• Juliet Bidgood

    Juliet Bidgood

    MA Dip Arch RIBA

    Juliet Bidgood

    Juliet Bidgood is an architect/urban designer and RIBA Client Adviser based in Somerset. She is experienced in working with communities, enterprises and organisations to create engaging places and is an expert in design policy, public buildings and spaces, and residential neighbourhoods. Juliet has been a design review panel member in the South West since 2005. A former senior government advisor, she worked on the sustainable communities' plan at CABE and was a founder of the award-winning collaborative practice muf Architecture/Art.

    Health, Housing, People & Place

  • Rob Delius

    Rob Delius

    BA Hons Dip Arch MA RIBA

    Stride Treglown

    Rob is an architect and is Head of Sustainability at Stride Treglown. He is passionate about climate-sensitive regenerative design, biodiversity and creating healthy and distinctive places. His key specialisms are masterplanning, mixed-use and residential design. He has been sustainability advisor to the RIBA Southwest awards, is an external Examiner at UWE and has been the winner of several RIBA design competitions.

    Climate, Density, Health, Housing, People & Place

  • Jane Fowles

    Jane Fowles

    BA(Hons) DipLA (Hons) MAUD CMLI

    Novell Tullett

    Jane is a chartered Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Managing Director of Novell Tullett. Jane is also co-chair of the Bristol Design Review Panel for Design West, an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism, and a part-time tutor for the Masters degree in Urban Design at the School of Architecture in Cardiff. Jane’s professional life revolves around the creation of successful places. She believes that being alive to the city context is the key to generating quality and value in the public realm. Well-related spaces bring opportunities for social interaction to local people, and inspiring design can entice life outside with all the wellbeing benefits it provides.

    Health, Landscape, People & Place

  • Shruthi Guruswamy

    Shruthi Guruswamy

    BArch MSc MRTPI


    Shruthi is an Urban Designer, Planner and Architect who is passionate about creating evidence-based resilient design solutions that achieve the right balance between people and environment. She has over ten years’ professional experience leading and delivering multi-disciplinary urban regeneration and development projects in the UK, Sweden, India, Middle East, and Panama at various stages of the masterplanning process. Shruthi is also a Visiting Lecturer for the Masters in Urban Design programme at Cardiff University. Her core areas of focus are digital planning, transit-oriented developments, co-design, healthy places and liveable neighbourhoods.

    Climate, Health, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Innes Johnston

    Innes Johnston


    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 and 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 and sustainability planning context of construction projects and an understanding of the way physics and comfort relate to building fabric and architecture.

    Climate, Health, Heritage

  • Warren Lever

    Warren Lever



    Warren is an Urban Designer and Heritage Professional with over 25 years' experience in master planning, urban design, heritage consultation and the design of public realm schemes. He has worked on urban regeneration proposals, heritage projects and wider placeshaping initiatives for local authorities. In private practice, he previously led the Placeshaping team at Balfour Beatty, working on a number of major urban design, regeneration and streetscape projects. Warren currently works on projects establishing the links between the design of the built environment and quality of life outcomes. He has advised on neighbourhood plans and has expertise in community engagement workshops, Building for Healthy Life and design coding.

    Health, Heritage, People & Place

  • Sophie Thompson

    Sophie Thompson

    BSc (Dual Hons) Dip LA MLI

    LDA Design

    Sophie is a Landscape Architect and Head of Public Realm at LDA Design. She has twenty years’ experience in the design and delivery of liveable streets, squares and green spaces. Currently leading the £35m West End Project, a radical transformation of public realm in central London. Other projects include Newcastle City Centre, Southsea, Covent Garden, Great Ormond, and Carnaby Street. She sits on the NLA Transport and Infrastructure Expert Panel and High Streets Task Force.

    Health, Landscape, Transport