Rowan completed her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art where she achieved distinction for her thesis which examined London’s housing estates, young offenders’ institutions and suburban sprawl. Prior to this, she gained an undergraduate degree from the University of Bath.
Rowan gained professional experience on social housing and regeneration projects at Karakusevic Carson Architects, and on commercial refurbishment projects at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, both in London.
After joining ABA in mid-2014, she initially worked on a preparing a housing masterplan in Oxford for planning submission. She has also worked on Exeter College Cohen Quad and a design code for a housing developer.