Pauline Lake

Director - Education Lead

Pauline has been at Race Cottam since 2002, and was made Director in 2018. She heads up Business Development for the practice in addition to her role as lead in the schools sector.

As BD Director she is responsible for developing and driving the marketing strategy for Race Cottam Associates, maintaining relationships and the practice profile, as well as seeking new opportunities for the practice.

As Education sector lead, Pauline maintains an involvement in projects, focusing on stakeholder engagement and Technical Advisor roles.  

Pauline has also been involved in a variety of projects within the Energy from Waste sector, from feasibility studies through to bids, working up to approval of planning applications. This sector involves a thorough understanding of the technical processes involved in the industry, and how the architecture can assist in the development of a practical and appropriate solution.

She is driven by how good design can improve mental health and wellbeing and the benefits that teamwork can bring to a project  

Out of work, Pauline can be found on the Peaks either walking her Staffie Susie or running with her family..

Her favourite building is Castle Drogo by Lutyens. Pauline says she has been lucky enough to have designed her dream commissions; incorporating a slide in a new primary school interior and repurposing and renovating an existing building to create the UTC Leeds.

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