Scott Brownrigg appoints new Practice Director


International design practice Scott Brownrigg has appointed Helen Taylor to the role of Practice Director.

Helen joins the practice from BAM Design and has previously worked as Associate Director at Capita Symonds and Architecture PLB. She specialises in education design, most recently in Academies, Free Schools and University Technical Colleges.

Helen’s commitment to sustainability, diversity and inclusive design, will support the implementation of new initiatives to assist Scott Brownrigg in achieving its quality management, sustainability and corporate responsibility objectives. Within her role as Practice Director, Helen will be responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of programmes to maintain and enhance the high levels of technical competence and expertise across the practice to ensure legal and best practice compliance; as well as taking responsibility for all practice and project related Health and Safety compliance.

Well recognised through her collaboration with industry bodies, Helen was a founder member and co-chair of Architects for Change, the RIBA’s Equality & Diversity Forum; Chair of the RIBA Inclusive Design Committee; and Convenor of the RIBA Schools Client Forum. She has recently become co-chair of the new Construction Industry Council Green Construction Panel; is a mentor for the Construction Industry Council Fluid Mentoring Programme; and is involved with the Cabinet Office's Paralympic Legacy project, to improve the inclusive design skills of built environment professionals.

This strategic appointment will greatly support the practice as it continues to expand within UK and International markets.