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Fabrizio Matillana

Fabrizio is a chartered architect and trained planner.

He has a decade of architectural experience working in London for AJ100 firms and for Royal Academician Farshid Moussavi OBE. Following his time in private practice he moved to the public sector to bring his architectural experience to local authorities’ design and conservation teams.

He is Design & Conservation Deputy Team Manager at Islington Council. He has led design advice for the New Build Housing programme schemes, including a Passivhaus residential tall buildings, estate regeneration and complex infill sites, as well as high profile projects in commercial, mixed-use, civic, educational and life science sector in strategic and sensitive heritage contexts. He’s contributing to the development of the council’s Net Zero SPD and retrofit planning notes.

While at Enfield Council he led the urban design advice for the borough’s flagship brownfield and town centre regeneration in Meridian Water Phase 1 and Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, and other major projects in green belt, strategic industrial land, tall buildings, and built-to-rent schemes.

He has experience working on development management of strategic projects, working with, and advising on drafting design codes, SPDs and design policies. He has also been urban design expert at Planning Inspectorate appeals.

He is design tutor at the London School of Architecture, member of the Harrow Design Review Panel and regular collaborator at Urban Design London training events. He is also a Built by Us mentor.

He was awarded the RIBA Journal’s Rising Star 2020 award for his work bringing design thinking to planning and promoting clear and proactive design advice.

He is a graduate from the Architectural Association, Bartlett School of Architecture and Bartlett School of Planning.