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Notting Hill Housing
Southern Housing Group
Transport for London
Head of Urban Design London
Head of Design Advice
Get in touch with Paul if you would like to present a scheme for design review.
Head of Learning
Get in touch with Sue if you are interested in speaking at one of our events.
Get in touch with Rachel if you have any suggestions or ideas for housing events.
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Head of Network Sponsorship, TfL
Regeneration Manager, GLA
Transport & Design Consultant
Previously Chris worked for Transport for London for 12 years, his last role was Head of Customer Environment and Design for London Underground, which included responsibility for the world-renowned Art on the Underground programme.
Partner, Architect & Mayor’s Design Advocate
He was as a frontline housing officer for Registered Social Landlords including Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Circle 33 and West Hampstead HA, before retraining as an architect.
He combines practice with teaching architecture at Portsmouth University, Central Saint Martins and previously at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. He is a practice mentor at the Royal College of Art. He is a confirmed urbanist.
Head of Regeneration at LB Tower Hamlets
Project Manager - Regeneration, LB Hackney
Rachel works for Hackney Council in the Regeneration team – leading two large estate regeneration projects. Rachel is also co-founder of Naked House, a not-for-profit housing developer, pioneering a new model of affordable shell housing for London. She is one of the Mayor’s Design Advocates, a Borough Advisor on the Mayor’s Special Assistance Team, a Public Practice mentor and a regular visiting critic at London architecture schools.
CEO, Design for Homes
Andy von Bradsky
Andy is founder and Director of von Bradsky Enterprises, a consultancy that specialises in housing, place and regeneration. Its mission is to support excellence in the design and delivery of more and better homes for all. Andy has over 30 years’ experience in housing and regeneration for the private and public sector, having extensive experience in a high profile architectural practice. He is currently working with MHCLG as a design and delivery advisor.
Patricia Brown is a strategist advising civic and business leaders on creating positive change. She has led some of London’s most significant urban changes, from establishing the BIDs movement in the UK and Legible London – aimed at transforming our built environment – and policy – with people at the heart. She is Vice-Chair of the British Property Federation’s development committee, chairing its Great Places Campaign. Previous roles include Chair of London Festival of Architecture and Vice-Chair of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Group, where she was behind the Good Growth agenda – now core to the draft London Plan.
Director, Metropolitan Workshop
Neil established Metropolitan Workshop in 2005, and is experienced in leading complex mixed-use residential masterplans, collaborating with many of the UK’s best housing practices. During his career, he has designed major urban projects and buildings in sensitive contexts of conservation, heritage and greenbelt, in locations such as Durham, Oxford, Cambridge and London. Neil serves on a range of Design Review Panels, including DCCabe, Croydon, Newham, Harrow, and provides Urban Design for London with training programmes for Local Authorities on principles of Urban Design.
Head of Housing Research, Levitt Bernstein
Julia has spent the majority of her 30-year career as a housing architect at Levitt Bernstein where she is Head of Housing Research. She concentrates on housing standards and policy, and has published a number of reports and three books: ‘Age Friendly Housing’, ‘One Hundred Years of Housing Space Standards: What Now’ and the National Housing Federation’s ‘Housing Standards Handbook’. Currently chair of the RIBA Housing Group and a Mayor’s Design Advocate for London, Julia advises government and other organisations, gives evidence to inquiries and examinations, and contributes to debate.
Dana Skelley OBE
Director of Strategy & Operational Excellence
Professor of Transport & Sustainable Development
Max is a Partner at Farrells with responsibility for strategic planning and communications. His role includes liaison with local and national government on high speed rail and aviation strategy including proposals for a new transport ‘super hub’ at Old Oak Common where HS2 meets Crossrail in West London and the expansion of Gatwick based on a second runway. He is currently involved in international projects in Asia and for overseas clients investing in London, including Royal Albert Dock for ABP
Chief Planner, MHCLG
Steve began his career as a trainee planner having studied geography at Durham. He took a post graduate qualification and became an RTPI member in 1982. Steve moved to Yorkshire to be Head of Development Control and then in 1988, he was made Head of Planning. In 1996, Steve was appointed as a Director of Planning and Environmental services which included all front line services except for housing benefits. During 2004/05, Steve was president of the POS. The opportunity to take up the role as Chief Planner at MHCLG in 2008 proved to be one Steve could not resist. In this role, he is the head of Profession and have done significant work to promote and champion the role of planning in the civil service. A current objective is to raise the profile of the benefits of good design across Whitehall and beyond.
Head of Major Projects Sponsorship, TfL
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