Lianne Knotts RIBA

Lianne Knotts RIBA

Lianne joined Medical Architecture  in 2007 and leads the Newcastle office alongside director, Paul Yeomans.  She is a specialist architectural designer and clinical planner of healthcare buildings with particular strengths in mental health design.

Most recently, Lianne was a key member of the dementia design group established for the new-build Roker and Mowbray Dementia Care Centre, working directly with clinical and estates teams to ensure that the resulting building was in line with recommendations from Stirling University.  The Centre is the first NHS building to be formally accredited and has achieved the Gold Standard.

Lianne was Lead Architect for Ferndene, Children and Young People’s Centre which won “Best International Mental Health Design” at the International Academy of Design and Health’s 8th World Congress and Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as other awards.   Lianne was also the Lead Architect for Rose Lodge Assessment and Treatment Centre, winner of “Best Social Care Design” at the UK’s 2010 Building Better Healthcare Awards and Highly Commended at the Design and Health International Academy Awards 2011 for Best International Mental Health Project.

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Working in collaboration with Canadian partners, Kasian Architects, Lianne was the architect and health planner on a  457 bed community hospital in Ontario, Canada

Lianne has prior experience in the UK Education sector and has acted as Design Advisor to Gateshead Council for Gateshead Schools PFI.

As the former Vice Chair of the UK’s North East Regional RIBA,  Lianne was Conference Chair and sat on the RIBA North East Healthcare Conference 2010 committee.