Date: 2 November 2017
Venue: Build Studios, Waterloo
Lecturer: Briony Lumb
As architects question their role in our future society, purpose driven business models offer a meaningful path forward. Leading business analysts from all over the world are demonstrating that this purpose driven economy is expanding at a dramatic rate, but the architecture profession has not fully yet embraced this concept.
Starting and surviving in today’s world is tough, but the businesses that figure it out have something in common: the pursuit of purpose, alongside the pursuit of profit. Purpose is a valuable tool for attracting and engaging employees, customers, and communities who value a company that does good.
Session 1: 7 November 2017
Session 2: 9 November 2017
Venue: Build Studios, 203 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7FP
Lecturer: Rowley Mossop, Innovia Partners
Price: £125 + VAT, concessions £75 + VAT
Cash flow management can indicate oncoming issues and ongoing problems, and drive solutions. Businesses can be topline strong or have steady bottom line profits, but without cash they cannot move forward.
This interactive workshop will help you understand how to mitigate risk, plan investment, and collect accounts receivable. It will help you understand how to manage cash flow and the relevant insights and performance benchmarks that can inform strategic decisions, unlock value for the company, and increase reward to Directors and Partners. Systems and processes for managing cash that can allow more time for creative projects and business development will also be presented.
Date: 30 October 2017
Venue: Future Cities Catapult
Speakers: Kelly Doran, Senior Director, Mass Design Group
Harriet Harriss, Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art
Architecture can be a catalyst of economic, social and cultural change, with the micro-economy of a single architecture project often transforming areas of greatest need. Mass Design Group, founded in 2008, have embraced architecture’s powerful agency as their design ethos. This talk will showcase the work of Mass Design Group in the field of healthcare and education to showcase how architecture can contribute to economic development from the ground up. The talk will juxtapose Mass Design Group’s projects in Africa to perspectives on the relationship between design and conditions of scarcity. It will also question the broader purpose of architecture in the current globalised world, outlining its role in shaping communities that are sustainable in the long term.
Date: 13 November 2017
Venue: Future Cities Catapult
Speakers: Sarah Featherstone, Director, Featherstone Young
Erik Bichard, Founder, RealWorth
Naji Makarem, Lecturer, The Bartlett
Colm Lacey, Managing Director and CEO, Brick by Brick
Increasingly, the built environment is recognised to be at the core of social inequalities, with the housing crisis forming one of the most significant contemporary concerns. How can architects address social inequalities by developing new ways of working and new economic frameworks? How can they collaborate with developers, investors and local councils to show that good design can be accessible to all? This talk will bring together examples of current projects to understand how architects can demonstrate the social value of architecture as well as develop new models for socially responsible practice.
MoA is pleased to announce the launch of The Directors' Club, a new programme that offers the opportunity for directors of small and medium-sized practices to share knowledge about how they run their businesses and tackle industry issues and opportunities.
Held 6 times a year, the Directors’ Club offers studio-visit discussions between directors led by an expert moderator. The sessions will create an informal social environment (held in a different practice each time), where directors can gain valuable insights from business experts and peers.
The membership also includes access to MoA Academy sessions and public programming that is open to all team members.
MoA is recruiting a part time communications and marketing volunteer. You will learn about the day to day running of MoA as well as be able to attend all of our events and programming for free.
If you are interested, please email email@example.com
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