Panel Members

The Panel consists of over 60 members with a Chair, Irena Bauman, and two Vice Chairs, Tom Lonsdale and Tony Wyatt. It includes architects, town planners, landscape architects, urban designers, surveyors, engineers, sustainability consultants and artists.Our Panel Members are listed below:
Irena Bauman (Chair)

Irena Bauman funded Bauman Lyons in 1992, and has been involved in developing wide range of projects. The practice is especially interested in mixed use, urban regeneration projects which tap into cultural creativity and aim to achieve new standards of sustainable development. The practice has been concerned with the mitigation and adoption to Climate Change since its conception in 1992. 

She is also a CABE commissioner, CABE Champion for Yorkshire and Humber, past chair of CABE Regions Committee, current chair of Research Group, Chair of Regional Design Review Services for Yorkshire and Humber, design review panel member in Hull and in Sheffield, and she is past external examiner for Sheffield and Newcastle schools of architecture and current external examiner at Cardiff School Of Architecture. She has also taken up the post of studio tutor at Master of Urban Design course at Sheffield School of Architecture. She has also lead two research projects commissioned by Yorkshire Forward: The Future of Market Towns’ and ‘Distinctive Towns’   a study of distinctiveness, its sources and value. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on the shortcomings of economically driven policies and on the fresh thinking required for urban developments to be based on facilitation of community enterprise and long term viability.
She contributes on regular basis to her column, Dear Irena, in Building Design that deals with ethical dilemmas in architectural practice. Her current projects include masterplan for Dewsbury Town Centre, mixed used , low carbon development at Tower Works, Leeds and  Town Hall conversion in Hebden Bridge into community facility and workspace for creative industries. She has also set up a Community Interest Company, ‘Leeds Love it Share it’ in partnership with academics and other practitioners to carry out research projects into the future needs of the city. She is the author of ‘How to be a Happy Architect’ in which her practice explore the changing world of architectural practice. The book was published in October 2008.

Tom Lonsdale (Vice Chair)

Tom Lonsdale has over 35 years’ experience at management level, including 14 years as Chief Landscape Architect with Manchester City Council and, latterly, as Director of renowned landscape and urban design practice Camlin Lonsdale.  He specialises in analysis of ‘place’ and developing strategic and logistic aspects of its enhancement and conservation.
In 2008 he set up PLACECRAFT to work in a freelance capacity and is one of the most active Enablers for CABE, CABE Space and Transform South Yorkshire. Having served the full five year term on the national CABE Design Review Panel and chaired the Places Matter panel in the Northwest for its inaugural two years, he is now much in demand for other regional and local design reviews, including chairing the Humber Panel.  Other activities include extensive conference speaking and competition judging etc. in UK and abroad, as well as acting as Design Champion within multi-disciplinary teams tackling major regeneration schemes.  As a CABE Inspirer he also has experience of working with schools and is a regular facilitator with community groups.
Tony Wyatt (Vice Chair)

Tony has over 30 years public and private sector urban design and historic environment practitioner experience. He is a Director and co –founder of +Plus Urban Design  an innovative urban design company helping local authorities, developers, landowners, community groups and local people to understand, protect, enhance and add value to their local places. Previously Tony was Associate Director at _space group, Urban Design Director at Ryder Architecture and Urban Design and Conservation Group Manager at Newcastle City Council winning a CABE Festive Five Public Sector Award in 2005. Tony is currently Vice Chair of the national Historic Towns Forum and has been an Executive Member since 2006. He is an urban design advisor on the Design Council CABE and Home Office national design review panels together with the North East design review panel. Tony is an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism as well as an Enabler with Places Matter! North West and Northern Architecture.

Pushpa Arabindoo

Pushpa is an urban design director at Inter Space Architects and a lecturer at UCL Urban Laboratory. She has 13 years of experience in urban design, specialising in urban regeneration projects in the UK. She has produced masterplans that range from visionary framework plans to detailed development briefs and design guidelines for several cities including Sheffield, Glasgow, Walsall, and London. This includes all scales from city centre revitalisation to regional spatial strategies. Through her research and teaching at UCL, she promotes a dialogue between academic and professional approaches to urban issues, bringing a more rounded perspective to urban design and masterplanning. She is a CABE Enabler, South West Enabling Panel member, as well as a design review panel member for Places Matter! (Northwest Development Agency) and OPUN (Regeneration East Midlands).

James Arnold

James is an Architect and Planner with 20 years experience in the public and private sectors. He is Head of Planning & Environmental Health at Bolsover District Council in the Sheffield City Region.  Previously, James worked for 10 years leading Urban Design and Conservation in Sheffield, a city that has built a national reputation for award-winning placemaking and design quality. 
James has worked on many city centre regeneration projects including Sheffield’s Heart of the City and Park Hill, and has been extensively involved in housing and neighbourhood regeneration.  Previously he worked on the conservation and regeneration of Nottingham’s historic Lace Market.
James is a strong advocate of design review, establishing Sheffield’s independent Urban Design Review Panel and is on the PlacesMatter! Design Review Panel in the North West as well as being a CABE Enabler.

Simon Baker

Simon is passionate about creating better places to live and work through the balance of well considered buildings, excellent accessible spaces and environmentally conscious solutions. He believes projects should reflect their location, respond to history and derive from a narrative specific to the client, use, user and the wider community.
Simon graduated from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture, having been awarded a scholarship to attend their diploma course. He gained his professional qualifications at University College London,
Simon has worked with Piers Gough of CZWG and spent several years as design director at Terry Farrell and Partners before moving out of London to take the lead role of managing the architecture studio of Chetwood Architects in Leeds. His has extensive architectural and urban design experience delivering projects of all scales and in numerous sectors including, retail, residential, commercial, leisure and culture. He is able to see the bigger picture, recognise opportunities and offer strategic, progressive advice.
Simon is involved in a number of built environment activities outside of his role as a director of a national practice. Simon is the chair of the Architecture Centre for the Leeds City region, a design review panel member for Barnsley and a regular contributor to the Leeds School of Architecture.
 Andrew Beard

Andrew is an architect/ planner and the director of a consultancy company providing specialist design advice on schools, housing and regeneration He is part of the Places & Spaces consortium of design consultants.
He has been a CABE enabler for 7 years, providing design advice to Local Authorities on ten schools PFI and BSF projects, and is a member of CABE Schools Design Review panel. He is the author of several CABE publications on schools design and was a founder editor of Century21Schools magazine.
He has been a member of Transform South Yorkshire Enabling Panel for the past three years, and is also on the South West Enabling Panel. With Justine Leach, he has organised a large number of urban design skills training workshops for local authorities involved in Housing Market Renewal programmes. He is an accredited Building for Life assessor.
Andrew was formerly Head of Planning and Premises Service for Sheffield Local Education Authority, and prior to that was City Architect for Sheffield and head of a large multi-disciplinary, award-winning design practice. He has been involved in architectural education for many years, and was Chair of the RIBA Validation Committee. He regularly acts as external examiner at schools of architecture and is deputy Chair of Governors for Firs Hill Primary School in Sheffield.
 Nick Buck

Nick is a Chartered Surveyor working as a Senior Sustainability Consultant in the sustainability sector team at Drivers Jonas Deloitte. He draws on experience in Planning, Development and Valuation to provide commercially realistic sustainability advice across DJD's entire range of property services. He has a passion for design and monitors best practice to advise on the creation of exemplary live/work environments and communities.
He is a qualified BREEAM Commercial, Education, Bespoke  and BREEAM Communities Assessor. This allows him to advise on the sustainable development of most building types, industrial and retail developments, and on residential-led masterplans at outline and detailed planning stages. He also has BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) status, which formally recognises skills in the design and construction of more sustainable buildings. His current role involves monitoring policy and best practice in sustainable development to provide support to colleagues and clients. This covers a wide range of issues including BREEAM, EPC
He previously completed a PhD in climate change ecology for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Mark Burgess

Architect, Planner and Urban Designer – over 25 years experience in public and private sectors, Commission for Architecture and Built Environment (CABE) Enabler, accredited Building for Life Assessor, Academician in the Academy of Urbanism, currently working as Design Team Leader at Leeds City Council, and part-time lecturer/tutor on post graduate urban design course.
Mark’s work ranges from major regeneration frameworks, urban design strategies, guidance and design review in planning to place-making projects for new spaces, design championing for housing, schools and other PFI projects. Mark also has previous experience as a project architect developing a full range of building types. Mark leads the ‘design challenges and solutions’ module on post-graduate urban design course at Leeds Metropolitan University, and is involved with public-private sector inter-professional groups.

Caroline Byram

As a Director at LTS Architects Caroline has an all round knowledge of design, construction and procurement; leading projects for several major clients through all work stages. Caroline enjoys client facing activities and has been responsible for the delivery of architectural and advisory services on a range of regeneration projects covering housing, mixed use, community and education sectors. She leads on consultation and brief development exercises and brings her informed and proactive approach to developing masterplans and architectural designs. Caroline’s current key commissions are as design advisor for two housing PFI projects in Birmingham and Salford for which she is formulating design quality criteria and undertaking appraisals of proposals, assimilating both complex strategic and detailed technical issues whilst retaining a coherent project vision. She has been a Chartered Architect since 1999 and a Director of LTS since 2003 and is a visiting lecturer at Sheffield University. Caroline worked for Proctor and Matthews Architects and Allen Tod Architects before joining LTS.
 Jessica Bryne-Daniel

Jessica is a founding Director of the specialist landscape and urban design company Camlin Lonsdale.  She has extensive knowledge of design in the built environment from Strategy formation to implementation on the ground.  Her particular aspirations lie with inclusive and empowering community involvement to enable the creation of distinctive, meaningful environments that are relevant to current users and ones that will be cherished by future generations.
In addition to her work with the practice Jess has a long association with local Landscape Departments and is currently an external moderator for Sheffield Hallam University.  Interests outside the office are concentrated on the upkeep of a small holding that promotes the ancient rare breed of White Park cattle and Appaloosa horses.  She is also actively involved with the Equilibre Horse Theatre in Mid Wales.

Leo Care

Leo is Associate Director and co-founder of Bureau – Design+Research [BDR] set up within the School of Architecture at The University of Sheffield to pursue ‘Research by Design’.  BDR carries out a variety of research and consultancy projects with both local and national bodies and has built up a reputation for innovation and expertise in school design, community visioning and sustainable futures. The work of the BDR links in to Leo’s teaching role within Degree and MArch courses, where he is developed a series of innovative learning programmes and recently been awarded the CILASS Inquiry based learning award. As well as authoring a series of publications on learning environments Leo has written papers on architecture and engagement and is a member of Barnsley’s BSF programme design review panel. As an Architect practising with Prue Chiles Architects, Leo’s work is augmented by a range of award winning education, domestic and public building projects. Leo is also a founding member of Playce, an international network of designers and educationalist, established to actively engage young people in the design of the built environment.

Peter Cartwright

Peter is the Director of the Leeds office and is presently in charge of projects ranging in values from £1million to £25million, in both the private and public sectors. Peter is a RIBA Assessor for the North of England, and a member of the Design Panel for Yorkshire and Humberside. He also gives lectures and seminars on the work of the practice and has acted as an external visiting critic at Schools of Architecture including The University of Nottingham, where he studied.
Prior to forming Cartwright Pickard Architects, Peter worked with a number of internationally acclaimed architects, including; Daryl Jackson in Melbourne Australia, Frei Otto in Stuttgart Germany, Skidmore Owings and Merrill in Chicago USA, and Michael Hopkins and Partners in London.
Peter spent eight years with Michael Hopkins & Partners where he reached Associate level. He gained experience in the design and construction of major office buildings and performing arts buildings, and was responsible for several prestigious award-winning buildings. These include the new £33million Glyndebourne Opera House, the £70million Bedfont Lakes Development for MEPC and IBM and the £80million HQ for the Inland Revenue in Nottingham.
Peter is the designated Design Champion for a commission for an 875 dwelling masterplan for a residential scheme in Barnsley. The scheme incorporates a number of low energy sustainable strategies to minimise the disruption of the topography and maximise the benefits of its orientation. The practice has delivered a number of low energy affordable housing schemes incorporating Code 4 and Code 5 Requirements and Cartwright Pickard was a finalist for Buildings Homes for the Future with their Life House design for the BRE and Watford.

Prue Chiles

Prue Chiles combines research and practice with teaching. As Director of Architecture at the University of Sheffield she is responsible for all the taught Architecture courses and the relationship the School of Architecture has with the profession and the RIBA. Prue initiated the acclaimed Live Projects programme and has continually forged links between the University and the City. Prue also directs Bureau-Design+Research (BDR) set up in 2002 within the School of Architecture to pursue ‘research by design’, to raise the profile of design within the building process. BDR carries out a variety of research, research consultancy and consultancy projects with both local and national bodies and has built up a reputation for innovation and expertise in the area of school design, community visioning and regeneration and sustainable futures.  Clients include, the DCSF, Partnerships for Schools, Sheffield City Council, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Urban Mines, Glasshouse, Barnsley District Council. Prue has also ongoing client/user representative on the refurbishment of the Arts Tower for the School of Architecture and the University.
This work is augmented by a small award winning private practice - Prue Chiles Architects. ( Formed in 1999, the practice has undertaken a number of innovative buildings including one of “Classrooms of the Future”. These projects have been widely published in the Architectural Press and often for the basis of further research and/or consultancy. Prue has won RIBA White Rose awards for her own house and for the Hillsborough Pavilion a Sport England funded re-interpretation of the English Sport pavilion.
In 2007 Prue was on invited on to the DfES Primary Design and Procurement Group Committee. She is an invited member of the Sheffield Design Panel, Barnsley BSF design panel and an invited member on the Wakefield Design Panel. She is an invited member on the RIBA premises committee. Prue has contributed to a number of CABE workshops and conferences. This June 2009 year Prue was invited to contribute to and participate in the RIBA/Shadow cabinet think tank on the future of Architecture and the environment.

Sarah Cropley

Sarah's interest in environmental design and building design and refurbishment, gives her a keen focus on ensuring that the built environment is as sustainable as possible and that excellence through design is included in all projects.  She has worked on a number of schemes within the Yorkshire Region which showcase innovative methods of construction, include sustainable initiatives and are also award winning. Her varied project experience and technical knowledge in structures, highways and infrastructure, has been gained through design office and site based work.  Her design experience has encompassed a wide number of sectors including commercial, industrial, educational, retail, sustainable construction and conservation/refurbishment of listed buildings.  She works within the structures team at Buro Happold and is an active member of the IStructE, elected Yorkshire Branch Chair for the 2007-2008 session.

Granville Davies


Granville is an enthusiastic Chartered Civil Engineer with a wealth of experience gained over 15 years' of consultancy in flood risk management (public and private sector), water and wastewater treatment, drainage and SuDS. He is a pro-active and clear communicator, with a commitment to deliver projects safely, on time and to budget. His career experience and responsibilities have included team and project management, strategic and project appraisals, feasibility studies, site supervision, contract administration and design. He has presented papers to several national conferences including for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Managers (CIWEM). Granville is a Member of the Yorkshire Design Review Panel, which provides training and climate change adaptation advice to advice to Councillors, developers and architects across the Yorkshire and Humber Region. Granville is a specialist member of the panel, with particular responsibility for flood risk management and SuDS issues.

Guy Denton

Guy is Managing Director of Whitelaw Turkington. He is a chartered landscape architect with over 19 years experience of working in private practice. His wide ranging experience has included landscape masterplanning, large scale transport infrastructure and urban renewal projects, Major Public Realm schemes and public parks - both in the UK and overseas.Guy has lectured on landscape and public realm issues in educational and professional forums and is invited to sit as jury member for international design competitions. He has also served as an assessor for the annual Civic Trust Awards Scheme; he is a member of the Urban Design Group and an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism.Guy lives near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

 Noel Farrer

Noel is a founding Director of Farrer Huxley Associates, a London based Landscape practice. specialising in the development of meaningful, quality spaces for people to enjoy, achieved through an in depth understanding of their urban and cultural heritage.
Noel’s interest centres on regeneration and the creation of sustainable communities by developing working places where the public realm and landscape are key elements. He recognises innovation, education and better understanding are the elements crucial to ensuring success. Noel recognises the lack of knowledge of how modern communities work and communicate.  He believes Landscape Architects can lead the debate on the theory and understanding of today’s communities and the role the related landscapes perform. Noel is Board member and chair of the Landscape Institute Policy Committee, a CABE national Design Panel member and CABE Space enabler.

Stephen Gleave

Stephen is a Town Planner and Urban Designer committed to urban design. He has worked in the public and private sectors and now acts for a diverse range of clients and communities throughout the UK. He has been involved in numerous Urban Design, Development Framework and Masterplans and has been an adviser to English Partnerships on masterplanning since 2001. Stephen has served as a CABE Enabler and is Chair of the RTPI urban design network.
Currently he is advising on major hospitals, public and private sector site disposals, leading masterplanning and architecture teams for significant new housing and regeneration initiatives and has jointly led research in assessing the Economic Value of Good Design on behalf of NWDA.
Stephen is a Fellow of the RSA and a member of the RTPI Urban Design Network Steering Group. He is a member of the Academy of Urbanism and a member of the NHS Design Review Panel. He has been an assessor for the BURA National Regeneration Awards for the last three years.
Stephen has been Managing Director of Taylor Young since 2001. He has played a key role in the progression of the business as a leading architecture, town planning and landscape architecture company.  The whole team is committed to ‘people and placemaking’

Charlotte Harrison

Charlotte graduated from the Bartlett in 1999. Charlotte co-organised an international festival of architecture in Leeds before joining Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects where she ran projects for Shelter and the Barbican Arts Centre.
Together with Glen McGowan she formed mass architecture in 2004, which aims to rethink creative low-impact buildings and spaces. They have offices in London and York.
Charlotte has been a design tutor and lecturer in 20th Century Theory of Architecture at Universities in London and Leeds and is currently a design tutor at Sheffield University.
Charlotte has been a Royal Academy exhibitor in the architectural drawing category. Charlotte is a Freeman of the City of York and a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London.

David Hickling

Dave is a chartered town planner with over 30 years experience in both the public and private sectors. He is currently a director of The Planning Cooperative and a partner in Hickling-Gray Associates, based in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Dave’s work is divided between training and research activities for local authorities and government agencies, and planning consultancy, mainly to the private sector. He lives in a Grade II listed Manor House in Leconfield, East Yorkshire, along with his wife, two children, and an assortment of animals.

Jonathan Hjorth

I am an Architect who has completed 26 significant projects, and have been responsible for leading design and delivery with clients and stakeholders for many years. I am inspired by the possibility of making a difference to people’s lives, and the wider community through the appropriate design of buildings and public spaces. What gets the best out of my projects has been upfront thinking through a Design Process. I believe good Design is not a question of style, taste, or is necessarily iconic, but results from managing quality. Overseas Practice has broadened my view on the advantages of reshaping the physical environments in assisting in uplifting communities.

Mark Hodson

I am a director of Hodson Architects based in Cleethorpes. Since qualifying from Hull School of Architecture in 1988 I have developed 22 years experience within private practices located across the north of England. Hodson Architects has grown steadily since its formation in 1992 and much of the work undertaken has focused on community led projects, educational facilities and projects with an openly green agenda.
I have delivered lectures both in the UK and abroad and have taught at Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham Universities. I am a member of the Humber Design Review Panel based in Hull, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and also chair the Cleethorpes Renaissance Town Team.

Rowland Holmes-Smith

Rowland founded P+HS Architects with Chris Potter in 1983 after working in private practice in London and Teesside. At P+HS he is responsible for commercial matters, such as contracts, legal and insurance issues, and advises on planning policy and procedures. He specialises in residential development, urban design and masterplanning large scale projects. His in depth understanding of residential development informs feasibility studies and option appraisals for developers and house builders, and his knowledge of the planning system supports work on Local Development Frameworks. Recent projects include 600 apartments next to the iconic High Level Tyne Bridge, and a sustainable urban extension that will provide 2,000 new homes on the edge of Scarborough. He is a long standing advocate for Place Making and its central role in the Sustainable Communities Agenda, and fully conversant with best practice and the standards, policies and guidance that embody it. Reflecting his passion for great design, Rowland is a member of the ONE North East Regional Design Review and Enabling Service and has recently been appointed to the equivalent panel for the Yorkshire Region.
Simon Hudspith

Simon studied at Newcastle University and won the RIBA Bronze medal as an undergraduate. He then gained a Harkness Fellowship and continued his education at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (sci-arc) and at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he won the Samuel Huckel Architecture Prize.
He gained professional experience at the Terry Farrell Partnership, Venturi Rauch & Scott Brown and ORMS prior to setting up Panter Hudspith Architects in 1988.
Simon is responsible for the management of the design process within the office, overseeing consistency and thoroughness from conceptual design to completed buildings. He was the partner in charge of the Collection in Lincoln, Christ
He is currently leading project teams designing over a thousand new homes in Southwark (including two schemes for the Elephant and Castle), a masterplan for the centre of Beverley, and three residential buildings within the Athlete
In February 2009 Simon was appointed to CABE.
Keith Knight

Keith Knight is a Chartered Architect who trained at the University of Sheffield, where he was awarded the John Jenkinson Prize for the RIBA Final Examinations. He also holds the MA in Conservation Studies from the University of York and is a member of the Association of Project Management by examination.
Keith has worked as an architect since 1979 and has specialised in architectural conservation and new buildings in sensitive contexts since 1985 working for practices in London and York. Keith was Building Conservation Officer and Principal Architectural Advisor for the North York Moors National Park from 1992 to 1996 and the London Borough of Merton until 1997. From 1997 until March 2000 Keith was Historic Buildings Architect with English Heritage. Here he advised on grant aid both from English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund to outstanding historic buildings. From 2003 to 2006 Keith was Consultant Director of the South Yorkshire Buildings Preservation Trust whose purpose is to preserve derelict buildings of architectural or historic interest and bring them back into use for the benefit of the people of South Yorkshire.
In 2004 Keith was elected chair of the Yorkshire Region of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and sits on the Institute’s National Council. He is on the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Panel of Expert Advisors, and has served on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough Historic Churches Committee for several years. For the last four years Keith has been invited to be a judge for the Leeds Awards for Architecture and in 2006 he was appointed to the Hull (now Humber) Design Review Panel, and was a lead assessor for the national Civic Trust Awards. Keith represents the RIBA on the Court of the University of Sheffield. In 2010 Keith was appointed an assessor for the RIBA Register of Conservation Architects and invited by the Yorkshire Region of the RIBA to be their expert conservation assessor for the 2010 RIBA Awards.

Adrian Leaman

Has been running Building Use Studies (BUS) since 1987.
◦ Co-founder with Bill Bordass of The Usable Buildings Trust, a charitable trust which
disseminates results from building evaluation studies.
◦ Specialises in the management and application of feedback from building occupants about their
needs and requirements. This is made available to property specialists, building designers and
managers in briefs and strategic plans for the future.
◦ Is an accomplished speaker at conferences, advanced courses and universities in Britain and
around the world, and a widely-cited author, with more than 160 publications (q.v.).
◦ Runs the popular website Usable Buildings ( for the Usable Buildings
Trust (q.v.).
◦ Carried out pioneering and influential research work on occupant health in buildings (then called
'sick buildings') in the 1980s, productivity studies in the 1990s, developing into energy and
environmental work in the 2000s.
◦ Carried out the occupant surveys for the internationally-acknowledged Probe studies of building
performance. Two special issues of the research journal Building Research and Information (BRI)
(March and December 2001) are devoted to Probe. A further special issue of BRI on Housing
Post-Occupancy Evaluation (edited with Fionn Stevenson) came out in 2010.
◦ From 1993-97 he was at the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York,
combining this with his role at BUS.
◦ In 1998 he was Visiting Professor at the Department of Real Estate and Project Management at
the University of Delft, Netherlands.
◦ In 2002 he was Visiting Fellow at the School of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of
◦ From Oct 2008 to Nov 2010 he worked with the Building Performance and Systems team at Arup
on a four days out of five basis, continuing to run Building Use Studies.
◦ He has also worked at the Science Policy Research Unit (University of Sussex), the Royal Institute
of British Architects where he was editor of the Journal Of Architectural Research amongst other
things, and the Bartlett School (University College London) where he co-founded “Space Syntax”.
◦ Has project experience covering over 600 commissions. Clients include United Nations (UNDP),
OECD, Department of Education (UK), Department of Environment (UK), Melbourne City Council,
New South Wales Public Works, National Power, DETR (UK), British Airways, Building Research
Establishment, Stanhope Properties, Xerox, Nokia, Interior, BiFM, Byggforsk (Norway),TNO
(Netherlands), BP, Metropolitan Police Service, Unilever, Arup R&D, Bendigo Bank.
◦ Has collaborated with Bill Bordass on many projects in the UK. Their real-world and total building
approach to problem solving uses strategic thinking about the future based on careful analysis of
current performance and trends. Their respective databases on energy, user, health and
occupancy issues are extensive, and have provided the models for many similar studies.
◦ BA (Sussex), FRGS, FRSA 

Robin Machell

Robin was a founding partner of West and Machell Architects and is currently engaged on a range of projects both in the public and private sector .
He is currently working on several PFI Housing Regeneration and LIFT projects together with as as a range of Social Housing initiatives particularly in the area of housing for the elderly.
Amongst other varied interests Robin has also been a director in a local ALMO and chair of their capital programme , A trustee of BEAM [nee Public Arts] , Chair of the 2009 RIBA “White Rose” Award panel , CABE Enabler , Member of the Acadamy of Urbanism and a sponsor of the 4x4  lecture series. Together  with his practise he has won a range of local and national design awards.

Andrew Macintosh

Andrew joined Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios London office in 2005, having completed his Diploma and a Masters in Environmental Design. Andrew has previously worked for Alsop Architects, Laguillo y Schonegger Arquitectos (in Spain), and various smaller practices in the UK. Since joining Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Andrew has worked on One Brighton, the One Brighton Community Centre, University of Southampton Transport Interchange, Bunyonyi Community School in Uganda, and Peabody’s Retrofit for the Future project among others. His role in these projects has encompassed all stages of design and construction, and has included research work and community consultation. The One Brighton project (the UKs first One Planet Living Community) and Retrofit for the Future have set new standards in environmental design. Andrew is currently working on the Drapers Academy project in east London. He is a member of the offices Research and Charity groups, is actively involved with the UK Green Building Council, and is a working group member of Architecture for Humanity UK.

Brian Mark

Brian has over 30 years experience in building services sector. He is part of the sustainability team at Mott MacDonald Fulcrum, previously being a Director of Sustainability at Fulcrum, an integrated sustainability and mechanical & electrical practice active in building sustainable engineering design and founding member of the UK Green Building Council. Brian has particular abilities in integrated low energy/low environmental impact design, large scale low and zero carbon heat/power generation and is a leading expert on water and waste management strategy, sustainable infrastructure design and procurement. Prior to it’s disbanding Brian used to advise all government ministries on renewable energy at all development scales via his membership of the Renewables Advisory Board. Brian’s commitment to sustainability in the built environment is evidenced by extensive involvement in influential bodies:

- Member of the joint taskgroup (UK GBC & Zero Carbon Hub) report on Sustainable
Community Infrastructure launched February 2010
- Steering group member for development of the Code for Sustainable Homes
- Steering group member for Zero Carbon Hub Energy Supply development
- CIBSE representative for development of Part L of the Building Regulations
- Lead Contributor on the energy content of the CABE Sustainable Cities website
- Specialist Sustainability Enabler (via CABE) to the Olympics programme

Graham Marshall

Graham has 25 year’s design, management, and policy experience working in complex urban environments. Previously Director of Planning and Design at Liverpool Vision URC, he was responsible for the creation and successful delivery of the City Centre Strategic Regeneration Framework. Graham has contributed to many award winning projects and programmes throughout his career, written widely in the technical press and is a seasoned conference speaker. Graham is committed to sustainable ‘placemaking’ through excellence in design and management, influencing projects directly through his consultancy work, as a member of several regional design review panels, and as a CABE enabler.
Jonathan McDowell

Partner in McDowell+Benedetti architects, established 1996. Experienced in wide range of projects including urban regeneration and masterplanning, public and cultural buildings, education, healthcare, commercial, residential and bridges. Award and competition winning projects have included Castleford Bridge, River Hull Footbridge, Springboard Innovation Centre in Stokesley, Claremont School, JCB Uttoxeter masterplan, AOP Gallery in Shoreditch, Mulberry House Nursing home.
Educated at Bootham School York, Cambridge University and Harvard Graduate School of Design. CABE Enabler since 2001, advising on public-funded arts and BSF schools projects. Member of Hackney Design Review Panel. Independent architectural adviser, judge on competitions and awards. Professional Studies Advisor at Cambridge University Dept of Architecture. Visiting critic and occasional lecturer at various schools of architecture.
Sarah Mills

Sarah studied architecture at the Architectural Association and completed her professional qualifications at The Bartlett, University College London. She has worked at several practices in London including Saucherbruch Hutton and YRM Ltd. Within practice, schools and healthcare projects have provided the main focus. She has been a visiting external critic at several Architecture Schools including Oxford Brookes School of Architecture and the Royal College of Art.
Following a move to Yorkshire, Sarah worked at Bauman Lyons Architects Ltd and taught design in the third year at Sheffield University. She was appointed Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2008 and Joint Course Leader for BA (Hons) Architecture in 2009. Current roles include studio tutor for second and third years, module leader for undergraduate dissertations and internal examiner for the RIBA Part 3 qualification. Her current research relates to the implications and outcomes of the Sea Change Programme and the future of the English seaside town.
Elizabeth Minkin

Elizabeth was elected as a Labour councillor to represent Kirkstall ward on Leeds City Council in May 1988, ten years after starting the Kirkstall Village Community Association. Her 20 years on the Council was a stimulating, frustrating and rewarding time. She became Chair of the Planning Committee in 1992. The immensely steep learning curve made her realise the huge gaps in understanding among all involved, so she set up the Leeds Architecture and Design Initiative in 1994.
In 1999, she became the Executive Board member responsible for Planning, Transport, Tourism and Economic Development, until Labour lost control in 2004. She was a Cabe Festive Five Design Champion in 2002 and made an Honorary Fellow of RIBA in 2003. She retired from Council in 2008, and was made Honorary Alderman of Leeds. She was a member of the Editorial Panel for the RIBA/LCC book.
Daniel Mitchell

Dan is a charted Town Planner with 15 years experience. He holds an Honours Degree and Diploma in Town and Country Planning and is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Dan is a Partner at Barton Willmore LLP, and runs the Leeds office of the Practice. On a day to day basis, this involves the provision of integrated Planning and Design services across the north to a wide range of clients.
Dan has a thorough understanding of the masterplanning and design process and the interconnection between planning and design disciplines. He regularly leads design review meetings with his clients. Dan has a wide range of experience across many development sectors. These include major housing, employment and retail developments on behalf of national house builders, property developers, public sector, government departments and landowners. His experience includes appearances at Examinations in Public and Local Plan Inquiries, as well as the completion of major planning applications including the negotiation of Section 106 Agreements.
Robin Nicholson

Robin Nicholson, CBE RIBA Hon FIStructE, is a senior partner of Edward Cullinan Architects, which he joined in 1979.  He has led on a range of Health and University projects, including 20 years working for the University of Warwick. He is Convenor of the inter-disciplinary Construction Industry think-tank, The Edge, and chairs the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel.  Robin is a Board Member of the National House Building Council and Chairman of NHBC Services Ltd and a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert. Previously he was a Vice-President of the RIBA (1992-94), Chairman of CIC (1998-2000) and founder member of the Movement for Innovation Board (1998-2001. He helped create and develop the Design Quality Indicator. He was a CABE Commissioner (2002-10) and Joint Deputy Chair (2008-10). He chaired the DCSF Zero Carbon (Schools) Task Force (2009-10). Trained at Cambridge and Bartlett, Robin was job architect for James Stirling’s Olivetti Training Centre (1970-73) and then worked in Chile with Cristian Boza.  He taught at the Bartlett (1974-76) and then PNL (1976-9). He was awarded a CBE for Services to Architecture in 1999 and an Honorary Fellowship of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2002.

Martin Pearson

Martin is an Associate at award winning architecture and urban design practice, DSDHA ( Since joining the practice in 2003, he has led a number of large-scale projects, with a commitment to achieving the highest standards of design in architecture and the public realm. Martin’s experience covers a broad range of sectors across the country at both micro and urban scales. As Project Architect, he has been responsible for projects in the north of England, including Emmaus Joint Denominational Primary School in Sheffield and Canon Popham School in Doncaster, as well as DSDHA’s international competition winning scheme for Clitheroe Town Square.

 Robert Powell

Robert is Executive Director of Beam, an arts, architecture, and learning company based in Yorkshire He has 30 years experience in the arts, built environment, and media in England, Canada and Scotland. He was director of the Stills Gallery of Photography in Edinburgh from 1986-89 and was Art Consultant with the Canada Council Art Bank from 1989-97.
Since joining Beam in 1997 he has led and guided a number of key projects including Beam’s contribution to artranspennine98, a range of place-making and public art initiatives, and ’Turning Point’, the new visual arts strategy being developed by Arts Council (ACE) Yorkshire. He has led the development of Beam through the creation of the artists Training, Education and Advocacy programme for Arts Council England, the People Making Places Programme for CABE, the development of the Orangery Creative Centre for the Built Environment concept with Will Alsop, and the Partnership Skills Programme of community training for Yorkshire Forward. He was a member of Yorkshire Forward’s founding Urban Renaissance Steering Group (2001-2), sits on Barnsley’s Design Review and School Design Advisory Panels, and is Board member of the Architecture Centre Network.

Jon Rowland

Jon Rowland is a consultant architect and urban designer, and Director of urban design practice,Jon Rowland Urban Design Ltd. Jon’s work includes the masterplan for the award winningTelford Millennium Community; and masterplans for urban extensions at Sandymoor in Runcorn, Cottam Hall in Preston, West Harlow and Houghton Regis in Bedfordshire. He provided the urban design framework for the NW Quarter of Belfast, and 5 masterplans for key regeneration areas of inner Belfast. . He has carried out urban design and urban regeneration strategies based on community engagement programmes for various town centres, including Dundalk, Lewisham, Telford and Trowbridge. He has also carried out city centre strategies for Cardiff, Lincoln, Gloucester Docks and Temple Quay North in Bristol. Past work includes the masterplan for the redevelopment of a former holiday park at Brixham, the coastal infrastructure masterplan for Rhosneigr, Anglesey, the masterplan for an urban extension at Grove in Oxfordshire and a strategy and masterplan for the improvement of Culham SciencePark for UKAEA. Jon has written many articles on housing, development and urban design, and was the author of the Strategy for Architecture and the Built Environment in the South West. He has lectured extensively and has taught at Oxford Brookes University. He is past Chair of the Urban Design Group, was one of CABE’s regional representatives and is a member of the Design Council/CABE National Design Review Panel and one of their Built Environment Experts. He is co‐editor of Urban Design Futures published August 2006.

 Andrew Rumfitt

An economic geographer and planner Andy specialises in the analysis of regional and local economies and the integration of economics, transport, planning and business development issues. He has nearly 20 years experience in providing professional advice to support the submission of major planning applications for rail, infrastructure and mixed use projects, in developing economic and planning policy, in assessing the impacts of physical developments and in designing practical interventions that support the local business base. He has worked with a wide range of clients including Communities and Local Government, the Northern Way, Regional Development Agencies, Local Authorities, Urban Development Corporations, Business Links and Transport Agencies such as the Docklands Light Railway and Transport for London.
As a CABE Enabler for the Thames Gateway he helped to deliver identity and placemaking workshops across all organisations responsible for the Thames Gateway Delivery Plan and was a member of CABE's international Strategic Urban Design Panel (2007-2009). He was recently appointed as a design quality enabler for Transform South Yorkshire, the largest housing market renewal programme in England and selected as a panel member for Yorkshire.
Satwinder Samra

Satwinder graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in 1991 and a Distinction at Diploma Level from the University of Sheffield in 1994. After which he joined Urban Splash and was part of the team that were instrumental in pioneering design lead brownfield regeneration projects, throughout the Northwest. It was here that his interests in Intelligent Design, Proactive development, Urbanism and Regeneration were developed. This was followed by work with Award Winning practice of Proctor and Matthews London working on Sustainable housing projects. Currently a partner in Sauce Architecture who were one of 15 National Practices invited to take part in the Architects Journal Kings Cross Charette (2008) and have recently completed the New City Centre Masterplan for Chesterfield working with URBED, Arups and DTZ. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield University Dept of Architecture where he Director of Undergraduate Studies and Head of BA Y3.

Jon Sawyer

Jon Sawyer founded Eye and has been its Managing Director since 2006. As well as running the company Jon is actively involved in many of its projects, particularly those facing strategic challenges. His strengths lie in getting the strategy right – doing the right things in the right order to get projects delivered. As interim Physical Regeneration Director at Rochdale Development Agency he helped to deliver the first Housing Market Renewal project in the Borough at Nelson Place. He also coordinated igloo's successful bid to regenerate the The Fruit Market in Hull. Having led the formation of an innovative Land Pooling Agreement between Rochdale Council and Riverside Housing Group to regenerate the Langley housing estate, he is currently providing advice on how to procure the first development site. A Chartered Surveyor by background, having trained at Bucknall Austin and Knight Frank, he spent 5 years as a senior member of KPMG’s Economics and Projects Team and 2 years as a Director of mixed use property developer Urban Catalyst. Jon’s achievements prior to founding Eye include working on Muse and igloo’s successful bid to form Isis, the first asset backed vehicle, negotiating the heads of terms for the Milton Keynes 'Roof Tax' for the former English Partnerships and developing an arms length development company called Pennine Land for Rochdale Council to regenerate its surplus assets. He advised the Homes and Communities Agency on disposal options for the Former St Francis Hospital in Haywards Heath. Jon was chair of the Frost and Snow social enterprise bakery in Birmingham, during its first 18 months.  The bakery provides training and employment opportunities for homeless people in the City. Locally he is a Board Member of environmental charity Groundwork in Yorkshire, Rotherham Enterprise Board,  Rotherham Economy Board and Town Centre Partnership. He is also on the boards of Nottingham City Homes, which manages 29,000 homes for Nottingham City Council and Empty Homes a national campaigning charity raising awareness of the issues associated with empty property. He was appointed as Chair of the Board for HouseMark in June 2012.

 Michael Sharp

Michael is an Architect and Urban Designer with Gillespies. He is based in the northern region with primary responsibility for the Leeds office, but operates nationally both as lead architectural partner and urban designer.
He is an able communicator in written, drawn and oral forms. He has an exhaustive spread of projects across the environmental spectrum, but has particularly acute expertise and experience in the conception to delivery of area based regeneration strategies, and the re-birth of the public realm. He continues to operate at the highest level and has functioned at the leading professional edge of the Practice
Michael has led the visionary capability of the Practice in studies such as Liverpool Vision and at Gainsborough, Stockton Riverside and Darlington Central Park. He has acted as an expert witness at public enquiries and is a member of Yorkshire Forwards Design Review panel and is a Gillespies CABE space enabler.

Robert Shaw

Rob leads LDA Design’s energy and climate change team. He has practical, technical and delivery expertise in sustainability, decentralised renewable and low carbon energy and climate change. He works with public, private and community sectors to help them understand the potential for and relationships between sustainability, place-making, development, planning and delivery. Rob places commercial realities at the heart of the inspirational strategies that are needed to help clients benefit from rapid economic, social and environmental change. He played a key role in developing national policy and best planning practice for energy and climate change and has led cutting edge strategic renewable energy and climate change studies for many local planning authorities. He recently led delivery focussed decentralised energy feasibility study on behalf of a council led public private partnership in Bury St Edmunds and an anaerobic digestion and biomass study for a community organisation in Macclesfield. Rob has project directed and managed energy and sustainability strategies for large-scale mixed use developments, urban extensions and regeneration areas for public and private sector clients. Recently he has led the sustainability strategy for Meridian Water masterplan, a high profile mixed use regeneration in the London Borough of Enfield on behalf of the council, and an energy strategy for Heron Land’s North Yate urban extension. Rob was a member of CLG’s eco-towns expert panel and has developed Government guidance on transport to support the implementation of large-scale development in the UK. He has published a number of cutting edge publications including Community Energy: Planning, Development and Delivery and Compare Renewables. He is a regular speaker at conferences and events, has extensive expertise in training and facilitation and has given evidence at numerous examinations in public. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a former member of the TCPA’s Policy Council.

Colin Shields

Colin is a Chartered Engineer and Environmentalist and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers with over 20 years experience in transport planning and infrastructure design. Colin is a Director with White Young Green (WYG) and has been with WYG since 1999. Prior to joining WYG, Colin was with the Planning and Transportation Department of Leicestershire County Council in various roles for 9 years and led a transportation team at Derby City Council for just under 2 years Colin has substantial experience of preparing transport planning and engineering input to master plans and regeneration studies, fulfilling the project manager role on a number of large mixed use regeneration projects and the design and appraisal of various highway, public transport, pedestrian and cycle improvement public sector schemes.
Bhupinder S. Dev

Bhupinder, MRTPI, Team Leader in the Local Development Framework Group at Bradford City Council. Leeds born and bred, Bhupinder studied Town & Country Planning at the University of Manchester and Urban Design at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is currently leading work on the Core Strategy for Bradford District, Bradford City Centre Area Action Plan and the development plan for the Shipley & Canal Road Corridor Eco Settlement. He has experience of working on town planning, urban design and regeneration projects in the region, such as the Leeds Bradford Corridor Study, Garnetts Paper Mill, Otley, Leeds Waterfront Strategy Review, South Yorkshire Spatial Plan and the Aire Valley Hunslet Stourton Environmental Improvement Plan through previous employment with White Young Green and Gillespies.
Honorary Secretary elect of the Royal Town Planning Institute in Yorkshire, Director of Concourse (Leeds Architecture Centre) and the founder of YORnet (the network for young built environment professionals in Yorkshire). He actively works with the RIBA, RTPI and other allied institutions in organising inter disciplinary seminars and networking events for planners, architects and engineers in the region. He has contributed to a major book by the Royal Institute of British Architects and Leeds City Council called “Leeds - Shaping the City” by writing a piece on his personal future vision for Leeds, which was published in February 2009. Bhupinder is also a management committee member of Roundhay Planning Forum and enjoys working with fellow residents on the Neighbourhood Design Statement for the historic north Leeds suburb of Roundhay. Bhupinder received the RTPI Presidents 2009 Tommorows Leaders Award in recognition of his current standing in the profession and his potential leadership qualities and standing in the field of planning in the future.
Guy Smith

I am an architect and director at Bauman Lyons Architects, a highly regarded architectural practice who are motivated and passionate about sustainable, socially cohesive and economically viable development. I trained at Sheffield University and worked for Studio BAAD in Hebden Bridge before joining Bauman Lyons in 2003. I became director in 2007.
I am increasingly interested in low carbon design and sustainable development in its widest and most inclusive sense. I have on a number of projects developed a thorough understanding of how passive design solutions can both be highly sustainable and economically viable. I have knowledge of how considering design from a sustainable point of view informs both master plans, urban design and building design. I consider myself able to work at a strategic level and maintain clarity of design decisions through to the smallest detail. All the projects I have worked on in recent years have regenerative value and attempt to improve the environment, economy and lives of people around them. I am only passionate about projects which fulfil this criteria.
Jerry Spencer

A consultant chartered planner, urban designer and heritage advisor, Jerry encourages collaborative approaches between communities and the development industry to support place-making activity. Specialising in training to identify the potential for good urban design in any development opportunity, he helped develop and facilitate the ‘Building in Context’ series on behalf of CABE and English Heritage, and the ‘Inspirational Spaces’ series on behalf of Places Matter. Jerry has recently undertaken research for the South Yorkshire Police into the effectiveness of Secured by Design, and is currently developing Healthy City Planning tools for Stoke on Trent Council, as part of a WHO initiative.
Jerry was commissioned to help establish the Northwest centre for design excellence, as well as the Regional Design Reviews in both Northwest and Northeast England. He is an academician at the Academy of Urbanism. Jerry assists local authorities in conservation area appraisals and development briefs, and negotiates to secure good design for major developments.
Jerry’s former roles include serving on the National Executive of the English Historic Towns Forum; Chief Planning Officer for Gloucester City Council; Head of Design with Northwest Development Agency; Assistant Director for Regeneration Strategy with Stoke on Trent City Council, and Design Enabler with Transform South Yorkshire. The practice is based in Tarporley, Cheshire and operates throughout the country.
Stefanie Stead

Stefanie is a Chartered Architect and has worked for a number of years in North Yorkshire, predominately on residential and rural schemes for private clients and housing associations, as well as listed buildings including Howden Minster, Harewood Estate and various National Trust properties. Stefanie’s interests lie in rural and urban regeneration, particularly how contemporary interventions fit within rural and historic contexts.
Sustainability is a core principle in all her design and business practices. All projects are approached from a research stand point, basing practice on experimentation, recording and constant evaluation. She joined Chetwoods in early 2008.
A key aspect to her work is community engagement in the design of spaces, buildings and neighbourhoods. She is an actively involved with Scarborough Renaissance and acts as a consultant for Arc, the architecture centre in Kingston-upon-Hull, where she has organised and facilitated a number of design workshops including a ‘Building in Context’ toolkit in conjunction with English Heritage and CABE, and the ‘Small Change’ programme working with young people who have been excluded from mainstream education. She is a trained 8-14 Spaceshaper facilitator. Stefanie is the Vice-Chair of the Construction Industry Council Yorkshire and Humber committee and sits on the board of the Construction Sector Network for Yorkshire. She also sits on the RIBA Yorkshire Council.
Ian Tod

Ian is an experienced architect, urban designer and enabler with over 30 years commitment to the region. His work has been focused on the concept of place-making, and he has been involved with communities, housing, historic buildings and areas, master-planning, urban design, public domain, regeneration, arts and cultural projects. His experience includes founding and leading an award winning architectural practice Allen Tod, setting up the regeneration forum 4x4 making places, and acting as a developer with eido limited.
Ian has been a Renaissance Advocate for Yorkshire Forward and serves on Design Review Panels for architecture centres Beam and arc. He is deputy chairman of Beam. He has acted as a judge for the Landscape Institute Awards in Yorkshire, the RIBA Awards for the East Midlands Region and the Northern Design Competition 2009. In December 2008 Ian received a Lifetimes Contribution Award from the Yorkshire Post. In 2009 The Arts Council of England published “New Cultural Destinat10ns” featuring 10 new projects in the region. Of these Ian has been instrumental in the feasibility and delivery of three, Mind the Gap in Bradford, The Civic in Barnsley, and The Art House in Wakefield.
He now combines design and consultancy work through Ian Tod and Company Ltd with development work with Eido Ltd, and is involved in several live cultural, regeneration and community development projects.
Peter Vaughan

I am passionate about the importance of good design in the built environment in enhancing peoples’ lives. I trained in architecture at Sheffield University and Town Planning at Liverpool University. I am a member of both the RIBA and RTPI. I have 30 years experience working as an urban designer, most of this time with Leeds City Council. Prior to that I worked for Barnsley Council and have lived in Sheffield for 25 years and so know the region well.  
I was Group Leader responsible for design, conservation and landscape for Leeds City Council and then Major Projects Officer working on projects including Holbeck Urban Village and Waterfront Regeneration I ran the Leeds Award for Architecture, represented the Council on the Civic Trust Awards and on occasions at the RFAC and CABE, was lead officer for the Leeds Architecture and Design Initiative, helped provide design awareness training and was a core member of both the Urban Design Forum and Design Review Panel. I have lectured in Urban Design at both Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University and was External Examiner in Urban Design at Sheffield Hallam University. I am currently a member of Sheffield’s Sustainable Development and Design Review Panel and the Regional Design Review Service Yorkshire and Humber.
Atam Verdi

Atam is a Chartered Surveyor and founding Director of Property Regeneration Consultants, AspinallVerdi. He has been working in the Yorkshire and Humber region for almost two decades, providing clients with development consultancy services. Through his work with public and private sector clients Atam has developed an interest and expertise in place making and regeneration. He has been involved with a number of Yorkshire Forward Renaissance and other regeneration projects across the UK. Projects include Wakefield Waterfront; Scotswood EXPO, Newcastle; Middlehaven, Middlesbrough and Holbeck Urban Village, Leeds.
 In addition to his role at AspinallVerdi, Atam is an Enabler for the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment, a Board Member at Headingley Development Trust and at Concourse the Architecture Centre based in Leeds.
Steve Warren

Steve is a Director of Estell Warren Ltd, landscape architects based in Leeds.  He is a chartered landscape architect and member of the Landscape Institute, with over 20 years experience in private practice.  Steve has worked on a wide variety of private and public sector projects across Yorkshire including major public realm and greenspace schemes, landscape strategies, community-led initiatives, residential schemes, highway and infrastructure projects, minerals and land reclamation.  He has also led environmental impact assessments, landscape character assessment studies, undertaken landscape and visual impact assessments and given evidence on landscape issues at Public Inquiry. 
Example projects in the region include the recently completed Mandela Gardens in Barnsley, Holbeck Urban Village in Leeds, The Bull Ring in Wakefield, Spa Environs at Bridlington, The ARC in York, Grosvenor Ground at Manningham in Bradford and the Cutsyke Play Forest in Castleford.  At the strategic scale Steve was involved with the preparation of SDFs for Halifax, The Five Towns (Wakefield) and Wakefield District.  Recent masterplanning work includes Courthouse Campus in Barnsley, Frickley and Hesley Wood Colliery Tip restoration schemes and improvements to transport routes and residential areas within the Barnsley/ Doncaster/ Wakefield Green Corridor.

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