Chris Bowie-Hill, Hydrock
A leading authority on the commercial case for wellbeing centric-designed buildings, Chris led the design of the brand new, multi award-winning, naturally-ventilated, UK Hydrographic Office headquarters, and Aurora, a 95,000 sq ft Grade A office building in central Bristol − the only BREEAM Outstanding building outside London. Chris is a director within Hydrock’s Building Performance Engineering business.
Anna Parker, Intervention Architecture
Anna leads a young boutique design practice in Birmingham with a focus on participating with the community as a tool for architectural design to create a socially sustainable regeneration strategy of enhanced local identity and attachment to place. Anna has been a national RIBA ‘Rising Star’ and locally her team are renowned for the ‘Writer’s Coach House’, a refurbished live-work studio.
Professor Kathryn Moore, Birmingham City University
Kathryn’s bold vision and proposals to create a National Park in the West Midlands, to span seven cities, is a clear demonstration of her teaching and research which challenges architecture, planning and urban design. Kathryn is Chair of the pilot HS2 landscape guidelines and has a key role redefining the relationship between landscape, culture, health, community and governance within the Birmingham region with respect to HS2.
Jo Lancashire, Estilo Interiors
Jo is a design manager at Estilo Interiors and part-time lecturer for the local university. WELL AP Certified, Jo is a creatively driven champion of the industry, upholding its value given any opportunity. She prides herself in pushing the creative boundaries of potential wherever possible, demonstrated most recently through her work on the unique new workspace for Freeths, addressing both current and future needs whilst investing in employees.