Alpa is an architect and artist interested in a built environment that serves communities. Alpa has worked with a range of architectural practices and holds teaching positions at The Cass and the University of Brighton. Most recently Alpa conducted international research into community driven public space, establishing recommendations for London. Alpa has joined the Housing, Planning and Regeneration Team in Sutton Council as the Town Centre Design Associate. In this role, Alpa is influencing and shaping the future of Sutton’s Town Centre by supporting the vision and design of large-scale sites and exploring meanwhile uses. Alongside this work Alpa is working on a Public Realm Guide and updating the Urban Design SPD. Alpa also promotes good design across Sutton Council by reviewing applications and has helped set up the borough’s first Design Review Panel.