For each review, members will be selected from among the people listed below, according to the requirements of the project being reviewed. Additional information about the Group’s Membership, composition, remit and types of reviews that members will consider can be found in the OPDC Place Review Group Terms of Reference
OPDC - Place Review Group Membership
Prof. Peter Bishop
Professor of Urban Design, UCL and Director, Allies and Morrison
Peter Bishop held senior planning roles in central London boroughs for 25 years, working on major projects such as the King’s Cross railway land developments. He was the first Director of Design for London, and Deputy Chief Executive at the London Development Agency where he worked on the London Olympics legacy plans. In 2011 he was commissioned by the government to review national architecture and design policy, published as the 'Bishop Review'. Peter lectures and teaches extensively, is a visiting professor at the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University, and an adviser to the city of Zhuai.
Prof. David Bonnett
Director, David Bonnett Associates
David Bonnett is an architect and leading figure in design for people with disabilities, and has worked on many significant projects both at home and abroad. He is visiting Professor of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. He has been an OPDC Place Review Group member since 2015.
Partner, Landolt + Brown
Adam Brown is an architect with 15 years’ experience in leading major infrastructure projects. Current projects include stations at Hackney Wick and White Hart Lane and major public realm commissions in Lambeth and at Peckham Rye. He has been an OPDC Place Review Group member since 2015.
Richard de Cani
Director of Planning, Arup
Richard de Cani leads planning work for Arup in the UK. As a town planner and transport planner, he has 18 years working for Transport for London (and its predecessor organisations) and seven years for Arup. He has played a leading role in developing transport and planning strategies in London’s Opportunity Areas and transport strategy for TfL, including new policies in growth areas.
Director, Dow Jones Architects
Biba Dow has led a range of arts, heritage and community projects. Recent examples include a new auditorium for the Science Museum, a Maggie’s Centre in Cardiff, and the Mary Magdalene Centre, Paddington. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Architect's Journal Woman Architect of the Year Award.
Director, Momentum Transport Consultancy
Will Durden is a transport planner who has worked on residential, commercial, educational, cultural and sports projects. He has worked at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for more than a decade, leading the transport elements of many schemes through the post-Olympic Games Legacy transformation.
Roger Hawkins co-founded Hawkins\Brown in 1988 and is recognised as one of the UK's leading architects. He is a member of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Group and has been a member of the OPDC Place Review Group since 2015. He lectures at architectural schools including The Bartlett, Sheffield University and Yale University, and writes for the architectural press.
Director of Planning Policy and Decisions, LLDC
Anthony Hollingsworth is a town planner with 25 years' experience of working on regeneration projects, mainly in London, for the London Borough of Newham, the GLA, the Olympic Delivery Authority and now the London Legacy Development Corporation. He has been an OPDC Place Review Group member since 2015.
Partner, Penoyre & Prasad
Gillian Horn joined Penoyre & Prasad in 1999 and has led a number of award winning projects. She chairs Waltham Forest Design Advice Panel and has been an OPDC Place Review Group member since 2015. She has taught at the Architectural Association, and Cambridge and Greenwich Universities.
Prof. Hanif Kara
Partner, AKT II
Hanif Kara combines practice with teaching, currently as Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. As co-founder of AKT II, he has applied his ‘design-led’ approach, interest in innovative form and materials, and complex analysis methods on numerous award winning, pioneering projects. He has been a OPDC Place Review Group member since 2015.
Beth Kay is an architect and regeneration professional with 20 years’ experience working in both the private and public sectors, including policy, development planning, architecture, urban design and public realm design. She has delivered schemes at a range of scales from meanwhile projects to Housing Zones.
Head of Placemaking, London Borough of Croydon
Vincent Lacovara is an architect, urban designer and planner. He co-founded AOC architects, and was a director until 2014. He is a Mayoral Design Advocate and member of several design review panels. He lecture widely, and was Louis I. Khan Visiting Professor at Yale. He received the 2017 Alan Cherry Award for Placemaking, awarded by Countryside.
Partner, Lyndon Goode Architects
Lyndon Goode Architects specialise in designing housing, education, retail and cultural buildings on complex urban sites. David Lyndon has contributed to the success of many high profile schemes including the award winning Royal College of Art campus, housing for Peabody, and high street regeneration in Islington.
Head of Cultural Strategy for Thamesmead, Peabody
Adriana Marques is a experienced public art curator and leader in culture-led regeneration. She delivered a public art programme of flagship commissions for the London 2012 Olympics. In Thamesmead, she is leading work to integrate cultural spaces and projects and creative jobsinto daily life. She has also written a book on best practice public art in London.
Philip Marsh is a founding director of Stirling Prizewinning architecture practice dRMM. His approach to design is to question the ‘norm’ and consider lateral responses in order to elevate the ambition of each project. He has led major projects including Faraday House at Battersea Power Station, Trafalgar Place, and Clapham Manor Primary School.
Director, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Paul's projects recognised as exemplars include William Street Quarter and Barking Central; Villaggio in Ghana; Unity in Liverpool; Westminster Academy; and North London Hospice. Paul led work on the Stirling Prize-winning Burntwood School in Wandsworth. He has been an OPDC Place Review Group member since 2015.
Senior Partner, Cullinan Studio
Robin Nicholson has worked on a wide range of masterplanning, health, university and other education projects in the UK and abroad. Robin was a CABE Commissioner from 2002-10. He chairs the Edge think-tank and is a champion for sustainable design, which is central to the work of Cullinan Studio.
Associate Director, Integrated City Planning, Arup
Sowmya Parthasarathy is an architect and urban designer with over 20 years of experience in the UK, USA, and Asia. As a member of Arup’s Integrated City Planning group, she leads city-scale projects across architecture, urban design, planning, engineering, transport and sustainability. She is a Mayoral Design Advocate.
Associate Director, Karakusevic Carson Architects
Karen Scurlock joined Karakusevic Carson Architects in 2012. Her focus is on producing buildings of exceptional design quality, working with various typologies on difficult urban sites throughout London. She has extensive experience and knowledge of project procurement and leading complex projects.
Partner, Adams & Sutherland
Adams & Sutherland is an award winning architectural practice best known for its work in the public realm, and in the public and third sectors. Projects include the London 2012 Greenway and Bow
Riverside. Graeme has also taught in many schools of architecture and is an external examiner.
Director, White Arkitekter
Linda Thiel's experience ranges from urban development, residential and mixed use projects to public buildings and commercial offices. Current UK work includes the White Rock masterplan, Hastings, ‘Climate Innovation District’ in Leeds, and a new church and residential development in north London.
Director, Churchman Landscape Architects
Andrew Thornhill has won acclaim for his innovative used of water sensitive urban design, creating better places to live. Projects include King's Cross Station, Rathbone Market regeneration Canning Town, Canaletto Tower, Earlham Masterplan & Enterprise Building, UEA and Three Mills Green, Stratford.