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Dhruv Sookhoo

ARB Examiner

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Biography

Dhruv Sookhoo is a chartered architect, chartered town planner and experienced housing development practitioner. He studied architecture and planning at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, where he now contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across professionally-accredited programmes in architecture, planning and urban design. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and his teaching reflects expertise in residential design and delivery, promotion of housing design quality through the planning process and client commissioning, and design-led approaches for improved collaboration between professionals and residents.

Dhruv is Head of Research and Practice Innovation, at Metropolitan Workshop, an award-winning practice of architects and urban designers delivering complex public and private sector projects from their studios in London and Dublin. Prior to this he gained senior industry experience as Design Manager, and then Head of Design, at Home Group, a large developing housing association, where he was responsible for championing better residential design quality across a national housing and regeneration programme by commissioning leading architects and designers, effective client-side design management, design review and community engagement.

Dhruv is currently Chair of the RIBA Housing Group, a member of the RTPI Accreditation and Partnership Board, an assessor for the RTPI Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), and a member of the Governing Council of the NHBC. He is a past member of the RIBA Education Trust Fund Committee and several RIBA Visiting Boards, and an alumnus of Future of London’s London Leadership Programme.

Annual Register of Interests 2020

Membership of Formal Groups:
Chartered Architect, RIBA
Chartered Town Planner, RTPI
Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Business, Professional or Social Relationships:
North East Doctoral Training Partnership, Newcastle University and Durham University
Visiting Lecturer, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University
Head of Research and Practice Innovation, Metropolitan Workshop, London and Dublin

Companies or Associations which you or members of your family are officers or employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests:
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Involvement in Partnerships, Joint Ventures or Consortia:
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Professional Relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have relationships with ARB:
North East Doctoral Training Partnership, Newcastle University and Durham University
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University
Head of Research and Practice Innovation, Metropolitan Workshop, London and Dublin
Membership of the RTPI Accreditation Panel and Partnership Board, Joint Distance Learning Constoria (led by
Leeds Beckett)
Governing Council, National House Building Council, NHBC

Other:
N/A

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