Kirsty graduated in 2012 with a BDes (Hons) in Interior and Environmental Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. She developed a keen interest in the spaces between buildings which led to a focus on the design of the public realm in her final year. Kirsty has previous experience in interior and architectural design and in planning consultancy, where she provided advice and produced planning statements, design and access statements and appeal statements for a wide variety of projects, both commercial and residential; many of which were in conservation areas.
Kirsty joined Peter Stewart Consultancy in 2016 after completing a Masters in Urban Design at the University of Westminster. In her role at Peter Stewart Consultancy, Kirsty has produced Townscape, Visual Impact and Heritage Assessments for smaller and medium scale projects and reports for planning appeals, including Townsend House in Westminster; Park View Place in Greenford; 278-284 Hoe Street in Walthamstow; and several schemes around Tileyard Road in Camden. She has also worked on Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments and Built Heritage Assessments for larger projects, including reports for environmental statements, many of which involved tall buildings and heritage considerations. These include Quayside Quarter in Southall; 120 Fleet Street; Belgrove House at Kings Cross; and Murphy’s Yard, Kentish Town. Kirsty is a supporter member of the IHBC.