Luan Deda is a chartered town planner and urban designer with a background and specialism in architecture, urban economics and community planning. With over 20 years of experience gained within high-profile UK architecture practices, Luan has managed a broad range of masterplanning and urban design projects for residential and mixed-use developments across the UK and Middle East, as well as working with government and international institutions in urban planning and development projects in Southeastern Europe.
Luan joined Gillespies’ urban design team in 2020 as an Associate. Since joining the practice, he has been instrumental in delivering a concept masterplan and vision for a ground-breaking development in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, using his expertise in spatial planning and placemaking to ensure the development is respectful of history, inclusive, accessible and highly sustainable.
Luan is committed to creating places that are responsive to the present and future social, economic, and environmental challenges, and has contributed to a range of research publications and innovative urban design tools, with his achievements in research and innovation being awarded.