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Thursday 4th March    Masterplanning - What's it all about?
Sponsor: Buro Happold

David West

David West - Alsop Architects
David is a planner and urban designer specialising in urban visions and strategic masterplanning. Previous projects include a 270km Coastal Development Strategy for Shenzhen, China and the Oporto Transport Development Zone in North Portugal.
David established BIG architecture at Alsop, and has also been the director responsible for Bradford Centre Regeneration, the Walsall Waterfront, and the urban design strategy behind Alsop’s Fourth Grace proposals in Liverpool.
Tel: 0207 978 7878   email: dwest@alsoparchitects.com   website: www.alsoparchitects.com

Dave Hull

Dave Hull - Buro Happold
Nationwide consulting engineers Buro Happold provide environmentally responsible design solutions which are easily constructed and efficient in their use of materials and energy.
The Leeds office was established in 1989 and major projects include a £70 million scheme for Sheffield Canal Basin.
Tel: 0113 204 2200   email: david.hull@burohappold.com   website: www.burohappold.com

John Thorp

John Thorp - Leeds Civic Architect
John Thorp is responsible for the creation and delivery of Urban Renaissance for the City of Leeds. John is a member of Yorkshire Forward’s Urban Renaissance Steering Group and Panel Co-director of the Leeds/Yorkshire Forward Urban Renaissance project. He is also a member of CABE design review panel. High-profile works include City Square, Millennium Square and the Henry Moore Gallery. John has participated in the 4x4 series since its launch four years ago and will be speaking on Invisible plans: Collective sculptures - new tools for the making of the tangible city.
Tel: 0113 247 5398   email: john.thorp@leeds.gov.uk   website: www.leeds.gov.uk

 

Irena Bauman - Bauman Lyons
Irena Bauman, director of Bauman Lyons Architects, is perhaps best known for the award-winning refurbishment of the Bridlington Foreshore. Irena has lectured at schools of architecture across the UK. Much of her practice’s work has been in the Yorkshire area, with projects including a new media centre in Leeds, a new gallery at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and a series of innovative new bus shelters in Bradford. Irena is also one of CABE's fourteen Commissioners.
Tel: 0113 294 4200   email: irena@baumanlyons.co.uk   website: www.baumanlyons.co.uk

Judith Blake

Chair: Councillor Judith Blake - Deputy Leader Leeds City Council
Councillor Blake represents Hunslet. As Executive Board member with responsibility for Learning and Leisure, Cllr Blake has a wide-ranging portfolio overseeing Arts and Heritage, Libraries and Information, Lifelong Learning and Leisure and Schools-based education.
Councillor Blake also Chairs two of the key strategy groups of the Leeds Initiative - the Lifelong Learning Partnership and the Cultural Partnership, and is a member of both the Local Strategy Partnership and the Regional Education Forum.
Cllr Blake is also an active and keen supporter of the arts in Leeds.
Tel: 0113 234 8080   email: Judith.blake@leeds.gov.uk   website: www.leeds.gov.uk

 

Thursday 11th March  Getting started - How do we make it happen?
Sponsor: Public Arts

 

Bill Dunster - Bill Dunster Architects Zed Factory
Zed Factory is committed to designing eco friendly projects including the Doncaster Earth Centre Conference building. The Surrey-based practice is working with the Bioregional Development Group to design lifestyle as well as buildings to create Zero fossil fuel Emissions Developments (ZEDs).
Tel: 0208 4041380   email: bill@zedfactory.com   website: www.zedfactory.com

Tom Lonsdale

Tom Lonsdale - Camlin Lonsdale
Landscape architects Camlin Lonsdale are based in Huddersfield and projects to date include an £80 million scheme for Birmingham’s Broadway Plaza.
Tel: 01484 841000   email: clm@camlinlonsdale.com   website: www.camlinlonsdale.com

Simon Smithson

Simon Smithson - Carey Jones
Simon’s earlier work includes social housing projects and wide-ranging schemes in the UK and France. Projects with Carey Jones Architects include Princes Exchange, Leeds; 15/16 Park Row, Leeds; Alliance and Leicester HQ, Leicester; Olympic Spirit Munich; the original Tetley Brewery Wharf. Masterplanning expertise extends to MBDA Stevenage, Clarence Dock, and a masterplan for Wellington Place (2.6 million sq ft in central Leeds for Hermes). Simon is currently working on large regeneration masterplan scheme in Wakefield for English Cities Fund and schemes in Manchester, Leicester and Leeds city centres.
Tel: 0113 224 5000   email: simon.smithson@careyjones.com   website: www.careyjones.com

David Lock

David Lock - David Lock Associates
David Lock is Chairman and Managing Director of David Lock Associates Ltd (planners and urban designers in Milton Keynes and Melbourne, Australia) and Chairman of DLA Architects Practice Ltd. David is a member of the Yorkshire Forward Urban Renaissance Panel and his firm is deeply involved in the YF-sponsored Huddersfield and Halifax public realm masterplanning activity. His firm also has various projects in Yorkshire for other public bodies, landowners and developers.
Tel: 01908 259700   email: dlock@davidlock.com   website: www.davidlock.com

 

Chair: Roland Stross - St James Securities
Roland Stross is a director of St James Securities, which specialises in large regeneration projects, particularly in the North of England. Developments include The Embankment, the first and largest speculative office development in Leeds situated on the riverside, Granary Wharf and The Round Foundry – the catalyst for the proposed Holbeck Urban Village. A recent joint venture sees work underway on Bridgewater Place, a 32-storey office and residential tower, which will be the tallest building in the region.
Tel: 0113 2458855   email: rstross@sjs.co.uk

 

Thursday 18th March   Experience - What can we learn?
Sponsor: Arts Council

Steve Smith

Steve Smith - Terry Farrell & Partners
Terry Farrell & Partners is a world-renowned urban design and architecture practice, with extensive global experience in urban regeneration and planning. Projects include the Deep Submarium in Hull, focussing on the glacier-like visitor attraction building and a business centre to accommodate young companies involved in the commercial application of marine science research.
Tel: 0207 258 3433   email: ssmith@terryfarrell.co.uk   website: www.terryfarrell.co.uk

 

Maud Marshall - Bradford Centre Regeneration
Bradford Centre Regeneration, the city’s urban regeneration company, was established in February 2003 to tackle the significant challenges faced by Bradford city centre. The company will develop the masterplan created by Will Alsop Architects, which is forecast to bring £265 million a year to the city.
Tel: 01274 432345   email: maud.marshall@bradford.gov.uk   website: www.bradford.gov.uk

Mark Ryder

Mark Ryder - ISIS
Mark is Chief Executive of ISIS Waterside Regeneration, a property public private partnership between British Waterways, AMEC Developments and Morley Fund Management’s Igloo Regeneration Fund. ISIS aims to unlock the potential of Britain’s waterways, combining public sector ethos and assets with private sector capital and expertise. A former planning lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner, he advised on a number of high profile clients on a range of complex projects. Mark is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and also sits on the Professional Advisory Group to Manchester University.
Tel: 0208 3908357   email: mark.ryder@isis.gb.com   website: www.isis.gb.com

Roger Zogolovitch

Roger Zogolovitch - AZ Urban Studio
Roger Zogolovitch is a director of urban development companies Lake Estates, Solid Space Ltd and AZ Urban Studio - a consultancy specialising in urban regeneration. He lectures regularly on regeneration policy throughout the UK and was a working group member of the Government's Urban Task Force. Roger is currently involved with Channel 4 in a major regeneration initiative in Castleford, which will be broadcast later this year.
Tel: 020 74039090   email: roger@lakeestates.co.uk   website: www.lakeestates.co.uk

 

Chair: Andy Carver - Arts Council
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts. The agency will invest
£2 billion of public funds in the arts across England between 2003-2006, including £4 million annually for projects in Yorkshire. Its aim is to place arts at the heart of national life and reflect the nation’s cultural diversity.
Tel: 0845 8006200   email: andy.carver@artscouncil.org.uk  website: www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

Thursday 25th March   The bigger picture - Are we making places that last?
Sponsor: Yorkshire Forward

 

Fred Koetter - Koetter Kim
The projects of Koetter Kim masterplannners and designers include waterfront schemes in London, Boston, Beirut and China and the design of urban districts in various locations around the world, including current work in Leeds and Sheffield. The practice is also playing a key role in The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (TWRC) development. Fred Koetter, Principal in Charge, has been a professor of urban design at Harvard and Cornell Universities and has also completed a term as Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture.
Tel: 0207 4043377   email: fkoetter@koetterkim.com   website: www.koetterkim.com

Peter Clegg

Peter Clegg - Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects LLP
FCBA is based in Bath with a London office, a European perspective and an international reputation for design quality, environmental expertise and architectural innovation. The practice’s strong social and sustainable principles were recognised in 2003 when it was named Building Awards' Architectural Practice of the Year and won a Queen's Award for Sustainable Development and the Civic Trust's Award for Sustainability.
Tel: 0207 3235737   email: pc@feildenclegg.com   website: www.feildenclegg.com

 

Lesley Chalmers - English Cites Fund
Lesley Chalmers led two of the country’s largest regeneration initiatives - Hulme Regeneration Ltd, in Manchester, and the King’s Cross Partnership in London. She has since worked on regeneration initiatives across the UK. In autumn 2002 Lesley took up the post of chief executive with English Cities Fund, a partnership between English Partnerships, Legal and General and AMEC Developments to address the lack of institutional investment in regeneration. Phase 1 funds of £100m are in place; expansion to £250m is planned in Phase 2.
Tel: 0161 8881677   email: lesley.chalmers@englishcitiesfund.co.uk
website: www.englishcitiesfund.co.uk

Alan Simpson - Yorkshire Forward
Alan Simpson has played a key role in driving through a vision and preparing the framework of the development agency’s Renaissance Towns programme since its inception in 2001. Yorkshire Forward has a clear purpose - to make Yorkshire and the Humber the UK's number one region. It will be at the heart of delivering an urban renaissance for towns and cities across the region.
Tel: 0113 394 9600   email: alan.simpson@yorkshire-forward.com
website: www.yorkshire-forward.com

Jonathan Glancey

Chair: Jonathan Glancey - The Guardian Architecture and Design Correspondent
Jonathan Glancey is Architecture and Design Correspondent of The Guardian.
A frequent broadcaster, he is also author of The Story of Architecture, C20th Architecture and London: Bread and Circuses, an essay on the folly of contemporary urban development.
Tel: 0207 2782332   email: jonathan.glancey@guardian.co.uk   website: www.guardian.co.uk

 

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