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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matthew studied architecture at the University of the West of England, graduating with a joint honours degree in Architecture and Planning, followed by a Bachelor of Architecture.
Having worked in six architectural practices of varying size, and an Architecture Centre, Matthew has had a range of experience and contributed towards numerous projects.
He has a particular interest in project design evolution, and since joining White Design in March 2012, he has enjoyed the challenges of developing designs for educational projects from pre-planning through to construction.
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.
Hayley joined the White Design team as an assistant to the Practice Manager in 2013 and became Practice Co-ordinator in 2015.
She has a varied background, and previous to White Design worked for Hargreaves Landsdown in financial services.
Since joining the Practice she has taken on a range of different roles and enjoys a variety of responsibilities.
Yannis studied his Part I in Architecture and Planning at University of the West of England, gaining dual accreditation from the RIBA and RTPI.
After graduating from UWE in June 2015 he joined the White Design team full time, following a previous 6 weeks placement he undertook while studying.
Yannis spent a year of his course studying in Milan and brings a fresh perspective to the office.
Paul studied architecture in Manchester and joined White Design in 2009, bringing 12 years’ professional experience to the practice. Paul has worked extensively in the housing, office and retail sectors and has a particular interest in the sensitive remodelling of urban environments particularly where they include listed buildings. He enjoys all aspects of the architectural process - from initial environmental analysis and building regulations strategies, through design development with the client, to construction information and contract management.
Carly joined White Design in 2012 and became Associate in 2014.
Before joining White Design, Carly worked on a number of projects across several sectors including housing, healthcare, commercial and educational buildings. The last few years have been focused primarily on the education and commercial sectors.
Before joining White Design, Carly worked on the design and construction management of projects across several sectors including housing, healthcare, commercial and educational buildings. The last few years have been focused primarily on the education sector.
Carly enjoys all aspects of design and appreciates the importance of establishing excellent working relationships with colleagues and design teams to achieve efficient working environments and to produce sustainable designs both socially and in the built environment.
James graduated form Leeds Metropolitan University in 2004 with a degree in Landscape Architecture, he subsequently undertook his post graduate diploma and became fully Chartered in 2010. He now brings eight years’ experience to his role as landscape architect at White Design.
James has worked on large scale public realm schemes throughout the UK to small community-led projects in and around Bradford. He has experience in a wide range of sectors including education, health and residential. He is also skilled in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment reports and visualisations.
He is experienced in and enjoys each stage of the design process from early phase strategic masterplanning to fine tuning construction details.
Samantha originally trained as a 3D designer in products, interiors and furniture design before pursuing her architectural career, bringing an ability to work at both a micro and macro scale. From the conceptual and strategic development, through to detailing and managing on site.
Samantha brings to White Design her extensive experience of masterplanning and her success in major development competitions. As one of the project architects for the framework and masterplan of the prestigious Kings Cross Central; working closely with English Heritage, CABE, the local authorities and their communities. Whilst working at Aukett plc, she also headed the winning team for the English Partnership’s Royal Docks scheme in the Docklands and Atterbury Lakes in Milton Keynes. Other schemes include the mixed-use urban regeneration of Butlers Wharf, working with new build and existing listed buildings.
As senior project architect at White Design, Samantha brings to her role experience of gaining successful schemes on sensitive sites. Education projects, residential schemes; both affordable and private, alongside mixed-use commercial developments. One of her earliest and continuing beliefs is the creation of sustainable developments and ensuring the quality of design for all.