B.A. (Hull) Dip Arch, RIBA
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Fiona’s experience covers a wide range of sectors, with particular emphasis on client consultation – involving the clients and users in the design of buildings and environments. Involvement generates successful design, and Fiona has used consultation to design housing schemes, community resource centres, sports facilities and Sure Start buildings.
Large-scale strategic masterplanning projects, including Sunderland ARC and Bowburn Village form another aspect to Fiona’s use of consultation. She has worked on complex masterplans for entire settlements, housing estates, and regeneration areas, including Cleadon Park in South Shields, which combines a major housing development with education, health and community facilities.
Fiona was appointed by the New Opportunities Fund as a technical advisor for the Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative; this role, combined with her experience in helping client groups make successful funding bids, gives her a unique perspective on Lottery and European funding sources.
Her teaching experience at Northumbria University includes Architecture, Housing & Architectural Technology, and adds to her skills in communication and translation of design ideas.
Fiona’s considerable knowledge of, and expertise in, community buildings led to her co-authoring a chapter in “The Architect’s Handbook” on the design of community centres.