Ayesha Sumar

BA (Hons), MArch, RIBA, ARB


After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Lincoln and postgraduate studies at the University of Liverpool, Ayesha successfully passed the RIBA Part 3 examination with the RIBA North West and qualified as an Architect in 2019. Ayesha then joined DCA in 2020, after working in Manchester for several years.

Since joining the practice Ayesha has worked on a number of different residential, heritage and commercial projects and has also brought previous experience in the retail sector. Acting as the CPD co-ordinator, Ayesha organises the practices learning as part of the team’s continuing professional development.

Ayesha is a supporter of championing equality and diversity in the industry, and is interested in architecture that responds to our changing environments with her Master’s thesis focusing on the hierarchy of approaches that can be taken towards living with floods in the Lake District.

Ayesha’s favourite architect is Frank Lloyd Wright as the Falling Water building served as an architectural inspiration throughout her early years.
In her spare time Ayesha enjoys travelling and has had the opportunity to visit many countries and explore new cultures over the last few years. When still in the UK, Ayesha can be found attempting to improve her baking skills.

Urban Hub

Six-storey student accommodation located in Preston comprised of 425 self-contained studio apartments with communal facilities and retail units to ground floor.

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Harris Park, Preston

Redevelopment of the former Harris Orphanage site for residential use, including conversion of existing listed buildings and erection of new build dwellings set among the existing buildings. The proposal also includes the erection of 14 new build dwellings in western part of site.

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