I’m a architect and planner using urban design as a research method for design and development.
While often working as a key member of a larger team, I have engaged with a wide variety of individuals, community groups and agencies.
I have been continuously involved in teaching, research and publication and I draw upon my practical experience when developing and delivering innovative teaching and learning approaches. Thus my experience combines contemporary practice in urbanism including social learning and engagement, together with pedagogy, research and academic development.
The results of this approach has been illustrated in Explorations in Urban Design (UCL), which feature two of the mega urban design projects I have engaged in in Hong Kong and Karbala, Iraq.
Royal Town Planning Institute, Urban Design Network Award, 2011 (Royal Town Planning Institute)
Royal Town Planning Institute, Planning Awards for Small Planning Consultancy of the Year, 2010 (Royal Town Planning Institute)
Scottish Government Awards for best practice in community regeneration, 2009 (Scottish Government)
Scottish Government and Royal Town Planning Institute, Awards for Quality in Planning, 2009 (Scottish Government)
Francis Tibbalds Award (Urban Design): Scotswood Expo Masterplan, 2008 (Urban Design Group)
New NATO Headquarters, 2003, NATO, 3rd prize (Koetter, Kim & Associates)
Concept plan competition for the West Kowloon reclamation area, 2002, Hong Kong Government, 1st prize (Norman Foster and Partners)
Nanjing Xianlin University City Central Area Competition, 2002, Nanjing, 1st prize (Koetter, Kim & Associates)
Student Competition for improving the identity of a village, town or part of a city,1997, International Federation for Housing and Planning, Netherlands, 1st prize
Trustee & Panel Memberships
Royal Town Planning Institute (2012 – 2015), Trustee: Planning Summer School
Architecture + Design Scotland (2010 – 2011), Design Review Panel
Local Government Improvement Service, (2007 – 2011), Design Awareness Training Panel
Architecture + Design Scotland (2006 – 2010) Project Enabling Panel
Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment (2007 – 2010) Delivery Panel: CABE Summer School
South West Regeneration Centre (2005 – 2008) Preferred Learning Providers Panel
Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment (2004 – 2005) Design Code Enabling Panel
Yorkshire Forward Regional Development Agency (2001 – 2003) Renaissance Panel Member