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University of Sunderland

Sarah Allan

Sarah Allan

Head of Architecture, DLUHC

Sarah’s role in Government is focused on design policy and implementation and assists in delivering the Government’s commitment to improve the design quality of homes and places, working across Government departments, and with external stakeholders, to ensure architecture and urban design contribute to creating places that are beautiful, sustainable, more equal, feel safe and are shaped by their communities.

Sarah is an architect, urban designer and project manager with over 25 years’ experience helping public and private sector clients deliver residential-led projects from masterplans to individual homes.  Prior to her current position, Sarah worked for nine years as development manager and then managing director at Solidspace, an independent architect-led developer.   Before this working in local government as housing lead for an Ecotown in Hampshire, overseeing the delivery of small scale early-win housing projects.  Working for over seven years at Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, Sarah was head of urban design and homes, where she helped to embed design quality tools and processes in large scale government programmes.