Megan Pledger, Ambassador
Megan works for HTA Design LLP as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant, with interests in housing design, estate regeneration, suburban social housing, low carbon retrofit and the built environment experience of those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. Megan enjoys talking to new communities and hearing a fresh perspective, and believes a fresh perspective is always beneficial to challenge her own perceptions of places. Megan has experience in assisting, preparing and participating in estate regeneration neighbourhood consultations. She hopes to improve her communication skills while volunteering at PLACED.
HTA has 52 years of experience providing comprehensive design services and in-depth design expertise focussed on residential-led development and placemaking. HTA is a multi-disciplinary practice with a focus on creating great residential places with the design and delivery of better housing. HTA has been at the forefront of championing great housing that respects and understands communities since its inception as community architects from large school refurbishments to major regeneration projects.
With over four decades of experience in estate and urban regeneration across the UK, HTA work on all types of funding regimes from Housing Action Trusts to Cross-Subsidised business models for a wide range of Local Authority, Housing Association and private sector clients. When working with existing communities, their experience is invaluable and are often the most informed collaborators – know the places that they live more intimately than anyone else.
HTA was awarded the AJ100 Employer of the Year award in 2018 and again in 2021, as well as being selected as one of Building Magazine’s top 50 Good Employers for three years running.