Rob Bowen is director of Facilities Integration Ltd. (FI), a UK design consultancy based on his experience of 40 years as a practicing architect, the last 25 years of which have been working with pharmaceutical, specialist device and food industry based clients and process focused design and management organisations. In terms of the latter, prior to founding FI, he spent 15 years with fluor manufacturing and life sciences Europe and AMEC Projects (now Morgan Sindall PS). Robert has design team led, masterplanned and designed R+D, manufacturing and distribution facilities for companies including GSK, J+J, Novartis, Lonza and Pfizer. He has advised on the architectural elements of containment, developed bio, bio-generics and tableting facility designs for both new and existing facilities and aided in the resolution of significant facility based FDA 483 issues. Rob has spoken at the UK Institute of Mechanical Engineers, ISPE, Interphex and APV Graz seminars. He is Vice Chair of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers UK Central Region and Global Co-Chair of the ISPE HVAC and Sustainability Community of Practice. He has written for BioPharma Asia on the how a Risk Based approach will change the face of pharmaceutical manufacturing and is responsible for two chapters of the forthcoming update of the IPSE Biopharmaceutical Facilities guide. Current work includes two masterplanning projects and a concept design for a new product facility working alongside Foster Wheeler and BPE.