Sophie Thomas-Lacroix, JTP
Sophie Thomas-Lacroix

Sophie is an Associate and Architect at JTP’s London Studio, currently working on multiple major planning applications around the UK. Since joining JTP in 2017, Sophie has played a prominent role in the creation of exciting neighbourhoods and placemaking projects in both urban and rural settings, with a wealth of experience in residential, mixed-use and community projects. Sophie is most passionate about the creation of beautiful, healthy, and stimulating new neighbourhoods and architecture, with a focus on residential quality, social sustainability and placemaking to promote a sense of wellbeing, joy and community pride. Sophie’s current role involves leading teams on high-density regeneration projects. Passionate about social mobility, Sophie has delivered multiple exemplar affordable housing and community-led urban regenerations, including Devonshire Place, London and Blackbird Leys, Oxford which both received unanimous planning approval in 2023. Acting as Lead Project Architect on Blackbird Leys, the regeneration involves a high-density social housing scheme that provides 294 affordable, low-energy homes within infill sites. Alongside housing, the proposals include a new Community Centre, retail spaces, a public square, public green spaces and extensive public realm improvements. The proposals were developed with continuous and active engagement spanning years where local people were invited to shape the proposals every step of the way. In the past two years, Sophie has helped to secure planning applications for over 750 affordable homes, providing affordable housing for more than 2,500 people. She strives to create places that improve people’s quality of life ensuring that her work is marked by a commitment to create exemplary places to live for all. Alongside her portfolio of project and clients, Sophie takes an active role in JTP’s outreach and social value initiatives, including recruitment, mentoring, and portfolio and interview support with the charity Blueprint for All (formerly the Stephen Lawrence Trust). She leads JTP’s inaugural Health and Wellbeing Group - responsible for instilling measurable health and wellbeing deliverables into JTP projects. She is also an active member of Women in Property and sits on the Board of the Young Architect’s and Developer’s Alliance (YADA), an organisation that fuels partnership and understanding between young architects and developers, building a shared vision for a better future.