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David Hawes

Areas of Expertise

He demonstrates procedural understanding and leadership in politically and physically complex scenarios using design to advocate options, build consensus, equip the imagination of the future, and affect systemic design process change. A mainstay of David’s independent consultancy over 10 years has been the ability to form, join and collaborate with, diverse teams and engage creatively and meaningfully with consultant teams, the public and stakeholders. David has extensive experience in UK regeneration & masterplanning including being part of the team preparing the masterplan for the Lower Lea Valley including the Olympic Games & Legacy masterplans.

David was a 2019 winner in the national RIBA Future Place programme, an initiative in equipping placemaking at a local level through facilitating collaboration. David has: Had a wide reaching role providing design support to communities and local authorities responding to Hinkley Point C proposals; Provides flexible urban design resource to a variety of Local Authority’s development management and policy teams; Has authored a variety of Design Guides and Codes and; Is assisting Homes England with Garden Community visions and delivery strategies.

David Hawes