Director of ZEHo Projects Ltd., a sustainable project management consultancy
Colin’s passion for sustainability has developed throughout his career, working for both small and large contractors and consultancies.
He was part of the London 2012 Olympics’ delivery team, in which the importance of ‘legacy’ was behind every decision, from design, to planning and construction methodologies.
After the government back tracked on their requirement that every new house built after 2016 be zero carbon, Colin set out to demonstrate that sustainability was relatively simple and affordable. In 2014, he and his wife started a project to build a sustainable, zero carbon home.
As a result, Colin won the 2016 Building Futures Award for the Most Sustainable Building Project.
This award validated the philosophy for the project and led to the formation of ZEHo Projects Ltd. Projects to date have varied, from initial advice on improving the carbon footprint of existing properties, to a £25m BREEAM Excellent refurbishment and extension to an office building constructed in cross laminated timber.
Design Director at award winning practice EPR Architects
David has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Architect (RIBA) specialising in redevelopment in sensitive historical environments and listed buildings.
He has worked for a number of high profile architects including 11 years with James Stirling where he worked on the Stirling prize winning Stuttgart Music School and was team leader on the RIBA award winning Tate Liverpool.
At EPR David was responsible for designing Cardinal Place and creating a public realm and retail strategy that won the BCSC Gold Metal 2006 and the IAS/OAS office building of the year. David is currently overseeing the conversion of Lutyens Grade I listed former Midland Bank Building in the City of London into a luxury hotel for Soho House.
David sits on the Hertfordshire Design Review Panel, the committee of the Westminster Society reviewing major applications and has been a Civic Trust Awards Assessor for many years.
Director of Jon Rowland Urban Design Ltd.
Jon Rowland is a registered architect and urban designer. Areas of expertise include urban design and masterplanning; regeneration and urban renewal; development strategies; design advice and training nationally and internationally.
Projects include: award winning Telford Millennium Community; short-listed Cottam Hall in Preston, Stranraer Waterfront, and Temple Quay in Bristol. Other masterplans, spatial and urban design strategies include: completion of Frederick Gibberd's 1970 plan for Harlow, Culham Science Centre for UK Atomic Energy Authority; a coastal infrastructure masterplan for Rhosneigr; Urban Design Framework for Colindale for the Greater London Authority; spatial plans for Central Oxfordshire and Partnership for Urban South Hampshire. These are complex projects and Jon works with interdisciplinary teams to provide an integrated approach.
Jon is a Chair of CABE’s Design Review Panel. He has lectured extensively, is past Chair of the Urban Design Group, and was co-editor of Urban Design Futures (2006). He is a member of the Academy of Urbanism, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and part of Urbed's team which won the Wolfson Economic Prize on Garden Cities.
Dr. David Strong
Internationally recognised expert in sustainable building design and refurbishment and Director of David Strong Consulting Ltd.
Dr. David Strong has a wealth of knowledge about low/zero carbon buildings and is a specialist in whole system thinking, building physics and integrative design. His interest is in eco-minimalism and bio-mimicry –exploiting and optimising the use of natural systems for heating, cooling, ventilating and illuminating buildings. He also has expertise in the integration of renewable energy systems in the built environment, combined heat and power and district heating.
He was Managing Director of BRE Environment (1998 -2007) and Chief Executive of Inbuilt Consulting Ltd (2007 - 2010). He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham Department of Architecture and Built Environment and at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. He was previously Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings. David was responsible for establishing the UK Green Building Council and was awarded the Building Sustainability Leadership Award in 2007.
In 2017 David's book ‘A Whole System Approach to High-Performance Green Buildings’ was published.