Programme

 

10.00 – 11:00

IN CONVERSATION WITH…JONATHAN HINES

Join us live as Hattie Hartman, The AJ’s Sustainability Editor interviews Jonathan Hines, Managing Director at Architype, the UK’s leading architects for sustainable buildings and three-time winner of the AJ100 Sustainable Practice of the Year award.

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11:30 – 12:30

ROCA LONDON GALLERY VIRTUAL TOUR & DISCUSSION

Meet the team behind the award-winning Roca London Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, and learn the fascinating story of how the architecture took shape. In this brand new film about the conceptual and technical development of the space, the design and construction teams examine the challenges presented by the existing building, discuss the design concept and spatial strategies, and give an in-depth look at the innovative processes and materials used to achieve the iconic double curvature of the interior. The film will be followed by a live Q&A about the building with Zaha Hadid Design Directors, Woody Yao and Maha Kutay, Construction Manager, Gonzalo Coello de Portugal, and Roca London Gallery Manager, David Bromell.

PANEL: Woody Yao, Director, Zaha Hadid Design

Maha Kutay, Director, Zaha Hadid Design

Gonzalo Coello de Portugal, Construction Manager, Empty SL

David Bromell, Gallery Manager, Roca London Gallery

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13:00 – 14:00

AJ100 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sustainability Champion of the Year

Meet the Disruptors

Sustainability Initiative of the Year – Sponsored by Roca

Community Impact of the Year - Sponsored by Equitone

In Conversation With: LionHeart, BBC Radio London Presenter, Award Winning Poet and International SpokenWord Performer

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15:00 – 16:00

IN CONVERSATION WITH...SIMON ALLFORD

Join Emily Booth, Editor at the AJ for a live interview with Simon Allford, the RIBA’s President Elect and Founding Director of AHMM, the practice ranked third in the AJ100 2020 list.

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17:00 – 18:00

QUIZ HOSTED BY SCHLÜTER-SYSTEMS

Join Schlüter-Systems for a virtual quiz with the chance to win some fantastic prizes!

10.00 – 11:00

TALK: CAN WE ADDRESS THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? 

Aggregates form the biggest component of concrete. However, we are spending our sand ‘budget’ faster than it can be produced responsibly. Even though these materials are the second-largest resources extracted and traded by volume after water, they are one of the most undervalued and least regulated in many regions. What are the impacts of this unbridled demand? Are there any solutions ahead? This session offers an introduction to what the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has termed ‘one of the major sustainability challenges of the 21st century’.

Kiran Pereira, Founder & Chief Storyteller, SandStories

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11:30 – 12:30

TALK: IS THE SMART PHONE HURTING THE SMART HOME?

An exploration of the bounded rationality created by smart phones, why the ‘smart’ prefix might be limiting consumers’ ability to see the enormous potential of the smart home and, by examining the user-centricity of the language we use, what we are doing to change that.

Peter Wadsworth, Connected Home Manager and Design Thinking Coach, Siemens Home Appliances

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13:00 – 14:00

AJ100 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Best Use of Technology – Sponsored by Siemens Home Appliances

Meet the Disruptors

New Member of the Year - Sponsored by Mosa

Client’s Choice

Case Study: The Standard, London - John McRae, Director, Orms

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14:00 – 15:00

TALK: ONE BUILDING FOR LIVING AND LEARNING - WADHAM COLLEGE, OXFORD

Hear from Rachel Mundell of Allies and Morrison on the recently completed Dorothy Wadham Building, the new second year student accommodation for Wadham College, Oxford. Jonathan Lowy from VMZINC will then follow this with a brief presentation on how zinc has been used over the years on many forms of educational buildings around the world.

Rachel Mundell, Associate Director, Allies and Morrison

Jonathan Lowy, Operational Marketing Manager, VMZINC

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15:00 – 16:00

IN CONVERSATION WITH…JAMES TIMBERLAKE

Join us live as Hattie Hartman, The AJ’s Sustainability Editor interviews James Timberlake, Partner and Co-Founder of the award-winning Philadelphia-based practice KieranTimberlake, a firm renowned for its emphasis on sustainable and collaborative design as well as technical research and innovation.

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11:30 – 12:30

TALK: DENSITY'S CHILD

This talk will be a brief discussion and critique of current trends concerning density in residential architectural design and will include some of Jestico + Whiles’ internal research into Brownfield Sites and Permission in Principle, along with some examples of their work at Caledonian Road and Hackney Wick. The talk will be followed by a brief summary of the use of zinc in residential design by Jonathan Lowy from VMZINC.

Alex Luria, Architect, Jestico + Whiles

Jonathan Lowy, Operational Marketing Manager, VMZINC

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13:00 – 14:00

AJ100 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Client of the Year

Meet the Disruptors

Collaboration of the Year

International Practice of the Year - Sponsored by VMZINC

Keynote Lecture: Think Stations – Public Sector Collaboration in a COVID World
The current post COVID challenge facing most UK creative organisations today – and the public sector in particular with the govt promise of huge investment in infrastructure – is the design of sustainable environments and a focus on the community through meaningful collaboration. Now is a great opportunity for organisations like Network Rail to provide not just social value, but also a more forward-thinking holistic design vision for the transport sector.
Frank Anatole, Principal Architect, Network Rail

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14:30 – 15:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: RETROFIRST – CHAMPIONING REUSE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Amid the escalating climate crisis, the AJ launched the RetroFirst campaign in September 2019 to prioritise retrofitting existing buildings over demolition and rebuild. A year on and the campaign has more than 250 individuals, organisations and practices supporting the campaign, but where are we today in the effort to think ‘reuse first and new build second’, especially in light of the recent economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and what are the next steps in the drive to becoming a net zero carbon economy.

CHAIR: Will Hurst, Managing Editor, Architects’ Journal
PANELDr Colin Beattie, Head of Sustainability, John Robertson Architects
Nicholas Boys Smith, Founding Director, Create Streets
Hannah Prowse, Head of National Projects, English Heritage 
Mike Thomson, Associate, Arup 

 

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17:00 – 18:00

QUIZ HOSTED BY SCHLÜTER-SYSTEMS

Join Schlüter-Systems for a virtual quiz with the chance to win some fantastic prizes!

10.00 – 11:00

TALK: MINIMISING THE SPREAD OF CONTAGION THROUGH DESIGN

In March 2020, Scott Brownrigg took the decision to divert their Design Research Unit towards exploring how to minimise the spread of contagions through architectural design. Here CEO Darren Comber presents some of the key areas the team explored; from the impact of Covid-19 on Workplace design and Airport Terminal Planning, the design of a social contact pod concept for the vulnerable to re-opening the City by creating new urban cultural destinations that interact with commerce.

Darren Comber, CEO, Scott Brownrigg

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11:30 – 12:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: INCREASING DIVERSITY IN ARCHITECTURE

The under-representation of many ethnic groups in architecture translates not only to inequities within the profession, but also to missed opportunities in business. Time after time, research has shown us that a diverse workforce increases creativity, productivity, debate, and problem-solving among companies. Leveraging the benefits of a diverse workforce, however, requires a culture of inclusion and equity. So how do we go about diversifying the profession and what are the firm initiatives to create a more equitable work environment?

CHAIRKunle Barker, Property Expert, Journalist & TV Presenter
PANELTimothy Onyenobi, Architect, AA Architecture
Yasmin Shariff, Director, Dennis Sharp Architects
Del Hossain, Managing Director, Adrem Group
Angela Dapper, Principal, Grimshaw
Sarah Akigbogun, Architect & Filmaker, Studio Aki

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13:00 – 14:00

AJ100 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Building of the Year

Meet the Disruptors

Employer of the Year

Practice of the Year – Sponsored by Schlüter-Systems

Case Study: English National Ballet - Daniel Mulligan, Director, Glenn Howells Architects

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14:30 – 15:30

FIXIE MASTERCLASS: AN ARCHITECT'S GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING MODELS

Fixie – Architects' 3D Printing Assistant – is hosting a Masterclass demonstrating the best methods for preparing your digital models for 3D printing. Learn more about how to save time spent on projects whilst better communicating your designs and delivering more consistent results. Whether you’re new to 3D printing or a seasoned pro, you’ll benefit from the tips and tricks honed by the FIxie team over years of working with the world's leading architects.

Ronan O'Boyle, Product Director, Fixie

Lee Bassil, Operations Director, Fixie

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15:30 – 16:30

CASE STUDY: CEMEX HOUSE, SURREY

Hear about the plans to convert Ted Cullinan’s 30-year-old Grade II*-listed Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) building in Surrey into a retirement living complex.

David Ayre, Director, Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt 

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10.00 – 11:00

AJ100 CLUB: BRISTOL IN FOCUS 

While previous AJ100 Clubs have focused on Manchester and Glasgow, this is the first event to focus on Bristol. As well as being the base for both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE), the historic south-west city has long been known for its creativity and thriving arts scene.

Bristol has forged a strong social and environmental agenda in recent years and in 2015 became the UK’s first ever European Green Capital. It also boasts a lively architecture scene with the likes of AHMM and BDP rubbing shoulders with small practices such as Barefoot Architects and Emmett Russell Architects.

 CHAIR: Will Hurst, Managing Editor, Architects’ Journal

PANELCouncillor Nicola Beech, Cabinet Minister for Spatial Planning & City Design, Bristol City Council
Shankari Raj, Architect & Founder, Nudge Group
Yuli Cadney-Toh, Architect & Consultant
Barra Mac Ruairi, Chief Property Officer, Campus Division, University of Bristol

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11:30 – 12:30

IN CONVERSATION WITH…SIMON CARTER

Join Will Hurst, Managing Editor at the AJ for a live interview with Simon Carter, Chief Financial Officer and sustainable strategy lead for British Land one of the UK’s largest property companies.

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13:00 – 14:00

AJ100 AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meet the Disruptors

Contribution to the Profession

Keynote Lecture: Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara, Co-Founders, Grafton Architects

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15:00 – 16:00

SKETCHBOOK LIVE: FIVE CHAPTERS

Join Nick as he walks you through Conran and Partners’ approach to investigating a project through sketching, whilst demonstrating the creative stream that comes from picking up a pencil.

Nick Edler, Associate Architect, Conran and Partners

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17:00 – 18:00

QUIZ HOSTED BY SCHLÜTER-SYSTEMS

It’s the end of the AJ100 Festival, so why not grab a drink (or two!) and join your peers and the Schlüter-Systems team to celebrate the end of the festival for a fun virtual quiz AND the chance to win some fantastic prizes!

 

 

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