Dr. John F Smith

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John is Director of Transport Architecture & has 30 years’ experience in transport infrastructure. He has held leadership & advisory roles on major projects in Europe, Asia & the Middle East.

John’s core area of expertise is in Station Planning, Development & Urban Integration. He is experienced in unlocking the wider value of infrastructure investment through Masterplanning, Transport Oriented Development & OSDs.

Earlier in his career, he was Richard Rogers' Project Architect for Marseille Airport. He led Will Alsop's project team for the original concept design & planning of Crossrail's Paddington Station and for Jubilee Line's North Greenwich Station.

He was a consultant to Hong Kong MTR & KCR, & later director of architecture for the first phase of Singapore MRT’s Circle Line. He led the consultant architectural team on Dublin’s Metro North & was subsequently appointed by the Railway Procurement Agency as interim chief architect for the Railway Order planning process.

John has provided Advisory services to numerous transport authorities. He is an Expert Adviser with Crossrail International, a UK Government-owned consultancy that provides strategic advice on complex rail schemes across the globe. John is a Royal Institute of British Architects Client Adviser and a member of the Expert Panel of Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

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