Who is Sarah Allan?

Sarah Allan_crop_c_Mark Cocksedge

Government’s new head of architecture has 25 years’ experience in public and private sectors

The government announced that Sarah Allan is its new chief architect. But who is she?

Properly titled the head of architecture at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), previously known as the Ministry of Housing (MHCLG), she replaces former PRP chief Andy von Bradsky.

She has 25 years’ experience as a designer, client and advisor in both the public and private sector, including eight years at Cabe, but while she has been influential and is highly rated by people who have worked with her, she is not a household name.

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