Farhana Jiwa

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Farhana Jiwa

BA (Arch), MArch/TRP (RIBA Part II and RTPI), PGDip

Farhana is an Architect at JTP’s London Studio. She completed her architectural education at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Sheffield – where she pursued a dual Masters in Architecture and Town and Regional Planning.

Upon joining JTP, Farhana has worked on a variety of projects, from detailed building design to large-scale masterplanning for strategic sites around the UK. She played an integral role in the design for the Liskeard Cattle Market in Cornwall – which was recognised by the Building Design Architect of the Year Awards 2020 for its social impact and is currently on site to deliver the new creative workspace hub and market place within the wider masterplan. She was also involved in the award-winning Nicholson Quarter development in Maidenhead which proposes the transformation of a 1960s shopping centre into a street-based, mixed-use town centre. Other notable projects include Albion Waterside, Knowle Park, Chalcroft Lane and Thornhill Park.

More recently, Farhana undertook a key role on Huntingdon Road in Cambridge, providing 291 new build-to-rent homes, alongside a 202 Apart-Hotel and 1250 sqm of mixed uses including co-working space, a cycle hub, health and fitness suite and a microbrewery. Alongside this project, Farhana also worked with JTP's Edinburgh studio on the delivery of the world’s tallest modular student building at 35 storeys in Lewisham. She is currently working on the development of a strategic masterplan vision and hybrid application for 1,100 homes in Manchester.

As an Architect, Farhana is interested in how spaces work to integrate communities and encourage daily activity in cities – from the micro to macro scale. Having grown up in Kenya and lived in various cities, she has developed a passion to enhance people’s quality of life, using architecture as a sustainable tool for change and development. As such, she is particularly keen on context-driven and user-centred design across a range of sectors.

In addition to her role as an Architect, Farhana has played an integral role in the developing JTP’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group. Given her passion and experience in outreach, Farhana is actively involved in the organisation and delivery of social value initiatives at JTP, in addition to outreach events and local engagement with schools and the Community. Through her roles, she works actively to inspire and encourage the youth to be positive change-makers, whether in architecture, or the wider profession.

Beyond architecture, Farhana has a passion for travelling and exploring new cultures through photography, cooking and writing.