Rowan Melville


BSc (Hons), MA, ARB

Since joining ABA in 2014, Rowan has worked on the delivery stages of Exeter College’s Cohen Quadrangle in Oxford and the Northwest Cambridge Development’s 240 home Athena development. Working from pre-construction through to completion of the Athena apartment buildings, Rowan gained extensive, valuable experience of project delivery through BIM. Prior to this she led the development of a design code and brand standard suite of documents for a PRS housing developer, as well as a successful detailed planning submission for the first phase of the Barton Park development in Oxford.

Rowan’s previous professional experience includes Local Authority led social housing and regeneration projects at Karakusevic Carson Architects and the delivery of a range of commercial fit-out and renovation projects through from feasibility to completion at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, both in London.

Rowan received an undergraduate degree from the University of Bath in 2010. Her final project was a programmatic hybrid incorporating carpentry workshops and homeless accommodation as a means of social enterprise. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded an MA in 2014 with distinction for her written thesis: a study of housing estates, young offenders’ institutions and suburbia. Rowan gained ARB accreditation and graduated from the University of Westminster with distinction in 2016 following completion of her Part III studies.