NEWS Practice

Hilson Moran join NLA Expert Panels

Our Technical Director, Nigel Clark and Senior Sustainability Consultant, Michael Dariane have been selected to join the NLA’s Expert Panels. Nigel Clark will join the Technical Competency panel and Michael Dariane will sit on the panel for Wellbeing.

This is a new series that brings together industry experts from across the NLA membership to provide thought-leadership on design, development and construction in London and respond to new policies and consultations.

Nigel is an industry expert in commercial developments, environmentally responsible design, tall buildings, and the use of advanced digital technology to improve the design and construction process. He will share ideas on improving technical competency in the detailed design and delivery of buildings in London and advise NLA on the development of a new technical programme. Topics of focus will include fire safety and material performance, building regulations and procurement, modern methods of construction, digital collaboration, and training and education.

Nigel, said, “I’m delighted to be on the panel, and I look forward to sharing insights and ideas to ensure design delivery drives industry best practice and helps to deliver our commitments to a more circular economy and zero carbon developments. With the increasing breadth of subjects which need to come together to achieve this, technical competence will be a fundamental requirement amongst designers.”

Michael is a certified LEED Accredited Professional (AP), a Pearl Qualified Professional and a Project Management Professional, and became one of the UK’s first WELL Accredited Professionals in 2016. He will sit on the 2020 panel for Wellbeing where he’ll share thought-leadership on the relationship between the urban environment and health and wellbeing; Michael will share his thoughts and experience on improving and understanding how the design and operation of the physical environment links with infrastructure to support health, social and cultural life, and systems for citizen engagement.

Michael said, “I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and using my experience to advise on how best to implement health and wellbeing in to the built environment, taking into consideration a wide range of factors such as ventilation, water quality, and access to nature among others. In the current climate we’re seeing more companies and developers look at ways to build and provide healthy environments not just for now but also to protect against any future diseases, and also provide healthy working and living environments that also contribute to mental wellbeing.”

For more information on the panellists and NLA programme visit

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