The Design:Midlands Panel

Panel Terms of Reference
We build our panels to suit the specific needs of your project, so you get the expertise you need. We ensure that there are no conflicts of interest and adhere to the Cabe 10 principles for Design Review underwritten by RIBA, RTPI and the Landscape Institute.
Laura is the East Midlands Convenor for the Urban Design Group and was amongst the first recognised urban design practitioners in the UK.
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Dav is a Partner at Glenn Howells Architects. He has significant experience of residential and commercial projects as well as major urban regeneration and masterplanning projects throughout the UK.
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Juliet Bidgood is an architect/urban designer who works at a range of scales from the tactical to the material to create or shape places.
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Andrew is an engineer with a background in transport, architectural engineering and urban design.
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Simon is an architect, planner and urban designer with over 40 years experience in public and private practice.
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Peter is a chartered architect, urban designer and building conservation specialist with over 20 years professional experience.
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Jonathan is a landscape architect, planner and urban designer, based at the University of Warwick, where he is a Senior Teaching Fellow.
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Alan is a civil engineer who has worked in the water industry for over 35 years covering drainage design, flood risk and treatment.
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Charles is an award-winning landscape architect and masterplanner with 25 years’ experience leading design and environmental work on projects at all scales.
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Alison is an award-winning architect, educator and creative practitioner with over 25 years’ post-qualification experience. A former CABE Enabler, her experience is in community and voluntary sector projects, with a particular specialism in arts and play.
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John is a landscape architect and urban designer with over 40 years experience in an extensive range and scale of development types.
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Nick Ebbs is a Chartered Surveyor and Vice Chairman of igloo Regeneration Ltd, specialists in the development of sustainable places and buildings.
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Heather is a Conservation Planner and Urban Designer with over 30 years experience in Local and Regional Government.
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Robert founded Matlock-based Evans Vettori with Mariangela Vettori in 1995, after working with Norman Foster and Will Alsop, as well as a period in Italy.
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Nils is an award-winning architect and the principal of Feldmann Architects with professional experience in Germany and the UK and projects across Europe.
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Bob is the Founder and Director at K4 Architects; he studied at Leicester and Birmingham Schools of Architecture and qualified as an architect in 1992.
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As a creative architect David has a passion for good sustainable designs exploiting space and light.
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Garry Hall is an urban designer with extensive experience in master planning, design coding and developing design guidance.
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A landscape architect with over 25 years’ strategic and detailed design experience in public and private sectors, Fiona has won urban design awards and international garden design competitions.
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Joe is an architect and urban designer, practising from the Custard Factory in Birmingham. He was previously Director of the MA(Urban Design) course at Birmingham City University. His practice is primarily concerned with masterplanning and regeneration.
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Ian is a landscape architect and archaeologist and leads LDA Design’s Environmental Planning Service.
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Clive is a geographer/planner/regeneration practitioner, with 40 years of experience in the in the public and private sectors.
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An urban designer and transport planner with a background in architecture with 18 years’ of practical experience specialising in the delivery of design-led projects both within the public and private sector.
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Stefan is an urban designer and co-author of Building for Life 12 - the government endorsed design tool for creating better designed residential developments.
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Matthew is an architect with over 35 years experience in practice including 25 years as co-director of Letts Wheeler Architects.
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Farida Makki is an architect urban designer educator and creative practitioner.
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Sue is an urban designer with particular expertise in strategic design frameworks and masterplanning for new settlements.
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Mel is a conservation-accredited heritage consultant and chartered town planner with over 30 years experience.
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Peter is a landscape architect, environmental planner and ecologist with over 30 years’ experience.
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Charles qualified as a Landscape Architect in 1984 and has been working in private practice since then.
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Shilpa is a chartered town planner and economist with over 30 years experience in both public and private sector.
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Dan is a chartered town planner with over 25 years' experience in local government, working in planning policy and development management, but primarily in building conservation and urban design
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Kevin has been the Head of Birmingham School of Architecture and Design at Birmingham City University since 2011. He is a Professor of Architecture, conferred under the categories of Learning and Teaching and Academic Leadership.
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David is a landscape architect with nearly 30 years experience. He founded DSA Environment + Design in Nottingham in 2005.
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Oliver is the Founding Partner of Studio Spicer Architects; an award-winning practice based in Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswold’s.
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Andy is an award-winning architect and a founding director at Thread Architects working on array of residential, commercial, education and community projects at different scales.
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Chris is a chartered architect with 30 years’ experience, including a year in practice in Australia.
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Ramona is a self-employed built heritage specialist with over 15 years’ experience in the public, private, charitable and higher education sectors.
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Penny is a Chartered Landscape Architect with a love of plants and a passion for promoting biodiversity in a range of applications, such as for commercial settings, transport route networks, caravan parks, housing developments, or smaller garden units.
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Emily is a Transport Planner and Urban Designer at SYSTRA where she leads a team who work at all scales to plan and design transport and streets to enhance places.
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Paul is an independent planning & urban design consultant who advises major players in the development industry
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Lindsey Wilkinson is a Landscape Architect, and Fellow of the Landscape Institute and the Royal Geographical Society.
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Richard is a chartered architect with over 25 years’ post-qualification experience of designing new and refurbished award-winning buildings, with particular expertise in cultural and education projects.
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The Design:Midlands Team

Dharmista manages Design:Midlands' Design Review Panel specialising in the promotion and recognition of design quality, providing timely design and engagement interventions across a range of projects.
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Chief Executive of Design:Midlands, Julie Tanner combines a passion for architecture and urban design with a specialism in place making.
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Angus Walker manages Design:Midlands' finances and provides support for funding and grant applications.
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Jo is a planning consultant and chartered town planner with extensive experience in the preparation of neighbourhood plans, with particular expertise in development management and engaging with local communities, to help shape and influence their places.
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