Rob Bowen is director of Facilities Integration, an architect led pharmaceutical consultancy specializing in master planning, concept design and design development. FI is a professional indemnity insured VAT registered UK based limited company. Rob has spent over 35 years as a practicing Architect, more than 25 years of which have involved specializing in the design of complex specialist facilities. He is proud to call himself a process architect – a term not commonly recognized in the UK. He is a team worker by nature and works with clients and consultancy partners in the development and realization of new pharmaceutical manufacturing projects. Before founding the consultancy he was principal architect for Fluor Manufacturing and Life Sciences in Europe for nine years and prior to that with AMEC Projects (now Morgan Sindall PS) for seven years. Rob’s portfolio of work runs from R+D laboratories and specialist facilities through to designing clean manufacturing facilities for API and secondaries, packaging and distribution for chemical, biopharmaceutical, oral solid dose primary and secondaries based projects for generics and mainstream pharmaceutical companies in the UK, many European countries and the Near and Far East. In April 2012 he completed a year as a research fellow with the University of Warwick working with GSK, GEA, Siemens, Sagentia, and Surrey and Newcastle universities on an oral solid dose continuous processing study culminating in a design for a factory of the future. During this year he maintained his company commitments. Other OSD facility work includes the master plan for GSK’s Dungarvan, Ireland facilities and the concept design of Wyeth Medica Ireland (now Pfizer)’s modular layout based manufacturing facility. Rob, as a UK Chartered Architect, is a member of the RIBA. He has spoken on the urgent need for development of sustainable manufacturing facilities and the holistic introduction of sustainable technologies into the pharmaceutical industrial environment. In this respect he is ISPE’s global vice-chair of the sustainable facilities community of practice and vice chair of the ISPE UK Central region committee. He speaks at the IMechE on cleanroom topics and has spoken at ISPE events in the UK and Europe; including at APV Graz on continuous processing. He is responsible for the sections on Architecture, Structure and Sustainability for the Biopharmaceutical Facilities Guide 2013 update.