Let’s pause; which award ceremony is totally transparent about the judging process; editorially features EVERY project entry whether a winner or not and was trending number one on Twitter last time out? You guessed it, Mixology, the event we create with you, our customer in mind. See below for this year’s judges for London and our sincere thanks to them all.
Shannon Pope-Ellis, Estee Lauder Companies
After graduating and working within the retail and joinery industries in South Africa, Shannon went on to develop her career, working for a large multi-disciplinary international practice in the UK. Shannon is currently working for Estee Lauder Companies – UK & Ireland, as Store Planning and Design Director for all their exciting and dynamic brands.
What’s the best thing you have ever won? The award I am most proud of was for the Royal College of General Practitioners for their new exam centre, conference centre and college Headquarters in Euston Square –The Euston Square Medal 2013.
Nick Lintott, AECOM
Nick is Director of AECOM’s Corporate Solutions business, delivering projects for a variety of high profile national and global occupiers. He has over 25 years’ experience in the corporate interiors sector, working with interior architects, fit out contractors and consultants which has provided him with a broad and unique perspective.
What’s the best thing you have ever won? I won a Masters 50m Freestyle swimming event. I was the oldest in the race.
Karen Rogers, Canary Wharf Group
Karen is an architect with over 25 years’ experience across a very diverse portfolio, she most recently been working as a Design Leader at Heathrow for the new Terminal 2.I. Karen has extensive experience in the issues involved with delivering large and complex projects.
What’s the best thing you have ever won? I was victrix ludorum on my final school sports day.
Steve Edge, Edge Deign
Steve is the Founder and Creative Director of London-based branding agency Edge Design. He has worked with some of the best-known names in the country, including Cartier, Dior, Skanska, Fortnum and Mason and Essential Living. Steve is well known for his eccentric dress sense and passion for fishing. He is also a recognised public speaker, delivering inspiring talks at a variety of international events.
What’s the best thing you have ever won? When I was seven, on the last Saturday before Christmas. I won a fishing competition called the ‘Fur & Feather’. The prize was a turkey. Over 50 men took place, but I won it. I was very proud, as I had won the turkey for my family Christmas dinner.
Mark Simpson, BDP
Mark started his career at BDP in 1985 and as such celebrates 32 years in the design business this year. Mark moved on to become Director of Interior Design at HKS Architects, winning the 2011 BCO National Award for Best Fit Out of Workplace for the Avon Cosmetics HQ, before returning to BDP in 2011, joining the 50 strong ID team. Clients include AstraZeneca, PwC, Cambridge Assessment, Land Securities, Shaftesbury Estates, Imperial College, Atrium and Poltrona Frau.
What’s the best thing you have ever won? I never win anything. I’m not a gambling man. I’ve tried the horses and didn’t win – they’re really quick aren’t they? I also support Newcastle – who never win anything.
Philip Tait, British Land
Phil is British Land’s Canada Water Development Director. The development opportunity covers nearly 50 acres and will be one of the largest regeneration projects in central London, with the potential for up to 7million sq ft of development.
Phil joined British Land in May 2016 from Argent where he was a Director and enjoyed several years working on Argent’s King’s Cross scheme. He was involved in the delivery of the University of Arts London and the development of commercial and high-end residential buildings, and headed the design and delivery of the Aga Khan Development Network’s options at King’s Cross.
What’s the best thing you have ever won? A place on this judging panel…of course.