Paloma Strelitz is a cofounder and partner of Assemble, an award winning, London based architecture and urbanism practice whose mission is to realize buildings, enterprises, and organizations that support creativity, collaboration, and active citizen participation.
Assemble’s social focus and impactful approaches were recognized in the receipt of the 2015 Turner Prize – the UK’s foremost art award. Most recently Strelitz led the design and delivery of the new Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, which opened in September 2018 as a major new cultural venue for London. Her work as a designer, strategist, educator and advocate reflect her passions for innovation, urban equity, and civic agency. In 2017 she was appointed a Mayoral Design Advocate, supporting the Greater London Authority’s manifesto for “Good Growth by Design” in the Mayor of London’s team.
Strelitz regularly speaks in the UK and internationally, both as keynote presenter and as participant on expert panels. In its 2017 listing for International Women’s Day, Dezeen named her one of 50 inspirational women in architecture and design, and in 2018, Open City selected her as one of the foremost 25 women shaping London.
Strelitz studied architecture at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art. She is currently undertaking the inaugural Future Cities Residency of Design Indaba in Cape Town.