Lucy Warin

Lucy Warin

Researcher & Project Designer

Lucy is a researcher and designer working to get more people, particularly marginalised groups, involved in shaping where they live. Lucy’s skills lie in placemaking, community engagement and participatory design and her work at Transition by Design focuses on housing and homelessness.

Having cut her teeth in activist spaces, Lucy is a skilled workshop leader and facilitator, skilled at creating spaces for mixed groups to collaborate and create change.

Lucy has previously worked for Futerra, Future Cities Catapult, and Julie's Bicycle. She has an MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development from the Development Planning Unit, part of UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture.

At Transition by Design Lucy leads Homemaker Oxford, a grant-funded action research programme looking at how empty and underused space might help tackle housing need in Oxford. She also leads the Open House project. Lucy works closely with the architecture team to develop research-informed, and participatory build projects, most notably the design of Floyds Row, Oxford's accommodation and assessment hub for people rough sleeping.