Now recruiting: Ebbsfleet Design Forum

Design South East has been appointed to set-up and manage the Ebbsfleet Garden City Design Forum on behalf of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.  The Forum is a design review panel for Ebbsfleet. The ‘Design Forum’ name has been chosen to promote an open and collaborative approach to design review panel sessions, focussing on co-design between Forum members and design teams.

The Forum, which will have approximately 20 members, will be composed of architects, landscape architects and urban designers, experts in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design, progressive highway engineering, environmental design and engineering (sustainability, resilience and climate change), active design, water sensitive design, historic environments and public art. The Forum should include experience across transport interchanges, sports and leisure buildings, mixed-use regeneration, high density housing, and specialist housing, streets and park design.

Forum meetings will be convened to undertake a collaborative design review of projects in collaboration with project design teams and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s design and planning officers. Typically, it will review the following types of project;

  • Major Development Corporation led masterplanning programmes
  • Development Corporation led investment projects (e.g. community buildings)
  • Reserved matters applications for housing and/or mixed-use
  • Reserved matters applications for local squares, neighbourhood and major parks.
  • Specialist projects (e.g. secondary schools, leisure buildings, etc)

Honorariums and expenses will be paid for attending panel meetings.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 9thSeptember.

For full details download the application pack here.

Ebbsfleet Design Forum – Recruitment pack 2019

If, having thoroughly read this pack, you have further questions, please contact David Tittle, david@designsoutheast.org or call 01634 401166 and request a call back.

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Prior to that he worked for Copenhagenize Design Consultancy in Copenhagen, specialising in bicycle culture, urban policy, and communications, making the case worldwide for cycling.

He started his career in community organising, working for London Citizens in the build up to the 2012 Olympics on a programme to create links between Olympic employers, community groups and employment training opportunities, before undertaking the ‘4 Cities’ Masters in Urban Studies, jointly awarded by the Universities of Vienna, Brussels, Copenhagen and Madrid – involving living and studying in each of these cities over 2 years.

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