Specialists needed to join our expert panel

Design South East is seeking additional expert panel members to reinforce our expertise in specific areas. Members of our expert panel sit on our design review panels as well as helping us with surgeries, workshops, charrettes and training. An honorarium and expenses are paid for most activity.

We are particularly looking for experience and expertise in:

  • Landscape Architecture (particularly including sustainable drainage),
  • Sustainably technologies for energy and water efficiency in both higher and lower density developments,
  • Urban design, transport planning and planning consultancy, in the context of large scale, low density schemes (experience of working with volume housebuilders would be particularly valuable),
  • Conservation architecture and heritage townscapes.

Please do not apply if you do not have experience and expertise in these areas.

A recruitment pack can be downloaded here:

DSE panel recruitment pack winter 18-19.

If having read the pack you have further questions please contact David Tittle, Head of Design Advice; david@designsoutheast.org

As this recruitment is taking place over the holiday period, if you would like to discuss this opportunity on the telephone, please send David an email and indicate when you would like to be called back.

The deadline is 12.00 noon on Thursday 3rd January.

Meet our new Planning and Design Advisor – Maggie Baddeley

Maggie is a town planner and chartered surveyor. Before joining Design South East, Maggie was a design review panel member, and latterly a panel chair. She was also a planning director at Lichfields, a UK planning and development consultancy, where she led the policy and law team that advised internally on complex issues arising on projects, and both externally and in-house on the implications of emerging Government policy and new legislation for the development sector. Until joining Design South East, she was also vice chair of the British Property Federation’s Planning Committee, frequently engaging with Government for both the Federation and independently – for example on the form and content of national planning practice guidance, on development management issues, and on possible changes to developer contributions. In her spare time, she regularly takes modern architecture tours in London, for Open City and for visiting groups from Europe and beyond that are arranged by German and Danish architecture practices.

To contact Maggie, click here

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