Design Awareness Training: Scottish Borders Council

31 May 2007 | blog, comment, research

Design Awareness Training - Scottish Borders Council
Willie Miller is a member of a number of teams chosen by the Improvement Service to deliver Design Awareness Training to Scottish local authorities.

As part of the team led by Drew Mackie, we delivered a well attended two day introduction to urban design to an enthusiastic and well informed group of planners and roads engineers from Scottish Borders Council. The team also included Matt Lally from the Matrix Partnership.

This was an enjoyable couple of days spent with a very interested group of officers who already have a strong grasp of urban design principles. Much of the discussion focused on the issues associated with trying to fit new development into the beautiful Borders landscape.

We subsequently undertook a similar training exercise for the staff and Councillors of Western Isles Council – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – in Stornoway.

Willie Miller, the founder and principal of WMUD, died on 12th January 2021 after a short illness. Willie was a much-loved husband and father and had a huge circle of friends  and professional colleagues. He was a multi-talented urban designer whose work had a major impact on hundreds of cities, towns and neighbourhoods throughout the UK and over the past 25 years. He also worked in Ireland, the Channel Islands and the USA.

Ines Triebel has been with WMUD since 2005, and she will continue the practice, drawing on her skills as a planner and designer. Ines has worked on place strategies, masterplans, policy guidance, regeneration and development frameworks, and the design of public realm and streetscape projects. She has extensive experience of working with communities, including charrettes.

WMUD will continue its long-standing strategic partnerships with Benton Scott-Simmons, Nick Wright Planning, Kevin Murray Associates, icecream architecture, yellow book and others. Please direct inquiries to Ines at [email protected] or contact any of the practices named above.