Vincent Lacovara

Vincent is an architect, urban designer and spatial planner. He is Placemaking Team Leader within the Spatial Planning Service at the London Borough of Croydon, where he has worked for the past 11 years. At Croydon, Vincent is responsible for a team of architects, urban designers, built heritage specialists and landscape architects who provide design advice as part of the plan-making process, negotiate design on schemes going through planning, promote the role of good design in Croydon and provide design input to the Council’s own capital projects. The work of Croydon’s Placemaking Team was highlighted in the Farrell Review as an exemplar for proactive planning and its work is winning awards, including for the suite of collaborative masterplans that it led and for the Connected Croydon programme of public realm improvements.

Vincent was a co-founder of architectural practice AOC, which was established in 2003, and was a director until he left in summer 2014.

Vincent has taught and lectured at leading schools of architecture and spatial planning in the UK and abroad, including London Metropolitan University/The Cass, and was Louis I. Khan Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture.

Vincent is a member of the Mayor’s Project Review Panel and was previously a member of the Southwark Design Review Panel, was a RIBA London Policy Advisor and a member of the Building Futures Advisory Group.

Vincent studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art.