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Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown BSc MSc CEng MIMechE

Patrick Brown, Head of Sustainable Construction Delivery, City of Edinburgh Council (CEC).

Patrick has a wide range of experience, at various times leading key aspects of building construction and operation including design (public and private sector), project management, facilities management, energy management, PFI/PPP operational contract management and acted as the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for a strategic outsourcing initiative.

He also led the Council’s response to PPP schools’ closure as a consequence of a structural failure in 2016. Further to this he developed and implemented the response to the construction quality recommendations of Professor Cole’s report which the City of Edinburgh Council had commissioned. 

Patrick currently heads the delivery of the design and project management service for CEC’s (non- housing) Operational Estate.

In this role he made the case for the adoption of Passivhaus for new build projects which is now the City of Edinburgh Council’s approach. To support this initiative, he established an informal Passivhaus Delivery Forum currently attended by eight Local Authorities across Scotland who are delivering projects to Certified Passivhaus standard. Some Authorities are now at very advanced stages of Passivhaus project delivery.

In response to the Net Zero challenge Patrick led on pilot feasibility studies examining the implications of deep fabric retrofit on twelve buildings to enable the deployment of heat pumps. These feasibility studies have been widely shared with an aim to work collaboratively to address the Net zero challenge.      
Gordon Shewan

Gordon Shewan

Gordon Shewan is an Associate Director at Faithful+Gould and a Chartered Project Manager based in central Scotland. He has a proven track record of leading multidisciplinary design teams to deliver large complex projects in the education sector.

For the last four years he has been responsible for delivering a programme of Passivhaus and LEIP funded school projects for the City of Edinburgh Council, including the new Currie Community High School and Maybury Primary School. This has afforded Gordon a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of delivering low energy, low carbon projects for clients and communities across Scotland.

Ann-Marie Fallon

Ann-Marie Fallon

Ann-Marie Fallon, Associate Director at Architype has been instrumental in raising industry standards through her tireless involvement in Passivhaus education and exemplar projects. She won the Women in Construction Rising Star Award in 2019 and was named among the AJ 40 Under 40 in 2020.

Ann-Marie worked on the first EnerPHit project in Ireland and is leading a series of EnerPHit informed studies and retrofits for local authorities in Scotland. Ann-Marie has been involved in numerous ground-breaking Passivhaus projects at Architype including Agar Grove, Harris Academy Sutton and several new Scottish schools, working with contractors through toolbox talks to upskill to Passivhaus methods.

Ann-Marie supported the Scottish Futures Trust, establishing new education funding targets under the Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP). In parallel, the work done on new Passivhaus schools in Scotland and retrofits for local authorities is guiding how estates tackle climate emergency.

As an active educator, Ann-Marie is involved in teaching and training as an external Part 1 examiner at universities in the UK and Ireland. She is a frequently asked to speak on Passivhaus at UK and international events as the industry begins to recognise the performance, quality and health benefits of Passivhaus design. 

Ann-Marie frequently contributes to papers on sustainability and integrating Passivhaus as a design standard and is an active trainer and contributor to Passivhaus training. She is championing course development to enhance curriculums across the UK to engage, empower and inform undergraduates and their staff bodies about Passivhaus. Ann-Marie is a tireless advocate for Passivhaus, from education to upskilling the industry to changing legislation, she is championing real and tangible change in the Scottish building sector.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong HND Building Management; Dip Information Systems; Dip Building Management & Economics; Passivhaus Tradesperson 

Preconstruction Manager and Passivhaus and Education Lead 

Neil has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. Most of his career has been spent delivering major projects in the education, health and commercial sectors. During the last 5 years he has worked for Kier Construction’s Scottish business in the role of Preconstruction Manager and Passivhaus and Education Lead. In this role, Neil has helped transfer knowledge gained from successful Passivhaus projects in England and helped to demystify Passivhaus within the Scottish Construction sector. 

Seonaid Crosby

Seonaid Crosby

Seonaid Crosby
Associate Director
Scottish Futures Trust

Seonaid has been part of the Scottish Futures Trust Education team for the past 3 years, managing all aspects of the Scotland’s Schools for the Future and Inspiring Learning Spaces Programmes.

Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson

Associate Director | Scottish Futures Trust

Steven is an advisor in Scottish Future Trust’s Learning Estate team. He previously worked as an education-sector architect in private practice, informed client with sportscotland, and most recently in preconstruction with a Tier 1 contractor. As a former client, consultant and contractor on large-scale public projects, he brings his rounded knowledge in school design and procurement to the team providing additional technical expertise and a design focus to the development of education facilities across the country. Steven collaborates across the SFT workstreams developing our joined-up approach to the delivery of our Learning Estate Investment Programme.

Stephen Long

Stephen Long

Stephen Long

Associate Director | Scottish Futures Trust

Stephen is an architect who worked in both design and construction prior to joining SFT. Seeing things from a variety of viewpoints helps him to appreciate and communicate the opportunities and challenges within a programme or project and assist in developing holistic solutions. He currently works across the SFT Education Team.

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