About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

Liz graduated from the University of Manchester with Masters in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in 2006 before pursuing a career in Environmental Planning. Liz began her career in private consultancy practices and has also spent time working in South Africa to advise on water and mining schemes across the KwaZulu-Natal province. Liz returned to the UK in 2012 and moved to HOW Planning which was acquired by Avison Young in 2018 and is an established and commercially minded environmental planner with extensive town planning experience. 

Liz provides commercially focused advice to a range of clients who require expert environmental assessment and town planning advice. With over 15 years-experience in the private sector at a number of leading provide consultancies, Liz has worked on a range of complex major projects across several sectors proving environmental planning advice. Liz has a wealth of experience in the project management of the Environmental Impact Assessment process for projects within the private residential, commercial and renewable energy sectors.


Outside of work, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children and when she has the time, Liz enjoys having five minutes with a hot coffee and a good book.   


Liz McFadyean
Associate Partner


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