RIBA at Vision 2017

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) were one of the main supporters of Vision 2017.  

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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 for Vision 2017 Seminar Programme

Lynne Sullivan OBE of LSA Studio and the RIBA's Climate Change Ambassador shared her thoughts on health and wellness in buildings.

RIBA President-elect Ben Derbyshire of HTA Design talked about the implications of evolving housing policies, with a session focusing on the housing crisis in London.

Nigel Ostime of Hawkins\Brown chaired a debate on the theme of the changing client-architect relationship in the light of findings from the RIBA's landmark 'Working with Architects' client survey last year. The panel discussion was led by Russ Edwards of Pocket Living and Cindy Walters of Walters & Cohen.


 Sessions on prefabrication and offsite were delivered 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) gave an overview of new materials while Andrew Waugh (Waugh Thistleton Architects) made the case for cross-laminated timber.

ECD Architects' Loreana Padron explored how to achieve Passivhaus retrofit standards at scale, and Harish Ratna (TateHindle) presented a case study about the sustainability of the Institute of Physics.

Finally, Christian Bocci (Weston Williamson + Partners) looked at the potential of high-rise to achieve high urban density and Mike Jamieson (TateHindle) presented current thinking about how to create new communities.

 

 

 

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