Session one: 2 March 2017
Session two: 9 March 2017
Venue: Saint Gobain Innovation Centre
Price: £125 + VAT
Lecturer: Amanda Yensa Manor
A two-part workshop to explore, practise and master presentation and public speaking skills with ease.
There is an art to authoring and delivering a captivating presentation. Whether it’s a ten minute talk at a trade event, a forty minute lecture at a University, an hour bid interview for a project, an open studio presentation, a speech for industry peers or simply a conversation at a networking do.
In this two part workshop, we briefly guide participants through the foundations, science and techniques of a range of presentation skills. Our main focus throughout, in a series of creative exercises - designed to bring out the best in each person - is for everyone to try their hand at improving confidence, narratives and delivery of what makes a presentation captivating. Constructive feedback is instantaneous, and tangible progress is always made.
Ten Things Architects Need to Know About Business Strategy
Ten Things Architects Need To Know About Business Strategy
Date: 28 March 2017
Venue: Build Studios
Lecturer: Rowley Mossop, Innovia Partners
Practice leaders can apply strategic tools to increase their firm's project design quality and profit. Participants in this interactive workshop will learn ten business strategy tools for winning work and growing profitable practices.
Using mini-cases and problem-solving activities, participants gain an overview of strategic choices that can help firms improve their ability to compete, produce quality work, find talented people and earn more. Areas covered will include branding, strategic marketing, finance, studio operations, and talent management. Participants will benefit from actionable knowledge and resources that can help them lead their practices. This workshop will be most beneficial to Directors in both growing and established practices.
March - April 2017
Lecturer: Rupert Merson, INSEAD and London Business School
Grow Your Practice is a series of 6 half-day educational workshops aimed at particular business needs of architects and related professionals, and will consider the specific business and management problems facing professional service firms.
For bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org
Debate: Does user involvement create better designs?
Date: 27 February 2017
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Location: Future Cities Catapult
Speakers: Robert Sakula, partner, Ash Sakula
Kyle Buchanan, director, Archio
Dieter Kleiner, director, RCKa
Carolina Caicedo, The Decorators
Other speakers to be confirmed.
Does participatory design lead to better buildings? How and why do architects benefit from a close collaboration with users during the design process? The third event in our Architecture and Citizenship season takes the format of a debate to understand whether getting the users involved results in better designs.
On one hand, co-design allows a wide range of people affected by a particular design challenge to make a creative contribution in shaping the solution of a problem. On the other hand, a large number of participants involved might make the design process much more complicated and difficult to manage, often with limited benefits. This talk aims to understand what tools are available to architects to facilitate co-design processes, and what might be the potential obstacles as well as rewards. We will hear from four speakers who will each present their case for a more critical engagement with the users in the design process to understand how participation impacts the current practice in the built environment industry.
Date: 27 March 2017
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Location: The Building Centre
MoA’s thematic programming on Architecture and Citizenship explores the relationship between politics and the built environment with the aim of helping architects become active agents of social change.
How is the use of technology both changing and challenging how we relate to our environment? How can smart cities empower citizens without undermining their rights to privacy and private ownership? Who is the smart city for? This talk in our Architecture and Citizenship programming will discuss the role of big data in the built environment industry with the aim of understanding how architects and designers can participate in the way data is aggregated, interpreted and used to inform decision-making in urban centres today.
This talk is organised in partnership with
The Built Environment Trust.
26 January - 28 February 2017
10am - 6pm, open everyday
10 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, SW7 2RZ London
A Concrete Atlantis Revisited is a new exhibition conceived by the Museum of Architecture that takes Reyner Banham’s 1986 book as a starting point to examine the influence of industrial architecture on the built environment. Starting from masters of the Modern Movement in the early 20th century – Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Erich Mendelsohn – the exhibition traces the role concrete silos have played in the architectural production to the present day. The special focus of the exhibition is a series of photographs taken by Adam Elstein of the grain silos in Buffalo, New York.
Running at MoA’s temporary exhibition space in South Kensington, the exhibition draws together a variety of material, from photography to architectural models, magazines, books and archival imagery.