Finn Williams is an architect-turned-planner based in London. Finn is the founder NOVUS, a thinktank for public sector planning, and Common Office, a platform for independent research on planning, politics and the public. He previously worked for the Office of Metropolitan Architecture, General Public Agency, and Croydon Council’s Placemaking team before joining the Greater London Authority, where he is Regeneration Area Manager for North West London.
He also teaches at the Royal College of Art, Bartlett School of Architecture and Central Saint Martins. Finn is a director and trustee of the Planning Officers Society, trustee of the Friends of Arnold Circus, vice chair of the Tower Hamlets Design Review Panel, board member of Urban Design London, and a Champion for The Farrell Review. He is currently developing a new social enterprise to embed talented young designers within public authorities.