People

  • Elke Dittrich

    Elke Dittrich

    RIBA chartered architect

    DHV Architects

    Elke studied architecture at the Bauhaus University, Weimar and the Technical University, Vienna, before moving to the UK in 1999. She qualified as a UK architect at the Architectural Association in 2001. Elke co-founded DHV Architects in 2005 and has been leading the practice since. DHV Architects specialises in heritage and residential projects. Elke is leading several National Trust Projects such as the new visitor centre at Tyntesfield. She likes to design one off bespoke houses.

    Heritage, Housing, Strategic Development

  • Rob Gregory

    Rob Gregory

    MArch BA (Hons) RIBA ARB

    The Universities of Bristol and Bath

    Rob Gregory is an award-winning architect and academic, currently responsible for design quality across the University of Bristol’s £1bn portfolio of capital projects. Over two decades Rob has maintained a permanent post as Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath, spent ten years as Senior Editor on the Architectural Review, four years on the RIBA National Awards Group, five years running the Architecture Centre’s public programme, and held consultancy roles for the Architecture Foundation, Royal Academy and British Council.

    Heritage, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Nick Porter

    Nick Porter

    Meng CEng MICE

    Ramboll

    Nick has lived in Bristol for over 20 years and is a structural engineer for Ramboll. He has worked on projects far and wide, ranging from Hengrove Leisure Centre to an Iron Age roundhouse and a major new hospital for Stockholm. Nick enjoys contributing outside his discipline and believes that we reach better solutions when we’re willing to look outside our silos and understand the requirements of all team members.

    Heritage

  • Mark Whitby

    Mark Whitby

    FREng, FICE

    Whitby Wood

    Mark is an engineer with wide-ranging experience of civil and structural engineering design, including bridges, roads, rail, and building projects. He has extensive experience of working on heritage projects as a designer, consultant to heritage organisations, and expert witness. Notable projects include millennium bridges in York, Lancaster and Peterborough, the extension to the Tate Modern, the new BBC headquarters, and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Current projects include the Edinburgh’s Dunard Centre (concert hall), the Design District in Greenwich and the conversion of a number of listed 1960’s office buildings.

    Heritage, People & Place, Transport

  • Victoria Emmett

    Victoria Emmett

    BA Dip Arch (Cantab) RIBA

    Emmett Russell Architects

    Vicky is a Director of Emmett Russell Architects and experienced in the design and delivery of housing, community and education projects at a range of scales. Key areas of interest include housing design, masterplanning, conservation of historic buildings, and sustainable construction. Vicky also has extensive teaching experience at the Welsh School of Architecture and the University of the West of England. She is an examiner for UWE Part 3 Professional Practice Course.

    Heritage, Housing, People & Place

  • Lucy Barron

    Lucy Barron

    BArch (Hons), BArch, PGCert, RIBA

    Donald Insall Associates

    Lucy is a conservation architect who specialises in the care, repair and adaptation of heritage buildings, including the design of new buildings within sensitive locations. Part of her work includes advising public clients, private clients, and design professionals on the impact of development, and she has also produced a number of design guides and planning policy documents. Lucy is a visiting lecturer at UWE and heads up the RIBA group within Bath.

    Heritage, Strategic Development

  • Jo Hibbert

    Jo Hibbert

    RIBA, ARB, AABC, SPAB Scholar

    Levitate West Design and Architecture Studio Ltd.

    Jo is Conservation Director of Levitate and has extensive experience in conserving, restoring, and renovating listed buildings. After graduating from Sheffield University in 2007, Jo worked with English Heritage as the ICOMOS Summer Scholar (New York) and worked for Acanthus Ferguson Mann Architects upon completion of her diploma. In 2002 Jo was awarded a SPAB Lethaby Scholarship. Jo is church architect for significant churches throughout the southwest, sits on the Exeter DAC, and is studio tutor for the final year of Diploma at Bath University.

    Heritage, People & Place

  • James Howard

    James Howard

    BSc (Hons), MRICS

    Studio HIVE

    James is Development Director at Studio HIVE, an innovative Bristol-based property developer. He previously worked as Associate Director of Urban Splash and at Gleeds, JLL, and Chesterton. A qualified Building Surveyor, James branched into Development and Project Management of mixed-use heritage and led projects including Lakeshore, Bristol and Royal William Yard, Plymouth. James has been involved with the redevelopment of Deepcut Barracks and Filton and regeneration projects in Bristol & Weston-super-Mare. James has served on the Torbay Design Review Panel for 10 years.

    Heritage, Housing, Strategic Development

  • Innes Johnston

    Innes Johnston

    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.

    Climate, Health, Heritage