The Judges


We receive a large variety of entries in to the Brick Awards, across 15 categories, which demonstrate exceptional planning, design and construction. In such fierce competition, it falls to a panel of expertly credentialled judges to determine which entries should be shortlisted, visited and ultimately win a Brick Award.

Our judges are all accomplished practitioners, either from an architectural or planning background, specialist brickwork contracting or, closely related field integral to the development of our built environment. Each of our judges exercises their duties with the highest degree of integrity and professionailism and do so on an entirely voluntary basis. Without the generosity and commitment of the Brick Awards judges the Awards would not be possible and so, it is with thanks to the panel that the Brick Awards continues from strength to strength.

2019 Judges

HILARY SATCHWELL, HEAD JUDGEDirector, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

Hilary is an architect, urban designer and masterplanner who brings strategic leadership to a broad range of housing and mixed-use projects that prioritise placemaking and people.

She is a founder director of Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, a consultancy set up in 2003 to continue the legacy of Francis Tibbalds’ philosophy of ‘making people-friendly places’.

Andrew TaylorDirector (Head of Planning), Countryside Properties

Before joining Countryside (where he leads their strategic planning function), Andrew was Head of Planning at Barratt Homes Eastern Counties and prior to that spent over 18 years in planning authorities in the south east of England.

Andrew is a member of the Leeds Beckett University Partnership Board and the Chair of the National Planning Forum’s Management Committee. 

Catherine BurdFounding partner, Burd Haward Architects

Catherine is a founding partner of Burd Haward Architects, an award-winning architectural practice renowned for their carefully detailed, bespoke residential, cultural & heritage projects. 

She sits on several Design Review panels, teaches, and is an external examiner. In all her roles, Catherine is a passionate advocate of high quality design and its importance in the promotion of the public good.

David Cole-AdamsBrick Expert

David is an architect experienced in the commercial sector, in dispute resolution, teaching and examining. A long-standing member of the Tylers and Bricklayers’ Company of the City of London he has taken part in the judging of brickwork awards over many years and in setting up a Master Craftsmanship Award scheme for the Company.

He believes that good brickwork does much to improve much modern architecture by giving it a human scale. Good detailing and workmanship add to the pleasure of viewing new buildings.

Dipa JoshiPartner, Fletcher Priest Architects

Dipa Joshi is an architect with over 20 years’ design and implementation experience in areas including residential, commercial and recording studio design. She is passionate about mixed-use regeneration and building better communities. 

In her role as Partner at Fletcher Priest Architects she leads projects across the urban design, master-planning, architectural and interior design sectors.

Gerard MaccreanorFounding Director, Maccrenor Lavington

Gerard established Maccreanor Lavington, an award winning architectural practice, with Richard Lavington in the early nineties. 

Gerard has particular expertise of dense, large scale mixed-use regeneration schemes and has led and shaped thinking across the practice’s portfolio.

Ian WilsonFounder, Anglian Brickwork Ltd

Ian started his post educational career as a senior materials engineer with a world renowned consultancy firm. His passion for bricks inspired him to start his family business Anglian Brickwork Ltd. This enabled him to share his passion for bricks with his family and like-minded artisans, working alongside architects, engineers and clients.

Anglian Brickwork Ltd have been trusted with prestigious and demanding challenges, working with pride and conscientious resolution to produce the best.

Jelena CousinsCreative Director, Cousins & Cousins

Jelena Cousins came to London to complete her studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture and has worked for a number of high profile practices including Wilkinson Eyre and Hawkins Brown. 

Cousins & Cousins is an award winning London based practice working across the residential, commercial, mixed use, public art and cultural sectors.

Joanna SutherlandDesign Director, Haworth Tompkins

Joanna Sutherland is a Design Director at Haworth Tompkins with 20 years of experience as an architect. She has overseen many of the studio’s major projects.

Prior to joining the practice in 2003, Joanna worked for Sergison Bates, Tim Ronalds, Jamie Fobert and Michael Wilford & Partners, and studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.

Lee MarleyManaging Director, Lee Marley Brickwork

Lee Marley has a lifetime of experience in the field of specialist contracting. Trained as an apprentice bricklayer he has extensive knowledge derived from being a hands-on craftsman and having set up his own business, Lee Marley Brickwork, at the age of 24.

Lee Marley Brickwork specialises in large scale and high quality masonry projects.

Mike DriverAffiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Michael Driver has a wide range of experience in Architecture having worked both as a Partner in a large commercial practice and as a solo-practitioner. He joined the School of Architecture at Canterbury in 1976 and in 2002 joined the Brick Development Association (BDA).

He is now an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Cambridge University, once more specialising in Construction.

Oliver StephensonFormer Chairman, Carlton Brick

Oliver is a past Chairman of the BDA, and was formerly Chairman of Carlton Brick during the period 2000-2017. He has a thorough knowledge of the art brickmaking. He also has a total understanding of the finished appearance of completed brickwork, and what makes good brickwork - and exemplary brickwork design - really stand out.

Oliver serves as a Board Trustee on a number of charitable bodies and is Chairman of his local community foundation, Foundation Derbyshire.

Tatiana von PreussenDirector, vPPR Architects

Tatiana feels passionately about the design of affordable housing and with vPPR has worked on a number of RIBA awards' winning housing projects. She is currently teaching a design studio at Columbia University in the City of New York with her partners Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds researching the relationship between arts institutions and artists' housing.

vPPR Architects was set up in 2009 and is an award-winning practice known for bold designs that work intelligently in complex locations.

Tom McGuireManaging Director, Grangewood Brickwork

Tom started his career as a Bricklaying apprentice with Taylor Woodrow upon leaving school at 15, he has gained vast experience and knowledge within the Brickwork sector having worked through the ranks from apprentice to Bricklayer, Supervisor, Contracts manager and Director. 

He's currently Managing Director for Grangewood Brickwork.

Vivian ChanFounder & Director, Studio Verve Architects

Vivian is an architect, the founder director of Studio Verve, an award-winning London-based architecture and interior design practice established in 2009.

Vivian is responsible for the creative design direction of every project; she is passionate about design, great craftmanship and the magic that happens when the site team works beautifully with the design team. Vivian has worked at Foster & Partners, David Morley Architects and Walters & Cohen.