Urban design: seizing the scale of the opportunity


16:30 - 17:20 22 September 2021

Hosted at the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

Selina Mason

Director of Masterplanning, Lendlease

About Speaker

Selina Mason is a masterplanner and Architect with extensive experience of delivering complex urban masterplans. She is responsible for driving high quality design and masterplanning across Lendlease’s UK and Europe urban regeneration portfolio, amounting to c£30bn end value.


Selina is a recognised leader in urban spatial planning and design leadership. She is a Design Council Ambassador and has recently been appointed by the Government to the Urban Centre Recovery Task Force. She is the Chair of the Havering Quality Review Panel and is a panel member on several other Design Review panels. She also represents RIBA on the Highways England’s Strategic Design Panel where she champions investment in better quality infrastructure.


Before joining Lendlease in 2017, she led a range of regeneration masterplans including UCL East at Stratford and Church Street for Westminster City. Until 2014 she was responsible for the delivery of the London 2012 Masterplan and the design and delivery of the post-Games Transformation Masterplan for the Olympic Delivery Authority and subsequently the London Legacy Development Corporation. She was Director of Architecture and Design Review at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) until 2007.



16:30 - 17:20 22 September 2021