- What's it all about?
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
Alsops Fourth Grace proposals in Liverpool.
Tel: 0207 978 7878 email:
firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.alsoparchitects.com
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: email@example.com
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 Forwards 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 practices 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: email@example.com
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
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
Tel: 0113 234 8080 email: Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org
11th March Getting
started - How do we make it happen?
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: email@example.com
Lonsdale - Camlin Lonsdale
Landscape architects Camlin Lonsdale are based in Huddersfield
and projects to date include an £80 million scheme for
Birminghams Broadway Plaza.
Tel: 01484 841000 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Smithson - Carey Jones
Simons 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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
18th March Experience
- What can we learn?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall - Bradford Centre Regeneration
Bradford Centre Regeneration, the citys 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: email@example.com
Ryder - ISIS
Mark is Chief Executive of ISIS Waterside Regeneration, a
property public private partnership between British Waterways,
AMEC Developments and Morley Fund Managements Igloo
Regeneration Fund. ISIS aims to unlock the potential of Britains
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tel: 020 74039090 email: email@example.com
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 nations cultural diversity.
Tel: 0845 8006200 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
25th March The
bigger picture - Are we making places that last?
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: email@example.com
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 practices
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chalmers - English Cites Fund
Lesley Chalmers led two of the countrys largest regeneration
initiatives - Hulme Regeneration Ltd, in Manchester, and the
Kings 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: email@example.com
Simpson - Yorkshire Forward
Alan Simpson has played a key role in driving through a vision
and preparing the framework of the development agencys
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com