Atoll are delighted to report that as of April 2021, Ian Banks has been formally re-appointed on the updated Design Council Experts Directory as one of their new ‘Expert Specialists’ working nationally alongside their parallel team of Ambassadors.
Design Council acknowledge that their Experts: “are designers, renowned in their fields. They contribute their experience and skills to our pool of knowledge about design that works, design practice knowledge and programme delivery”.
In Ian’s case, his expertise is in the creative-collaborative fields of architecture, public art and creative engagement in regeneration. This meets with Design Council aims to help foster Healthy Placemaking for Healthy Lives, and who “collectively embody the organisation’s commitment to make life better by design”.
Since June 2012, Ian Banks had been part of an invited Design Council network of 400 select ‘Built Environment Experts’ (BEE’s), who worked nationally to support the Council’s work delivering high-quality design throughout England.
For more information read the April 2021 Design Council Announcement of its “refreshed network of more than 400 built and natural environment experts” and download the 2021 Design Council Experts Directory