Lara is Director at New London Architecture, an independent centre that brings professionals, politicians and the public together to shape a better city.
Alongside this, she leads the Urban Programme at the London School of Architecture. She is a member of the Northern Ireland Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment and co-ordinates a network on Urban Governance in UN Habitat’s Universities Network Initiative.
With a multidisciplinary design and strategy background, Lara has worked in architectural and urban design practices, academia, local government and the charity sector for the past 15 years. Her portfolio includes the design and client management of major regeneration projects in London, leading a community education programme in Sao Paulo, masterplanning in Madrid, Moscow and Jerusalem, and building timber framed homes across Europe.