(on maternity leave 19th October - early June 2013)
Carol joined Northern Architecture in April 2009. Her background is in development within the cultural and voluntary sectors with previous roles focusing on management, fundraising and communications. She is a graduate of Newcastle University, and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management from Northumbria.
Carol is currently Chair of the Built Environment Steering Group of Durham County Council's Altogether Greener Partnership.
Nick is covering the operations and management responsibilities during her maternity leave. Nick has substantial operational and strategic management skills and experience as well as a strong interest in urbanism and the work of Northern Architecture. Nick’s 30 years experience based on Tyneside, includes a range of frontline, senior management and Board-level roles in small community organisations, the public sector and in large national voluntary organisations. Since 2008 Nick has run his own consultancy – Organisational Advice and Support, working for a range of different clients across the region and beyond.
Lowri graduated in Fine Art from Newcastle University and has worked for various cultural organisations throughout the North East. She was appointed as Projects Officer in May 2004, having worked as Community Arts Officer for the City of Sunderland Council and Arts Development Officer for the Mid Northumberland Arts Group. Lowri manages the Community Participation Programme.
Lowri is trained to support young people through their Arts Award Bronze and Silver.
Sara has a background in Fine Art and Design and is trained as a teacher. With extensive experience in formal education she has most recently taught Art and Design at FE and HE level. She has in the past worked in both the creative industries and voluntary sector. Sara joined Northern Architecture in January 2008.
Sara is a STEM Ambassador and is trained to support young people through their Arts Award Bronze and Silver.
A graduate of History of Art at the University of Leeds, Kate joined Northern Architecture in November 2005 from a freelance background in the cultural sector. She has a professional qualification (CIM) in marketing and a qualification in community development. Kate works to support and promote awareness of Northern Architecture's activities, manages the Engaging People Programme and supports the organisation's development.
After several years in dance education and marketing, Emma launched domus, the first dedicated contemporary design shop in the North East, before embarking on further studies in Interior Architecture and an MA in Design. On graduation Emma became a lecturer for the University of Teesside's Spatial Programme before a period working in public relations focusing on architecture, interiors and the arts. Emma joined Northern Architecture in November 2008.
Emma is a STEM Ambassador and is trained to support young people through their Arts Award Bronze and Silver.
Chloe Booth is Northern Architecture's Marketing and Administrative Assistant. Her role is currently to cover Carol's maternity leave while other staff take on different responsibilities. Chloe is an entrepreneur who runs her own creative business part-time. A background in fine art she also has experience as an education and projects officer working on public engagement programmes.