Media Release: Two specialists from Archial’s Glasgow office to present at SCALA 2010 Conference


TWO specialists from the Glasgow office of Archial, one of the country’s largest architectural practices, are to speak at the forthcoming SCALA (The Society of Chief Architects of Local Authorities) 2010 Conference in the Low Wood Hotel, on the banks of Lake Windermere, on 21st/22nd October 2010.

Kevin Cooper, director of Archial, and John Easton, principal sustainability consultant for Archial Sustainable Futures, are acknowledged experts in their fields.

As such, they have been invited to present at SCALA 2010, the theme of which is ‘Balancing Urban and Rural Needs in the New Economy’.

Says a spokesperson: “SCALA is a collaborative organisation of public sector architects and related professionals, committed to assisting its members in achieving the highest possible standards in the development, design, construction and management of the public sector estate.”

Christopher Littlemore, CEO of Archial, said: “It’s a tremendous honour for Archial, and a testament to our acknowledged expertise in this area, to have both Kevin and John chosen to present at this prestigious event.

“The Falkirk Schools PPP, led by Kevin, was the first bundled educational PPP project to be completed in the UK and he is certainly amongst the most experienced architects involved in the design of schools in the UK.

“Kevin is currently design director for a total of five new schools for Inverclyde Council. He is also a visiting critic at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Architecture in Dundee, as well as an educational enabler and design reviewer for Architecture & Design Scotland.

“John heads Archial Sustainable Futures, our research, development and advice service delivering guidance from dedicated specialists who have the knowledge and experience to provide practical support for the definition and achievement of our sustainable futures.

“John is a carbon consultant accredited by The Carbon Trust to provide Low Carbon Buildings Design Advice and is a member of the Carbon Trust’s Consultant Pool in Scotland for Public Procurement.

“He is also licensed to provide BREEAM Education and Healthcare assessments.

“I’m certain that both Kevin and John’s presentations will be of great interest and stimulate much discussion amongst SCALA 2010 delegates.”

John Easton will present on The Transition to a Low Carbon Local Authority Estate: the Architect and Designer’s role in saving Cash and Carbon at 12:00pm whilst Kevin Cooper will talk about recent schools work undertaken by Archial at 14:00pm on Friday 22nd October.

Part of the Ingenium Group, Archial is an international architectural specialist with public and private-sector clients.

Its diverse portfolio includes work in corporate, education, government, healthcare, industrial, mixed-use, residential, retail and transport sectors and it employs approximately 300 employees in offices throughout England and Scotland.

The award winning Archial organisation has been known for delivering intelligent solutions that combine creative excellence with commercial success.


For further information please contact Kevin Cooper or John Easton T: +44 (0) 141 204 6500

Issued on behalf of Archial by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018 www.liquorice-media.com

Date 19 October 2010

Notes to Editors

  • Delivering global building solutions, the 900 employees of the privately held Ingenium Group of companies offer an extensive range of architectural, engineering, land use and development planning, interior design, project management, construction, design-build and partnership services through offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. It has a broad and diverse portfolio of completed work within the commercial, government, transportation and lifestyle sectors, comprising some of the largest building projects in the world. The Ingenium Group member company brands include Archial, Alsop Sparch, NORR, Giffels, CION and Westpro. For more information: www.theingeniumgroup.com.

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