Education Design Council

Transforming the industry with evidence based design

The Education Council seeks to put effective design at the core of the learning process and show how evidence-based design decisions can transform the learning experience for everyone. The council consists of experts across the sector of the industry.

Lesley McMillan
Interior Designer at City of Edinburgh Council & SBID Education Council Chair

Lesley is an Architectural & Interior Designer with experience of designing educational spaces from nurseries and schools to libraries and museums and particularly passionate about creating holistic and therapeutic environments.

Gillian Nicoll
University of Edinburgh

Gillian is the Learning & Teaching Spaces Design Manager in the Estates Department at the University of Edinburgh. Gillian has 25 years Space Management experience, in central and local government, and laterally in the HEI sector at Edinburgh University, for the past 16 years.

Oliver Heath
Founder of Heath Design Ltd.

Oliver is a qualified Domestic Energy and Green Deal Assessor who founded an architectural and interior design practice, combining sustainability, consumer engagement and communications to inspire the uptake of future thinking in the built environment. He promotes happier, healthier places to live and work through his projects as designer, writer, and TV presenter.

Maxine Sloss
Art Teacher

Maxine worked as a designer for 20 years for companies in New York and London before becoming an Art Teacher. She launched the Art Room charity in Edinburgh and founded the Super Power Agency - A mentoring centre which aims to improve literacy, foster aspiration and boost self esteem through the most fundamental super power the ability to read and write.

Twyla Michelle Howse
Director of N2ITION Ltd and Workplace Consultant at Wagstaff Group Ltd

Twyla is an industry professional, qualified to BSC, DipM, and MBA level and continuing to develop her multifaceted career which spans across the Interior Design industry and into the field of Sales and Marketing. She set up her own practice to combine these disciplines and focus on all aspects of interior design.

Ian Cathcart
National Sales Manager for Franklite Limited

Ian is well respected by colleagues and customers alike who appreciate his in-depth knowledge of all things lighting; a knowledge that has been founded on nearly three decades of experience within the lighting industry.

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