The A&DS Design Forum panel consists of expert practitioners with a diverse range of professional skills and experience in the built environment.
Ewan is an Architect and Urban Designer who leads 7N Architects’ studio in Edinburgh. He has over 20 years experience of delivering major architectural and regeneration projects throughout the UK and has a particular interest in an holistic approach to making places that are not constrained by professional boundaries.
An associate with Richard Murphy Architects, Graeme has over 20 years experience of delivering award winning architectural and regeneration commissions both in this country and Denmark, focusing primarily on private and public housing and design for dementia patients. Graeme is also a part time studio tutor at the Glasgow School of Architecture where he qualified in 1989.
Andrew is a Planner and Urbanist with experience in new settlement planning, sustainable communities, urban design guidance and community consultation. His major projects include new settlement masterplans for Winchburgh and Edinburgh’s South East Wedge and the Waterfront Granton Design Guidance. He set up ABC Masterplanning in 2006, prior to which he worked for EDAW and Llewelyn-Davies.
A director of RaeburnFarquharBowen, Nick is a chartered landscape architect with over 17 years professional experience in public, private and third sector practice. He has worked on many masterplanning, green infrastructure, urban regeneration and rural projects in sensitive locations, with an emphasis on ecology and sustainability.
Keith is an Architect and an alumnus of the GSA. He runs a practice (BE&M) in the UK and Denmark specialising in the design of infrastructure, and is a former partner of Wilkinson Eyre Architects in London. He has extensive experience in urban infrastructure and public realm design, with past projects including the Stirling Prize winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Lubetkin Prize winning Guangzhou International Finance Centre.
A partner at AREA, Karen is trained in architecture and urban design and has over 20 years’ experience of delivering architectural, urban design and masterplanning commissions including regeneration areas, town centres, settlement expansions and work within sensitive landscape settings.
Simon is an Architect, Planner and Urban Designer. His architectural career included the Peter Moro Partnership and Shepheard Epstein and Hunter working on Arts and University, public and private residential and mixed use projects. After 7 years at the City of Westminster as client lead parks, gardens and street design, Simon was a Director at Urban Initiatives. Simon is also on a number of Design Review Panels in Wales, the South West, London and Cambridge.
Jim is an Architect and Urban Designer with over 40 years’ experience in the design and delivery of major projects in many sectors, some of which have won Civic Trust and RIBA design awards. He has enabled masterplanning, healthcare, arts and education projects and is an RIBA competitions assessor. He is also Visiting Professor of Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture, and a fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management.
Kevin is a Director at Archial Architects in Glasgow, an educational enabler for Architecture and Design Scotland, and a visiting critic at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. He is experienced in a wide variety of sectors, including residential and masterplanning projects and has a particular interest and expertise in the design of educational buildings.
Gordon’s work mainly focuses on regeneration and designing for sensitive sites. Following sixteen years in London, principally as an Associate with MacCormac Jamieson Prichard, he is now a Director of Ayr based ARPL Architects. He has also been a design tutor at Strathclyde University since 2001, is a former GIA Council member and is accredited in Sustainable Design by the RIAS.
Kenny is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Academic with 15 years of professional experience including the Scottish Parliament Building Landscape project. He combines teaching in the School of Landscape Architecture at ECA with award winning practice at rankinfraser Landscape Architecture LLP where he is a founding Partner.
Nicola Garmory has more than thirty years experience as a landscape architect working in both the private and public sectors, at home and abroad. In 1994 she co-founded the award winning TGP Landscape Architects in Glasgow and Durham and has been involved in all aspects of landscape design and implementation, from educational projects, to urban realm schemes, business parks, housing and infrastructure.
Nicola teaches an annual course in Professional Practice to Landscape Architects taking their Institute Chartership exam. She is co-author of three professional books, ‘Spaced Out in the UK’, ‘Professional Practice for Landscape Architects’ and the ‘Landscape Architects Pocket Book’.
Keith is a Director with Jacobs, based in Glasgow, with an exciting role across Scotland and Northern England taking forward City, Public Transport and Placemaking agendas. He has over 30 years’ experience working in transportation, development infrastructure and related fields in both consultancy and public sectors. He enjoys bringing fresh thinking to challenging agendas and has worked on many masterplanning, interchange and transportation policy commissions in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK. He led the team that developed the ground-breaking Designing Streets Policy for the Scottish Government and associated training for planners and engineers was also a key member of the team that developed the Town Centre Masterplanning Toolkit for the same client.
Mark is a chartered town planner and urbanist. He established Mark Greaves Urbanism in 2013 having previously represented The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community in Scotland and as a local authority planner. He draws from considerable knowledge, skills and experience having been involved with numerous and varied planning, masterplanning and regeneration projects throughout Scotland and the wider UK. He has a particular interest in community engagement, working with communities and adhering to the principles of sustainable urbanism.
Colin is a Director of Max Fordham LLP, with over 25 years experience, providing environmental and sustainable engineering design solutions for masterplanning, new build and refurbishments of existing buildings, many of which have been historic buildings. He also lectures, providing guidance to engineering and architecture students at several Scottish Universities.
Mike Harrison is a founding director of HarrisonStevens, a chartered landscape architect and graduate of Edinburgh College of Art. Mike has a pragmatic approach to both design and construction and is an experienced urban designer. His project delivery ranges from large scale town centre regeneration masterplanning/urban design projects and strategic green/blue infrastructure to the detailed implementation of high quality public realm, streetscape, housing, cultural and healthcare projects.
Alan studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, graduating with an M.Arch in 1988 and registered as an Architect in 1993. While practicing with a number of award-wining practices he began teaching part-time in Glasgow and Dundee, becoming a full-time academic at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2004 and took over the running of the B.Arch programme in 2008.
Helena is a qualified architect and project manager with over 15 years professional experience. She is currently employed at Scottish Canals as part of a multi-disciplinary strategic development team tasked with building a sustainable economic future for Scotland’s waterways. Her design skills bring a placemaking approach to a wide range of regeneration programmes, helping to safeguard the rich heritage of Scotland’s canals for future generations to enjoy.
Rod studied at the Bartlett and Edinburgh University, practiced in London, Berlin and Glasgow (Nicholas Hare, SOM, Carlos Zwick, McNeish Design Partnership) and registered as an Architect in the UK and Germany. He founded studio KAP in Glasgow 2002 developing an award-winning body of work, widely published in the UK and abroad. Currently based in the Cairngorm National Park, he combines private practice with work in the Forres studio of Law Dunbar Nasmith.
Roddy is a Senior Director with Cullinan Studio in London. He trained at the University of Edinburgh and has considerable experience of working in Scotland, including the design of a well-regarded house for his father in Speyside and the new John Hope Gateway to Edinburgh’s royal botanic garden. He has also worked on a range of university projects, at all scales, and on various public buildings and masterplans in the UK and abroad.
Lisa Mackenzie is a practicing Landscape Architect and member of the Landscape Institute. She is the Principal of Lisa Mackenzie Consultancy and a Senior Lecturer in the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh. In her work and teaching she employs the fundamentals of art and ecology to evolve strategies for multi-dimensional landscapes transcending the scales in both urban and rural environments.
Kevin is Head of Place-making at Ebbsfleet Development Corporation where he has the overall responsibility for developing and delivering the Vision for Ebbsfleet as a 21st Century Garden City including the delivery of 15,000 new homes and up to 30,000 new jobs ‘where London meets the Garden of England’. Kevin is an Architect and urban designer and in previous roles with the Homes and Communities Agency and English Partnerships has led the production of a number of national best practice initiatives and publications
Suzanne is a Planner, Urban Designer and Mediator with over 20 years experience. She is the owner of Suzanne McIntosh Planning, a consultant to Sir Frank Mears Associates and also a corporate member of the RTPI and an affiliate of the RIAS. Her particular interests include masterplanning and acting as an expert witness at Inquiries.
Chris is is a Director at John Gilbert Architects in Glasgow. He is an ARB registered Architect with 20 years experience in ecological design and sustainable development. He was recently certified as a Passivhaus Designer, holds certificates in Permaculture and Building Biology, is accredited to ‘Advanced’ level by the RIAS in sustainable design and is former Chair of the Scottish Ecological Design Association.
Eugene is an architect, urban designer and founding director of Smith Scott Mullan Associates. He has 25 years experience in the design and delivery of residential projects, masterplans and consultation processes, primarily as part of neighbourhood regeneration projects.
He is secretary of the Parliamentary Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment, a board member of Planning Aid Scotland (PAS) and convenor of the CRAGS Community Sports Centre, a social enterprise in Edinburgh.
Morris Murray is a civil and structural engineer with over 40 years experience in the design and construction of the built environment. Prior to his retirement, Morris was Babtie Executive Board Director and Jacobs Vice President from 2002 – 2006. His work focused mainly on heavy civil engineering projects, roads, bridges and marine projects across Scotland and overseas. Morris has also written and contributed to a number of papers, and has held various positions with the Institute of Structural Engineers. Since retirement, Morris has assisted voluntarily at the Civil Engineering degree course at Strathclyde University and sits on the Court Committees at the University of Glasgow.
Gordon Murray has practised in Glasgow and across Scotland for thirty five years. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, at the Royal Scottish Academy and RIAS in Edinburgh, in Rotterdam and Marseilles- as well as in the 2004 Venice Biennale. He was appointed Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, at the University of Strathclyde in 2007. He has over the last fifteen years occasionally taught in Schools of Architecture across the UK, as well as the Bauhaus in Dessau, Berlin and in Bilbao at the University of the Basque Country. In 2008 he participated in a conference and workshop in New Zealand on behalf of Scottish Government and OECD on Inclusion and Integration through Innovation in Design. He also acted as Design Advisor to the City of Melbourne on their new special needs school in 2009/10.
Previously a director at Stockley, Stephen was one of the founding directors of Civic Engineers in 2009. This practice has since completed and continues to deliver high quality civil, structural and urban infrastructure projects. He has a passion for, and a belief in, the importance of public realm and place making, using design techniques and methods that rely on showcasing the prevailing character, culture and geography of the existing landscape, changing how people respond and engage with spaces. Stephen became a fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers in 2013 and a member of the CIHT in 2014. In 2014 Stephen led on the practice’s appointment to the Greater London Authority Specialist Assistance Team, which was assembled to help London authorities shape and inform funding bids for capital projects particularly high street regeneration schemes.
Stephen is a founding director of Proctor and Matthews Architects in London with over 25 years of experience as an architect and urban designer. His extensive portfolio of award winning work includes mixed use regeneration projects, visitor attractions, education and community buildings and new residential neighbourhoods. He is a member and past chair of the RIBA’s Housing Group and has also been a lecturer, visiting critic and external examiner at schools of architecture across the UK and abroad, including the University of Sheffield where he is currently a Visiting Professor.
Sheena Raeburn is a chartered member of the Landscape Institute with over 13 years professional experience as a practicing landscape architect, and is a Director/co-owner of RaeburnFarquharBowen since 2011. She has acted as mentor and is currently an examiner for candidates on the Landscape Institute ‘Pathway to Chartership’. She has a particular interest and expertise in housing, regeneration and master planning and applies a collaborative and considered approach.
Chris is a partner in rankinfraser landscape architecture and a part-time lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. He studied Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and the Berlage Institute, Amsterdam. Chris’s work ranges from strategic landscape planning through housing related masterplans to public realm, parks, gardens and artworks in both urban and rural environments.
Peter graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1988, winning the Edinburgh Association Architectural Silver Medal. He has been in private practice in Glasgow since 1993 and is a director of ZM Architecture Limited. He is also a registered APEAS Examiner and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Ric was co-founder of Nicoll Russell Studios. As a design partner and university lecturer, he has accumulated a wealth of experience across an extremely broad range of architectural typologies. Many of his designs have been credited with national awards and he has collaborated on many prestigious civil engineering projects. He is also a former Royal Fine Arts Commissioner and Company Board Director of A&DS, and was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in 2005.
David is an architect, urban designer and educator with over 40 years experience creating award winning buildings and spaces. He is Creative Director at AHR (formerly Aedas) Architects where he runs design review, workshops and competitions, combining teaching at the Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture. He is an RIBA and Civic Trust Awards assessor and was in the Housing Group at Irvine Development Corporation and taught at the Mackintosh School of Architecture before setting up Simister Monaghan Architects in Glasgow in the 1970s. He is a Fellow of RIAS and past Council member.
Roger is a managing partner in stephenson:ISA studio ltd. He was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in 2001 and has also been an external examiner and studio instructor in many UK Universities, as well as a visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a former member of the CABE National Design Review Panel and Chair of RIBA North West 2007-2009.
Marc van Grieken
Marc van Grieken, MSc FLI BNT, is a Landscape Architect with experience in the UK, the Netherlands and New Zealand. Marc founded MVGLA in 2015 and specialises in master planning and landscape design, landscape and visual impact assessment and expert witness and peer review services. He is Fellow of the Landscape Institute (LI), member of the LI Technical Committee and of the Professional Review Group for the MA and MLA Landscape Design course at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Lesley currently works with Liverpool City Council’s urban design team to embed public art into the planning process. Her previous experience includes working with the Victoria & Albert Museum and public and private sector galleries in England and Scotland before spending 15 years with one of Scotland’s leading public art commissioning agencies.