Cany Ash

Partner | Ash Sakula Architects

Professional background: Architect

Speaking experience: Panellist, Chair/Moderator

Speaking topics: Place-making, Cultural Regeneration, , Housing, Regeneration, Development, Town Centres, Street Markets, Meanwhile Spaces, Crowd Source Funding, Business Improvement Districts, Co-design

Cany is a co-founder of Ash Sakula Architects, one of the UK’s leading housing and regeneration architects. The practice was Supreme Winner in the 2016 Housing Design Award for the Malings, a new riverside neighbourhood in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In 2017 its 475 home Wickside project was Overall Winner in the New London Architecture Awards. Ash Sakula are delivering the first phase in the 700 home Phoenix neighbourhood for the developers Human Nature in Lewes in the South Down National Park .
Alongside its architectural work, Ash Sakula has pursued ‘constructive propaganda’ through a series of projects captured in short films and websites; Collective Custom Build, Adaptable Neighbourhoods, the Meanwhile London Caravanserai, and an alternative Anglia Square in Norwich for Historic England, and now Profitable Neighbourhoods. The common theme is a focus on community wealth building as part of the construction of a sustainable architectural culture, supporting diverse skills and imaginative effort; embedding opportunities for local people to craft their own shared spaces over time.

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