Archives: Speakers

David Evans

David Evans is a Senior Design Manager for Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure working out of the Cardiff Office. He has worked on several projects in recent years that have been Net Zero Carbon in operation but working on Pen Y Dre is the first Net Zero Carbon refurbishment project. The project has been challenging… Read more »

Rob Stevens

Rob is an Associate Architect with over 15 years experience in the architecture profession working on a wide range of projects across higher education and workplace sectors. He is a champion of design quality, using creative problem solving skills to deliver a high-quality end result. Rob has been project architect on a number of projects… Read more »

Catherine Ward

Catherine joined HLM in 2019 as an Associate Architect with over twenty years experience in architectural practice, working predominantly on education projects throughout the UK including HE, FE, Schools and SEN. In her role at HLM, Catherine manages the development of our special education portfolio and profile nationally.

Claire Broad

Claire has 16 years of significant and varied Interior Architectural experience in a broad range of sectors focusing on cohesive whole building designs. An integral part of the design team from inception to completion, Claire works closely with the project team, ensuring the creation of stimulating, sustainable and efficient environments. Her 16 years of experience… Read more »

Julie Holmes

An APMP and NEC4 qualified project manager; with a successful career in both the private and public sector, currently employed by Cardiff Council as Operational Manager for Capital Delivery including Fitzalan High School and Willows High School (combined budget of £100m+.) Julie is overseeing the feasibility and delivery of 6 special schools for Emotional Health… Read more »

Victoria Slater

Victoria graduated from Liverpool University School of Architecture in 2015 having completed her Master in Architecture and achieved a First Class honours in both her Degree and Masters course. Following graduation Victoria joined the practice’s Cardiff studio and recently qualified as an architect, gaining her Part 3 supported by an excellent range of work experience… Read more »

Alex Anderson

Alex is an architect who worked in private architecture practices on a wide range of masterplanning, education and sports projects before moving to a client role.  He has worked developing the estate at Coleg Gwent for 21 years, in which time he has played a key role in the design and construction of two new… Read more »

Sarah Denton

Sarah Denton has more than two decades of experience in the construction and modular building sectors. She has specialised in helping public sector providers develop solutions to optimise their estates to meet growing demand. Sarah has worked closely with the Department for Education on a number of high profile projects within the sector. With an… Read more »

Joanna Clarke

Joanna is a registered Architect, currently employed as a Design Manager at SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre, Swansea University, where her main role is to support the design and delivery of low-energy Active Building projects. She designed SPECIFIC’s two main building demonstrators – the Active Classroom in 2016 and the Active Office in 2018, on… Read more »

Ben Rawlence

Ben is an award winning writer, activist, former speech writer to Sir Menzies Campbell and Charles Kennedy and co-founder of BMC, a new university located in the Brecon Beacons dedicated to addressing the unfolding climate and ecological crisis. Ben wrote two books about the human consequences of environmental catastrophe in Africa: Radio Congo and City of Thorns.  After… Read more »