Introducing the crew...

Hi. My name is Angela Koch. I ran a tiny studio called ImaginePlaces, based in North London and Cowes|Isle of Wight. 


I often work as fully embedded member of a design team, leading on the co-design and engagement project elements. Currently, and in that role, I work in York with Mikhail Riches Architects and the City of York Housing Delivery Team on three planning applications and related on two other sites. Supporting the making of Neighbourhood Plans in Poplar, Sydenham Hill Ridge, Deptford, Shenley and Radlett asks for a different kind of skills set and even more co-creation. 

And. A close collaboration with our wonderful friends at Ash Sakula Architects makes always for a stimulating, innovative and creative day in the office. 


As a co-designer,  I thrive when people of all walks of life interact and talk place-making with each other. Creatively. Inquisitive. Challenging. And shaping decisions on the future of our streets, squares, villages, towns and cities collaboratively.


The introduced physical distance measures and the sheer fact of so many people working from home result in the need and perhaps even opportunity for a different kind of working with each other. 


This on-line place is our temporary Logbook for the next months of working together. Online. Ahoy! Keep well.  

Angela Koch 
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Co-designer, Neighbourhood Planner and Design South East Design Review Chair. Co-founder 

NeighbourhoodPlanner.London. AoU Academician. Fellow Royal Society of Arts. Loves working with students.   

+ Masters in Applied Geography Spatial Planning|        Regional Economics|University of Trier

+ Masters in Development Planning |              

   Urban Regeneration & Urban Design|UCL, Bartlett


 Current Collaborators 

The wonderful teams at: 

Ash Sakula Architects|Mikhail Riches Architects|

City of York Housing Delivery Team|Civic Engineers|Urbed| Mole Architects|Design South East|Greater Cambridge| NeighbourhoodPlanner.London|Shenley Parish Council|Deptford Neighbourhood 

Action|Sydenham Hill Ridge Forum|

Aldenham Parish Council | Poplar Neighbours|...