John McAslan + Partners
Associate, Head of Historic Buildings.
Campaigning with residents on public realm and housing issues in the King’s Cross area inspired Pauline to study for a technical qualification. Having worked in Islington's architectural department on a range of public buildings, she moved to Southwark where she was appointed as Borough Architect and Building Surveyor leading a multi-disciplinary unit of 100+ staff. Southwark Building Design Service prided itself on being a leading proponent of public sector design, winning the RIBA/CABE London Local Authority of the Year Award, as
well as a number of design awards for individual buildings. Pauline was a member of various national working parties including the Local Government Task Force, responsible for promoting the Government agenda on Constructing Excellence and the DfES working party on Design Quality Indicators.
Pauline left Southwark in 2005 to go back to college in order to engage more closely in research, design and specification. While studying at the AA she worked at the Tower of London. She was appointed as member of CABE School Panel in May 2007.
As heritage advisor to Network Rail for King’s Cross Station, Pauline has advised on the introduction of complex services throughout the Grade 1 building. This has included advice
on installing photovoltaics on the main train shed roof, rainwater harvesting, as well as the effective routing and presentation of services to meet the train operators requirements.