Helen Berg

Helen is an architect and urban designer, who joined URBED in 2017 after graduating from the University of Sheffield with a Masters with Distinction for Architecture. 

At URBED, Helen has helped to facilitate multiple Community Engagement workshops, including the Design for Change methodology, precedent study tours, an installation at an art gallery in Utrecht, and wider Public consultations. She has been involved in a wide variety of projects, from small scale architectural works such as Hulme Community Garden Centre, to the redevelopment of towns and neighbourhoods. She is committed to ensuring social participation in architecture and urban design, and has delivered a number of university lectures and workshops on this topic. Recently Helen has been involved in the design and construction of the newly completed LGBT+ Centre project in south Manchester, gaining hands-on experience at RIBA Stages 3 to 6.

Whilst at university, Helen helped to manage two “Live Projects”, assisting Broomhill Library and Wincobank Boxing Gym to develop feasibility studies and run community events, including a sports day. As a member of the student run Humanitarian Architecture Society, Helen also assisted in the design and creation of installations and furniture for local charitable organisations. Her masters thesis project contributed to the “Arrival City” studio, considering the urban impacts of high migration patterns within the city of Offenbach, Germany. Her project “Breaking Bread” explored food as a basis for cultural integration: imagining the expansion and redevelopment of Cavus Bakery within a pioneering Turkish community, and introducing cookery education, a Turkish bazaar, and food growing opportunities united by a thriving market square. 

Previous to this, Helen worked at an architectural firm in London, and wrote articles for Wallpaper magazine. She also enjoyed three months travelling around South America, and would love to continue exploring the world. In her free time, Helen enjoys painting, sketching, walking and eating.

Helen can be contacted at helen.berg@urbed.coop



Helen Berg