Lianne Knotts RIBA
Director – Senior Architect

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 has led the briefing, concept and early development design stages for a new 15-bed unit for adults with severe autism spectrum disorders. This required a strong understanding of the patient group, working closely with clinicians.

It was this such strength in the user-consultation process that led Lianne to be the architect and health planner for New Oakville Hospital, an AFP (PPP) development of a new CAD$700m, 457 bed acute care community hospital in Ontario, Canada.  She was responsible for the planning of a number of mental health and rehabilitation wards, successfully collaborating with Canadian partners.

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.

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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.

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.

Lianne speaks at various events including the Design and Mental Health Conference and is the former Vice Chair of the UK’s North East Regional RIBA.

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