Our Team 

We have an energetic and passionate team who take a holistic and challenge-led approach to tackling issues in the places we live, work and play.

Ralf’s design interests lie in architecture and placemaking that capitalises on local community assets, co-design, and potential to create public spaces that promote people’s health and well-being.

Dream Project?

"One where I just do all the talking..."

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ralf@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Ralf Alwani
Partner

Jak is an experienced people-centred researcher and designer. He has a PhD in design for behaviour change and has led international design projects for the likes of Google, IKEA & Sainsbury’s amongst others.

Dream Project?

"A Rooftop Festival stretching across 50 different venues throughout the city of Belfast amongst others."

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jak@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Jak Spencer
Partner

Laura is an architecture graduate passionate about participatory design. She has cultivated this whilst working on a range of interventions and events, alongside several NI charities and Art organisations.

Dream Project?

"A treehouse festival - In a rainforest!"

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laura@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Laura Haslett
Project Lead

Greg’s interests lie in visual literacy and the power of storytelling through creating compelling imagery. With a background in architecture and digital visualisation, he works across all projects to ensure the studio’s visual output is invigorating and fantastical as possible.

Dream Project?

"Painting alongside William Turner"

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greg@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Greg Edwards
Art Director

Cathal brings over 14 years’ worth of design experience and insight to all his work. He loves collaborating on new project to generate original concepts and design solutions that are fresh, innovative and, above all, challenging the way we think about the places we live.

Dream Project?

"Populating the rooftops of Belfast with a network of beehives. Educating people in the benifits of urban beekeeping."

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cathal@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Cathal Tunney
Team Lead

Khadidja has a masters in sustainable architecture and landscaping from the Politecnico di Milano. She is passionate about unleashing people’s potential on shaping the future of their cities. Specialised in creative community engagement, she believes that with the right tools anyone can make a difference.

Dream Project?

"A universal toolbox to unlock the power of placemaking - suitable for all ages"

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khadidja@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Khadidja Konate
Architect

Mura is a chartered planner and designer with over 10 years’ experience working in urban resilience and sustainability, both as a researcher and delivering on the ground. She is passionate about working with communities on collaborative and inclusive placemaking projects that deliver meaningful change.

Dream Project?

"A real zero carbon city"

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mura@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Mura Quigley
Associate Director

A Computing and Information Technology graduate, Niall's main interests lie in web design/development, user interface and experience design. Niall works across multiple projects, creating websites and digital engagement platforms for the studio.

Dream Project?

"Create an AI program that can code autonomously"

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niall@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Niall Forrest
Web Designer

Claire brings over 10 years’ of events management and producing experience. Her interests lie in placemaking through community building and has held residencies, researching in Berlin and New York.

Dream Project?

Transforming unused or overlooked spaces in the city into thriving hubs for community activity and performance.

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claire@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Claire Hall
Projects Producer

Henry has spent 5 years working with some of the UK’s most famous cultural institutions on projects of varying scale & complexity. This included the British Museum and V&A. He can balance both creative and technical aspects of cultural projects; creating work that turns complex narratives into engaging experiences.

Dream Project?

Space station or moon base

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henry@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Henry Sykes
Team Lead

James’ interests lie in how design can positively influence social, environmental and economic global flows. He has worked on projects from large major hospitals to high end, bespoke housing, bringing disruptive and new thinking into public architecture and civil development

Dream Project?

Public libary or a city or an interstellar space ship

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james@urbanscaleinterventions.com

James McMonagle
Project Lead

Joanne is an accountant, ACCA, with experience working in practice and industry, mainly within the private sector, over a number of years. She is always looking for new challenges and as the Finance and Operations Manager she works with the team to keep all the balls in the air.

Dream Project?

Living it......

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joanne@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Joanne Murphy
Finance & Operations Manager

Dean is an Architectural Researcher and Historian. He studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture and has worked as a Research Associate at the Royal College of Art. Dean has worked on a variety of publications across themes of heritage, ecology, urban planning and policy, wellbeing, and post-humanism.

Dream Project?

One that looks beyond the human and truly links the ecological with the architectural

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dean@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Dean Black
Researcher

Rosanna is a graphic design graduate with a background in language and literature, who combines motion graphics, colour, typography and illustration to bring projects to life and communicate stories.

Dream Project?

A Community Arts Festival filled with Interactive Exhibitions

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rosanna@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Rosanna O'Kane
Graphic Designer

Lorna is an architectural designer. Her interests lie in the redevelopment of at risk streets, seeking to preserve and celebrate their intangible qualities through ethnographical research. She is passionate about co-creating urban and design strategies, ensuring inclusion and diversity is nurtured in deprived and disadvantaged communities.

Dream Project?

One where I'm appointed as Belfast’s City Architect to allow me to reimagine the city centre as a place for the people

Get in touch

lorna@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Lorna McCartan
Architectural Designer

Liam is a Computer Science graduate from the University of York with a background in History. He focuses on making innovative user interfaces and creating engaging interactive elements.

Dream Project?

Scouting players via automated data analysis for premier league football teams

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liam@urbanscaleinterventions.com

Liam Wallace
Developer

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