Khalifa Abubakar

BArch (Hons), MArch, MScUDCP (UCL)

Founder / Urban Designer

Khalifa is qualified in architecture, urban design and masterplanning. He possesses an interdisciplinary wealth of experiences in the design and delivery of residential buildings across multiple scales of development. Khalifa is particularly attuned with the inception to tender stages on high-quality housing developments. He has worked on the planning submissions, detailed designs and tender packages for clients including Alchemi Group, Barratt Homes, the Berkeley Group, British Land, CEG and Countryside Properties.

Khalifa holds a degree in Architecture from the Edinburgh College of Art and a Masters in Architecture from The University of Edinburgh. He also holds a combined MSc in Urban Design and City Planning from University College London (UCL) where he graduated with a distinction and commendations for his work in researching ethnic minorities in the place-making and redevelopment of Burgess Park, Peckham.

Khalifa has a well-versed interest in architectural research and expanding the abilities to both design and use the city to marginalised communities. He is founder of the ‘make.kin cities ‘ Tumblr blog dedicated to exploring and explaining the relationship between social sustainability and the built environment and has been a visiting guest-reviewer of student work on the Bachelors of Urban Design and Planning course at London Southbank University. Khalifa is a sitting Design Review Panel member for Lambeth Borough Council.

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