Lucy Musgrave OBE is the Founding Director of Publica, a London-based practice that specializes in strategies and design for public space, urban design and master planning.
She has played an advisory role in policy recommendations, strategic planning, urban design frameworks, and in the advocacy of design quality. These include setting policy for whole districts and key civic spaces and designing major public realm projects like Hanover Square, Bond Street and the Barbican & Golden Lane Area Strategy and Vision for the Cultural Hub.
She is a Mayor’s Design Advocate, sits on the Sounding Board for the Mayor’s Public London Charter and previously sat on the Mayor’s Night Time Commission. She is also a member of the board of the social enterprise Public Practice and is a member of both the Barbican Centre Board and the National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group and Expert Advisory Group.
Lucy Musgrave established the General Public Agency with Clare Cumberlidge, which developed programs for public, private and third sector clients on the integration and sustainability of social architecture and the public realm in new developments. She was director of the cultural organization, The Architecture Foundation which developed programs of action research in the field of social inclusion and the built environment.
She is responsible for the publication of two UK government sponsored directories on the best young architects in Britain, and co-authored Design and Landscape for People: New Approaches to Renewal (Thames & Hudson, 2007) with Clare Cumberlidge.
Lucy Musgrave was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2001, and in June 2019 was appointed by Her Majesty to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Architecture and the Built Environment.
She is also a founding trustee of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, a new charity set up to support the next generation of campaigners and was an Advisory Board member for Tonic Housing, a social enterprise looking to develop a fresh approach to LGBT older living. She has been a member of the Mies van der Rohe European Prize for Public Space; and the Architect of the Year Awards.
Lucy Musgrave was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Europe in 2008 and 2011.