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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.
BSc (Hons), MRICS
James is Development Director at Studio HIVE, an innovative Bristol-based property developer. He previously worked as Associate Director of Urban Splash and at Gleeds, JLL, and Chesterton. A qualified Building Surveyor, James branched into Development and Project Management of mixed-use heritage and led projects including Lakeshore, Bristol and Royal William Yard, Plymouth. James has been involved with the redevelopment of Deepcut Barracks and Filton and regeneration projects in Bristol & Weston-super-Mare. James has served on the Torbay Design Review Panel for 10 years.
BA MEng CEng MCIBSE MIOA
Max Fordham LLP
Graduating in engineering from Cambridge, Innes joined Max Fordham’s London office to design systems at the Royal Festival Hall Auditorium and develop the acoustics team. He founded their Bristol office in 2013, overseeing local & listed cultural projects as well as new residential and educational developments. He combines detailed knowledge of delivering sustainable new and refurbished buildings with an overview of the energy & sustainability planning context of construction projects and an understanding of the way physics and comfort relate to building fabric and architecture.
BA (Hons) Dip Arch (Cambs) RIBA, RIBA (CA)
Helen Newman Architects
Helen is a RIBA award-winning architect and chartered conservation architect. Her extensive experience over the last 25 years designing and delivering projects spans many sectors from education, leisure, residential and blue light as well as extensive experience in the adaption, repair and restoration of listed buildings adopting sustainable construction strategies. Helen is currently Head of Profession for Architecture at SPACES which supports design excellence and best practice in the design and delivery of Public buildings.
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.
Dip Arch. ARB AoU FRSA
Local Agenda Ltd.
Geoffrey set up Hull Architecture Workshop and, after working as an architect, became Executive director of Community Design Service in Cardiff. As Director of Local Agenda he now provides support and project management services to third sector organisations. He chaired the Design Review Panel of BUDF for seven years and is an active member of the Academy of Urbanism, organising events and assessing the Great Place Awards throughout the UK and Ireland.
BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) AABC RIBA-SCA
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Geoff is a Managing Partner at FCBStudios and an AABC-accredited conservation architect with a leading role in creative re-use and regeneration projects. He is currently working on the world’s oldest surviving iron-framed buildings at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, the Bath Abbey Footprint project, and masterplans for the National Museums of Liverpool and Liverpool University. Geoff is a member of the Historic England Historic Places Panel, lectures at several universities, and previously led award-winning projects at Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle.
BSc (Hons), PGCert, FRGS, CGeog
Over 17 years of experience, Fraser has developed a strong holistic understanding across the transport sector. This has been acquired through his involvement in a wide variety of projects for private developers, large governmental bodies and local authorities. A Post Graduate Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Westminster complements Fraser’s experience, providing a strong understanding of the critical relationships between transportation, land use planning, urban design and delivery.