Fran Balaam is an architect and lecturer. She runs an undergraduate architecture studio at London Metropolitan University, and is co-director of Pie, an architecture, urban design and research practice. She is also visiting critic and tutor at a number of schools of architecture in the UK and Ireland, including the University of Cardiff and the RCA. She has recently been shortlisted for the AJ Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award.
Work with Pie has ranged from the critically acclaimed extension and refurbishment of St. Joseph’s Primary School (shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award 2011) to a masterplan for the first planned Palestinian community in East Jerusalem.