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Abigail Batchelor


  • Abigail is an associate at Karakusevic Carson architects, she has extensive, international experience of delivering mixed-use neighbourhoods and complex regeneration projects. Her academic research focuses on housing and large-scale urban change.

    She is a member of the Camden Design Review Panel and teaches at London Metropolitan University and the Royal College of Art.

  • Biography

  • Abigail is an associate at Karakusevic Carson architects, a leading urbanist with over 15 years’ experience coordinating large-scale projects with interdisciplinary teams on complex procurement paths.

    Abigail’s expertise includes the development of major mixed-use projects around the city fringes. Prior to joining Karakusevic Carson Architects in 2014, Abigail was an Associate at S333 Architecture + Urbanism in Amsterdam and London.

    Abigail studied architecture at Sheffield University and Urbanisation and Development at the London School of Economics.  She is an active educator, previously course leader on the Housing and Urbanism masters programme at the Architectural Association, she now teaches at London Metropolitan University and is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.

    In 2017 Abigail co-authored ‘Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars’, with Paul Karakusevic, it was published by the RIBA. The success of the book was followed by an exhibition of the same name at the RIBA in London that transferred to the AIA Center for Architecture in New York in spring 2018.

    In 2018 Abigail was awarded a research grant for the RIBA to investigate the potential of low-rise high-density typologies in the densification of suburban London.

    Abigail is a member of the London Borough of Camden’s Design Review Panel. 

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  • External collaborations

  • Abigail is an associate at Karakusevic Carson Architects

    Camden Design Review Panel Member

    Teaches at London Metropolitan University

    External critic at the Architectural Association, Central St Martins and Cardiff University
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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Publications:

    Karakusevic, P. and Batchelor, A. (2017) Social Housing, Definitions & Design Exemplars, RIBA publishing



     ‘Social Housing’ - Royal Institute of British Architects, London 2017

    ‘Listening + Doing: Contemporary Council Housing’, London Festival of Architecture 2016

    ‘In the Making: New Social Housing Projects’ - Royal Institute of British Architects, exhibition 2015



    ‘Transforming Social Housing: Stories from Europe’ - Center for Architecture New York 2018

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  • Awards and Grants

  • In 2018 Abigail was awarded a Royal Institute of British Architects research grant, with Mike Althorpe, to undertake research into low-rise high density housing and the potential of this typological approach in densifying London.

Selected work