Panel

  • Peter Garitsis

    Peter Garitsis

    BA

    Swindon Borough Council

    Peter is an Urban Designer with experience in professional practices in South Africa and the UK. He currently works in the Masterplanning, Design and Conservation Team at Swindon Borough Council as the Senior Urban Designer. Peter specialises in providing expert advice on large-scale development projects and raises design quality through policy, negotiation, guidance, training and as an expert witness. He is a Recognised Practitioner of the Urban Design Group, and holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree, and a Masters in City Planning & Urban Design.

    Housing, Strategic Development

  • Bill Gething

    Bill Gething

    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.

    Climate, Housing

  • Matt Harrison

    Matt Harrison

    BA Hons DipArch MA RIBA

    One50studio

    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.

    Climate, Housing, Strategic Development

  • 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

  • Lisa Jackson

    Lisa Jackson

    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.

    Climate, Density, Housing

  • Nick James

    Nick James

    BSc.

    Futureground

    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.

    Climate, Housing, Strategic Development

  • Simon Kale

    Simon Kale

    BA (Hons) CMLI

    Nicholas Pearson Associates

    Simon is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 25 years’ experience in urban and rural projects including those within green and brownfield sites.  Work has included site analysis, impact assessment and the design of integrated mitigation proposals.  Landscape master-planning and design experience has included new residential, commercial and infrastructure developments from conceptual design to detailed proposals including the successful integration of scheme proposals into sensitive landscape contexts. 

    Housing, Landscape, People & Place

  • Julia Kashdan-Brown

    Julia Kashdan-Brown

    BSc Hons, BArch, ARB, RIBA

    Kashdan-Brown Architects

    Julia has expertise in a wide range of building types across several sectors, with experience in arts-related buildings, artist collaborations, education, master-planning and residential projects. She was a partner at FCBS from 1998-2009 and has been a director of Bath-based practice Kashdan-Brown Architects since 2011. Julia has also been a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath since 2009. She currently tutors the final two years of BSc and the first year of MArch.

    Housing, Inclusive Growth, People & Place

  • Annabel Keegan

    Annabel Keegan

    BA (Hons) MA

    PJA

    Annabel is a qualified transport planner and urban designer with a background in architecture. She has over 15 years of practical experience in multidisciplinary consultant teams, specialising in the delivery of design-led projects in both the public and private sectors. She has been involved in the promotion of many mixed-use urban design and masterplanning projects, and has developed knowledge and understanding of design, planning application and design review processes. Annabel has a keen interest in improving the quality of streets and public spaces and has been involved in a range of projects developing innovative street and public realm designs.

    Housing, Strategic Development, Transport