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Caroline Cole

Caroline Cole is a consultant who has worked in both design and development.
Caroline Cole read architecture at the University of Cambridge and during her professional life has worked both as a design consultant and as a client, commissioning design professionals for the built environment. She is Founder of Colander Associates, a business that has advised many of the UK’s most acclaimed architectural and engineering practices, and works with building owners, developers and government agencies, helping to formulate their approach to architecture. Caroline regularly publishes articles and speaks at conferences to promote good design to clients, and good business to the professions. She is committed to integrated design and gender diversity, establishing Equilibrium Network, to promote gender diversity within the built environment. She also sits on the Steering Group of the climate emergency network, Architects Declare. She is Chair of the Industry Advisors to IDBE at the University of Cambridge; Trustee of the Ove Arup Foundation; Chair of SPACE Studios; Honorary Fellow of the RIBA; a Professor at IE University, Madrid; Fellow of the RSA, and sits on the Design Review Panel for HS2. She is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and has received the Freedom of the City of London. In her spare time, she is a ceramicist.