Neil Bingham: BA (Hons), PhD, FSA
Neil Bingham BA (Hons), PhD, FSA is an architectural historian and curator. He specialises in the history of architectural drawing. He has been curator of architectural collections for the Royal Institute of British Architect, Royal Academy of Arts and the Victoria and Albert Museum. 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 Patrick Gwynne (Twentieth Century Architects) (2023); Mark Fisher: Drawing Entertainment (2021); 100 Years of Architectural Drawing: 1900-2000 (2013); 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).
Philip is a former chartered building surveyor with over thirty years’ experience in property consultancy, heritage estate programme and project management. Having originally studied economics and qualifying as a registered public valuer (real estate appraiser) in New Zealand, Philip travelled to the United Kingdom in 1993 and re-trained in building surveying undertaking postgraduate studies in building conservation at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. As a surveyor to Eton College, he worked on architecturally diverse buildings ranging from the fifteenth century College Chapel through to the twenty-first century Arts School extension. He was Works Manager for The Royal Parks of London responsible for maintaining and enhancing more than 500 buildings, monuments and fountains in their care.
Philip was Project Director for the Granary Complex development at King’s Cross for University of the Arts London & Central Saint Martins and Head of Projects at University of the Arts London from 2006 to 2012. In 2013 he returned to his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, to assist with protection and recovery strategies for earthquake-damaged heritage buildings following a series of devastating earthquakes.
Philip now works as a freelance project advisor currently providing strategic consultancy support to The Royal Parks and lecturing on behalf of NYU London.
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.
James Fox: BA, PDdip, PGCE, DipLA
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.
Born in the UK, Malcolm Fryer graduated from the University of New South Wales in 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 was involved with major refurbishment, conservation and re-use projects at Methodist Central Hall, Burghley House, Valentines Park and Kenwood and he was the architect for a major extension to the Victorian parish church of St Pauls Church Hammersmith, which received a National RIBA award. Most recently, he was the project architect for the adaptive re-use of the Pennington Street Warehouse at London Dock, part of a large master-plan to provide 1800 new Homes on a large brownfield site.
Malcolm established Malcolm Fryer Architects in 2013 and he is presently leading a small team on a range of conservation driven residential, institutional and ecclesiastical projects.
Jess studied Environment, Economics and Ecology at York University, and then went on to study for an MSc in Environmental Economics and Management.
Jess in the cofounder of JAW sustainability, a young dynamic sustainability consultancy. She provides tailored advice on meeting the challenging sustainability requirements for construction projects, both new build and refurbishment. She is a qualified BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP), CSH and Energy Assessor. Jess previously worked as the Head of Sustainability at Price & Myers.
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.
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan: BES, M.LAND. Arch (Harvard), PhD(London)
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.
Andrew is a Chartered Architect with over 20 years of industry experience in the UK, Middle East and Russia. He has much experience of new build and regeneration development projects in a wide range of building sectors, including many sustainable development projects. He has a passion for the natural environment and history which influences his work and pastimes. Andrew sits on the Board of PRP, a large interdisciplinary built environment consultancy, where he leads a team of consultants working on development projects and industry research; he also undertakes his own residential development work which includes heritage properties.
Jeremy Musson, MPhil, FSA
Jeremy Musson is an author, heritage and design consultant, and educator, a regular lecturer and supervisor for the University of Cambridge; Architectural Editor of Country Life in 1998-2007 and author of books such as Romantics and Classics, 2021, Up and Down Stairs: History of the Country House Servant, 2009, English Country House Interiors, 2011, How to Read A Country House, 2005; he was presenter of BBC 2 tv series The Curious House Guest, 2006-08. Born 1965 in London, Jeremy Musson gained a degree in Law at UCL, and was then awarded an MPhil in 'Historical studies: the Renaissance', at the Warburg Institute, London; a trustee of the Historic Houses Foundation, since 2012, he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 2018, and made an affiliate lecturer in the Department of Architecture, the University of Cambridge in 2021. In his heritage consultancy role since 2007, he was worked on advisory reports on St Paul's Cathedral, Hardwick Hall, Red House, Oxburgh Hall and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
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 Professor of Architecture and Cultural History. He was a founding faculty member of the independent London School of Architecture as History Leader, where he also continues to teach, as well as at the University of Kent. In
addition, he contributes to lecturing and dissertation teaching for the Building History masters’ course at Cambridge University. 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 a Trustee and former Chairman of the Twentieth Century Society and edits its journal, Twentieth Century Architecture and its series of monographs, ‘Twentieth Century Architects’. He sits on 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.
Sam Price; MA FREng FICE FIStructE HonFRIBA
Sam Price Worked for Ove Arup and Partners and Arup Associates for 18 years before forming Price & Myers with Robert Myers in 1978. He has taught regularly at Cambridge University and the Architectural Association. Buildings committee, The National Trust. Engineer on many conservation projects in the United Kingdom, Italy and Egypt.
Fiona Raley is an RIBA Chartered member and an RIBA accredited Specialist Conservation Architect with over twenty years’ experience in architectural practice and in teaching within schools of Architecture. In addition to a BA (Hons) degree in Architecture and a Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture, Fiona has a MSc in Building Conservation from the University of York graduating with a distinction in 2017. Fiona is also a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.
After many years at a senior management level, Fiona launched her own independent RIBA Chartered practice and historic building consultancy in 2019, based in the South East, working across the South of England and Central London. The practice specialises in the repair, alteration, extension and adaptive re-use of historic buildings including modern interventions and innovative design solutions. Work includes the preparations of successful applications for statutory consent and the research and preparation of Historic Buildings Reports, Condition Surveys for conservation deficit and Conservation Management Plans.
Fiona’s experience in practice encompasses a wide range of building types and ages: from medieval alms houses and churches to 20th century structures, undesignated assets, Grade II, Grade II*, Grade I and scheduled ancient monument sites. She enjoys collaborating with design led practice and has previously worked in collaboration with David Chipperfield Architects and Eric Parry Architects amongst many others.
Her research interest is the philosophical approach to conservation and how the concepts of ‘arrested decay’ and ‘as found’, together with an understanding of the heritage values and significance, can inform a sustainable and viable future for heritage assets.
Fiona has been teaching at the Kent School of Architecture and Planning since 2005 and joined the NYU London faculty in 2021.
Catherine Slessor MBE
Catherine Slessor MBE is an architecture writer, critic and editor. She originally trained as an architect at Edinburgh University and then diverted into architectural journalism. She has worked on both the Architects’ Journal and the Architectural Review and was the AR’s editor from 2010-2015, the first woman to hold the post. In 2016 she completed a Masters in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture. She has served as juror for innumerable architecture awards and is currently President of the Twentieth Century Society as well as working as a freelance architectural critic, writer and editor. She brings a wealth of knowledge and editorial acumen to her role as thesis tutor role at NYU London.
Dr. Ben Tosland completed his PhD in Architecture at the University of Kent in 2020. His thesis was on European architects working in the Middle East. He currently works as Senior Historic Environment Townscape Advisor for Montagu Evans in London. His book on the architects John Godwin and Gillian Hopwood and their work in Nigera will be published next year by Birkhauser. He has published numerous articles on a range of subjects within the built environment.