Deborah Saunt, founding director of Deborah Saunt David Hills Architects (DSDHA), has become a member of the Independent Transport Commission (ITC)
Saunt will work with the commission – a research charity and think-tank – to evaluate issues in transport, planning and land use.
The body, made up of volunteers, works to improve transport policy and land use in the UK.
Other members of the commission, founded in 1999, include head of Canada Water development at British Land Roger Madelin and former chairman of the Ove Arup Foundation Terry Hill.
DSDHA received full funding from Transport for London last month for its £26 million plan to transform Tottenham Court Road in central London. The scheme features five new public spaces, including a park in Alfred Place, which the firm claims is the first green space in the West End for over 100 years.
Among Saunt’s other key projects at DSDHA is the Stirling Prize shortlisted Christ’s College school in Guildford.
In addition, Saunt has taught at a number of universities such as Cambridge, the Cass School of Architecture and the London School of Architecture.