Senior hire at Lincs architect

Sonia Parol

Urban Edge Architecture has appointed Sonia Parol as senior associate director.

Parol, who has worked for the Stamford-based practice for the last two years as its head of care and specialist residential, has overseen Urban Edge’s push into the care sector and has led the design and delivery of several major senior living projects, including Bishopstoke Park, a retirement village for Anchor, recently shortlisted for the British Homes Awards Best Community Living category.

Prior to joining the Urban Edge team Parol was also leading large-scale residential and PRS schemes in the rg+p office in Leicester. Between 2009-2011 she was the practice manager in an award-winning practice in Sydney where she worked on high-end residential and aged care projects.

Parol said: “I have always shared the strategic vision of the practice directors and I am excited to now be playing a part in the continued growth of Urban Edge. This includes further expansion into areas for which I have a strong passion, such as intergenerational urban living, the repurposing of retail and identifying innovative solutions for care and retirement living models, such as modular construction. I am looking forward to – and would warmly welcome – discussions with forward-thinking developers, operators and contractors in these fields.”

Russell Gay, director, Urban Edge Architecture, said: “This promotion recognises not only the hard work and innovative thinking that Sonia has shown over recent months, but also the obvious passion she has for the retirement sector. We are delighted that Sonia will be playing a larger part in the forward momentum of our business.”

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