Aleksandra ‘Ola’ Likus
MSc DipArch

Ola is an Associate at JTP, and joined the practice after graduating from the Wroclaw University of Technology in Architecture and Urban Planning in Poland. She has extensive experience with residential neighbourhood of various scales, including new builds, conversions, and alterations. The wide range of projects she has been involved in, both at preliminary and detailed design stages, has allowed her to develop her skills and become an integral member of the practice.

Ola’s expertise lies within low to medium density schemes, especially those landscape-led, where open space and potential for increased biodiversity forms an integral part of the scheme, enhancing strategies for the nature recovery and adding value to the residential environment. Her in-depth understanding of house design informed her recent study and development of high-density house typologies that could enrich a residential offer on many housing schemes, which could be more affordable amongst first time buyers and downsizers.

Ola has recently led several Detailed Planning Applications for projects outside London, including Rectory Farm in Kings Langley, a new neighbourhood of 135 homes located on the north-eastern boundary of a vibrant village of Kings Langley; or the Reserved Matters Application of the last phase of Highcroft for over 234 homes; a landscape led scheme that forms a final part of the 555-home mixed use development located in Wallingford, historic market town in Oxfordshire.

Another of Ola’s recent projects includes three sites in Easebourne, which respect the unique built and natural environment of the village and South Downs National Park, and the Maritime Academy, Warsash, where the site will be transformed with a residential proposal for new homes, including the retention and sympathetic conversion of two of the existing buildings on site which are both Grade II. Finally, on the list of successful planning submissions, there is also Oaks Farm and Harris Scrapyard, a brownfield site located in Nutbourne, Chichester, with 103 new homes, a children’s nursery, and linear park along Ham Brook, that anticipates an impressive biodiversity net gain increase of over 27%.

Outside of work, Ola’s hobbies include photography, sketching and oil painting. She is a keen theatre and gallery-goer.

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