Mirja Mainwaring Director

Mirja joined LSI in 2012, after 8 years with Mbla Architects & Urbanists, where her experience was mainly in the residential sector, working on a number of projects in the Greater Manchester area, for both private developers and registered social landlords. Mirja became a Director at the Practice in 2019.

At LSI she has worked on mixed use and residential masterplanning projects, including a competition winning design for an exemplar eco-community with 200 houses in Rackheath, a £5M commercial regeneration development of Thetford town centre and a £13M town centre scheme with mixed residential, leisure and retail uses in Colchester. She has also played a central role in the design and delivery of a number of education and residential projects at the University of East Anglia, including the successful planning application for a £60M student residences project, of which the first phase was delivered in August 2016, as well as the refurbishment of parts of the UEA library and lecture theatres.

Mirja is a design-focused architect, evidenced by her leading role in developing Crome Court, a £9.5M student residence building at the UEA, which received numerous awards including a national RICS award for ‘Design through Innovation.