Dr. John F. Smith

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John is Director of Transport Architecture and has 30 years’ experience in the planning and design of transport infrastructure.

He led Richard Rogers' multi-disciplinary design team for Marseille Airport. He led Alsop's design teams for North Greenwich Station on the Jubilee Line Extension and Paddington Station on Crossrail. He originally founded his practice in 1994, working initially for Hong Kong MTR and KCR before becoming director of architecture and urban design for the first phase of Singapore MRT’s Circle Line.

He led the architectural team on Dublin’s Metro North. The Railway Procurement Agency subsequently appointed him interim chief architect for the Railway Order planning process, including public consultation on architecture and urban design, and presentation of the scheme to a national public enquiry.

John provides project advisory services to transport authorities, including Dubai Roads & Transport Authority, Metro Jeddah, Qatar Railways and the Swedish Transport Administration. He is a member of Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s Expert Panel.

He qualified at the Bartlett School of Architecture & Planning, University College London. He has a PhD in Design Research from the Royal College of Art.

 

Stephen James

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Stephen James is Director of Bridge Design and has 25 years’ experience in infrastructure architecture and public realm design.

He was a Design Architect at Alsop Architects, working on North Greenwich Station on the Jubilee Line Extension and Paddington Station on Crossrail.

He was a Project Director at Foster and Partners for the Hong Kong Airport Express Railway and MTR Stations.

He was Design Director at Lloyd Northover, in Singapore, developing designs for the newly integrated public transport system for the Singapore Land Transport Authority.

Stephen joined Ramboll in 2004, appointed Bridges Design Team Leader in 2008, and subsequently, Chair of the International Bridge Development Board. Stephen has been responsible for a number of award-winning, landmark bridges in the UK, Sweden, Finland, Singapore, and the US.

He qualified at the Bartlett School of Architecture & Planning, University College London.

 

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