Welcome to the Friends of Design for Homes. Listed below are some of the current Friends, including past Design for Homes Board members and others who have an active interest in the UK residential sector.

The Friends meet at quarterly informal events to discuss topical housing related issues and to provide a sounding board and ideas for initiatives led by Design for Homes to improve the quality of housing and mixed use developments across the UK.

Pete Redman

Interim CEO of social housing organisations Pete has extensive experience of leading some of the county’s most innovative social housing organisations.  He has been CEO of Leeds Federated Housing Association and then of the Notting Hill Housing Group.  At LFHA he set up a large scale housing partnership with the City Council, five housing associations […]

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Stephen Mullin

Stephen Mullin is an architect and housing consultant who worked for Cedric Price from 1964 to 1970 on numerous projects, including the Fun Palace and Potteries Thinkbelt; later taught at the Bartlett and the Architectural Association schools of architecture, and then formulated the Estate Action Programme for Islington Council in the mid-1970s. He is a […]

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Barry Munday

Barry Munday joined PRP in 1973 and became a Director in 1983 and Chairman in 2001.  In the early 1990s Barry formed a specialist group within PRP to tackle the large scale regeneration. He retired from full time practice in September 2007 and now acts as consultant. During his career, his wider interests have included […]

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Clive Jackson

Clive had a successful career in marketing for international corporates across sectors from global drinks brands to suppliers to the construction industry. He was instrumental in setting up sponsor led funding streams for Design for Homes and served on the board from 1998 to 2010. Clive works as a freelance Management and Marketing Consultant for […]

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Chris Johnson

Chris has 40 years’ experience in the inception, procurement and delivery of major regeneration/social housing projects via stock transfer, joint funding and community involvement at senior levels as a ‘Regeneration Trouble-shooter’ for major London Authorities, a Housing Action Trust and RSLs. He has wide experience as a Board and Committee member for several RSLs and […]

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Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire is Managing Director and co-owner of HTA, a design-based consultancy to the development industry, specialising in placemaking, providing project management, master planning, urban design, architecture, landscape design, planning, technical design, graphics and other disciplines. A member of the practice since 1976 and a partner since 1986, Ben became a main board director when […]

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Canda Smith

Canda Smith was Head of Sustainable Urban Design at the Communities and Local Government department until April 2010 where she managed a suite of the last government’s many housing initiatives.

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Richard Mullane

Richard worked to establish Design for Homes alongside David Birkbeck from inception, gaining an MSc in Urban Design and Regeneration while delivering national conferences, awards ceremonies, published research, urban design training, international tours, and Building for Life assessments.  From 2006 he produced and directed the series of short documentaries about the impact of design and […]

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Yolande Barnes

Yolande joined Savills in 1989 as Head of Residential Research, was made a Divisional Director in 1994. She is now accountable for all Savills research departments and heads up the Land and Mixed Development department.

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