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Design Review Panel Members

Design Review Panel Members

  • Mark Penfold (Chair)

    A founder partner of Macallan Penfold Chartered Architects in 1989, Mark has a broad range of public and private sector experience, having worked on multiple large-scale residential and education schemes, as well as diverse community-focused projects and one-off private houses. He has extensive experience in education, residential, community and sports/leisure sectors and also expertise in projects for the disabled.

    He is Chair of both the North East Hampshire Design Review Panel and Chair of the Board of Proteus Theatre Company, a touring theatre company and community arts organisation based in Basingstoke.

  • Chris Blandford (Vice Chair)

    Chris was Founder and Chairman of the multi-disciplinary CBA studios between 1977 and 2017. The practice undertook landscape architecture, master planning, environmental and heritage consultancy for both public and private clients . His influential landscape planning and cultural heritage work in the UK spans many different scales and most of the development and conservation sectors. He has also worked extensively in the Middle East, Far East and Europe.

    Chris is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute and served as an assessor for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the Millennium Commission. As a volunteer he   is currently the President of World Heritage UK (WH:UK) and Vice President of the national Gardens Trust.

  • Graham Morrison (Vice Chair)

    Graham Morrison is a partner of Allies and Morrison. His practice has won 45 RIBA awards, 12 Civic Trust awards and been twice shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. The work of the practice covers masterplans (Kings Cross and the London 2012 Olympics), heritage (grade 1 listed Royal Festival Hall in London and Blackwells in Cumbria), education, housing, health, commercial and transport. He has been an advisor to the Arts Council and the Cabinet office, chaired several juries for architectural competitions and served as a Royal Fine Art Commissioner, a member of CABE and a Commissioner of English Heritage. In 2016, he was awarded an OBE for services to architecture. He is a partner in a furniture design and makers workshop near Midhurst, a local Parish Councillor and a resident of the South Downs National Park.


"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."