RIBA at Vision 2017
We are delighted to have the support of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for this year's event.
Construction is undergoing rapid technological change and tectonic shifts in the procurement landscape. For the profession to stay at the cutting-edge of architectural practice demands a culture of continuous learning. Architects must adapt to thrive, and Vision 2017 helps them to do just that. Its annual exhibition and associated educational programme is a rich forum for the exchange of knowledge and learning. By focusing on new products, building solutions and software, and by exploring trends in improving outcomes for clients and users, Vision 2017 is a useful event in the professional development of British architects.
RIBA President Jane Duncan said, "Architects' ability to synthesize vast quantities of information to solve complex problems with beautiful building designs adds extraordinary value for clients and users alike. This is only possible by keeping abreast of the latest products and software, and sharing stories from the vanguard of design practice at events such as Vision 2017."
RIBA Speakers Announced for Educational Programme
Lynne Sullivan of LSA Studio and the RIBA's Climate Change Ambassador will share her thoughts on health and wellness in buildings.
RIBA President-elect Ben Derbyshire of HTA Design will talk about the implications of evolving housing policies, with a session focusing on the housing crisis in London.
Nigel Ostime of Hawkins\Brown will chair a debate on the theme of the changing client-architect relationship in the light of findings from the RIBA's landmark 'Working with Clients' survey last year. The panel discussion will be led by Russ Edwards of Pock Living and Cindy Walters of Walters & Cohen.Register now for your free ticket
There will be updates on prefabrication and offsite by Harbinder Birdi (Hawkins\Brown), Philip Breese (Weston Williamson + Partners), Nick de Klerk and Rui Costa (both of Aukett Swanke).
Christian Kerrigan and Emma Flynn (both of Astudio) will give an overview of new materials while Andrew Waugh (Waugh Thistleton Architects) will make the case for cross-laminated timber.
ECD Architects' Loreana Padron will explore how to achieve Passivhaus retrofit standards at scale, and a representative from TateHindle (tbc) will present a case study about the sustainability of the Institute of Physics.
Finally, Christian Bocci (Weston Williamson + Partners) will look at the potential of high-rise to achieve high urban density and a representative from TateHindle (tbc) will present current thinking about how to create new communities.