Following the recent opening of our China studio, McGregor Coxall has now extended our local presence to the UK. Recognised as the commercial hub of England's southwest and awarded “Green Capital of Europe 2015” Bristol is one of the UK's fastest growing cities.
The Bristol studio is headed by Associate Director and Global Leader for the Urbanism sector, Michael Cowdy. Michael is an urbanism leader with over 10 years industry experience on a variety of urban design, masterplanning, residential, public realm, health and aged care projects located in the UK, Australia, China and USA.
His passion rests in integrating masterplanning and placemaking to create healthy, climate adaptive, and vibrant places that sensitively respond to a local community’s needs. Through nationally significant Australian projects such as Parramatta City River, Byron Bay Town Centre and Wollongong Public Spaces Public Life, Michael has demonstrated an innate ability to strategise a project, integrate stakeholder aspirations, and build lasting bonds and partnerships between disparate organisations and communities. He is a regular conference presenter and industry advocate for community focused revitalisation through his active involvement in local urban design bodies and university tutoring programmes.
Mike continues to have close involvement with projects globally and provides a peer review role and design guidance on all major urbanism projects. We look forward to further strengthening global ties with our clients and teaming up on future projects.