Claire McKeown leads Platform 5 Consultants. She is a qualified architect and has advised both private and public sector companies on achieving design quality. Claire studied at Cambridge, The Royal College of Art and The Bartlett School of Architecture. She started her career as an architect in the private residential sector later progressing to education projects. Her enthusiasm for good design led her to become an Enabling Advisor at CABE, where her chief role was the maintenance of design quality in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. At Malcolm Reading Consultants, (MRC) Claire led on briefi ng, strategic feasibility studies, the selection of design teams and competitions. Her clients included V&A, Westminster Abbey, Royal Opera House and Evelina Children’s Hospital.