• Shruthi Guruswamy

    Shruthi Guruswamy

    BArch MSc MRTPI


    Shruthi is an Urban Designer, Planner and Architect who is passionate about creating evidence-based design solutions that achieve the right balance between people and environment. She has led and delivered multi-disciplinary urban regeneration and development masterplans in the UK, Sweden, India and Middle East. She has published and delivered talks on sustainable development. Her core areas of focus are sustainable urbanism, climate resilience, TODs, co-design, design codes, healthy places, 20-minute communities and digital planning.

    Climate, Density, Health, Inclusive Design, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Mike Keys

    Mike Keys


    Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Mike is a partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and has designed a range of residential, sports, leisure and master planning projects, with a particular focus on the higher education sector, including working for the University of Bristol. Mike led the 2008 Stirling Prize winning team on Accordia, a substantial residential scheme in Cambridge widely regarded as setting a new benchmark for housing design in the UK. He has also designed residential schemes in London, Bath, Manchester and Bristol.

    Density, Housing, People & Place

  • Cora Kwiatkowski

    Cora Kwiatkowski

    Dipl.-Ing. Arch RIBA

    Stride Treglown

    Cora is a chartered architect with over 20 years’ international experience and currently a Divisional Director/Sector Lead for Higher Education at Stride Treglown, as well as a RIBA Client Adviser with a special focus on strategic advice, briefing and user experience. Cora is experienced in working with the public and private sector to deliver award-winning projects. Cora has demonstrated encouraging design excellence as thought-leader through co-chairing the Design Review Panel at Design West and the Design Commission for Wales (DCfW). She further supports this aim as Board Trustee for Design West, Commissioner for DCfW, Design Council Associate and a member of the University Design Forum.

    Density, Housing, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Shabnam Noor

    Shabnam Noor


    Stories by Shabnam Noor Architects

    Shabnam is an architect with robust expertise across architecture, sustainability, business case development and construction management. She set up her practice in 2015 after working with award winning firms on diverse projects, including the mixed-use Quadrant 3 in Piccadilly Circus for The Crown Estate, and the housing and public realm for Battersea Powerstation. Shabnam is passionate about her obligation as an architect to civic engagement and to improve the quality of our built environment. She has a special interest in designing for social inclusion and integration, encouraging urban rewilding and biodiversity, and designing dynamic and adaptable spaces that serve the community.

    Climate, Density, Housing, Inclusive Design, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Jason Ramlugon

    Jason Ramlugon

    BSc (Hons), MArch, PGDip

    Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

    Jason is a design focused architect with 10 years' experience at Stirling Prize winning AHMM. Key projects include the mixed-use regeneration of BBC Television Centre in White City, Waverly School in Birmingham, a large over station development in Southwark and the regeneration of former HMV Record Store in Hayes. More recently Jason lead regeneration projects in Bristol’s Temple Quarter for clients including University of Bristol. Including a high density housing scheme, expansion of the Innovation Campus and refurbishment of Victorian gas sheds to house a quantum computing research hub.

    Density, Housing

  • Alan Ringe

    Alan Ringe

    BA Dip Arch RIBA

    GJR Architects

    After studying construction technology at South Devon College, Alan studied Architecture at Plymouth and has practiced at director level for over 30 years. He has worked on projects in Retail, Commercial, Leisure, Hospitality and Housing. He has experience in master planning and urban design, and worked extensively on projects within conservation areas. Alan has successfully worked on numerous listed buildings throughout the Southwest. Alan has extensive experience working with multiple disciplines in construction projects both private and public. Alan is also a fine furniture maker, having studied at Bridgwater and studied Art History with the Open University. Alan has sat on and presented to review panels for a number of years.

    Density, Heritage, Housing, Strategic Development

  • Joy Stone

    Joy Stone

    BArch (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

    Alec French Architects

    Joy is an Architect and Associate Director at Alec French Architects. Throughout her Architectural career she has led many Residential/mixed-use projects covering all design stages from inception through to completion. Joy has extensive experience working with a diverse range of Clients on challenging sites with placemaking as the key focus. In recent years Joy’s experience has involved appraising numerous sites for development opportunities alongside reviewing schemes from a commercial and buildability standpoint. Joy is also an Associate lecturer at University West of England tutoring third year students, is a Mental Health First Aider and has provided mentoring to students and construction industry professionals.

    Density, Housing, People & Place

  • Dan Tapscott

    Dan Tapscott

    BSc (Hons) MRICS FPTS

    Rapleys LLP

    Dan is a Chartered Building Surveyor specialising in the field of Neighbourly Matters, which includes Rights to Light, Daylight & Sunlight Amenity, Party Walls and Access Arrangements. Dan is behind multiple developments on our local and national skyline. He founded 'Light Knights' a group raising standards in the Rights to Light & Daylight & Sunlight industry. He is the secretary of the Severnside P&T Society for Party Wall practitioners. He has published numerous articles, and regularly gives seminars on the subject of Neighbourly Matters.

    Density, Housing, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Nick Vaughan

    Nick Vaughan

    BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA

    Alec French Architects

    Nick has a special interest in co-coordinating complex projects on challenging sites, whether they are multi-use or for diverse client bodies. Leading projects such as London's King’s Cross Station, Birmingham's New Street Station and Bristol's Wapping Wharf has driven his passion for re-working and creating healthy, enriching and sustainable communities for people to live, work and travel through. From building projects in cities he understands that successful urban design depends on strong collaboration.

    Density, Housing, People & Place