top of page
Our Approach
Earls Court Masterplan engagement
Earls court masterplan engagement

1/ We do things differently as architects, urban designers, and engagement specialists.

While we're proud of our award-winning designs, what sets us apart is our commitment to working closely with communities.

2/ Understanding communities through observational research and direct engagement

We draw on our body of research and are leading experts in child-friendly design and youth engagement.

Earls Court Masterplan engagement
earls court masterplan engagement
Aberfeldy Masterplan Engagement
Aberfeldy Masterplan Engagement

3/ Our unique approach positions us as strong partners for a wide range of projects, spanning small scale co-design to regeneration masterplans.

Put simply, we know how to work with children and young people and how to make sure their input has a positive impact on your project.


Years delivering social value


Cross-sector clients


London boroughs


People engaged with


Hands-on workshops


Reports produced


Research publications

Bespoke research methods



Policy guidance roles

ZCD Architects at work
ZCD Architects
ECDC Shirley Credits Harry Pseftoudis_ed
ECDC masterplan engagement

ZCD have initiated and designed the youth engagement process for the entire project, led each of the sessions and tours, and distilled the resulting feedback into a form which is powerful, insightful and can directly steer the design.

Jo McCafferty,

Director at Levitt Bernstein Architects

ZCD have created, coordinated and facilitated a very intensive and inclusive programme of engagement and ensured everyone has had a voice. Further, the project has had very tangible positive impacts on the lives of members outside of the process itself, it is the most impactful engagement our team has ever undertaken.

Rebekah Paczek, 

Director of Public Affairs, Social Impact and Community Relations at ECDC

ECDC Niamh Credits Harry Pseftoudis_edited.jpg
Earls court masterplan engagement

Our Team

Fellow Travellers

Luke Kon | Evelyn Salt | Will Young | Molly Judge | Zivile Volbikaite | Daniel Lam | George Wallis | Mei Coong | Rosa Appleby Alis | Ashleigh Paige Fielding | Gordon Boyd | Sophie Fraser Hafter | Laura Mark | Eve Olson | Jack Taylor






A New Direction

Brent Council

Catalyst Housing

Clarion Housing

The Earls Court Development Company

Eco World

Enfield Council

Flagship Housing

Grosvenor Estates

Hackney Council

Harrow Council

Hounslow Council

Islington Council

Kensington & Chelsea Council

Kingston Council

Lambeth Council

Leaside Trust


Lewisham Council

London Legacy

Development Corporation

Mount Pleasant Association

Museum of London

Newham Council

NHBC Foundation

Poplar Harca

Royal Institute British Architects

Royal Town Planning Institute

Swan Housing

Town and Country Planning Association

Waltham Forest Council

Wrexham Council  

bottom of page