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Design Council Cabe aims for diversity in its recruitment of 150
new Built Environment Experts
9 December 2015 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Design Council Cabe has announced the recruitment of a 150 additional Built Environment Experts
(BEEs), creating a network of 400 design experts the largest and most skilled group of its kind in
the country. The BEEs will work closely with Design Council Cabe to champion design in the built
Clare Devine, Director of Design Council Cabe, said:
“We have been laying the foundations for our future, building on what we do best, refining and
developing new services, expanding our skills set and building relationships to deliver our
programmes. To support this, we have expanded our BEE network both in its geographical spread
and range of disciplines and skills.”
Design Council Cabe’s BEEs come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, and include
planners, landscape architects, architects, urban designers, engineers, public health professionals,
community engagement and data specialists.
Devine continued: “This network has an unprecedented breadth of expertise, with specialists in
public health, inclusion, SMART and culture, joining experts in planning and built environment. We
will harness our collective independent expert advice to instigate and foster innovative thinking,
providing advice and support to effect transformational change across all aspects of the built
The new BEEs include: Angela Brady OBE, award-winning landscape architect Martha
Schwartz, and Chair of the RIBA Housing Advisory Group, Andy Von Bradsky.
Together, Design Council Cabe and its network of BEEs will provide independent expert advice
and support to promote and support well designed buildings, spaces and places that improve
everyone’s quality of life.
Notes to editors
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For further information on any of Design Council’s Built Environment Experts, please contact Meera Loader at Design Council Cabe on
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About Design Council and Design Council Cabe
Design Council is an enterprising charity which improves people’s lives through the use of design. Our work places design at the heart
of stimulating business growth, helps to transform our public services and enhances places and cities to ensure a sustainable future for
everyone. We advance new design thinking, encourage debate and inform government policy. Our vision is to create a better world by
design. In April 2011, CABE, the government’s advisor on Architecture and the Built Environment merged with Design Council and is
now referred to as Design Council Cabe.
www.designcouncil.org.uk ,@designcouncil, @cabeupdates
Detail of some of Design Council Cabe’s new BEEs:
Angela Brady OBE
Past President PPRIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
Director Brady Mallalieu Architects
TV broadcaster – architecture and design
Angela chaired Women in Architecture (WiA) and continues to champion Equality Diversity and Inclusion in the profession. Angela
reaches a wide public audience as a professional TV broadcaster, promoting architecture and design.
Award-winning landscape architect
Partner - Martha Schwartz Partners
Tenured Professor at Harvard University
As principal of award-winning Martha Schwartz Partners, she has more than 30 years’ of experience as a landscape architect, urbanist
and artist on a wide variety of projects located around the world. Her work spans from art installations to working with cities at strategic
Andy Von Bradsky
Former Chairman PRP
Chair of the RIBA Housing Advisory Group
Board Member of the Housing Forum
Andy Von Bradsky is an architect with more than 30 years’ experience in the design and delivery of residential development for all
sectors. Andy is a consultant to businesses, housing delivery agencies and the public sector, providing advice on housing related
issues, drawing from his experience as former Chairman of PRP Architects LLP..
President of the Royal Town Planning Institute
Former Head of the School of Planning and Architecture University of the West of England, Bristol
Founding member of the International Garden Cities Institute
During her forty-year career in planning, Janet has worked in the public and private sectors, and in academia at the University of the
West of England, Bristol, where she was the Head of the School of Planning and Architecture for many years. She has advised the UK,
Welsh and Dutch governments on planning regulation and implementation of projects, and has recently been appointed to become a
founding member of the International Garden Cities Institute.
Founder of public sector planning thinktank NOVUS
Founder of independent research practice Common Office
Director and trustee of the Planning Officers Society
Finn is an architect-planner and advocate for design within the public sector. He worked for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture,
General Public Agency, and Croydon Council’s Placemaking team before joining the Greater London Authority, where he is
Regeneration Area Manager for North West London. He currently teaches architecture at the Royal College of Art and urban design at
the Bartlett School of Architecture, and is a co-curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.