Lorenza Casini

Lorenza was briefly part of the URBED team in 2005 during a student placement while at the Manchester School of Architecture, she has rejoined us in 2016 as an Associate Principal after a decade in practice. She is a qualified architect, having trained at the Manchester School of Architecture and the RIBA NW with a wealth of experience in sustainable architecture and urban design and an MSc with Distinction in Environmental and Energy Science at the Centre for Alternative Technology, in Machynlleth, Wales.

She is a founding member of Carbon Co-op and with her partner has been extensively retrofitting their own 1960s home.

In her everyday work she is a strong promoter and supporter of low carbon solutions at building as well as urban and infrastructure scale, with a strong interest in sustainable transport. Knoweldge she implents in practice, being a keen cyclist and involved in local cycling campaigning in Greater Manchester. She is also a qualified NSI cycling instructor, on her day off you will find her in local schools helping shape the next generation of sustainable transport cyclists!

She was included in the 2017 Roll of Honour for "Women contributing to cycling development in and around Manchester" and most recently she was also included in the RIBA "Inspirational Women in Architecture" celebrated as part of their 2018 International Women in Architecture #EthelDay. 

She has a long-standing teaching position at the Sheffield School of Architecture where she has been contributing to the MA in Urban Design programme since 2012, and is also a visiting lecture at Sheffield Hallam as well as at both Liverpool and Manchester University.  

She holds over 10 years experience of inclusive design through engagement and participation processes and methods, both delivered through her work and by being involved in many volunteering projects over the years. Last but not least, she a very proud “adopted Mancunian” having moved to the city from Rome in 1998, her love for the city makes her an avid urban explorer. 

Lorenza can be contacted at lorenza@urbed.coop

Lorenza Casini