Head of Architecture and Design
Southampton Solent University
Fire Safety Inspector
Lawyer / Architect / Chairman of Planning
Lawyer – Real Estate/Finance
Sarah is Head of Architecture and Design Practice Subject Group at Southampton Solent University. She is an experienced academic and Course Leader of the Architectural Technology course. Alongside teaching and academic management, Sarah works closely with professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Society of British and International Design (SBID) and BRE Academy. Through her career in academia, she gained a wide experience in curriculum design. She considers embedding employability and real world learning to be an integral part of higher education and is committed to delivering excellent student experience. She regularly takes part in course accreditation and approval panels, professional interviews and judging student competitions.
David is a Fire Safety Inspector with London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) for over 30 years. He is the Chief Fire Inspector at Westminster Council and is a member of the Institute of Licensing and has represented the Fire Authority at various committees of the British Standards Institute (BSI).
Eva is a solicitor specialising in Real Estate and Planning. She is the former Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet (2006/2007) and remains today the Chairman of the Planning and Environment Committee of the London Borough of Barnet and Assistant Cabinet member of Housing.
Andrew was a Partner in Clifford Chance, specialising since 1988 in major infrastructure projects and property development work with particular involvement in the UK Private Finance Initiative. Cited as a leading expert in PFI/PPP.
The strict three-tier judging process for the Awards ensures that all entries are carefully scrutinised for their technical standards as well as their creative calibre.
SBID understands that while design, when it works well, can lift the spirit and inspire, design is not merely a veneer that pleases the eye. In order for a building, product or even an idea to be deemed ‘well-designed’, it must be function well and be fit for purpose in addition to having aesthetic value.
The SBID International Design Awards celebrate all aspects of great design, from aesthetics to functionality. For this reason, the first round of our three-tier voting system is judged by a specially selected technical panel of experts. Each year, the group consists of professionals working in many areas of design and industry. The individuals are highly knowledgeable about the latest industry standards and technical innovations.
In the initial stage of the voting process, each entry in the SBID International Design Awards is subject to close scrutiny by our technical panel. This will include ensuring every entry adheres to industry standards and is genuinely fit for purpose. Any entries that do not meet our technical standards will not go forward to the next stage, which is assessed by our expert panel of judges, with the public contributing 30% of the vote.
This initial stage is crucial as it means we can truly and proudly affirm that all eventual finalists and winners have attained the highest possible standards across all areas. Thanks to the professionalism of all our judges, the SBID International Design Awards genuinely celebrate excellence in design.
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Attend the SBID International Design Awards 2020 ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park Lane
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