Our Co-Chairs are Annie Coombs and Matt Brook.
Annie Coombs (Chair)
Annie Coombs is a chartered landscape architect, with a postgraduate planning qualification. She held senior management roles in landscape and environmental consultancy organisations. She spent 15 years in Asia, where she was managing director of an environmental practice and was responsible for a wide range of landscape implementation, masterplanning and policy work. Annie is an independent consultant and as a CABESpace enabler, supported a number of local authorities on procurement and strategy production associated with open space strategies, public realm and international design competitions.
She represented CABESpace as well as the Landscape Institute on the selection panel for the 2012 Olympic Parkland landscape architects. She undertakes consultancy work mainly in environmental regeneration and green infrastructure. She is also a panel member for CABE’s national design review panel, and for Urban Vision North Staffordshire’s panel and is a registered commissioner for the IPC. She sits on the Landscape Institute’s policy committee, advisory council and fellowship admissions board.
Matt Brook (Chair)
Architect – Director, Broadway Malyan
Matt Brook, as a board Director at Broadway Malyan, has led the design effort of many of the practice’s award-winning schemes in the Northwest including; Vicus Apartments in the Castlefield conservation area of Manchester and Islington Wharf, a recently completed prestigious mixed-use development at the gateway to New Islington Village.
He opened and heads the Liverpool Studio for Broadway Malyan where he is responsible for some of the most exciting regeneration projects in the city, such as the design and implementation of Mann Island, the prestigious and striking £120m mixed-use waterfront on behalf of Neptune Developments and Countryside Properties.
Matt’s optimistic, people-orientated approach and passion for design has helped the practice to gain its increasing reputation for sensitive high-quality architecture. Matt Brook graduated from Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Architecture with a distinction and was nominated for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal. Matt is also a guest critic for Liverpool John Moores University student’s final year degree projects.
A Full List of the 2017 Panel Members will appear here shortly