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Julia King

Architect and Urban Researcher, Emerging Woman Architect of the Year

Julia King is a British/Venezuelan architectural designer and urban researcher based out of LSE Cities, an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and she is currently working on various initiatives in India. Her design practice is concerned with housing, sanitation infrastructure, urban planning, and participatory design processes mostly in developing countries. She was named Emerging Woman Architect of the Year (2014) and has been widely publicised, including  ICON’s ‘Future 50’ “a snap shot of 50 young architects who are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world” and Metropolis ‘New Talent for 2014’ amongst others. Her projects have won numerous awards including a Holcim Award (2011), SEED Award for ‘Excellence in Public Interest Design’ (2014), and short listed for the World Design Impact Prize (2013) and the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award (2014). She has lectured and taught around the world and completed a PhD-by-practice titled ‘Incremental Cities: Discovering the Sweet Spot for making town-within-a-city.’