Kate Macintosh

About Speaker

Kate Macintosh studied in Scotland and following graduation in 1961 travelled extensively for several years before returning to London to join the National Theatre.
She has worked with L.B.Southwark Architect where she won an internal competition for Dawsons Heights, a scheme of just under 300 dwellings on a hill above Dulwich featured in the film, “Utopia London” by Tom Cordell, mentioned in Rowan Moore’s “Slow Burn City”  and in John Boughton’s "Municipal Dreams”. 
In addition, she worked with Ahrends Burton and Koralek and East Sussex County architects, before leaving London for Lewes where she designed three buildings for the county fire service, schools, old person’s homes, sheltered housing and a children’s home.
In 1986 she moved to Hampshire County Architects, under Colin Stansfield Smith, where she designed buildings for the fire service, social services and education. She was part-time tutor at the Portsmouth school of architecture. Taking early retirement in 1995, she went into private practice with George Finch. Their most important commission was an adventure playground and play-hall for the charity, Weston Adventure Playground, which won an RIBA award in 2005.


Housing Futures

13:30 - 14:15 20 September 2018

This day of discussion and debate will consider possible futures for social housing. The demolition of Robin Hood Gardens, and of other estates across London, prompts a number of urgent questions: is state-run social housing dead? What are the alternatives to the demolition of council estates?