Urban Design Forum recruiting new members

We are recruiting new members for the Bristol Urban Design Forum

The Architecture Centre is currently recruiting new members for the Bristol Urban Design Forum to meet a growing demand for Design Review.

We are looking for experienced Conservation Architects to join our panel providing expert reviews of major schemes in Bristol.

About BUDF

The Bristol Urban Design Forum (BUDF) is a group of design and environment professionals who offer independent consultation on significant development proposals in the city, leading to recommendations for improvement and added value. BUDF also advises Bristol City Council on urban design policy.

Established by Bristol City Council in 2007 and managed by The Architecture Centre Bristol, the BUDF operates as an independent body and follows the model of design review panels promoted by Design Council CABE.

Our panel consists of leading practitioners in all the built environment disciplines: architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, transport planners, sustainability experts. We have a mix of highly experienced professionals and emerging talent. We are both expanding our panel to reflect the growth and changes in the mix of our work.  Although not essential, previous experience in design review is desirable, but a strong interest in the subject is essential.

A typical Panel is composed of five experts appointed by the Architecture Centre and varies with different experts forming the panel on each occasion.

BUDF meets up to 10 times a year but can also be convened to meet the particular needs of the development  timetable .

BUDF does not make decisions on planning applications, but its advice will be taken into account by the Council’s officers and the  Planning Committee when it is considering applications.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply with a CV and covering letter outlining relevant experience and interest in design review. Please email your application to Pippa Goldfinger, Head of Programme – pippa.goldfinger@architecturecentre.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 21 September 2018.