Lowri has over 18 years’ experience working in the cultural and voluntary sectors in the North East. She is passionate about working with communities and young people to ensure their involvement in regeneration projects in their neighbourhoods.
From an arts and urban design background, Lowri developed public and community programmes at Northern Architecture for over 12 years, working in neighbourhoods undergoing change in housing market renewal area and as part of estate regeneration and heritage restoration projects.
Lowri has also delivered training and skills development opportunities, such as Building for Life for industry professionals, as well as for students, community members and young people in the North East. She has also helped to establish a Young Urbanists programme in the region.
Lowri has contributed to successful HLF bids for the restoration of buildings and structures in the North East, and has been a visiting tutor at Newcastle University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape for the last seven years.
Drawn to igloo’s ethos and approach to sustainable development, Lowri is committed to involving a diverse range of people in the placemaking process. She is working with the Siglion team in Sunderland, creating opportunities for residents, groups and schools to shape early stage projects on key sites and connecting Siglion’s developments with the cultural life of the city.