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Lianne Knotts

RIBA, Adv.Dip. PPA, BArch(Hons), BA(Hons)

Role: Director
Location: Newcastle
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Lianne Knotts

Lianne has over 17 years of experience in healthcare design. Her wide-ranging expertise in the sector covers mental and acute health facilities, with work focusing on the needs of both adults and children. She was Lead Architect for the award-winning Ferndene, a Children and Young People’s Centre in Northumberland, and Rose Lodge Assessment and Treatment Centre, winner of “Best Social Care Design” at the Building Better Healthcare Awards.

Lianne is a Director, leading our Newcastle Studio alongside Paul Yeomans. Her strengths lie in early project stages, particularly leading stakeholder engagement and clinical planning, which has led Lianne to work collaboratively worldwide with local architect and clinical teams. A passionate advocate for designing high-quality, therapeutic inpatient environments, Lianne has recently been promoted to Director on the Board of the Design in Mental Health Network. With her experience as a Professional Examiner for RIBA Part 3 at Newcastle University, she leads the mentoring of our young graduates and is responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of our team. Currently, Lianne is leading the redevelopment of Shotley Bridge Community Hospital in County Durham. She also continues to lead our overseas collaborations, currently working on projects in Toronto, Canada, and with Health Prince Edward Island in a Technical Advisory role.

Lianne Knotts