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Alessandra Luzzatto is a Partner at PLP Architecture and has practiced architecture in the UK, Europe and the Middle East for nearly twenty years; working on a variety of projects across the residential, commercial, retail and urban planning sectors. Alessandra is responsible for leading a number of significant projects by PLP in Qatar and the Middle East and a variety of high-profile residential, office and mixed-use projects in central London. In addition to being the creative lead on design teams, Alessandra also manages the design process on a strategic level for many of PLP’s projects.
In London, Alessandra leads the design team on the residential project for the redevelopment of 48 Carey Street, on behalf of the Lodha Group, in the Strand Conservation Area in Westminster. Inspired by the historical context, the design of this residential building celebrates and reinterprets the architectural detail of surrounding listed institutional buildings. Immediately adjacent to Kensington Gardens and within the Queensway Conservation Area in Bayswater, Alessandra leads the design of a high-end residential project which responds to the nearby Grade I Listed Historic Landscape with a contemporary architectural gesture. For Qatar Airways, Alessandra manages the design of the new London headquarters within the Mayfair Conservation Area in Westminster; which will provide a bespoke contemporary office environment and a retail ticket showroom for the airline.
For the Government of the State of Qatar, Alessandra managed the design for the port buildings and continues to oversee the architectural and interior design of two signature buildings: the Headquarter Building for Mwani, the Qatar Port Management Company and the port’s Control Tower. The New Port Project represents a significant aesthetic statement of the ambition of Qatar, and the creation of a major gateway to the country. Working with The Qatar Foundation and Qatar Petroleum, Alessandra led the Qatar Mixed-Use Master plan north of Doha, based on aviation, aerospace education, air travel and aerospace themed entertainment and designed to achieve a LEED Gold Neighbourhood Development rating. On behalf of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment, Alessandra contributed to designs for the Qatar Exchange Building and The Al Wakra masterplan, comprising a mixed use area of approximately 430 ha integrating multiple districts, a waterpark, and the 13km long waterfront quarter.
Alessandra is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Board of Milan, Italy. She was educated at the Polytechnic of Milan, the University of California at Berkeley and the Inchbald School of Design, London. She speaks Italian, English, French and German.