Habitat Unit

Student Assistant

Ava Lynam

Ava Lynam 


Room A 410
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 29177 
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907

Curriculum Vitae

Ava Lynam began working at Habitat Unit as a Student Assistant in April 2019. She joined the Urban Rural Assembly (URA) research team, looking at inclusive transformation-to-sustainability processes at the urban-rural interface of the Huangyan-Taizhou region in China. Ava is currently enrolled in TU Berlin's international Urban Management master program.

Prior to this, Ava worked between London and Dublin as an Urban Designer at Metropolitan Workshop, in public realm, urban strategy, affordable housing, and community engagement projects. Having lived and worked in various international contexts, particularly South East Asia, she most recently supported the work of local land rights NGO, Sahmakum Teang Tnuat, in Phnom Penh.

Ava holds previous degrees in Architecture from the University of Nottingham, and Urban Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, London.


Since 2018
Master of Urban Management
TU Berlin

2011 – 2012
Master of Urban Design
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

2007 – 2010
Bachelor of Architecture
University of Nottingham

Employment History+

Since 2019
Student Assistant
Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

Alternative Housing and Urban Planning (AHUP) Assistant
Sahmakum Teang Tnuat, Phnom Penh

2014 – 2018
Urban Designer
Metropolitan Workshop, London / Dublin

2013 – 2014
Urban Designer
Urban Initiatives Studio, London

Urban Design Assistant
De Fournier & Asociados, Rio de Janeiro


Other articles and publications

(2018) Resisting Phnom Penh's Beautification. Failed Architecture.

Professional and Academic Affiliations+