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Civic Trust Awards

Three New National Panel Members Appointed

Posted on 23rd November 2017

The Civic Trust Awards is delighted to welcome three new National Panel members to the group for the 2017/18 application round. 

David Dropkin FRSA

As a practitioner with an interest in access, inclusion and user-centric design for over 20 years, David’s specialism is delivering strategic consultancy to masterplanning and architectural teams, providing a range of services across business sectors for new and existing developments, including design appraisal, technical guidance, access strategy and policy in the UK, Eire and Middle East. He has a keen interest in challenging perceptions about disability and believes in delivering projects that embrace seamless provision for disabled and non-disabled people alike.David is a Design Council Cabe Built Environment Expert, a Consultant Member of the National Register of Access Consultants, a Certified Interior Designer in the State of California.  He is co-author of the Metric Handbook chapter on access and inclusion, was a contributor to the Olympic Delivery Authority Inclusive Design Standards and part of the working party to revise the London Plan SPG ‘Accessible London’. He sat on the 2016 RSA Student Design Awards ‘Inclusive Cities’ judging panel and supports the Civic Trust as a universal design assessor.

Phin Harper

Phineas Harper is a critic and designer based in London. He is Deputy Director of the think tank, the Architecture Foundation, a regular columnist for Dezeen and former Deputy Editor of the Architectural Review. He is co-founder of Turncoats, the New Architecture Writers project and author of A People's History of Woodcraft Folk.

Julian Robinson

Julian is Director of Estates at the London School of Economics, responsible for the delivery of all capital development and facilities and property management at the School.

Formerly Project Director at Queen Mary University of London. Projects delivered include a new medical school and students’ village at Queen Mary, the New Academic Building and the RIBA London Building of the Year 2014, the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the LSE. The LSE was named AJ100 Client of the Year 2014.

Julian was a CABE Enabler, is Deputy Chair of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum, Chair of Governors at an east London primary school and a Board Director and Vice Chair of the Northbank Business Improvement District.

The Civic Trust Awards would also like to sincerely thank Hugh Pearman, Peter Studdert, Iain Tuckett MBE, Simon Turton and Jane Simpson for their invaluable contribution to the Awards scheme over the last few years.

David Dropkin
Phin Harper
Julian Robinson