Fenna Haakma Wagenaar

Guest studio teacher, MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design.

Fenna Haakma Wagenaar  

Fenna is a guest studio teacher on the MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design course and is an associate of Cass Cities. She guides, challenges and enthuses.

She graduated from TU Delft in 1996 with her project ‘There goes the neighbourhood’, a passionate case for a housing development able to withstand and thrive through the chaos and volatility of a constantly changing, diverse and sometimes antisocial population. The project won the Archiprix in 1998. Between 1996 and 2006 Fenna worked with Crimson, Architecture Historians (Michelle Provoost, Wouter Vanstiphout, Rotterdam), SANAA (Tokyo), OMA (Rotterdam) and Herzog de Meuron (Basel) before joining the Mayor of London’s Architecture and Urbanism Unit in 2006 and staying with the team as it evolved into Design for London. There she project managed the prize winning regeneration of Barking Town Centre and helped develop the London Housing Design Guide. Fenna Returned to OMA London in 2011 before setting up on her own in 2012. Fenna currently combines her role at the Cass with work as an architect, writer and guest teacher in London. She is a member of the Lewisham Design Review Panel and is on the GLA/Transport for London framework agreement panel of consultants.

Fenna has written articles for Build, Club Donny, MARK, Content (OMA/Taschen), The World of Madelon Vriesendorp, Tank Magazine, the Architects Journal and Archithese, and more.


  • MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design