Building Futures, the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) think-tank has announced two new appointments to their Steering Group:
Eric Sorenson CEO of the Thames Gateway London Partnership
David West Partner, Studio Egret West.
Eric has spent much of his career on regeneration practice and policy. He has been Chief Executive of Thames Gateway London Partnership since January 2004, working with boroughs and others to promote sustainable development in the area. The Partnership also works closely with Communities and local Government, the Greater London Authority, the London Development Agency and with the Urban Development Corporation.
David is a partner in Studio Egret West, and a planner and urban designer specialising in urban visions and strategic framework plans. He has worked on a number of diverse projects all over the world, including large scale masterplans in China, Portugal, Abu Dhabi, and Brazil with Atkins. David set up Studio Egret West with Christophe Egret in 2004, and sits on the CABE London 2012 Design Review Panel.
Tamsie Thomson , head of Building Futures at RIBA said:
"We are delighted to welcome both Eric and David to the Building Futures Steering Group, and look forward to working with them closely to harness their wealth of knowledge and experience to feed into our programme of work."