Date: 23 February 2017
Location: Arup, 13 Fitzroy Street, W1T 4BQ London
Lecturer: Rowley Mossop, Innovia Partners
Price: £75 + VAT, £45 + VAT Concessions
How can leaders create a culture that elevates their team’s creativity and design quality to achieve business growth? Industry-leading practices apply strategic approaches to managing people, finances, and operations. Where talent is the main competitive resource of an architectural firm, culture plays an important role in a practice’s morale, productivity, and creative potential.
This program will prepare participants to be successful team and business leaders in their firms. It will help them recognize and nurture leadership skills within their teams to build a strong culture, and achieve strategic goals.
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.
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.
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.