PLACE is composed of a multi-disciplinary team of core staff and volunteers, who are supported by the Board and its subcommittees and advisory groups.
Callie Persic, Chair
Callie works in Belfast City Council on the Local Development Plan and local regeneration programmes.
Murdo is a Community, Voluntary and Social Enterprise Sector Charity Consultant.
Sabine is an urban planner by profession and currently works as project sponsor in Belfast City Council.
Áine is an Associate with White Ink Architects.
Sara is a social researcher and Project Manager, Northern Ireland Health & Social Care Board
Glynn is an Assistant Director of Corporate Finance: Government & Infrastructure, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Amberlea Neely | Acting Director
Amberlea leads and manages the organisation in line with strategic objectives. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Dougherty | Finance Assistant
Sarah works with the Acting Director to produce budgets, manage income and expenditure and ensure strict financial protocols are followed. email@example.com
Conor McCafferty | Creative Producer
Conor develops and delivers projects, events and exhibitions at PLACE. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Morrow | Creative Producer (Freelance)
Jane develops and delivers projects, events and exhibitions at PLACE. email@example.com
Stuart volunteers on projects, events and exhibitions at PLACE. firstname.lastname@example.org
To help us deliver each project, we commission some of the most well-respected practitioners in architecture, planning, urban design and landscape architecture, in addition to academics, researchers and independent artists. In just the past year, some of the people we have commissioned for our projects have included:
- Darran Anderson (author, Imaginary Cities);
- Jayne Bassett (architect);
- Alice Casey (architect, Taka Architects and exhibitor at Venice Biennale);
- Kate Catterall (associate professor in design, University of Texas);
- Michael Doherty (architect, Doherty Architects);
- Richard Dougherty (architect, Hall McKnight Architects);
- Prof. Marianne Elliott, OBE (emeritus professor, Irish Studies, University of Liverpool);
- Stuart Hood (landscape architect, Park Hood);
- Dr. Daniel Jewesbury (artist, senior lecturer, University of Gothenburg);
- Dr. Sarah Lappin (architectural historian, senior lecturer, QUB);
- Emer Murnaghan (engineer, Graham Group and vice-chair, Institute of Civil Engineers);
- Rebekah McCabe (podcast producer, senior project officer at Involve, anthropologist and researcher);
- Dr. Andrew McClelland (post-doctoral researcher, University of Liverpool);
- Dr. Eva McDermott (conservation architect, NIEA and researcher);
- Dr. Andrew Molloy (architect Alastair Coey Architects and researcher).
- Dr. Aisling O’Beirn (associate lecturer, University of Ulster);
- Robin Price (artist);
- Aisling Shannon (researcher and architect, Studio Idir);
- Dawson Stelfox, MBE (principal, Consarc);
- Prof. Ken Sterrett (planning, QUB);
- Barrie Todd (retired architect, founder Todd Architects).