Panel

  • 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

  • Neil Emery

    Neil Emery

    BA Hons Dip TP MAUD MRTPI

    Clifton Emery design

    Neil is a master planner, urban designer and town planner with over 30 years of experience promoting design excellence in the built environment. Neil has particular expertise in visioning, planning and strategic design, mixed-use housing and community regeneration. He is one of the founders and owners of Clifton Emery design – a multi-disciplinary design practice bringing together architecture, urban design, landscape design and graphic design in a collaborative design environment.

    Housing, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Mike Keys

    Mike Keys

    ARB, RIBA

    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

  • Michael Cowdy

    Michael Cowdy

    MA [Distinction] Urban Planning Studies

    McGregor Coxall

    Michael’s passion rests in achieving healthy, smart, green and locally responsive places. With 15 years international experience, Michael adopts a systematic design approach that achieves restorative and engaging outcomes for places. As a Director and Urbanism Leader for McGregor Coxall, he has delivered award winning visions, strategic frameworks, masterplans and public realm projects in the UK, Australia and China.

    Landscape, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Matthew Coombe

    Matthew Coombe

    MA, PG Dip, BSc (Hons)

    Plymouth City Council

    Matthew Coombe is an Urban Design Group Recognised Practitioner. His twenty-five years' experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including as a BFL assessor and CABE Enabler, have given him a rounded perspective on regeneration and development. Matthew creates and advises on design guidance, policy, proposals from city-wide strategies and masterplans, site development briefs, and detailed public realm schemes. He acts as urban design input on major projects through the development management process.

    Density, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • 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

  • Jenni Reed

    Jenni Reed

    BSc, CEnv, CIEE

    Burton Reid Associates

    Jenni has 18 years experience within the environmental sector and is passionate about designing strategic and project mitigation and enhancements that support green infrastructure and future health and wellbeing. Jenni is a Chartered Environmentalist, a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM), an Affiliate member of the Landscape Institute and an Approved Building with Nature Assessor. She is a champion for interdisciplinary collaboration in her work.

    Landscape, People & Place

  • Yuli Cadney-Toh

    Yuli Cadney-Toh

    BA(Arch) Hon Dip Arch RIBA

    Yuli is an architect with over 25 years’ experience in international architecture, leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver design-led buildings in Europe, the USA and Australia. Her architectural career has involved design and management of projects from inception to completion, and includes commercial towers, airports, residential spaces and workplaces. In recent years her emphasis has been on working with cross-disciplinary teams on residential and mixed-use urban regeneration schemes in the UK, integrating architectural, urbanism and landscape principles.

    Density, Housing, People & Place

  • 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