People

  • 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

  • Matt Harrison

    Matt Harrison

    BA Hons DipArch MA RIBA

    One50studio

    Matt is passionate about the value and social necessity of architecture and place design. This is aligned with a commitment to progress neighbourhood scale transformation to achieve sustainable outcomes through integrated energy, transport, water, ecology and social infrastructure. <br /> Matt has been a panel member of the Bristol Urban design forum for more than 10 years and is a teaching fellow at Bath University. He works as a consultant with White Design, where he was a Director and employee of 16 years leading on urban design, neighbourhood planning and architectural projects as well as research into Zero Carbon communities, Retrofit, Design for Future Climate and Post Occupancy Evaluation.

    Climate, Housing, Strategic Development

  • Marc Dix

    Marc Dix

    Ba Hons Dip LA CMLI

    LT Studio Ltd

    Marc is a Principal Landscape Architect with 20 years’ experience of designing landscape projects for public realm, residential and mixed use markets. He has experience of high profile schemes in the UK and Asia and recently led on masterplans for Lancaster University Management School, Watchet East Quay Harbour Regeneration Project and the regeneration of Shrewsbury Flax Mill Visitor Centre – the oldest iron-framed building in the world. <br /> Marc is a teaching fellow in the University of Bath Architecture Department and at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff. An experienced assessor, he is a panel member of the Bristol Urban Design Review and the South West Design Panel. He is a Built Environment Expert (BEE) for Design Council CABE and has been a chartered member of the Landscape Institute for more than 18 years. An influential advocate for external space design and passionate about design quality, Marc is a frequent invited speaker at events and seminars.

    Landscape

  • Doug King

    Doug King

    FREng HonFRIBA CPhys CEng CEnv FInstP FEI FCIBSE

    Doug King Consulting Ltd

    An internationally recognised pioneer in the field of sustainable construction, Doug King brings a scientific approach and environmental sensitivity to projects. He is a passionate advocate and enabler of sustainable construction, sharing his expertise with collaborators at all levels to leverage high value outcomes. Doug has been involved in Design Review for over ten years and is a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert.

    Climate

  • 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