Paul Karakusevic


About Speaker

Paul Karakusevic established Karakusevic Carson Architects to improve the quality of social housing in London. His focus is the delivery of successful and sustainable neighbourhoods, mixed-tenure housing and civic buildings that reflect both their unique, local sense of place and the real needs of the communities involved.


His contribution is strategic insight, architectural design lead, a rigorous approach to masterplanning excellence and an in-depth knowledge of housing and design. He has pioneered an approach to consultation that is meaningful and sensitive, creating a climate of trust and openness with clients, resident groups and delivery teams that enables projects to progress successfully with the highest quality outcomes.


In addition to his nationally and internationally recognised experience with the practice, Paul is a Design Advisor to the HCA/GLA, Urban Design London and Design Council/CABE and lends his experience to audits, critiques and review and awards panels of major initiatives and projects across the UK. Paul has been selected as a Mayor’s Design Advocate, joining a panel of architecture and design experts who have been selected by the Mayor of London to provide design guidance to City Hall and local councils.



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?