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HEDQF appoints Tracy Meller as a Trustee

08 March 2022

Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners (RSHP) is delighted to announce that the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF), at its most recent meeting of Trustees, appointed Senior Partner, Tracy Meller to its   Board of Trustees

Tracy is a founding member of HEDQF, an organisation that exists to promote high-quality design in university campuses, buildings and facilities, in the knowledge that the quality of the estate enhances the student experience of teaching and learning.

As a chartered architect she has been a member of the RIBA awards group for the last 6 years, and has judged the Architects’ Journal Women in Architecture award twice. In 2020, Tracy was made an Honorary Professor of Architecture at the University of Nottingham.

Tracy was the partner responsible for the design development and delivery of the award-winning LSE Centre Building, for which she was awarded the inaugural MJ Long Award for Excellence in Practice in 2020. The building has also been recognized by winning a RIBA National and London Award, Civic Trust Award, and Best Public Building at the BREEAM awards with a rating of Outstanding (88.9%). Tracy was also a project lead on Mossbourne Community Academy, which won a RIBA, Civic Trust and a Hackney Design award in 2006.

Tracy Meller, said: “I am delighted to be joining the HEDQF Board of Trustees. HEDQF is a unique organisation that brings together those who commission Higher Education estates, those who design them and those who occupy them with a common goal to ensure we are constantly evolving to deliver the highest possible quality. It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of the conversations that will help inform the campuses of the future. “

HEDQF Chair Ghazwa Alwani-Starr said: “I am delighted to welcome Tracy onto the Board of HEDQF. Her recognised experience together with her interests in education and research will be of enormous value to the higher education sector. HEDQF is grateful to all our Board Trustees for their commitment to our charity and we will continue to work hard to provide stimuli for all our members to pursue excellence in the design of university places and spaces.”