Daisy Froud
is a strategist specialising in community engagement and participatory design. Having started her career in community-led regeneration and environmental campaigning, in 2003 Daisy co-founded architecture practice AOC, which built a reputation for “a committed engagement with communities, clients and parts of the city” (FT, 2008) and was twice shortlisted for the Young Architect of the Year Award. Since 2007 she has taught on the history and theory of spatial politics at The Bartlett School of Architecture, and in 2011 completed a visiting professorship at Yale. Daisy sits on the advisory Design Panel for High Speed 2, and the Design Review panel for the London Borough of Bexley. She is a Design Advocate for the Mayor of London, a Built Environment Expert for Design Council CABE, an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, and in 2014 was shortlisted for The AJ’s Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award.