Friday 29 May 2020

Are Education Briefs failing to meet expectations & requirements?


Dr Sharon Wright - the-learning-crowd

Claire Barton - Haverstock

James Sheppard - Equals


Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD

Time; 7.45 - 10.15am



Dr Sharon Wright

Sharon has been involved with school capital projects for the past 15 years.  She works with Local Authorities, Multi Academy Trusts, Contractors and Architects to support the design process across the UK and internationally.


Previously Sharon spent 12 years in the Civil Service working on education and employment policy and was a Fellow in Organisational Development with OPM before becoming Managing Director of the not for profit company School Works. She is a Doctor in Education from King’s College London and co-author of the RIBA Publication, Future Schools : Innovative Design for Existing and New Buildings.

Claire Barton

Claire is a Partner at Haverstock and has been with the practice since 2000. She leads the consultation aspect of all projects in the office ensuring that the initial briefing and all meetings with the end users generate positive engagement to arrive at a shared stakeholder solution.

Claire has worked on a variety of education, community, spiritual and transport projects throughout her career at Haverstock. As part of her education projects experience, Claire has an in-depth knowledge of SEN design. She has a great deal of experience of working with local authorities and is presently working with London Borough of Camden, London Borough of Lambeth, Essex County Council and London Borough of Greenwich on a variety of projects and in a Client Advisory role.

She has led many award-winning projects such as Parliament Hill School, Agar Children’s Centre, Knowle DGE and Columbus School and College. Claire is a Governor at Thomas Fairchild Community School and also continues to lecture and tutor on the RIBA Northwest Professional Practice Course and at the University of Westminster.

James Sheppard

James is both a chartered project management surveyor and registered architect with close to 20 years consultancy experience. He qualified and practiced as an architect on retail, commercial and education schemes for design offices in Sydney, San Francisco and London.

James specialises in significant, complex projects with challenging delivery and funding requirements. He currently assesses project management candidates for the RICS professional qualification and has also sat on the CIC London BIM hub and the IESE (Improvement & Efficiency South East) BIM Task group.

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