Tanvir is the Deputy Chairman and lead Director of the London office. She is an accredited conservation architect with over 20 years’ experience of working with listed buildings. She has worked on many restoration and regeneration projects for large developers and the great London estates, including Crown Estate, Grosvenor Estate, and Cadogan Estate. Her projects focus on managing change and unlocking the potential of historic fabric and sensitive heritage sites, and this work has been the subject of recent award-winning schemes along Regent Street. Tanvir has worked extensively in Pakistan and Egypt and has acted as a technical reviewer for the Aga Khan Conservation Award.
Tanvir’s interests lie in promoting the continued use of old buildings and in raising awareness of and interest in built heritage. As a trustee of the Geffrye she championed projects which included the participation of the local community in the heritage awareness programmes run by the museum. She set up a conservation society in Lahore, Pakistan, and remains the most vocal voice in issues related to preserving the threatened heritage of the country. More recently, she has been on a number of panel discussions surrounding heritage and development, notably at UNESCO in Venice during the Venice Biennale, Festival of the Future City Bath, the Lahore Literary Festival in New York, and the London Festival of Architecture in London.