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Veronica is a chartered Town Planner now working in digital. She has a real interest in sustainable place-making, resilient design, regeneration and community-driven development. Her experience includes over 10 years in private multi-disciplinary consultancy, working on a breadth of major projects, from national infrastructure schemes (including HS2) to complex city centre regeneration sites in Bristol, Bath and the wider South West. Veronica has a robust understanding of the development management process, as well as development economics and viability considerations. She is a visiting lecturer at UWE and has recently become an Academy of Urbanism Academician.
BArch (Hons), BArch, PGCert, RIBA, SCA
Donald Insall Associates
Lucy is an Accredited Conservation Architect who specialises in the care, repair and adaptation of heritage buildings, including the design of new buildings within sensitive locations. Lucy's work includes advising public clients, private clients and design professionals on the impact of development. 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.
BEng (Hons), CEng, MCISBE, BREEAM AP
Austen is a consultant with 20 years’ experience in the field of sustainability. Throughout his career he has led a diverse range of projects covering global circular economy and decarbonisation challenges, through to working with design teams and clients to deliver cutting edge sustainable award-winning buildings. Austen has worked with many of the UK’s prominent developers and cultural institutions to support them in their transformation towards a more sustainable and resilient future.
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.
MSc, BSc (Hons), BREEAM AP, CIBSE LCC/LCEA, MEI, CEnv
Since joining Hoare Lea as a Graduate in 2013, Tom has gained over 9 year’s experience as a Sustainability Consultant. Tom has led on a range of project typologies of varying scales, with a focus on office and residential development in the South West region, particularly Bristol. Tom now leads a team of consultants across Hoare Lea offices in Bristol and Cardiff, striving to deliver best in class sustainable assets. Tom joined the Design West panel in 2022.
MA(Cantab) MSc RIBA FRSA
Sophie is an architect and masterplanner with over 20 years’ experience. She leads Arup’s Integrated City Planning and Placemaking services in the west of the UK, with a focus on complex, multi-disciplinary projects for government, private and public-sector clients. Sophie’s work involves creating outcomes that align with global agendas, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to deliver inclusive benefits for people and places. She is a passionate advocate of design excellence and collaborative working to tell simple and compelling stories that align with political agendas and infrastructure funding streams.
Dip Arch RIBA MRTPI
Simon Carne Architect and Urban Design
Simon is an architect with experience at all stages of project design and development through to building residential, university and arts projects. His planning and urban design experience includes project management at Westminster City Council on public realm, street design, parks and open spaces, and his urban design and master planning experience includes consultancy for SWRDA. Simon is a member of, and chairs, a number of design review and quality panels across the UK.
MIStructE BSc DUT
RISE Structural Engineers
Ingrid is a structural engineer with over 25 years’ experience. In 2010 she formed RISE and is involved in a large variety of projects from residential and industrial to public development. Ingrid has a wide range of expertise from developing new prefabrication timber frame processes to designing RC structures on steep sites or steel frames for large warehouses. She has also expanded to civil design including SUDS and treatment of phosphate within Ramsar areas. Ingrid is a mentor at Engine Shed, member of IStructE Climate Emergency Task Group, member of IStructE Business Practice and Regulatory Control Committee and member of Complex Buildings Hydrogen Advisory Group.
MA (Cantab) MEnvD RIBA RDI RWA (Hons)
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Peter Clegg established Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with Richard Feilden in 1978. Regarded as a pioneer in environmental design, he has over 40 years' experience in low energy architecture and is active in research, design and education. Peter works primarily in the education and cultural sectors. He is Chair of the RIBA research awards and the SWDRP, holds a professorship at Bath University, chaired the RIBA Awards Panel 2013/14, and in 2010 was made an RDI.