Archives: Speakers

Dean Saxton

Dean is a Chartered Structural Engineer with 15 years’ experience and is responsible for managing Curtins Cardiff office.  Dean has substantial experience working in Wales across multiple sectors, and is currently working on a number of live Welsh education projects and health schemes through the Designed for Life: Building for Wales framework.  As part of… Read more »

David Buick

David is a chartered engineer with 35-years experience in the building services engineering industry. David leads the KPIs in AECOM’s UK&I NetZeroCarbon Taskforce helping clients and the industry find pathways to meet the biggest challenge of our generation. He is currently leading the strategies to reduce operational and embodied carbon on live school and healthcare… Read more »

Padraig McMorrow

Architect and Passive House Consultant, Padraig is a sustainability leader at IBI, guiding projects to reach Net Zero and deliver significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, through innovative and cost-effective measures. He is currently consulting on IBI’s portfolio of large Passive House buildings which is on track to deliver over 1 Million sf of passive house… Read more »

Ruth Hynes

Ruth Hynes is a Senior Design Researcher within the Research & Innovation team, with a background in architecture and a qualified WELL AP. She has experience in combining qualitative and quantitative research methods to better understand how buildings shape people’s experience. Ruth has experience working on a diverse range of research and design projects, including… Read more »

Victoria Savage

Victoria is an ambitious, award-winning Architect with a particular interest in inclusive design. She immersed herself into Special Educational Needs design whilst Project Architect for a new-build secondary school catering for students with Autistic Spectrum Condition and/or Social Communication Interaction Difficulties. Having predominantly worked on mainstream schools until this point in her career, Victoria relished… Read more »

Fiona Gwilliam

I joined Atkins, part of SNC Lavalin Group, to help develop the Education Sector and support the Cardiff office from Bristol. I am an architect with over 25 years’ experience and have a led a broad range of projects from complex alterations and refurbishments to large new buildings in the education, commercial, mixed use and… Read more »

Dylan Pugh

Dylan has worked on a variety of projects across many sectors including, living & communities and the culture sector, his passion lies in the education sector. Dylan is highly skilled at BIM management and has used his expertise on many award-winning projects.  His strengths lie in his attention to detail and working with the design… Read more »

Rupert Walshe

Rupert is an associate architect and leads the architectural team in Birmingham. He has a wealth of education experience, particularly in the transformation of historic buildings into contemporary teaching and learning environments. Rupert has designed several award winning RIBA buildings, as well as being named RIBA West Midlands Architect of the Year 2015.

Gareth Woodfin

Since joining the business in 2007, Gareth has become an invaluable member of the team in the Cardiff Studio, he was made an Associate in 2011 and more recently Studio Director and Regional lead for Wales and the South West.  He has played a pivotal role in the success of our Cardiff studio. Gareth has… Read more »