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Week Four: March 29 2012 6pm to 8.15pm
CHAIR: John Hocking
John has over 30 years experience of working in the social housing sector having started as a Housing Trainee in 1979 with LB Southwark.
Appointed as Executive Director of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust in May 2009, he had previously been Director of Housing for Hull City Council (2006 to 2009) with responsibility for the management of 27,000 homes and development and delivery of a city wide housing strategy and private sector housing service, Chief Executive, Leeds North West Homes (2002 to 2006) and Assistant Director, Housing Services and Head of Tenant Services at City of York (1994 to 2002).
He also served as Board member of a local Housing Association from 2005-2009.
He has an in-depth knowledge of the social housing sector particularly with regard to capital development, housing management and resident involvement and extensive experience of working with and serving on Boards.
SPEAKER ONE: Anna Scott-Marshall
Anna Scott-Marshall is Head of External Affairs at the RIBA seeking to influence public policy in order to champion better buildings and communities and improve the quality of the built environment. Core to the RIBA’s work is the HomeWise campaign which aims to improve the quality of the nations new-build housing.
RIBA research showed that the average new-build 3-bed home is missing the equivalent of a single bedroom compared to existing London space standards implemented by the Mayor of London. It is generally accepted that we are not building enough new homes to meet demand but there has also been increasingly the acceptance that they also may not all be of the right quality. Anna will discuss the following questions: do we know how people live now to make those assumptions? In a complex picture, what might be the solutions?
SPEAKER TWO: Annalie Riches
Annalie Riches RIBA is co-founder of Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects, which was established in 2005. The practice specialises in sustainable design and housing, both for private developers and Housing Associations. They won ‘Housing Architect of the Year’ 2009, and were runners up for Young Architect of the Year 2007. They have won several Housing Design Awards and made the Stirling Prize mid-list for their Clay Field project in Suffolk. Current projects include the first ecohouse in Whitehill Bordon Ecotown and housing in Brentford for ISIS regeneration.
Annalie graduated from Sheffield University and North London University, and was selected for the RIBA Silver Medal for her Diploma work. She has worked for engineers RFR Peter Rice in Paris and Edward Cullinan Architects, before spending a year building her own house at Whatcott’s Yard in Stoke Newington, one of a series of 3 self build houses, which won an RIBA award as well as the AJ First Building Award. Annalie is currently teaching at diploma level at Kingston University and in the past has taught at London Met and UeL, and lectured both in UK and abroad.
SPEAKER THREE: Professor Fionn Stevenson
Dr. Fionn Stevenson is Professor in Sustainable Design in the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield where she is also Director of Technology and leads the Sustainable Design, People and Performance research group. Born in London and educated there, she has degrees and professional qualifications in architecture from the universities of Cambridge, Sheffield and Dundee. Her interest in ecological design was awakened while working in Germany and engaging with Baubiology. She was a founding member and chairperson of the Scottish Ecological Design Association and has since served on a range of national advisory boards, working groups and architectural review panels.
Fionn’s award-winning design work, which pioneered the use of environmentally benign specification in the UK, has been widely published as best practice in sustainable housing and energy efficiency. She has previously held academic appointments in five UK universities and was a founder member of Educators for Sustainable Architecture.
Fionn is currently engaged in research, CPD, teaching and consultancy on sustainable design, building performance evaluation, occupancy feedback, ecological construction materials and products, bioregionality, and sustainable construction policy. She has published widely in these areas including seminal work on housing occupancy feedback, sustainable housing design and design for deconstruction, all of which have influenced government policy and become benchmarks for best practice. She is currently advisor to the Zero Carbon Hub and Technology Strategy Board for the UK government, a member of the Yorkshire and Humberside Planning and Climate Change Review Panel and an assessor for the Civic Trust Awards.
SPEAKER FOUR: Professor Par Gustafsson
Professor Par Gustafsson has worked with Schools of Landscape Architecture in Sweden, England and Norway, as well as being a visiting tutor at a number of schools in Europe and USA. He has been the Professor in the Department of Landscape Planning since 2007 and Department of Landscape Architecture since 1989 at SLU in Alnarp, Sweden.
His design experience spans the entire range of Landscape Architecture – from small gardens, parks and city squares to landscape surveys and Town and Country Planning. Projects have been in both in Sweden and abroad, working in collaboration with a number of Architects including Ralph Erskine in Byker, Daniel Liebeskind Architects in Berlin, Barup – Edstrom Architects in Sweden and Allen Tod Architects in Leeds.
Par has continuously combined practical design work with education through a holistic approach and strives to reduce the barriers that have traditionally existed between Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Professor Fionn Stevenson