SBID understands that while design, when it works well, can lift the spirit and inspire, design is not merely a veneer that pleases the eye. In order for a building, product or even an idea to be deemed ‘well-designed’, it must be function well and be fit for purpose in addition to having aesthetic value.
For this reason, the first round of the three-tier judging system is assessed by a specially selected technical panel of experts. Each entry is subject to close scrutiny. This will include ensuring every entry adheres to industry standards and fit for purpose. Any entries that do not meet the technical standards will not go forward to the next stage of judging.
This initial stage is crucial as it means we can truly and proudly affirm that all eventual finalists and winners have attained the highest possible standards across all areas. Thanks to the professionalism of all our judges, the SBID International Design Awards genuinely celebrate excellence in design.
Associate Professor Professional Practice
Head of Architecture and Design atSouthampton Solent University
Fire Safety Inspector
Lawyer / Architect / Chairman of Planning
Lawyer – Real Estate/Finance
Sarah is Head of Architecture and Design Practice Subject Group at Southampton Solent University. She is an experienced academic and Course Leader of the Architectural Technology course. Alongside teaching and academic management, Sarah works closely with professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Society of British and International Design (SBID) and BRE Academy. Through her career in academia, she gained a wide experience in curriculum design. She considers embedding employability and real world learning to be an integral part of higher education and is committed to delivering excellent student experience. She regularly takes part in course accreditation and approval panels, professional interviews and judging student competitions.
David is a Fire Safety Inspector with London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) for over 30 years. He is the Chief Fire Inspector at Westminster Council and is a member of the Institute of Licensing and has represented the Fire Authority at various committees of the British Standards Institute (BSI).
Eva is a solicitor specialising in Real Estate and Planning. She is the former Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet (2006/2007) and remains today the Chairman of the Planning and Environment Committee of the London Borough of Barnet and Assistant Cabinet member of Housing.
Andrew was a Partner in Clifford Chance, specialising since 1988 in major infrastructure projects and property development work with particular involvement in the UK Private Finance Initiative. Cited as a leading expert in PFI/PPP.
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