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  • 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

  • Richard Eastham

    Richard Eastham

    BSc (Hons) MA DipUP (Dist) MRTPI AoU

    Feria Urbanism

    Richard is the founding director of Feria Urbanism. He is an urban designer and urban planner with extensive experience in the preparation of design strategies and development frameworks. He has particular expertise in engaging with local communities to help shape and influence emerging spatial strategies. He has prepared urban framework plans for Liverpool, Hemel Hempstead, Preston, Weymouth and Bexleyheath and created neighbourhood plans for many community groups. He is a visiting tutor on the architecture course at Arts University Bournemouth and a teaching fellow at the University of Southampton.

    Inclusive Growth, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • 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

  • Cormac Farrelly

    Cormac Farrelly

    RIBA, ARB

    Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

    Cormac is a Bristol-based Associate Director Architect at the Stirling Prize winning practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Cormac leads a team working on a wide range of projects. Recently completed projects include Television Centre (London), Waverley School (Birmingham), The Fitzroy (Falmouth) and The Vincent (Bristol). Current projects include the redevelopment of Southwark Station for TfL, multiple housing schemes for Bristol City Council, a new office development for NORD in Bristol and a mix of schemes in Bristol’s emerging enterprise zone with The University of Bristol and Studio Hive.

    Density, Housing, Strategic Development

  • 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

  • Andrew Grant

    Andrew Grant

    RDI, Hon FRIBA, CMLI, FRSA

    Grant Associates

    Andrew is a Landscape Architect whose work explores the connection between people and nature. He is an RSA Royal Designer for Industry, in recognition of his pioneering global work in landscape architecture. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield, an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA and a member of the National Infrastructure Commission Design Group. Based in Bath, he is Chair of the Bathscape Landscape Partnership, a member of the Bath World Heritage Site Advisory Board, and co-founder of the pop up festival Forest of Imagination.

    Landscape, People & Place, 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

  • Anja Grossmann

    Anja Grossmann

    Dipl Ing. LEED AP BD+C RIBA

    Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Anja is an architect and partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. With her expertise in city-centre mixed use projects and urban masterplanning, she has led a wide range of award-winning projects in the UK and abroad, from global bank headquarters to pioneering environmental dwellings. She has been invited to lecture on low carbon housing and published a number of articles on sustainability. Anja is passionate about Bristol’s built environment, vibrancy, and rich mix of culture and heritage.

    Density, People & Place, Strategic Development

  • Richard Guise

    Richard Guise

    Dip Arch, RIBA, PG Dip TP, MRTPI.

    Context 4D

    Richard is a chartered architect and town planner with over forty years’ experience. He is principal of his Bristol-based urban design consultancy, Context4D, and specialises in design guidance and negotiation, sustainability, urban design frameworks and characterisation. Formerly course leader of the MA Urban Design programme at UWE, Richard is an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He co-authored ‘Shaping Neigbourhoods’ and ‘Characterising Neighbourhoods’.

    Heritage, People & Place, Strategic Development