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Nick is a sustainability professional with 20 years’ experience working in investor, developer, designer and contractor organisations. His expertise is in the development and regeneration of housing, mixed and merged-use schemes. Nick focuses on applying design thinking to the “software” of how buildings, places and supporting services are designed, delivered, governed, managed and curated. He’s founding director of Futureground, a strategy and change agency helping those organisations shaping our built environment to create triple-bottom-line value.
BA Hons DipArch MA RIBA
Matt is passionate about the value and social necessity of architecture and place design. This is aligned with a commitment to progress neighbourhood scale transformation to achieve sustainable outcomes through integrated energy, transport, water, ecology and social infrastructure. Matt has been a panel member of the Bristol Urban design forum for more than 10 years and is a teaching fellow at Bath University. He works as a consultant with White Design, where he was a Director and employee of 16 years leading on urban design, neighbourhood planning and architectural projects as well as research into Zero Carbon communities, Retrofit, Design for Future Climate and Post Occupancy Evaluation.
FREng HonFRIBA CPhys CEng CEnv FInstP FEI FCIBSE
Doug King Consulting Ltd
An internationally recognised pioneer in the field of sustainable construction, Doug King brings a scientific approach and environmental sensitivity to projects. He is a passionate advocate and enabler of sustainable construction, sharing his expertise with collaborators at all levels to leverage high value outcomes. Doug has been involved in Design Review for over ten years and is a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert.
BEng MSc MICE CEng FRSA FSI
Sarah Toy Consulting
Sarah has 30 years’ experience working on infrastructure projects around the world. Her expertise is focused on developing strategic approaches to healthy urban development. She has worked in diverse roles including Sustainability Advisor at consultancy Arup and Chief Resilience Officer at Bristol City Council. Since July 2018 she has been a freelance Urban Futures Consultant and Research Director at Bristol Futures Global, where she leads on digital placemaking and 5G research.
BSc Hons, MA , MRTPI
Jackson Planning Ltd
Lisa is a chartered town planner and urban designer with over 30 years’ experience in both the private sector and Local Planning Authorities. In February 2010 Lisa set up Jackson Planning, her own planning and urban design consultancy, and has supported a range of private clients through the planning process. Lisa qualified as a registered assessor for the Code for Sustainable Homes and has gone on to design, build and occupy the first certified Passivhaus in Wiltshire.
BA MEng CEng MCIBSE MIOA
Max Fordham LLP
Graduating in engineering from Cambridge, Innes joined Max Fordham’s London office to design systems at the Royal Festival Hall Auditorium and develop the acoustics team. He founded their Bristol office in 2013, overseeing local & listed cultural projects as well as new residential and educational developments. He combines detailed knowledge of delivering sustainable new and refurbished buildings with an overview of the energy & sustainability planning context of construction projects and an understanding of the way physics and comfort relate to building fabric and architecture.
BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) AABC RIBA-SCA
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Geoff is a Managing Partner at FCBStudios and an AABC-accredited conservation architect with a leading role in creative re-use and regeneration projects. He is currently working on the world’s oldest surviving iron-framed buildings at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, the Bath Abbey Footprint project, and masterplans for the National Museums of Liverpool and Liverpool University. Geoff is a member of the Historic England Historic Places Panel, lectures at several universities, and previously led award-winning projects at Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle.
BSc, AA Dip FRSA
White Design and Agile Homes
Craig combines a number of roles as designer, developer and entrepreneur to deliver low-carbon outcomes in our built environment. Craig is founding Director of the Chartered RIBA Practice White Design, CEO at Agile Homes, and co-founder of the We Can Make project. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture at UWE. Recent roles include Chair of Wood for Good; Director at TRADA; Trustee at Spike Island and Steering Group Member at Innovate UK.
MA (Cantab), Dipl Arch, RIBA, ARB
University of the West of England, Bill Gething: Sustainability + Architecture
Professor Bill Gething combines his role as Professor of Architecture at the University of the West of England with private architectural and sustainability consultancy, building on his long experience at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. He is a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert and was RIBA President’s Sustainability Advisor 2002-2009. He has particular expertise in adapting buildings to the changing climate, thermal retrofit, and ensuring buildings perform as well in practice as they should in theory.