Director, PLP Architecture; Chair of ULI Europe Young Leaders Group

El Akl has over ten years’ experience of commercial, residential, retail and master planning projects in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She is a founding director of PLPLabs, the technological and conceptual research group at PLP Architecture. Prior to receiving her MSc in Urban Planning at London School of Economics, Hala graduated with a master’s degree in Stratégies Territoriales et Urbaines from Sciences Po in Paris and has both a Bachelor of Architecture (distinction) and Sociology from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

El Akl Chairs the Urban Art Forum in the UK and the Young Leaders Group in Europe.