordable homes at high density, extensive social and physical infrastructure supporting long term environmental remediation and renewal from White City to Harlesden. Over time, a new Metropolitan Centre will be created for West London, around a major public park.
Thamesmead Waterfront, London
Vision, Massing & Capacity Study for over 14,000 homes around a major new mixed use urban centre at Thamesmead Waterfront. This work supported the case for investment in key infrastructure, including a DLR extension across the Thames. The new town centre at Thamesmead Waterfront will fulfill the potential of this extraordinary new place for living in London, with extensive green and blue infrastructure, a new riverside park and freshwater lakeside environment.
North West Cambridge, Eddington
Representing the most significant plans for expansion in the University’s 800 year history, the North West Cambridge masterplan includes a mixed-use urban development of affordable homes for University staff and students, University research and teaching facilities, market housing and community facilities. With Phase 1 soon to be completed, this major new urban district will achieve the highest standards of sustainability, including new landscapes and public realm extending the City of Cambridge into a new University-orientated urban quarter to the northwest of the city centre.
Building on the existing 2004 site plan by MJP, the new masterplan at West Cambridge aims to enhance and intensify
the University’s main campus for Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Industry Partner research. The masterplan includes for shared facilities and other amenity uses, coordinated within a bespoke Environmental Framework prioritising very low carbon operation and public transport.
Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore
This major Sports-led urban development project was a collaboration between Arup, DP Architects and AECOM. The key waterfront site is located in the heart of Singapore’s expanding city core and includes a new 55,000 seat National Stadium, Aquatic Centre and Indoor Sports Halls, all completed in 2014. Intensive mixed sporting and other community uses have been designed together as a whole to generate significant sporting, social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits for the City and local communities.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Legacy Masterplan
AECOM’s competition-winning masterplan for Rio 2016 Olympic Park will create a long-term sporting legacy through the provision of a national Olympic Training Centre. Building on the practice’s work in London, the masterplan set the framework for the staging and operation of the 2016 Olympic Games, including the design of public spaces, back-of-house areas supporting the various permanent and temporary sports venues. The masterplan also anticipated the future development of a new urban district to be developed commercially in the years following the Games.
Hackney Wick Hub
A conservation and regeneration masterplan for Hackney Wick Hub and Fish Island, immediately adjoining the London Olympic site. The masterplan secures a proportion of affordable workspace, helping to ensure economic stability within this unique and creative East London community.
Hallsville Quarter, Canning Town
A major PPP regeneration masterplan in the Lower Lea Valley, which seeks to create a vibrant new mixed-use town centre at Canning Town. The core development includes over 1100 residential units at high density and significant new retail and community space. Set within a well considered public realm network, this major new town centre site will be one of the first to come forward as part of Canning Town’s wider renewal.
Cardiff City Centre Masterplan
A core area masterplan for Cardiff city centre, within a wider framework strategy for the city centre as a whole. The masterplan will create the context for key elements of the city’s urban renewal, including a new International Conference Centre, a new Transport Interchange extending Cardiff Central Station as well as associated commercial development and public realm improvements to improve the quality of experience and functionality for major events at the Millennium Stadium.