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Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
With a background in building services design and cost engineering, Tanya found her metier in design management with the design and construction of the Millennium Dome from 1995-1999. Since then she has led the engineering design teams for several high profile projects including the O2 Arena, the London 2012 stadium and the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Tanya currently leads a 25-person Design Project Management team at Buro Happold whilst continuing to support large, complex multi-disciplinary projects.
BEng MSc MICE CEng FRSA FSI
Sarah Toy Consulting
Sarah has 30 years’ experience working on infrastructure projects around the world. Her expertise is focused on developing strategic approaches to healthy urban development. She has worked in diverse roles including Sustainability Advisor at consultancy Arup and Chief Resilience Officer at Bristol City Council. Since July 2018 she has been a freelance Urban Futures Consultant and Research Director at Bristol Futures Global, where she leads on digital placemaking and 5G research.
Ba (Hons), PGDip, MA, FLI
Sarah is a multi-award winning landscape architect, urban designer, and director of Bristol-based Landsmith Associates. Her experience ranges from rural to urban, small-scale courtyards to urban extensions, early feasibility studies to post-implementation reviews. She is Chair of the Landscape Institute South West, contributes to citizen-science project Hush City and is the co-founder of the Association of Collaborative Design UK. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, including the IFLA World Congress 2019.
Dip LA CMLI MA T&CP Dip UD
4D Landscape Design
Proactive and with a realistic, positive approach to Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design, Michèle’s expertise encompasses all aspects of these fields. She advises on the BUDF and Creating Excellence panels and is a founding member of Bristol Council’s Tree Forum and TDAG. Michèle advises and acts on behalf of Local Authorities and developers as an expert witness at planning appeals. Michèle lectures at UoG and UWE and is a Council Member of the Landscape Institute.
BSc Hons, BArch, ARB, RIBA
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.
BEng (Hons), CIHT
Jonathan is a Director at Phil Jones Associates (PJA) and focuses on combining transport, engineering and place-making advice to a range of clients. He is highly regarded within the transport planning profession and brings over 25 years’ commercial experience, focusing on master planning, development planning and street design. He is a highly capable projects director, used to leading, project managing and working with large inter-disciplinary design teams, mainly in Southern England.
DARCH, RIBA Parts 1-3
John’s career as an architect has primarily been devoted to housing and education projects, with work in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. As a director of a larger architectural practice, his experience also covers a wider variety of building types. John has been a member of the Bristol Urban Design Forum since its inception, including five years as a co-chair of the design panel, becoming increasingly involved with wider urban design and landscape issues.
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.
Bristol City Council / Freelance Arts Producer and Consultant
Georgina is an experienced Arts Producer and Consultant specialising in public realm projects across the arts, heritage and built environment sectors. Previously at Situations and Trust New Art, she is now Public Art Officer for Bristol City Council, collaborating across teams to strategise, secure and manage cultural investment for Bristol’s public realm via the planning system, advocating for the transformative role that arts and culture plays in our everyday lives. Georgina is a Trustee of Terrestrial UK and a Lecturer on UWE’s MA/MFA Curating programme.