Ken Kinsella - Director of Capital Development at LSE
Lorna is an architect and team leader with over 20 years’ experience who takes pride in her collaborative and pragmatic approach to working with clients, consultants, and contractors. Her stakeholder engagement proficiency and extensive experience in the cultural and education sectors has enabled her teams to deliver high-quality, award-winning buildings with complex briefs for clients, including the British Museum and London School of Economics.
She leads RSHP’s sustainability group and is committed to driving awareness and sharing sustainability knowledge with colleagues and beyond, acting as a member of the LETI Pioneers Steering Committee. She is also a member of New London Architecture’s Expert Panel on Education and a strong advocate for careers mentoring in schools.
Lorna currently co-Leads the British Library Extension, located at the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter which will provide new facilities to broaden the Library’s outreach education, conservation, and exhibitions programmes, integrated with a Life Science hub and extensive public realm. The project will provide broad community benefits through its design, a strong social value framework and ambitious sustainability goals.
Lorna has played a large part in high profile projects involving detailed stakeholder engagement and on-site delivery: she was the Project Architect for the RIBA National Award-winning London School of Economics Centre Building, and for many years was a core team member for the British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre which was shortlisted or the Stirling Prize.
Before joining RSHP, Lorna was project architect for several education and health care schemes located on difficult urban sites.
In addition to her project work and sustainability role, Lorna is also part of RSHP’s EDI recruitment teams. Outside of the office, she is a Governor at Mossbourne Community Academy.