People

  • Phil Jones

    Phil Jones

    BSc (Hons) CEng FICHT FIHE MICE

    Phil Jones Associates

    Phil is an engineer with extensive experience in transport planning and street design, particularly in new developments. He aims to achieve synergy between street and urban design to create places and spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims. He is the Chairman of PJA, a 75-strong transport, engineering and placemaking consultancy. In recent years Phil has specialised in active travel and is a member of the Department for Transport’s Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Group.

    People & Place, Strategic Development, Transport

  • Phil Parker

    Phil Parker

    C.Eng, MICE, MCIHT, MSoRSA, FRSA

    Transport Planning Associates

    Phil has been a Chartered Civil Engineer since 1983 with extensive experience of highway design requirements arising from development proposals, and is familiar with the practical and political challenges associated with the development of alternative design ideas. Phil completed a 2006 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in Western Europe to study ‘Sympathetic Highway Design’ with particular emphasis on Shared Space. His essay ‘City Planning as if people mattered’ won the 2007 Ecologist Magazine Essay Prize.

    People & Place, Transport

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nick Porter

    Nick Porter

    Meng CEng MICE

    Ramboll

    Nick has lived in Bristol for over 20 years and is a structural engineer for Ramboll. He has worked on projects far and wide, ranging from Hengrove Leisure Centre to an Iron Age roundhouse and a major new hospital for Stockholm. Nick enjoys contributing outside his discipline and believes that we reach better solutions when we’re willing to look outside our silos and understand the requirements of all team members.

    Heritage

  • 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

  • Michael Wells

    Michael Wells

    BA (Hons Cantab.), MA (Hons Cantab) PhD C.Biol CWEM CSci FCIEEM, MSB, MCIWEM

    Biodiversity by Design Ltd

    Mike is both a professional ecologist and an ecourbanist, with nearly 30 years of consultancy experience and 40 years in ecological science. He co-founded Biodiversity by Design Ltd in 2006 with the express aim of focusing on creative multifunctional ecology. Mike's key interests lie in exploring opportunities for biodiversity enhancement and ecological education in the creative gaps between Ecology and other disciplines including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil and Structural Engineering and Art. <br /> Mike has led the ecological design of several benchmark exemplars of ecourbanism including the Athletes' Village (now East Village) Stratford for the 2012 Olympic Games and the regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsula. Mike has practiced globally in over 20 countries and published widely in relation to the ecological aspects of urban regeneration, masterplanning and design. He is an expert in innovative habitat creation including multifunctional wetlands and vegetated architecture.

    Housing, Landscape, 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