Gerard Maccreanor

BSc (Hons), BArch, ARB, RIBA

Gerard established Maccreanor Lavington with Richard Lavington in 1992.

Bringing extensive experience in urban regeneration, large-scale masterplans and mixed-use developments, his projects are recognised as exemplars of outstanding design.

He understands the importance of communication with clients and leads complex discussions about the built environment, often in sensitive locations and with communities, that require careful and thoughtful responses. He has an understanding and interest in the relationship between place and people.

In 2012 Gerard establish MLA+ with Markus Appenzeller, opening offices in The Netherlands, Germany, China, and Russia. MLA+ has grown into an international award and competition winning practice of over 100 design professionals delivering urban design and architecture. This global perspective means being open to new ideas, issues, and solutions. It means being culturally sensitive and willing to learn from others.

Gerard has led the practices sustainability approach through the delivery of Passivhaus projects in the UK and through his own low energy and low carbon family home. He is involved in low cardon research through several academic affiliations and actively promotes urban density and tall buildings as the means to achieve a lower carbon footprint

Gerard is the Vice-Chair of the London Borough of Newham and the London Borough of Southwark, Design Review Panels and was previously a panel member at CABE and Design South East. He was recently appointed to join the NLA’s expert Panel for Tall Buildings.