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    Craig White

    Craig White

    Craig founded White Design with fellow director Linda Farrow in 1998. He has 28 years' experience in architectural practice in the UK and Europe and has been involved in low energy and sustainable design since the 1980s. A graduate of the Welsh School of Architecture and the Architectural Association, his approach to design is innovative and grounded in a thorough understanding of practical delivery.

    Craig is a Design Advice consultant with the Carbon Trust and has worked on the UK's Low Carbon Buildings Programme. He is a board member of the Timber Research and Development Association and was Chair of Wood for Gold, helping the Olympic Delivery Authority to produce the 'Greenest Games Ever' for London 2012. He is a steering group member of the Technology Strategy Board and a trustee of Spike Island in Bristol.

    Craig is a senior lecturer at the Department of Planning and Architecture at UWE, where he teaches architectural design with emphasis on the principles of sustainability. In 2010 Craig was appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the Systems Centre at the University of Bristol. He also leads White Design's Research into Practice agenda and has been involved in funded research projects in sustainable and low carbon design and construction.

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    Linda Farrow

    Linda Farrow

    Linda founded White Design with fellow director Craig White in 1998. She has particular responsibility for sustainability consultancy, environmental policy, business development, programme management, quality assurance and research.

    Linda has extensive experience of working at national and European level in developing and implementing environmental legislation and policy.

    Drawing on her MSc in corporate social responsibility, Linda offers consultancy advice on brief development and integration of sustainable development and environmental policy into clients’ day-to-day operations.

    Linda is vice-chair of Creating Excellence, the South West’s centre for excellence in sustainable communities, a steering group member of the South West design review panel and a contributor to the South West panel on climate change impact and construction (SWCCIP). In 2010 Linda was apponted as a Visiting Fellow at the Systems Centre, University of Bristol.

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    Joe Edgard

    Joe Edgard

    Joe joined White Design in 2009 and became an Associate in 2014. Joe’s qualifications are in the disciplines of architecture and planning and he is a chartered town planner.

    Joe has worked on a number of education and commercial projects, most recently leading the development of the ‘Paxton’ standardised school models. Other projects include masterplans for Bristol Zoo Gardens and Westmoreland House sites, Oakham Primary School and a feasibility study for a new primary school in Maidenhead.

    Before joining White Design, Joe gained experience in a major planning and design consultancy, where he worked on a number of large scale masterplans for residential-led, mixed use development, as well as smaller-scale residential and commercial projects.

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    Matthew Graves

    Matthew Graves

    Matthew studied Eco Design at Goldsmiths University of London and has worked in the UK and the USA as a building designer-maker and teacher of craft skills and design.

    Matthew has extensive experience of working with computers, both in the practical sense of troubleshooting and repair, as well as more creative applications for art and design projects. He combines his practical knowledge of operating systems with his art and graphic skills to produce websites and promotional material using a variety of media.

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    Matt Harrison

    Matt Harrison

    Matt joined the practice in 2004 and became a Director in 2011. He has a particular focus on business development within White Design alongside strategic sustainable design consultancy.

    He has extensive experience in delivering low carbon buildings and projects, working through policy and strategy to detail and delivery, particularly within the education, community, urban design, masterplanning and housing sectors.

    His approach is driven by a desire to integrate environmental sustainability within the socio-economic and cultural context in which we live. He is a panel member of the Bristol Urban Design Forum, who provide urban design review services for major schemes within Bristol and its environs.

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    Karl Hutchison

    Karl Hutchison

    Karl joined White Design in 2006 and became Design Director in 2011.

    After graduating from Liverpool University, Karl developed his interest in sustainable architecture through a PhD in Sustainable City Design, developing a support framework for low energy, self-build/participative housing - a continuing interest which influences his approach to all architectural projects.

    Karl brings over 18 years’ of varied and award winning experience to his role as a Director at White Design and has led educational, residential, office and mixed-use schemes. Karl leads White Design’s design review process.

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    Matthew Spencer-Small

    Matthew has gained a wide range of experience working at several architectural practices across Bristol and construction firms throughout the South West. In 2012 he began working for White Design as a Part I. During his Part 2 masters degree in architecture, Matthew focused his research in two areas, material studies and grass roots urbanism.

    Following the completion of his Part 2, Matthew returned to White Design, where he is currently developing further his understanding of timber frame construction on projects such as Bicester Zero Carbon Primary School, as well as pursuing his interest in community led projects.

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    Eleanor Lasota

    Eleanor Lasota

    Elly is an architectural assistant who was a founding member of the research team at the University of West of England which collaborated with White Design and Knowle West Media Centre on the development of the We Can Make citizen led housing initiative. She works closely with Craig and the Knowle West team on the creative progression of the We Can Make project though all aspects of the design, process and legal strands that the initiative engages.

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    James Sleigh

    James Sleigh

    James is a senior member of The Landmark Practice having previously worked for White Design for a number of years. He has an in depth knowledge of White Design and was part of the team which developed the award winning masterplan for St. Leonard’s housing in Dorset, the redevelopment of Ashton gate stadium, and all recent school and housing projects. White Design bring his experience and that of the wider Landmark team to projects where a combined Landscape and Ecology approach can add value.

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    Carly Simpson

    Carly Simpson

    Carly is is a design led technically experienced project architect who assists White Design on a range of projects. She operates in a freelance capacity as and when projects demand her level of experience and support. She has worked with White Design on the development of Bicester Zero Carbon school, Thomas Hardy’s Cottage visitor centre and a range of school projects through the Bristol Local Education Partnership. She recently became a mother too!

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    Paul Osborne

    Paul Osborne

    Paul is a design led technically experienced project architect who assists White Design on a range of projects. He operates in a freelance capacity as and when projects demand his level of experience and support. He has worked with White Design on the development of Sharnford Passivhouses, various school projects through the Bristol Local Education Partnership including Fairlawn and Whitehall Primary expansion projects as well as larger secondary academies with Willmott Dixon and BAM. He is a cycling aficionado and enjoyer of all things French!

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