Nov 2022

BCO NextGen Tour of Globe Point
30/11/2022, 15.00 - 17.00

Join Agata Baranowka, Associate at FCBStudios on a visit to the recently completed Globe Point in Leeds. FCBStudios and CEG have completed the 37,800 sq ft seven-storey office development on Globe Road, marking the first new build office to be delivered in Leeds in 2022. Part of the Temple Leeds development, Globe Point provides next generation workspace for over 400 people and its striking flat iron design offers spectacular views across the city from the roof terrace gardens. Designed to BREEAM Excellent, the workspace maximises natural daylight to deliver healthy, flexible workspaces. The ground floor café kitchen and business lounge will open in autumn creating a vibrant use at this site which lies just a few minutes’ walk from Leeds City Station’s southern entrance.

Following the tour, delegates are invited to head to The Midnight Bell for drinks and networking.

BCO NextGen Tour of Globe Point
London Modern - In Conversation with Ian McLaren
24/11/2022, 6.30-21.00

FCBStudios London: Twenty Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RG

Tickets available here, from £5

Ian McLaren has had an incredible life and career and The Modernist Society are very pleased to announce an 'In Conversation' evening with him. This is sure to be a fascinating evening for design fans and modernists alike. 

This is a fundraising event to raise much-needed funds for The Modernist Society.

London Modern - In Conversation with Ian McLaren
Get2Know MMU SODA
10/11/2022, 13.00-13.30

Online
Free
Register here

In this lighting CPD, FCBStudios architect Steve Wilby joins Lighting designer Ed Vickery from Studiotect and Lighting supplier Darren Worley of Traxon E:cue to talk about the design and delivery of the four-storey digital media facade at SODA, Manchester Metropolitan University

Read more about SODA here

Get2Know MMU SODA
Building Better Buildings Breakfast
09/11/2022, 9.00 - 10.00

Free
Crowne Plaza, Leeds

Register here 

The built environment accounts for 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. As 85% of commercial buildings do not meet Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band B, urgent action is needed to ensure that the property industry contributes to national Net Zero ambitions.

This free-to-attend Insider networking breakfast will hear from an expert panel with ready-made solutions for improving sustainability in real estate through innovative techniques, materials, funding and partnerships. In addition, we will hear what adaptations can be made to existing building structures to ensure they not only become energy efficient but also are properties which businesses want to occupy.  

Speakers include: Paul Newby, technical director, Wates Construction: Paul Pavia, head of development, MEPC, Richard Dunn, partner – agency, Sanderson Weatherall and Amanda Whittington, partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Amanda co-leads architect FCBStudio’s workplace sector, reviewing future trends and principles of good design. She leads on a number of high-profile commercial developments nationwide.

Building Better Buildings Breakfast
Zak World of Facades: Beauty and Material Choice
03/11/2022, 13.40 - 14.00

Hilton on Park Lane, London

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Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The conference will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions from leading solution providers.

Amanda Whittington, Partner at FCBStudios and Alina White, Associate at FCBStudios will present on the topic of beauty and material choice, discussing the ceramic and brick façade designs of Battersea Exchange, Globe Point,  and Three Chamberlain Square

Zak World of Facades: Beauty and Material Choice
Oct 2022

Education Estates 2022: Adapting learning environments for hot weather
18/10/2022, 17.00 -18.00

Education Estates Manchester

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With the 2022 summer being the joint-hottest on record for the UK, and the likelihood of climate change bringing increasing hot and dry summers, how do we manage overheating of existing education buildings?

Poorly ventilated and unsuitably hot classrooms affect the performance and health of children and teachers- we need to look at ventilation strategies and other sun protection options to provide safer, more effective environments.

Join Helen Taylor, Joe Jack Williams and Matt Isherwood at this interactive workshop where they will be inviting discussion and recording ideas on ways to minimise the risk of overheating in existing buildings and provide information and practical advice to reduce discomfort.

Education Estates 2022: Adapting learning environments for hot weather
Sep 2022

Open House 2022: Battersea Exchange
20/09/2022, 18.30 - 20.00

Free

Book here

The Open House Festival in London will take place 8th - 21st September 2022 for two weeks of city exploration.

Battersea Exchange creates 290 new homes, 21% of which are affordable, a new two-form entry primary school and around 4000 sqm of commercial space for shops, offices and restaurants, as well as a new entrance to Queenstown Road Station.

Join architects from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for a tour of Battersea Exchange, exploring the space and the architecture. 

 

Open House 2022: Battersea Exchange
NLA: The Future of Open-source
19/09/2022 - 09/09/2022, 10.00 - 11.00

Free, Online

Register here

What existing systems and resources are making data accessible across the built environment?
 
The Inventory of Carbon and Energy, or ICE, is an established open-source database for embodied carbon for building materials that provide free accessible data online and is used as a popular resource amongst architects and engineers. But what goes into developing these open-source databases, what skills are needed, and how can they become more widely used amongst the architecture community? 
 
Are there other resources available that can have an equally significant impact on the construction industry and be used as a reliable resource when designing sustainably? 
 
This webinar examines the challenges of open-source and its accessibility, as well as unpacking the significant impact it can have in accurately measuring data and encouraging the sharing of knowledge across the built environment
 
Camilla Siggaard Andersen  Urban Research Lead, Hassell

Dr Joe Jack Williams Associate and Researcher, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Ben Porter Associate, Digital Design, Hawkins\Brown Ltd

NLA: The Future of Open-source
Messums Architecture Symposium
17/09/2022

Messums Wiltshire: Join us online or at the gallery.
£10 Students and Members go free
Book here

Reuse Recycle Reimagine: A day of talks and presentations by leading architects and experts celebrating the latest innovation and evolution in construction and design:

Examining changing practices with current examples of creativity, and ideas of what might be possible, they will ponder available opportunities as we continue to strive for a more holistic way of living on one planet.

Speakers at the event will include Peter Clegg (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios), Francis Fawcett (Cooke Fawcett); Sarah Featherstone (Featherstone Young); Duncan Baker Brown (Bakerbrown Studio Brighton); Emmanuel Vercruysse and Kate Davies (Design + Make); Samantha Bunyan (Cecence) and Nigel Gervis (Ty-Mawr). Individual presentations will be followed by panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Messums Architecture Symposium
Open House: Walking tour of Unity Place
15/09/2022, 19.00-20.30

Meet at: St Augustine’s Church, Kilburn Park Rd, London NW6 5XB

Book here

The Open House Festival in London will take place 8th - 21st September 2022 for two weeks of city exploration.

Join us for a tour of Unity Place, the latest phase of Brent Council’s twenty-year South Kilburn Regeneration, led by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects, Gort Scott, Grant Associates, and Emma Sweeney, Brent Council.

Unity Place is the latest phase of Brent Council’s twenty-year South Kilburn Regeneration in North West London. Two clusters of modern mansion blocks replace two derelict 1960’s towers. The scheme re-integrates the site and its communities into the wider South Kilburn neighbourhood.

Open House: Walking tour of Unity Place
Women In Property SW: Bath Abbey
14/09/2022, 16.00 - 17.30

Bath Abbey

Book here

Women in Property South West hosts a networking visit to Bath Abbey with a tour by Synergy and FCBStudio, of the recently completed Footprint Project.

Bath Abbey has been the centre for Christian faith in the UNESCO City of Bath for more than 1,300 years. The Footprint Project - a £19.3 million programme of restoration, building works and interpretation - ensures that it remains so for future generations, through repair and conservation work and much-needed new facilities. Initiated to conserve and stabilise the failing Abbey floor, it has made transformational improvements to accessibility, sustainability and hospitality, for everyone using and visiting the building.

Spaces are limited, so please ensure that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Women In Property SW: Bath Abbey
Jul 2022

Open Door: Celebrating Architecture Heritage
29/07/2022, 20.00 - 22.30 (GMT +8.00)

Online: Zoom ID 96407521838. PW 300255

Open Door is a UK-China dialogue on architectural heritage and regeneration, a collaboration between RIBA and the British Council to share examples of sustainable heritage and regeneration in the UK and China. 

Moderated by Kim Deng, Wallpaper* China, the evening will include talks from:

Rehana Mughal, British Council China,
Umi LYU, RIBA head of development China
Ben Derbyshire, Head of the Historic Places Panel
Yinwu HUANG, Shanghai Jiao Tong Schoo of Design
Alex Morris, FCBStudios
Hao WANG, Anonymous Architects
Hui ZHAI, Kunming University of Science and Technology
Wanli MO, Editor of Architecture China

 

Open Door: Celebrating Architecture Heritage
HEDQF Conference 2022
14/07/2022 - 15/07/2022

£225 members / £295 non-members

The HEDQF Annual Conference 2022 will be held at Cardiff University, which has recently undertaken an ambitious and transformative programme of estates investments to provide it with the facilities for the 21st century.

Dev Biddlecome, Director of Estates and Campus Facilities at Cardiff University will open the conference and give an introduction to the university’s recent investment in buildings. followed by visits to the Centre for Student Life by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (with FCBStudios Partner Andy Couling), Abacws, by Stride Treglown with Adjaye Associates, sbarc/spark  by Hawkins Brown and the Translational Research Hub by HOK.

The second day of the conference will be introduced by Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr, QMUL, HEDQF Chair, and will focus on designing for the new world: sustainability, zero carbon, community, research, enterprise and innovation, smart campuses, and design for new ways of learning and teaching, wellbeing and interactions between the physical and digital worlds. 

HEDQF Conference 2022
ACT: PechaKucha & FCBS
07/07/2022, 18:00 - 20:00

FCBStudios London

20 Tottenham Street, W1T 4RG

Free 

Please note, the date of this event has changed from 23rd June due to planned tube and rail strikes.

We are teaming up with our good friends at PechaKucha to put on an evening of faced-paced presentations which respond to the word 'Act' and explore what it can mean to different people working across the industry. Activism, Social Value, Climate Change, Diversity and Inclusion, the ‘role’ of the architect, drivers for change, – how do they, can they, should they or shouldn’t they ‘act’?

As with all PechaKucha events, this promises to be lively, thought-provoking and inspirational. A carefully curated line-up of speakers share their thoughts and ideas against a backdrop of images.

This is the first live event we have held in two years, and we are looking forward to opening our doors for this year's LFA.

For information on our speakers and to register for free click on the link here

ACT: PechaKucha & FCBS
Forest of Imagination
17/06/2022 - 30/07/2022

The Egg Theatre, Bath

Free

In 2022 Forest of Imagination continues its radical response to the global environmental crisis through creativity & research. 

This year, The Egg Theatre will play host to a continuation of The Living Tree Forest by Berlin based artist Andrew Amondson. Visitors will walk through a geometric maze of mirrors designed by Alf Coles with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, guiding them to a living forest of sound, light and sensory experiences. Visit Forest of Imagination for more information.

Working with artists, collaborators, architects, musicians, writers, sponsors, businesses, local and global organisations, Forest prepares to reveal its roots as a Landscape City and Creative City popping up in multiple virtual locations and reaching out to the diverse community of Bath and beyond.

Forest of Imagination
Jun 2022

CHOGM: Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth
21/06/2022 - 22/06/2022

To join, RSVP by emailing info@commonwealthsustainablecities.org

More details on all side events

Commonwealth partners including the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Association of Architects, the Commonwealth Association of Planners and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda and The Prince’s Foundation, have come together to issue a Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth, to advance sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth through the Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Initiative.

The event directly contributes to the overarching CHOGM theme of ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’ and will complement the work being undertaken in other forums. It will focus on approaches to ensure citizens are at the heart of making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

FCBStudios Senior Partner Peter Clegg joins Elizabeth Chege, World Green Building Council, Prof Ian Rowlands, University of Waterloo Canada and Dr Lucy Stevens, Practical Action, on the panel for this side event to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings to discuss Accelerating Climate Action.

Member states, both large and small, are already facing the impacts of climate change and rapid urbanisation, while the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded these impacts, resulting in one of the worst global health and economic shocks of recent times.

CHOGM: Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth
Forest of Imagination
17/06/2022 - 30/07/2022

The Egg Theatre, Bath

Free

In 2022 Forest of Imagination continues its radical response to the global environmental crisis through creativity & research. 

This year, The Egg Theatre will play host to a continuation of The Living Tree Forest by Berlin based artist Andrew Amondson. Visitors will walk through a geometric maze of mirrors designed by Alf Coles with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, guiding them to a living forest of sound, light and sensory experiences. Visit Forest of Imagination for more information.

Working with artists, collaborators, architects, musicians, writers, sponsors, businesses, local and global organisations, Forest prepares to reveal its roots as a Landscape City and Creative City popping up in multiple virtual locations and reaching out to the diverse community of Bath and beyond.

Forest of Imagination
Practice Action: Understanding Impact
10/06/2022, 14.00 - 15.30

Online
£50 for one session, £200 for the full series
Book here

Practice Action builds on themes from the AD Practice Guide and aims to provide architecture professionals with the practical skills and confidence to pursue more sustainable and regenerative practice models.

This series of 5 Masterclasses and 5 complementary conversations bring together  industry experts to get you up to speed

This session is aimed at supporting practitioners to measure and reduce their impact: to develop an understanding of the relative impact of project and business carbon footprints, learn what tools are available to calculate carbon impact and have a live demonstration of calculation tools.

Learn how best to measure the impact of your office - reporting against your scope 1-3 emissions with Ben Hopkins, Associate, Bennetts Associates. Then learn to measure project impacts through carrying out early-stage life cycle assessments Joe Jack Williams, Associate and researcher, FCBStudios.

Improve your understanding of best practice metrics and targets recommended by the industry.

 

Practice Action: Understanding Impact
Footprint + The New UK Property Event for a Zero Carbon Future
07/06/2022 - 09/06/2022

The Lawns, Brighton & Hove
Book here 

Hear Geoff Rich, Partner, and Joe Jack Williams, Associate / Researcher and Passivhaus Consultant speak at FOOTPRINT+ in Brighton.

Over three days, The Lawns of the glorious Brighton seafront will be transformed into a meeting ground for developers, local authorities, housing associations, investors, and the managers of large estates, to discuss how to action state of the art methods to achieve Net Zero in real estate.

With a focus on four topics:

Retrofit and the circular economy
Efficient Buildings
Zero Carbon Energy
Financing the Carbon Revolution

Geoff Rich will speak at a session on how designers and building managers balance energy reduction with preserving historic buildings. And Joe Jack Williams will speak on how zero-carbon design can be incorporated into the design process.

Find out more about this three-day conference here.

Footprint + The New UK Property Event for a Zero Carbon Future
May 2022

Architecture Foundation Building Tour: Unity Place
25/05/2022, 19.00 - 20.30

South Kilburn
£8

Book here

Alison Brooks Architects, FCBStudios and Gort Scott lead a tour of the multi-architect regeneration project in South Kilburn.

Join us for a walk around Unity Place, a new mansion block social housing scheme for Kilburn, as part of Brent Council’s multi-phase regeneration masterplan. The tour will be led by architects Alison Brooks and Nelson Carvalho (Alison Brooks Architects), George Wilson (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) and Andrew Tam (Gort Scott).

Unity Place replaces an inward-facing 1960s ‘Bison Block’ tower, restoring the character and scale of this north London neighbourhood and re-establishing the area’s historic 19th century street plan. The scheme is oriented around a reinstated route to the Grade I Listed St Augustine’s Kilburn Church, a landmark recognised for its architectural heritage and social role in the community.

The development, which ranges in scale between 4-8 storeys, demonstrates how an appropriate level of density can be achieved without building above eight storeys. Street-level apartments are set back from the street with a terrace, and apartments on the upper levels benefit from broad balconies overlooking their internal courtyard.

GLA funding has enabled Brent Council to retain 100% of the units as social housing, aimed specifically at existing residents of the borough.

Architecture Foundation Building Tour: Unity Place
AJ Getting Started with Embodied Carbon
05/05/2022, 09:00 – 11:00

FREE
Book here

 
As winners of the AJ100 Sustainable Initiative of the Year 2021, FCBS have been invited to present an introduction to embodied carbon and FCBSCarbon, our whole life carbon calculator. A tool that enables designers to take informed decisions about embodied carbon prior to detail design.
 
FCBS associate Tim den Dekker, co-author of the proposed Part Z, will present FCBSCarbon, with two architects and a structural engineer discussing how they are approaching the crucial area of understanding, measuring and reducing embodied carbon in practice.
 
SOM design associate director Mina Hasman
Buckley Grey Yeoman head of sustainability Rachael Owens
WebbYates associate Anna Beckett
 
Join us to learn more!
AJ Getting Started with Embodied Carbon
The Beam - online lunchtime talk
05/05/2022, 12:30 13:30

FREE
Book here

Rob McCartney, RIBA Tees Valley Chair will be hosting Simon Doody, Partner at FCBS for an online lunchtime talk on RIBA North East Award winner 2021 The Beam.

The Beam is the first office building to be developed at Riverside Sunderland: a groundbreaking mixed-use development on the site of Sunderland's historic city centre brewery.

The Beam - online lunchtime talk
Carbon Counts: Heritage and Sustainability
05/05/2022, 17:30 - 20:00

In person and online

Register here

University of Liverpool School of Architecture, 25 Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 7ZN

Against the backdrop of the climate emergency, achieving sustainability in heritage and listed buildings is imperative.

This event will explore the decisions that are faced when conserving and adapting historic buildings: how do we care for our cultural heritage in the face of a climate and ecological crisis? How can we upgrade the performance of the building fabric while maintaining cultural significance? What part does the Historic Environment have to play in helping us learn how to live responsibly? How does the embodied carbon of our historic buildings inform our understanding and approach to their reuse? What more can we do to make the re-use of historic building a solution to the crisis?

Join our panel of experts from across practice, research and industry as their share their knowledge and ideas. An evening of discussion and debate. Doors open at 5.30pm for refreshments and to give you chance to look at the accompanying Carbon Counts exhibition and chat to our panellists .

Chaired by Barnabas Calder with: 
Geoff Rich, FCBStudios
Dr. Haniyeh M Karbasi, LSA
Christian Baars, National Museums Liverpool
Dr. Joe Jack Williams, FCBStudios
Prof. Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, LSA

Carbon Counts: Heritage and Sustainability
Carbon Counts
01/02/2022 - 01/05/2022, 10:00 - 16:00 weekdays

(Other times by appointment only) contact lsaevent@liverpool.ac.uk
Liverpool School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, 25 Abercromby Square, L69 7ZN (entrance via Bedford Street)
Entry is free

Carbon Counts has been on the move, and has now taken up home at the Liverpool School of Architecture and is open to the public until May 2022.

Focussing on the environmental impact of commonly used building materials, this striking installation was first installed in our London studio in December 2019, before moving to Manchester last year.

Accompanied by an online exhibition, this latest collaboration which was supported by Liverpool University School of the Arts and LSA Climate Change Group is testament to the fact that the issue of embodied carbon during the construction and lifecycle of a building remains a key area of importance if we are to reduce our impact on the planet.

The aim of the exhibition was always to educate, provoke conversation and further engage people in debate about the material choices they are making. What better place to carry on those discussions than in the heart of a University.

We shall be co-hosting a series of events with LSA around the content of Carbon Counts over the coming months but doors are open 10-4 weekdays, so do feel free to stop by.

Carbon Counts
Apr 2022

Bath Property Symposium
29/04/2022, 9.00 - 13.00

Online 

£25

Register here

The Bath Property Symposium 2022 focuses on sustainability initiatives, policies and change, that affect organisations throughout the UK.

FCBStudios Associate and Passivhaus Designer Nick Hodges will join a panel session entitled 'Visionaries, the new built environment' alongside Nick Hairham, Chief executive - BDP, Lucinda Mitchell, Project Director - Socius, and Mike Borne, Head of operations - Interaction.

The Symposium will have an emphasis on insights and networking, acting as a catalyst for business development across a range of Professional Services. Experts from the industry will give insight into bespoke research in residential and commercial development; keynotes will discuss the built environment and longer-term responsibility; panel sessions will feature high-quality thinking and there will be networking opportunities.

Bath Property Symposium
LETI Circular Economy Resources
26/04/2022, 18.30-20.00

In-person at HTS, 16 Chart Street, London, N1 6DD and online

Register here

Join us online & in-person to celebrate the publication of two NEW LETI Circular Economy resources.

Since the Climate Emergency Design Guide was published in 2020 with guidelines advocating for reuse metrics and more circularity of our built environment, the concept of circular economy (CE) has increased significantly in understanding and popularity.

This event celebrates the publication of two new resources produced by the LETI Circular Economy workstream:

  • The LETI Circular Economy One Pager, summarises the key issues, and provides basic definitions, primary actions and metrics related to circularity in the built environment.
  • Opinion Piece ‘Circular economy and carbon in construction’, shines a light on the interrelation between circular economy and reducing embodied carbon emissions.

Discover more about our new resources and join in the discussion with our panel of cross-sector experts on circularity and carbon in the built environment.

Speakers will be Tim den Dekker, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & LETI and Laura Batty – Heyne Tillett Steel & LETI

The Expert panel will be made up of Elaine Toogood, The Concrete Centre & LETI, Dave Cheshire, AECOM, Duncan Baker Brown, BakerBrown, Andrea Charlson, ReLondon and Penny Gowler, Elliott Wood.

LETI Circular Economy Resources
Carbon Counts
01/02/2022 - 01/05/2022, 10:00 - 16:00 weekdays

(Other times by appointment only) contact lsaevent@liverpool.ac.uk
Liverpool School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, 25 Abercromby Square, L69 7ZN (entrance via Bedford Street)
Entry is free

Carbon Counts has been on the move, and has now taken up home at the Liverpool School of Architecture and is open to the public until May 2022.

Focussing on the environmental impact of commonly used building materials, this striking installation was first installed in our London studio in December 2019, before moving to Manchester last year.

Accompanied by an online exhibition, this latest collaboration which was supported by Liverpool University School of the Arts and LSA Climate Change Group is testament to the fact that the issue of embodied carbon during the construction and lifecycle of a building remains a key area of importance if we are to reduce our impact on the planet.

The aim of the exhibition was always to educate, provoke conversation and further engage people in debate about the material choices they are making. What better place to carry on those discussions than in the heart of a University.

We shall be co-hosting a series of events with LSA around the content of Carbon Counts over the coming months but doors are open 10-4 weekdays, so do feel free to stop by.

Carbon Counts
Mar 2022

INTBAU World Congress
24/03/2022 - 25/03/2022

RSA House, 8 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6EZ and online

£10-£100

Buy tickets here

How We Build From Here

 On 24-25 March 2022, in London and via livestream, INTBAU is inviting you to join the conversation on ‘How We Build from Here’, through two pertinent questions: What With? Who For? 

Discussions will range across verb tenses, as speakers, panels, case studies, and participants suggest ways we can learn from the past to act in the present out of concern for the future. Peter Clegg joins the programme of speakers on 24 March to speak on the theme of 'What with?'

A building can be no better than what it is made of – and the same can be said of any green agenda and the words chosen to shape it. The morning session will look at the language of ‘better building’: at where words point to positive impact and change, as well as at how words can be used to apply a coat of greenwash to unsustainable policies and designs. The afternoon will dissect buildings into their component parts and ingredients, for discussion of the materials we were, are, could be, and should be using.

 

INTBAU World Congress
RIBA Yasmeen Lari: Saving humanity and saving the planet
18/03/2022, 18.00-20.00

Free

Listen

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London & Online

Yasmeen Lari will present a talk entitled Saving humanity and saving the planet at the RIBA to celebrate the RIBA's Women in Architecture programme and the 20th Anniversary of the Oxford Human Rights Festival 2022 which Lari will launch as Oxford Brookes Alumna.

Yasmeen Lari was the first woman to qualify as an architect in Pakistan and is renowned for her work of empowering marginalised communities through architecture, and for building the world's largest zero carbon shelters programme. 

Geoff Rich, Partner at FCBStudios, will introduce the talk.

You can revisit the talk here.

RIBA Yasmeen Lari: Saving humanity and saving the planet
Sky-Scrap-pers
12/03/2022, 13.00 - 16.00

5 Commercial Court, Belfast, BT1 2NB

Free

FCBStudios is again joining Giant Fun Day Out in partnership with Young at Art in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

Join us for Sky-Scrap-ers!  A fun building workshop for budding designers of all ages using recycled materials to create architecture and cityscapes. 

See the full weekend programme

Sky-Scrap-pers
Max Fordham Webinar Series: Designing for the Future Part 2 - Croft Gardens
09/03/2022, 13.00 - 14.00

Free

Online. Watch the recording here.

The future is now – quite literally: the UK’s goal to reach major milestones in its net zero strategy by 2030 is now only eight years away. So how does building design need to change, improve, or adapt in order to result in both great spaces and a bright future?

To take an in-depth look at this question and discuss ideas and approaches, Max Fordham present a Webinar Series titled "Designing for the Future", taking place in February to March 2022.
 
Gwilym Still (Passivhaus Leader at Max Fordham) and Nick Hodges (Associate and Passivhaus Designer at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) give a detailed insight into the delivery of Croft Gardens for Kings College, University of Cambridge.
 
The project is fast approaching practical completion and has achieved impressive airtightness results.
 
Gwilym and Nick will tell you more about this Passivhaus student accommodation scheme and how sustainability has been central to the design.
Max Fordham Webinar Series: Designing for the Future Part 2 - Croft Gardens
Museums and Galleries Responding to the Climate and Ecological Crisis
07/03/2022, 11.30 - 16.15

Whitworth Museum, Manchester

£35

Register

Following COP26 and the release of NMDC’s report ‘Green Museums: Tackling the Climate Crisis’, NMDC is convening a conference hosted at the Whitworth, University of Manchester, to explore the role of museums and galleries in combatting the climate and ecological crisis.

Museums and galleries have a unique perspective as institutions that take a long-term view with their mission to preserve collections and stories for the future. But how can they do so with the existential threat of the climate crisis? How can museums combat climate change and biodiversity loss? The conference will provide a forum to consider two key questions:

  • What can museums do to reduce their environmental impact?
  • How can museums inspire positive action?

The conference takes place over two days with speakers from across the industry. 

Simon Branson, Partner at FCBStudios joins a panel session on 7 March to discuss Planning to Reach Net Zero. Chaired by Sara Kassam, V&A, the panel also includes Jamie Saye, Opera North, Naomi Garnett, Quaker Tapestry Museum, and Craig Bentley, Science and Industry Museum. 

 

Museums and Galleries Responding to the Climate and Ecological Crisis
FutureBuild: The Future of Building Design
03/03/2022, 14.45 - 15.45

On day three of FutureBuild, this exploratory discussion between an award-winning architect and engineer examines how building design can and must respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

Chaired by Hattie Hartman, Sustainability Editor, Architects Journal, Peter Clegg, Senior Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Hanif Kara, Co-founder and Design Director, AKT II and Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology – Harvard GSD will share examples and approaches for the future of architecture. 

As the home of innovation for the sustainable built environment, FutureBuild brings together the brightest minds, disruptive thinkers and the most exciting innovators to transform the industry. The curated exhibition alongside a world-class knowledge programme will inspire the change needed to propel the construction industry to net-zero.

 

FutureBuild: The Future of Building Design
Liverpool School of Architecture Guest Lecture Series: Carbon Counts
03/03/2022, 18:00 - 19:30

Free

University of Liverpool School of Architecture - Reilly Lecture Room, 25 Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 7ZN

Joe Jack Williams: The hidden carbon of building – Embodied Carbon

As one of the minds behind the FCBStudios Carbon Counts Exhibition currently on display at LSA, Joe Jack Williams from FCBStudios will provide an overview embodied carbon in construction, including:

- What is it and how do we calculate it- Principles to reduce embodied carbono Reduce, reuse, source local, the Circular Economy, longevity- Carbon sequestration- The broader impacts of material so Resource depletion, pollution, water use.

He will also talk about the exhibition and FCBStudio’s ambitions for it .

Joe is an Associate and Researcher at FCBStudios and leads environmental research at the practice, identifying, developing and enabling research across sectors and projects. His specialism is the influence of the school building on the students studying within, measuring perceptions, environmental performance and building forms as well as predicting, measuring and mitigating carbon impacts of architecture. He has taught at a number of universities in the UK and is part of core research groups within Architects Declare, CIBSE and LETI. https://fcbstudios.com

This event is timed to coincide with the Carbon Counts Exhibition which is showing live at LSA until May 2022

Further details and to register visit here.

Queries to lsaevent@liverpool.ac.uk

 

Photograph by Rob Battersby

Liverpool School of Architecture Guest Lecture Series: Carbon Counts
Common Good: Reclaiming our town centres
02/03/2022, 16.00 - 19.30

Free

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Stretford Public Hall, Chester Road, Stretford, M32 0LG

Join Common Good for a walking tour, talks & more in Stretford 
  • Walking tour of Stretford by Hayley Flynn Skyliner
  • Community Centres - talks on the restoration of Stretford Public Hall & involvement of local community with Kate McGeevor
  • Property & place - physical responses to town centre challenges across Greater Manchester with FCBStudios Associate Ernst ter Horst and Lindsey Humblet, Planet IE
  • Regeneration & gentrification - keynote address by Professor Loretta Lees, University of Leicester
Common Good: Reclaiming our town centres
Carbon Counts
01/02/2022 - 01/05/2022, 10:00 - 16:00 weekdays

(Other times by appointment only) contact lsaevent@liverpool.ac.uk
Liverpool School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, 25 Abercromby Square, L69 7ZN (entrance via Bedford Street)
Entry is free

Carbon Counts has been on the move, and has now taken up home at the Liverpool School of Architecture and is open to the public until May 2022.

Focussing on the environmental impact of commonly used building materials, this striking installation was first installed in our London studio in December 2019, before moving to Manchester last year.

Accompanied by an online exhibition, this latest collaboration which was supported by Liverpool University School of the Arts and LSA Climate Change Group is testament to the fact that the issue of embodied carbon during the construction and lifecycle of a building remains a key area of importance if we are to reduce our impact on the planet.

The aim of the exhibition was always to educate, provoke conversation and further engage people in debate about the material choices they are making. What better place to carry on those discussions than in the heart of a University.

We shall be co-hosting a series of events with LSA around the content of Carbon Counts over the coming months but doors are open 10-4 weekdays, so do feel free to stop by.

Carbon Counts
Feb 2022

Surface Design Show: Climate Change and Future Proofing
08/02/2022, 18.30 - 19.30

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

Free

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Hosted by Simon Sturgis, Founder of Target Zero, the opening debate at Surface Design Show will bring together a younger generation of architects, designers and clients to discuss the biggest environmental challenges that we face today.

How do we ensure that projects designed and implemented today are future-proofed against climate change? We will explore not only the issues around the future durability and adaptability of current projects, but also how we can ensure that the commercial value of projects can be future-proofed against climate change.

The Panel includes Ana Rita Martins, Woodalls, Joe Jack Williams, FCBStudiosLouisa Bowles, Hawkins BrownSmith Mordak, Buro HappoldMina Hasman, SOMRachael Owens, Buckley Gray Yeoman and Matt Webster, British Land

Surface Design Show: Climate Change and Future Proofing
Carbon Counts
01/02/2022 - 01/05/2022, 10:00 - 16:00 weekdays

(Other times by appointment only) contact lsaevent@liverpool.ac.uk
Liverpool School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, 25 Abercromby Square, L69 7ZN (entrance via Bedford Street)
Entry is free

Carbon Counts has been on the move, and has now taken up home at the Liverpool School of Architecture and is open to the public until May 2022.

Focussing on the environmental impact of commonly used building materials, this striking installation was first installed in our London studio in December 2019, before moving to Manchester last year.

Accompanied by an online exhibition, this latest collaboration which was supported by Liverpool University School of the Arts and LSA Climate Change Group is testament to the fact that the issue of embodied carbon during the construction and lifecycle of a building remains a key area of importance if we are to reduce our impact on the planet.

The aim of the exhibition was always to educate, provoke conversation and further engage people in debate about the material choices they are making. What better place to carry on those discussions than in the heart of a University.

We shall be co-hosting a series of events with LSA around the content of Carbon Counts over the coming months but doors are open 10-4 weekdays, so do feel free to stop by.

Carbon Counts