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Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design


Serena has been awarded her Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design accreditation from the Urban Design Group.  

Her passion for urban design began at the University of Plymouth, where studying Architecture enabled her to gain insight into the relationship between architectural design and city planning. It also gave her an understanding of the integral components of successful places: people, content and sustainability. She then went on to pursue a Masters in urban design at the University of the West of England.  

Since graduating, she has become an integral member of the urban design team at CSA, managing and assisting with a variety of projects, from small scale housing developments in village settings to large mixed-use schemes within urban areas. The knowledge and experience gained whilst working at CSA, combined with her educational background, has enabled Serena to demonstrate her high level of skills and experience as an Urban Designer, to make a difference to the built environment.  

The Recognised Practitioner accreditation scheme gives those working in urban design a sense of identity; greater influence on professional practice and public policy; and a stronger sense of common purpose. Members with this distinction commit themselves to promoting high design standards of urban design, and receive an affiliation that has international value.