Glasgow born Michael Angus is an architect, and senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture (University of Strathclyde) having held the position of Year Director, Course Director and Director of Education. He has taught across all aspects of the architectural curriculum, and continues to promote the advancement of architectural design pedagogy. He is also an author, photographer, musician and currently is presenter on BBC 1 ‘Scotland’s Home of the Year’. 

Hunter Kirkpatrick is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience working on housing projects varying from individual homes to large scale developments across both the public and private sectors throughout Scotland.

Having worked for a year in London, Hunter joined Armour Construction Consultants in 1991 and has been a Partner in the practice since 2004 , building the company Client base across all sectors of the industry.  

Hunter is working on housing projects from the Highlands to the west coast islands to the Borders in addition to those through the central belt, provided through offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Kilmarnock.

Susannah is an accomplished Architect and the Managing Director of Architecture and Interior Design studio Ica. With a particular focus on hospitality and commercial residential spaces Susannah has over two decades of experience exploring how architecture integrates into everyday life and how lives can be enhanced and enriched through good design.

Susannah completed her studies at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and gained valuable experience working in private sector practices before joining Ica in 2010. Following promotion to Director in 2019, she assumed the role of studio leader in 2020.

Known for her creative problem-solving skills, Susannah enjoys dissecting complex challenges in design, construction, and the running of the studio — always searching for the best outcome.

Teresa is a retired health practitioner and has extensive experience in numerous non-executive roles within local government, central government agencies, the health service and the voluntary sector.

Teresa was elected onto Ochil View Housing Association in 2000 having had various terms as the local authority representative whilst serving as a councillor between 1988 and 1999. Teresa is a former Chairperson of Ochil View, between 2003 and 2010. She is passionate about enabling the build of good quality sustainable, energy efficient homes that are safe, secure & affordable. Teresa is currently on the Housing Association Customer Services Committee and is Vice Convenor of the Human Resources and Health & Safety Committee.

Teresa is a former Chair of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations & Cooperatives and in that capacity was on the Judging Panel for the annual The Scotsman Housing awards.

Teresa was awarded an MBE in 2018 for services to community housing. She was elected onto the EVH Executive Committee in April 2019.

Suzanne is a Chartered Town Planner, Urban Designer and Mediator with over 33 years’ experience in both public and private sector planning. Her own planning consultancy practice was established in 2009; she also works as Principal of Sir Frank Mears Associates. She is an A&DS Design Review Panellist, planning advisor to the RIAS Planning Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the RIAS.

She advises a broad range of clients on a variety of sectors and projects and regularly represents clients at appeals and acts as an expert witness in the courts on planning and development issues.

Her research on planning issues has been published and she gets asked to speak regularly at planning related seminars in Scotland.

John is chairman of Whiteburn, an Edinburgh based family-owned developer and house building company, currently building a pipeline of mainly new build housing sites in Fife and the Scottish Borders, for private sale and social rent with HA partners. 

Whiteburn won Homes for Scotland SME developer or the year and Scottish Borders Place Making awards in 2022. Ref:

Qualifying originally as a civil engineer and after a period working overseas and in London, John has spent the last thirty years pursuing a range of speculative urban regeneration and refurbishment projects through Whiteburn in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, for a variety of commercial and residential outcomes; including developing The Tun, a National BCO Award-winning office development in Edinburgh.

John also chaired a charitable mid-market rent housing company and saw through its merger with Hillcrest Housing Association, remaining on the board in order to instigate the phased regeneration of its 128-home site at Ellengowan Drive, Dundee.

John adds a commercial perspective to the Saltire judging process from his development and housing experience.

Gareth is a Chartered Construction Manager and qualified Architectural Technician with a background in Architecture and House Building spanning over 25 years, he brings a wealth of knowledge from within the property development sector.

A very active construction industry mentor providing guidance and support for those just starting out within the industry and helping them achieve Chartered status within the CIOB.

Past chair of the CIOB in Scotland, he is also a judge on the CIOB in Scotland awards.

Gareth is responsible for awarding of the CIOB Good Building Award.

Helen established Helen Lucas Architects in 2001, with a wealth of experience already behind her. She has worked in housing co-ops and for private and commercial clients, always focussed on their needs and dreams, making places for them to flourish.

Her business has grown organically and in 2016 became a Limited Company. HLA build happily, and successfully, in the more remote corners of Scotland as well as enjoying a unique reputation for their work in Edinburgh.

Helen's business ethic is collaborative and her office team, and network of consultants and builders, share her focus: on listening, on detail, and on making happy places.

Helen currently sits on the council of trustees for the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

Having studied at the University of Edinburgh and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London Liz joined the Edinburgh based architecture practice Simpson & Brown in 2006 and became an associate in 2011. She has extensive experience in the creative adaptation of historic buildings having worked on several listed buildings throughout the United Kingdom. Projects include the restoration and extension to York Art Gallery, the reconfiguration of Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds, the transformation of a former Princes Street department store to create the new brand home for Johnnie Walker and, most recently, the restoration and extension to a former deanery at Lincoln Cathedral to create a new visitor centre. Liz has also worked on a variety of residential projects, ranging from a masterplan for a highland estate to the adaptation of a former woollen mill in Snowdonia to create a unique family home. In addition to her professional practice Liz has tutored fourth year students in technical design and has been an invited external critic for first year reviews at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA).