Lucy Musgrave is the Director of Publica, a London based planning and regeneration consultancy that advises developers, planners and communities on successful and sustainable neighborhoods and cities. Her work focuses on assisting in the understanding of characterization and identity within a place, and the integration of social and cultural issues in spatial masterplanning.
She has played an advisory role in policy recommendations, strategic planning, urban design frameworks, and in the advocacy of design quality.
Lucy Musgrave established the General Public Agency which developed programs for public, private and third sector clients on the integration and sustainability of social architecture and the public realm in new developments. She was director of the cultural organization, The Architecture Foundation which developed programs of action research in the field of social inclusion and the built environment.
She is responsible for the publication of two UK government sponsored directories on the best young architects in Britain and co-authored the book Design and Landscape for People – New Approaches to Renewal.
She has been a member of the UK government’s Urban Sounding Board; the Greater London Authority’s Public Realm Advisory Group; the Mies van der Rohe European Prize for Public Space; and the Architect of the Year Awards. She became an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2001.
She is also a founding trustee of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, a new charity set up to support the next generation of campaigners.
Lucy Musgrave was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for Europe in 2008 and 2011.