DSE Panel grows to meet demand

DSE has recently completed a refresh and expansion of its main expert panel. The panel provides expert advisors for our design reviews throughout London, the South East and East Anglia as well as helping us with workshops, charrettes, training and other events.  To meet the growing demand for our design review and other services we have expanded our panel from 88 to 129 members.

We received a huge number of applications to join the panel from leading built environment practitioners who want to show their commitment to built environment quality by giving advice to developers, design teams and local authorities throughout the DSE area. We are pleased to be able to appoint some big names in the industry as well as some rising talent. With this recruitment, we have strengthened our capacity is the fields of transport, highways and the public realm as well as recruiting more landscape architects. We have also taken the opportunity to improve the gender balance on our panel although we recognise we still have some way to go.

To book our panel for a design review or to discuss how we can help with workshops or training phone 01634 401166 or email David Tittle, Head of Design Advice: david@designsoutheast.org

In the coming weeks, we will be working with our local authority partners to refresh most of our local panels.

We welcome the following new faces to our panel:

Alan Bain, SYSTRA

Alex Ely, MAE

Amanda Reynolds, AR Urbanism

Amy Koerbel, AECOM

Andrew Beharrell, Pollard Thomas Edwards

Andrew Cameron, WSP

Annabel Keegan, Phil Jones Associate

Annemarie de Boom, studio|REAL and freelance urban designer

Cara Bamford, Make

Carl Gulland, John Pardey Architects

Charles Holland, Charles Holland Architects and University of Brighton

Chris Schulte, Publica Associates

Claire Perrott, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

Emily Read, Transport for London

Emily Walsh, SYSTRA

Eric Hallquist, Aecom

George Wade, All Design

Gillian Horn, Penoyre and Prasad

Harriet Bourne, BBUK Studio Limited

James O’Callaghan, Eckersley O’Callaghan

John Dales, Urban Movement

Katy Lock , Town & Country Planning Association

Kay Richardson, Historic England Spaces and Other Places

Kevin Radford, PRP

Lindsey Whitelaw, Consultant

Magali Thomson, Marks Barfield Architects

Marcus Lee, Leep Architects

Mark Bottomley, bptw partnership

Mehron Kirk, BDP

Murray Smith, Untitled Practice

Oli Davey, Urban Movement

Paul Reynolds, Urben

Paula Hirst, Disruptive Urbanism

Peter Dijkhuis, CBRE

Phil Jones, Phil Jones Associates

Rika Hemachandra, BAM Construction

Robin Buckle, Transport for London

Sam Willis, National Trust

Steven Shaw, Brighton & Hove City Council

Vanessa Norwood, The Architectural Association

Vanessa Ross, Arc Landscape Design and Planning.

Vincent Haines, Haines Planning Consultancy

Join our Black Country Panel

Help us build a 21st century garden city in the West Midlands

The Black Country LEP is seeking built environment experts to join an assessment panel for its Black Country Garden City initiative, which will be managed by DSE.  People with a wide range of skills and experience are needed including architecture (particularly housing design), landscape architecture, ecology, urban design, planning, engineering, highways and street design, public health and sustainability. A connection to, and/or enthusiasm for, the Black Country will be an advantage.

The Black Country Garden City is an ambitious initiative to increase the quantity and raise the quality of new housing in the Black Country. Promoted by the Black Country LEP and supported by the four local authorities of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton as well as housebuilders in the private and social sectors, it sees the Black Country as a new type of 21st century garden city, based on the transformation of an existing urban area, rather than a new settlement in the countryside. The idea for Black Country Garden City came from DSE’s Head of Design Advice, David Tittle when he was working for MADE in Birmingham. He gathered together a group of professionals who through a series of open studios, worked up the concept and submitted it for the Wolfson Prize.

As part of the initiative the Black Country LEP is developing an accreditation system for new housing developments. It wants to designate the best new housing schemes in the area as Black Country Garden City Developments.  Accreditation will get new developments noticed, by the media and the public. It can be used in their marketing. It will provoke discussion and raise aspirations.

Accreditation will be carried out by a panel of experts, assessing schemes against 10 Black Country Garden City Principles. This is not a design review panel, initially its only role is assessment, but the role of the panel may evolve and panel members may be asked to provide advice and support to the Garden City initiative in other ways. An honorarium will be paid for attending panel meetings.

D:SE is recruiting and managing the panel on behalf of the LEP. For an application pack please contact info@designsoutheast.org or call 01634 401166.  The deadline for applications is 4th September 2017.



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