The Design Council has announced its refreshed network of more than 400 built and natural environment experts who ‘collectively embody the organisation’s commitment to make life better by design’.
… delivering design advice and support services…
…34 ambassadors, 350 associates and specialists as well more than 20 corporate partners…
Design Council writes:
Design Council has today announced its refreshed network of more than 400 built and natural environment experts who collectively embody the organisation’s commitment to make life better by design. The network, which consists of a wide range of active leaders and change makers from various professions, backgrounds and regions, is an essential part of Design Council’s role in delivering design advice and support services in the built and natural environment and beyond.
Over the coming months, this new network of experts will join with Design Council’s recently refreshed group of design associates, to form a dynamic community of practice which will share ideas, insights and develop exciting opportunities to collaborate. By bringing together increasingly diverse experts, social and business innovation, service and systemic design, this community of practice is in a strong position to respond positively and even more effectively to some of society’s most pressing challenges.
Today’s new appointments include 34 ambassadors, 350 associates and specialists as well more than 20 corporate partners, representing a wide variety of skills, expertise and experience in the industry across the UK, including all nine regions in England. The new structure replaces Design Council’s previous roster of built environment experts, many of whom applied for and were welcomed into the new group.
- Professor Sadie Morgan OBE, founding director of DRMM architects and leading industry design advocate
- Patricia Brown, Director of Central, advising business and civic leaders on partnerships, developments and projects to create thriving places, economies and businesses
- Roger Madelin CBE, Joint Head of British Land’s 53 acre development at Canada Water
- Olutayo Adebowale, an environmental scientist with over 30 years’ experience and Director of sustainability consultancy Cirkadia
- Dr Hannah Barham-Brown, Disability and Gender Equity Advocate and the first visibly disabled deputy leader of a UK political party, the Women’s Equality Party
- Alison Brooks of Alison Brooks Architects, Stirling Prize winner
- Tim Gill from Rethinking Childhood, an independent scholar, advocate and consultant on childhood
- Usman Haque, an award-winning architect and founder of Umbrellium, a design and build studio dedicated to transforming urban environments
- Maria Adebowale-Schwarte, CEO of Foundation for Future London and city and an urban place strategist