Lucy Musgrave


Lucy Musgrave is the founding Director of Publica and a leading practitioner in the fields of urbanism and the public realm. 

Over a 25 year career, Lucy has played a key advisory role in policy recommendations, strategic planning and urban design frameworks, and in the advocacy of design quality. She was recently appointed to be a Mayor’s Design Advocate and as part of this role, she sits on the board of the new social enterprise, Public Practice, and on the Mayor’s Night Time Commission. She is also a current member of the Barbican Centre Board, National Infrastructure Commission Expert Advisory Group, HS2 Design panel, New London Sounding Board and the City Property Association Board. Lucy is regularly invited to sit on the jury for many design competitions, most recently the Centre for Music project in the City of London, Museum of London West Smithfield International Design Competition and the Illuminated River International Design Competition. Lucy has also contributed to the West End Partnership Public Realm and Place Task Groups and served as a member of Sir Terry Farrell’s panel for the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment in 2014.

Lucy was previously Director of the Architecture Foundation. Among many previous advisory and board roles, 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; the Architect of the Year Awards; and the European Jury of the Holcim Sustainability Awards. She was a founding trustee of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation and is an Advisory Board member for Tonic Housing, a social enterprise looking to develop a fresh approach to LGBT older living. She is a co-author of Design and Landscape for People: New Approaches to Renewal, a Thames & Hudson publication on international examples of inspirational regeneration practice. Lucy was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2001.