Director
PLP Architecture

Hala is a Director at PLP Architecture and Founding Director of PLP Labs. With over twelve years’ experience covering the full spectrum of typologies as an architect and urbanist at PLP, she helps drive the studio’s deep-rooted passion for innovation. Hala directs teams on commercial, life-science, residential, retail and mixed-use projects across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. At PLP Labs she leads teams exploring new ideas for the future of cities, with a focus on environmental and social sustainability, as well as the impact and integration of technology.
Hala sits on the Cambridge University Land Economy board and the ULI UK executive committee.
In 2020, she was the first recipient of the ULI European Talent Award.
She received her MSc in Urban Policy from LSE, a Masters in Territorial and Urban Strategies from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), and both a Bachelor of Architecture (distinction) and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Twitter @halaakl
LinkedIn httpsuk.linkedin.cominhala-el-akl-748884b

Speaking at the Following:

Feb 2

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

ULI Europe NEXT and Young Leaders Joint Forum (Day 1)

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

During times of challenge and disruption, the land use industry has been asking ‘what’s next’ and how do we get there. This forum (for ULI members aged 45 or under) will address these questions, digging into the building blocks of communities, exploring new project delivery and investment mechanisms, and hearing from top industry experts about […]

Feb 10

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Live from Paris: the 15-minute City

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Hear about the concept of the 15-minute city from its creator, Prof. Carlos Moreno, and about its application in Paris from Marion Waller, Advisor to the Mayor.