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Neil Bingham BA (Hons), PhD, FSA is an author, historian and curator. He specialises in the history of architectural representation and modern design. For nearly twenty years he was a curator of architectural drawings with the Royal Institute of British Architects. At present he is consulting curator of architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He lives in a Span house designed by Eric Lyons in Blackheath, South London while also retaining a home and lakeside cottage in his native Canada.

His books include Masterworks: Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts (2011); contrib. Eric Lyons and Span (2006); Wright to Gehry: Drawings from the Collection of Barbara Pine (2005); The New Boutique: Fashion and Design (2005); Fantasy Architecture (2004); Modern Retro: Living with Mid-Century Modern Style (2000); Christopher Nicholson (1996) and C.A.Busby: Architect of Regency Brighton and Hove (1991). Forthcoming is 100 Years of Architectural Drawing: 1900-2000 (2013).

 

 

Nick has been a senior Historic Buildings & Areas Adviser at English Heritage, where he leads the team that provides professional advice and grants for the development and regeneration of the historic East & South London area, including the main Olympic sites. Key recent cases have included the new extension to the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, advice on proposals for the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, and serving as a professional witness at the Public Inquiry for the re-development of Elizabeth House on the South Bank.

Nick is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. He sits on the Southwark Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Church of England and the Listed Building Advisory Committee for the United Reformed Church Southern Synod.  He is a former vice chairman of the Twentieth Century Society, a regular contributor to the C20 magazine, and has published a number of articles on the arts and crafts architect, CHB Quennell, the topic of his Masters research.

Nick graduated from the University of Reading in 1994 with a BSc (Hons) in Land Management and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, working for international real estate consultants Jones Lang LaSalle in their valuation and property management departments.  In 2001 Nick gained a Masters in Historic Conservation with distinction at Oxford Brookes University and worked for a number of years as Conservation Officer at the London Borough of Bromley before moving to English Heritage in 2004. He now works with Alan Baxter Associates.


 

Edward Diestelkamp has worked in the Historic Buildings Department of the National Trust since 1984 and is the Building and Landscape Design Adviser and Secretary of the Trust’s Architectural Panel, 2002-present. His PhD at University College, London, 1984, explored the use of iron in architecture during the 19th century. He received a BSc in Architecture at University of Southern California in 1973 and between 1973 and 1976 he worked with the Louis de Soissons partnership in London. He has published numerous articles on the use of iron as a building material during the 19th century and on modern houses of the 20th century.

 

 

Franny Eberhardt is a Preservationist with many years of experience in New York City.She has been Director of the Historic Districts Council and Chair of the Historic House Trust. Her teaching in the M.A. program emphasizes the legal and practical contexts of preservation and its history.


Dr Nicholas Falk is founder director of URBED and a visiting Professor at the School of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England in Bristol. URBED is a not for profit research and consultancy firm which Nicholas set up in 1976 to develop practical solutions to the problems of regenerating urban areas and promoting local economic development. There are offices in Manchester and London. Nicholas has degrees in Philosophy Politics and Economics from Oxford University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University, and a PhD from London School of Economics, where his thesis was on planning and development in London’s docklands. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism.

Ian graduated in 1991 with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering with Architecture from Leeds University he went onto work for engineering consultants Kenchington Little plc. In 1994 he was seconded to Laing Civil Engineering and worked on the Ashford International Station Project in Kent. In 1996 he worked in Australia for CMPS & F. Upon his return to the UK in 1997 he returned to work for WSP (formerly Kenchington Little). During this time he tutored architectural students in engineering at Kingston University, London.

In 2000 he graduated from University College London with a Distinction for his MSc in Environmental Design & Engineering. In the same year he joined Price & Myers. In 2004 he helped establish a sustainability team within the practice and in 2005 he became a Partner.

Ian has worked on a wide variety of building projects throughout his career, including; Ashford International Station in Kent, major residential projects in Wembley & Wandsworth and Corinthia Hotel in Central London. Recently he has applied his knowledge of sustainable design on the first two Passivhaus schools in the UK.

James is the associate director at Todd Longstaffe-Gowan landscape design. He has worked as project landscape architect on a number of schemes including the East Garden at Kensington Palace, The Environs at Hampton Court Palace, and the Hsinchu Masterplan in Taiwan. He teaches on the MA course in Landscape Architecture at Greenwich University and the BA Landscape Architecture course at Kingston University and is a visiting critic for the Architecture part two course at the University of East London.
James is the associate director at Todd Longstaffe -Gowan landscape design. He has worked as project landscape architect on a number of schemes including the East Garden at Kensington Palace, The Environs at Hampton Court Palace, and the Hsinchu Masterplan in Taiwan. He teaches on the MA course in Landscape Architecture at Greenwich University and the BA Landscape Architecture course at Kingston University and is a visiting critic for the Architecture part two course at the University of East London.

Yetsuh Frank is an architect, writer, and educator with over 15 years experience in green building and sustainability. Previously the Director of the NYC office of YR&G sustainability consultants, Professor Frank currently leads the Program and Communications efforts of Green Light New York, a non-profit energy and lighting efficiency center for the NYC real estate community. He also advises a select group of private clients through his business entity, Quinault Consulting.

Prior to his work at YR&G Professor Frank was Director of Programs at Urban Green Council, the New York chapter of the US Green Building Council, where he was responsible for the development of educational programs and advocacy initiatives that promoted green building in and around New York City. He chaired the LEED 2009 Regionalization Task Force for the Northeast Corridor Region, is a LEED Subject Matter Expert, and a member of the USGBC Core Team. Prior to joining Urban Green Council he was an Associate at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, where he led the Sustainable Design Group and managed a series of high profile projects, including the Tutu Center, the Sports Museum of America and the Geothermal Well Field for the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan -- the largest geothermal well field in the region. In 2007 Professor Frank was selected by the Climate Project to be among the 1000 volunteers trained by Al Gore to present his slideshow on the global climate crisis. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1995 and presents regularly on green building issues to a variety of organizations.


Malcolm graduated from the University of New South Wales (Sydney) in 2000, where he was awarded the University Medal for architecture.  He spent an exchange semester at the Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin and was subsequently awarded a travelling scholarship to study historic building conservation in the United Kingdom. He was a SPAB Lethaby Scholar in 2002 and attended the Attingham Summer School in 2007. He was the Chair of the Dance Scholarship Trust (of the SPAB) from 2006-2009. He remains actively involved with the SPAB and regularly assists in the running of their ‘Faith in Maintenance’ programme to encourage church wardens in their custodial role

At Richard Griffiths Architects he has been involved with major refurbishment, conservationand re-use projects at Methodist Central Hall, Burghley House, Valentines Park and Kenwood and he is the architect for a major extension to the Victorian parish church of St Pauls Church Hammersmith, which received an RIBA award this year.


Richard Hill studied at Cambridge University. After qualifying as an architect he worked at first on social housing projects in London. But for many years he managed to evade standard professional practice, working in teaching, research and construction management. In 1999 Yale University Press published his Designs and Their Consequences: Architecture and Aesthetics. By degrees he moved back into the centre ground of architectural practice. He was project manager for the design team at the V&A British Galleries and in 2004 began work with Richard Griffiths Architects where he led the Practice’s involvement in the regeneration of St Pancras station. He has worked on many other design and conservation planning projects, including the University of the Arts London, at Kings Cross. Richard has been involved with the NYU MA course since its inception. His design for a new house on the Hebridean island of Colonsay is under construction. It will be stone on the outside and brightly modern on the inside. Richard worries a great deal about whether Ruskin would approve.


 

is a structural engineer and, after some 14 years working with new buildings, has been dealing with historic buildings since 1973. He spent 22 years working for English Heritage and was Chief Engineer for English Heritage for 10 years before running his own practice for 10 years. Although retired, he is still deeply involved with historic building work through the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers, the Methodist Church, conservation teaching and he is a member of the fabric Commission for Westminster Abbey.

 

Jess studied Environment, Economics and Ecology at York University, and then went on to study for an MSc in Environmental Economics and Management.

Jess joined Price & Myers Sustainability in November 2008 and heads up the Sustainability team. Jess provides tailored advice on meeting the challenging sustainability requirements for new developments. She is a qualified BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP), CSH and Energy Assessor.

Jess has a holistic approach to the design and construction of sustainable buildings, applying her expertise across all key areas from master planning stage to detailed design. This includes zero carbon design, building fabric performance and renewable energy analysis. Jess also provides Passivhaus consultancy for domestic and non-domestic projects and was involved in an entry for the BRE annual competition this year. Jess contributes to a variety of construction projects throughout the UK, both new build and refurbishment. Examples include Chichester Festival Theatre & Corpus Christi College Oxford.

Todd is a landscape architect with an international practice based in London. He holds a variety of advisory roles including Gardens Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces (with responsibilities at five Royal Palaces in Greater London), and founder member and President of the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust. He lectures widely in the UK and abroad, is editor of The London Gardener (annual journal of The London Parks & Gardens Trust), and the author of several books including The London Town Garden (Yale 2001), The Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court Palace (2005) and The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town (Yale 2012). Among his more recent projects (in collaboration with James Fox) is the redesign of the gardens at Kensington Palace to mark the Diamond Jubilee of HM the Queen.

Jules Lubbock is Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of Essex. and is an expert both on Architecture and Urbanism and on Italian Renaissance Art. His most recent book, Storytelling in Christian Art from Giotto to Donatello, (Yale 2006) explains how artists solved difficult problems in representing the biblical stories; it has received critical acclaim. The Tyranny of Taste (Yale 1995) explains how British architecture and design between 1550 and 1960 was shaped by economic and moral concerns. He is also co-author of a history of British architectural education, Architecture: Art or Profession (Manchester 1994).

He is currently working on an exhibition of the 1960s neo-brutalist campus of the University of Essex which he has also been trying to preserve.

As architecture critic of the New Statesman and a speechwriter to the Prince of Wales he helped promote the policy of New Urbanism. He was Director of a major AHRB research project on the relationship between post-war architecture and ideas of personal identity -'Concepts of Self in the Theory and Practice of Architecture and Town-Planning since1945 http://www.essex.ac.uk/arthistory/oldsite/architself/index.htm which was completed in August 2006.


Campaigning with residents on public realm and housing issues in the King’s Cross area inspired Pauline to study for a technical qualification. Having worked in Islington’s architectural department on a range of public buildings, she moved to Southwark where she was appointed as Borough Architect and Building Surveyor leading a multi-disciplinary unit of 100+ staff. Southwark Building Design Service prided itself on being a leading proponent of public sector design, winning the RIBA/CABE London Local Authority of the Year Award, as well as a number of design awards for individual buildings. Pauline was a member of various national working parties including the Local Government Task Force, responsible for promoting the Government agenda on Constructing Excellence and the DfES working party on Design Quality Indicators. Pauline left Southwark in 2005 to go back to college in order to engage more closely in research, design and specification. While studying at the AA she worked at the Tower of London. She was appointed as member of CABE School Panel in May 2007.

As Head of John McAslan and Partners’ Historic Buildings Unit Pauline has contributed to the successful implementation of a variety of projects ranging from the Grade 1 listed Kings Cross Station to the iron Market in Haiti. Her team contributes to all projects across the practice, advising on specialist design and construction issues as well as liaising with conservation bodies and statutory authorities. Pauline is regularly invited to speak on JMP’s work, both in the UK and abroad. Within the next month she is speaking in Belgium and Ireland on access for people with disabilities in historic settings, concentrating on changes at the Roundhouse and Kings Cross.


Alan studied History of Art at Cambridge and after completing a PhD became the caseworker of the Thirties Society (later renamed the Twentieth Century Society), later filling a number of other roles with the Society, most recently as its Chairman, 2007-12. He was a member of the English Heritage Post-War Buildings Steering Group and a consultant for English Heritage on Post-War listing. He taught at the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture and the University of Greenwich School of Architecture, Design and Construction, where he was until recently Professor of Architecture and Cultural History. He lectures on the Conservation Course at the Architectural Association where he is also an examiner for theses.

As a writer, Alan has published many books and articles on twentieth century British design, covering architecture, painting, printmaking and graphics. He has also curated exhibitions on related themes at the Design Museum, the Imperial War Museum, Kettles Yard Cambridge and the Royal Academy. He is an editor of the Twentieth Century Society’s journal, Twentieth Century Architecture and its series of monographs, ‘Twentieth Century Architects’.

He sits on the Fabric Advisory Committee of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, the Art and Architecture Committee of Westminster Cathedral. He is an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and an associate member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.


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