London School of Economics LSE Cities Urban95 Academy (from 2021; ongoing) expert adviser and content provider for this global municipal leadership programme
National Association of City Transportation Officials / Global Designing Cities Initiative (2018-9)
Advisory Committee member for Designing Streets for Kids publication.
Bernard van Leer Foundation (from 2016: ongoing)
Expert advice and input into Urban95, including participation in internal planning workshops in Bogotá (2016) and Amsterdam (2017), organising a study tour of child-friendly urban design and play space design and management in London in 2017, and delivering a workshop on risk and liability in 2017 for a cross-disciplinary team from Tel Aviv as part of a study tour of Copenhagen organised by Gehl Architects.
British Land Canada Water (2018)
Masterplanning input on making the major Canada Water London development more child-and family-friendly.
Child & Nature Alliance of Canada (2018-9)
Lead consultant to support the development and writing of a risk benefit assessment framework, in a project funded by the Lawson Foundation (see below).
Chris Blandford Associates (2017)
Expert input for a Healthy Living, Youth and Play Strategy for the new town of Northstowe, Cambridgeshire (a project funded by Homes England).
Design Council (from 2007: ongoing)
Tim is an Ambassador [pdf link] for the Design Council, the UK’s design champion, and was a Built Environment Expert in its predecessor body, the Commission on Architecture and the Built Environment.
Dublin Docklands Development Authority (2006-7)
Input into visioning and brief-setting for flagship play space at Chimney Park, and on selection panel for appointment of designers.
Historic Royal Palaces (2009-14)
Strategic and site-specific visioning, design review, support and advice. Panel member for the design competition for the Magic Garden, an award-winning outdoor space at Hampton Court that opened in 2016.
Jon Sheaff & Associates (2017)
Expert input into the development of an Open Spaces Strategy for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Kings Cross Central for Argent (2008-10)
Preparation of play implementation plan across the site. Brief-setting for flagship play space at Handyside Park, and on selection panel for appointment of designers. Input into vision, brief and design review for other public spaces.
Lawson Foundation (from 2016-2018)
Expert advice on the Foundation’s Canada-wide outdoor play strategy, launched in 2016. More details here.
Lee Valley Regional Park (2007-11)
Input into strategic approach to outdoor play, and visioning and design review for natural play spaces at River Lee Country Park Play Trail and Three Mills Green.
London Borough of Camden play pathfinder programme (2008-10)
Input into visioning and brief-setting for play pathfinder programme; on selection panel for appointment of designers of play spaces. On panel for appointment of design team for Kilburn Grange Adventure Playground (RIBA award winner for 2011).
London Borough of Hackney (2008-10)
Input into visioning and community engagement for play pathfinder programme; devised and implemented play awareness programme for key local authority departments and partners in the public and voluntary sectors.
London Legacy Development Company (2011-13)
Site-specific visioning, support and design review advice in relation to the North and South Hubs of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including the award-winning Tumbling Bay playground. Panel member for the North Hub design competition. (Follows on from previous work in 2007 and 2010 with LLDC and other Olympic delivery bodies.)
Manchester City Council (2017-8)
Visioning, design review and other consultancy input into a new play space for Heaton Park (the city’s largest and most popular park).
National Trust (2009-18)
Strategic and site-specific consultancy work on the theme of playfulness, including visioning, risk management policy development and training, site development and play awareness training. Includes site-specific input at Attingham Park, Box Hill and Mottisfont Abbey.
Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle Program (OPAL) South Australia (2014-16)
Visioning, staff development and communication on risk and outdoor play with policy, professional and public audiences over 3 visits between 2014 and 2016. Read testimonial here.
Publica (from 2010: ongoing)
Public realm brief-setting, design review and related work on a number of high-profile development projects in London (as an associate).
South London Gallery (from 2008; ongoing)
Evaluation, reportage for ‘Making Play’, a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund that set out to explore contemporary art practice in relation to children’s play, and subsequent play-themed initiatives. Read more about the project in this blog post.
Advice and expert input into various campaigns, including Dirt is Good and Project Sunlight.
Tim has also provided consultancy input for the following clients:
- Big Lottery Fund
- BBC Children’s TV
- BUJ Architects
- Dorset Community Action
- Groundwork UK
- Inspiring Scotland
- Irish National Children’s Office
- Open University
- Oxfordshire County Council
- PRP Architects
- Royal Parks
- Sheffield University
- Sport England
- Sunderland City Council in association with Colour UDL
- Sutcliffe Play
- Townshend Landscape Architects
- Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council