Sarah Featherstone is an architect and co-Director of Featherstone Young, a practice with expertise in place-making and social engagement. She is interested in how architecture can capture the character and identity of a place and stimulate, rather than dictate, activity and social interaction. Her work has won many awards particularly for housing and community projects including RIBA awards for a homeless centre, a crisis centre, artists’ studios and two housing projects in sensitive rural locations. Sarah teaches at Central Saint Martins and is a visiting critic and external examiner at various universities. She was one of the youngest members first recruited to the CABE National Design Review Panel and currently sits on the Islington, Southwark and Camden panels. She has been a RIBA and Civic Trust award judge and in recognition of her contribution to both practice and education she was awarded The Atkins Inspire Outstanding Achiever in Architecture.