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Ken Cowdery

Ken is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years post-graduation experience. Ken is co-founder and Director of Frontline Project Management Ltd, who are appointed by SLaM Charitable Funds as Project Managers/Client Representatives for Project Learning Potential. Ken has worked on numerous educational projects, most recently as project manager for the relocation of Lewisham College’s Construction and Sports Faculties. Ken has significant property development experience and before founding Frontline in 2007 was Managing Director of a property plc operating extensively on regeneration projects in SE London. Ken has an interest in and commitment to ethical, sustainable property development and is currently studying Sustainability In Property Investment at College Of Estate Management. Ken is a Fellow of the RSA (the Royal Society For Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing And Commerce).

Duggan Morris Architects

Joe Morris

With a hands on approach to design and problem solving, Joe’s role on a day to day basis covers a range of activities from in-house design workshops, to developer and client presentations, active marketing, and overseeing job running.  Joe constantly strives to further his skills and knowledge base and has just completed an urban design scholarship in collaboration with Design for London. Additionally, he sits on a number of enabling and award judging panels, and has lectured on various topics.  Joe is a champion of good design and strives to make a difference within the design practice and use his ability to offer reasoned judgment on the built environment through external methods.

Mary Duggan

Mary ensures that the quality of the architecture and the design aspiration of DMA is maintained. Opportunities to promote the practice via exhibitions or competitions are constantly monitored to enable strategic decisions to be made, and to ensure that the practice is always progressive. In terms of architectural delivery, Mary is involved in all project design critiques to ensure that the design process is efficient and rigorous throughout its development. Mary regularly reviews construction details and building works throughout the delivery phase.  Since co-founding DMA in 2004, Mary has overseen a number of projects from inception to completion including the Yew Tree Lodge Sheltered Housing project which has been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award.


Mark Shaw

Mark has recently completed three major building projects at DMA as project architect. Mark likes to think strategically in the early parts of projects often tackling challenging briefs and design problems found on urban sites in London. He has an understanding of the planning system and every changing planning policy.  Having spent a number of years working with leading interior design practices he also is focused on the detail and execution of projects at the highest level.  Mark has a role in the office to keep the practice up-to-date with the latest environmental standards and innovations and he has recently been involved in a number of consultation exercises and workshops with building users in different sectors.

Local Dialogue

Jessica Stewart

Jessica has over twelve years’ experience working in the stakeholder and community relations and planning advocacy industry.

Her work across the private and public sectors has given her extensive experience of delivering effective and successful consultation and communications programmes.

She has experience of both consultancy and in-house environments.  Former roles include Media Relations Manager at SEEDA (South East England Development Agency) and Account Director of Public Affairs and CSR at specialist property and retail PR consultancy, Redwood Consulting.  As Head of External Relations at The Hospital, London, she oversaw the delivery of the Section 106 agreement and was responsible for all community relations, including CSR programmes.   She also managed youth arts organisation, CA+BC, in partnership with the London Borough of Camden between 1999 and 2005.

Elliott Wood

Andy Downey

Andy joined Elliott Wood Partnership in 1996 where he continued to work on a wide variety of projects from small bespoke houses to multi-million pound developments. His passion lies in finding simple elegant solutions to often highly complex problems with projects including various sculptures with a range of artists such as Antony Gormley. He has also completed many cutting edge modern style houses including the innovative Paxton Locher Houses and Manser Houses

Skelly and Couch

Mark Skelly

Mark’s current projects at Skelly & Couch include, a Zero Carbon and Architectural Masterplan for Bedales School, a new 49m high observatory at the mouth of the Mersey, a new performance space at Lady Eleanor Holles School, a new Quarantine House for Kew Gardens and a new secondary school for Waingels College. Mark is also Partner in Charge of the practice’s work on the Lea River Fatwalk project.

Past projects at MFLLP include, new offices and public spaces for Salisbury District Council, the concept design for the regeneration of the Margam Estate, environmental advice on the Sydney Olympic Stadium, the London Roundhouse, the new Oslo Opera House and the concept design for a PV-powered bus shelter with Richard Rogers Architects. Mark also provided technical guidance to Stanton Williams and Transport for London on their plans to redevelop and modify the entrance to Tottenham Court Road Tube Station.


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