Jun 2022

Footprint + The New UK Property Event for a Zero Carbon Future
07/06/2022 - 09/06/2022

The Lawns, Brighton & Hove
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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

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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
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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
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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

Register here

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

Register here

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
Jan 2022

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
22/09/2021 - 02/01/2022, 10.00 - 18.00 (Closed Mondays)

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£20-£22

Book here

FCBStudios are exhibiting at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. As part of the Architecture Room, we are showing a model for the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a project currently underway in joint venture with Shatotto.

This year, David Adjaye has curated the architecture room, with the theme of ‘Climate and Geography (or vice versa)'.

The 1200 student residential school near the centre of Dhaka is arranged around a central ‘Maidan’ – a community gathering space and sports field, linked by a continuous colonnade and landscaped courtyards of varying character.

The building pays homage to locally manufactured brickwork and traditional skills. A language of brick patterning and artistry has been developed here by learning from local precedents and expertise, and the site is being used to train the next generation of brickworkers.

All circulation is open air but sheltered from sun and rain: all rooms have cross ventilation. The buildings are designed to breathe through traditional jali screens and windows: the architecture facilitates air movement.  High level vents supplement low wind speeds with ceiling fans adding to adaptive thermal comfort. This is a climate responsive architecture informed by traditional buildings and contemporary low energy design and technology.

The study in clay is a cast model of the school, drawing on the qualities of the brickwork apparent in the building itself. 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Dec 2021

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
22/09/2021 - 02/01/2022, 10.00 - 18.00 (Closed Mondays)

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£20-£22

Book here

FCBStudios are exhibiting at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. As part of the Architecture Room, we are showing a model for the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a project currently underway in joint venture with Shatotto.

This year, David Adjaye has curated the architecture room, with the theme of ‘Climate and Geography (or vice versa)'.

The 1200 student residential school near the centre of Dhaka is arranged around a central ‘Maidan’ – a community gathering space and sports field, linked by a continuous colonnade and landscaped courtyards of varying character.

The building pays homage to locally manufactured brickwork and traditional skills. A language of brick patterning and artistry has been developed here by learning from local precedents and expertise, and the site is being used to train the next generation of brickworkers.

All circulation is open air but sheltered from sun and rain: all rooms have cross ventilation. The buildings are designed to breathe through traditional jali screens and windows: the architecture facilitates air movement.  High level vents supplement low wind speeds with ceiling fans adding to adaptive thermal comfort. This is a climate responsive architecture informed by traditional buildings and contemporary low energy design and technology.

The study in clay is a cast model of the school, drawing on the qualities of the brickwork apparent in the building itself. 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Nov 2021

Introduction to the Architects Declare Practice Guide 2021
26/11/2021, 9.30 - 10.30

Online

Free

Register here

Hear from the team who produced the Architects Declare Practice Guide, which we launched at the RIBA & Architects Declare Built Environment Summit on 29th October, ahead of the start of COP26. We created the Guide to help Architects Declare signatories convert their declaration of climate and biodiversity emergency into meaningful action and build momentum within their practice.

Part 1 of the Guide is a Practice Roadmap that provides 5 simple steps to transform your business. Part 2 is the Project Design Guide focused on the fundamentals of truly sustainable design and demonstrated through exemplars.

This online event will provide an overview of the guide’s purpose and intent, brief summaries of each of the chapters, and a Q&A session.

Speakers:

  • Alasdair Ben Dixon (Collective Works)
  • Andrew Waugh (Waugh Thistleton)
  • Anna Woodeson (Rivington Street Studio)
  • Diana Dina (Haworth Tompkins)
  • Joe Jack Williams (FCBStudios)
  • Julia Barfield (Marks Barfield)
  • Kat Scott (dRMM + ACAN, LETI)
  • Lizzy Westmacott (ECD Architects)
  • Tara Gbolade (Gbolade Design Studio)
  • Zoe Watson (Levitt Bernstein)
Introduction to the Architects Declare Practice Guide 2021
Just one thing: to save the planet
25/11/2021, 18.30 - 20.00

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

£12

Book here

The World is at a tipping point. While Global leaders gather at COP26 to wrestle with the challenges of the Climate Emergency, citizens are taking to the streets to demand more radical and rapid change.

How we shape our world has a massive impact on carbon emissions. It can also provide ways to halt and mitigate against climate catastrophe.

Chaired by Green Party co-leader Cllr Carla Denyer, three leading professionals within the design and development sector:  Andy Macintosh, FCBStudios, Austen Bates, Ramboll, Natasha Jones, Director of Landscape Architecture, Stantec UK Limited and Jon Usher, Sustrans give us their view on what can and should be done: from the performance of our homes to the connectivity of our cities how do we step up to meet the challenge of the century?

This talk is organised by DesignWest, Bristol

Just one thing: to save the planet
Architecture Today: Sound, light and air - balancing comfort with environmental performance
24/11/2021, 10.30 -12.00

Online

Free

Register here

Indoor air quality, lighting and acoustic performance play a vital role in supporting health and wellbeing at home and at work but how do we providing comfort for occupants whilst balancing environmental concerns? The next Architecture Today / Schuco webinar explores the use of sound, light and air to balance comfort with environmental performance to find out.

How do we design buildings that support health and wellbeing whilst dramatically reducing the energy? How do we make better use of the opportunities to maximise natural light, access fresh air and control ambient noise to enhance both architecture and the wellbeing of occupants whilst meeting our carbon targets?

Alina White of FCBStudios, will talk about Wellbeing and Carbon; Designing for the future workplace in a low carbon context at Three Chamberlain Square; Nick Cramp of Max Fordham LLP will explain their holistic approach to developing innovative and creative ventilation and lighting design and Dr Shaun Fitzgerald of Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, will discuss approaches to hybrid and natural ventilation solutions in buildings. 

Architecture Today: Sound, light and air - balancing comfort with environmental performance
SSoA Theory Forum
24/11/2021 - 25/11/2021, 17.00-19.00

The Sheffield School of Architecture Theory Forum is a yearly event around contemporary themes in architecture. This year, under the title ‘Present’  the sessions are organised as an opportunity to take an interconnected and multidisciplinary approach to the climate and biodiversity emergencies and reflect how they intersect with architectural design, theory and practice.

‘Present’, both a verb and a noun, speaks of the different ways we can think about the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency. That it is present, happening now, and not in the near or far future. That we need to be present, to reflect, listen and engage with each other in order to address it. That this reality, in the end, can be a present, a gift in disguise urging us to find ways to work better and live better.

Dr Joe Jack Williams will join the forum to discuss the climate emergency in architecture, FCBS Carbon  and how we communicate and collaborate with other architects and designers, clients, consultants and engineers. 

 

SSoA Theory Forum
HOMES UK: The decade of the home: achieving sustainable, functional and quality housing
23/11/2021, 12.55 - 13.40

ExCel, London

Free

Register here

Following on from the publication of the Social Housing White Paper, HOMES UK is the perfect opportunity for all those responsible for delivering the UK’s social and affordable housing to come together and share best practice.

In the post-pandemic world, the home will play a bigger part in social life, work life and community. So what steps need to be considered to build resilient communities, minimize the impact of climate change, and ensure the wellbeing of our people is at the fore of UK Housing?

Stephane Lambert, Associate, FCBStudios will join a panel on the Unlock Net Zero zone stage with Marcus Hulme Director of places impact, Places for People and Tina Mistry, relationships manager, AICO. 

HOMES UK will bring together thousands of housing professionals from housing associations, local authorities, funders, housebuilders and the built environment to discuss, share new ideas and learn from each other as we work to ensure we are all building a stronger sector with housing at the heart of the UK recovery.

HOMES UK: The decade of the home: achieving sustainable, functional and quality housing
London Build Expo: Passivhaus in Practice
18/11/2021, 12.00 - 13.00

Olympia, West Kensington, London

Free

Register here

FCBStudios Associate and Passivhaus Designer, Nick Hodges, will speak as part of a panel discussion on Passivhaus in Practice at London Build Expo. 

Also joining the panel are: Tara Gbolade, Director - Gbolade Design Studio, Evangelia Mitsiakou, Senior Sustainability Consultant - AECOM, Jon Bootland, Chief Executive - Passivhaus Trust and Sophia Barker, Engineer And Passivhaus Consultant - Max Fordham
 
London Build is the Uk's leading construction and design show. This year's event will feature more than 500 speakers across six conference theatres, 220 CPD sessions and hundreds of exhibitors and networking events.  
London Build Expo: Passivhaus in Practice
London Build Expo: Championing Sustainability
17/11/2021, 12.00 - 13.00

Olympia, West Kensington, London

Free

Register here

FCBStudios Partner, Anja Grossmann will be part of a panel discussing 'Championing Sustainability - Case Studies of Leaders Achieving High Environmental and Social Performance'

Also joining the panel are:  Eddie Jump, Director - Thornton Tomasetti, Paul Toyne, Practice Sustainability Leader - Grimshaw, Martin Liepmann, Associate Director - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,  Martin Gettings, Group Head of Sustainability - Canary Wharf Group and Susan Hone-Brookes, Director of Sustainability - chapmanbdsp.

London Build is the Uk's leading construction and design show. This year's event will feature more than 500 speakers across six conference theatres, 220 CPD sessions and hundreds of exhibitors and networking events.  

London Build Expo: Championing Sustainability
RIBA Guerilla Tactics: Green Knowledge Sharing
09/11/2021, 15.30 - 17.00

Online

Register here

£30 - 100

Curated by Creative Directors Rob FiehnMellis Haward and Kyle Buchanan, this year’s Guerrilla Tactics Conference explores collaboration.

The best design processes are facilitated by meaningful collaboration, including with clients and consultants, through public engagement, and by working with other architects. Small practices often develop specialist knowledge. What would happen if we could pool resources and experiences for shared goals? Information about materials, new technologies, zero carbon construction and best business practice should be easily available from our peers, without the need to worry about competitive behaviour. The future is bright for architects if practices can unite to win work or to level-up their skills.

For the third talk of the RIBA Guerrilla Tactics conference, we’ll be hearing from Alina White, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Sarah Broadstock, Studio Bark), Ross Hollerton, Sero on the theme of ‘Green Knowledge Sharing’.
 
The scale of the Climate Emergency is such that there’s no time for ‘business as usual’. Architects and built environment experts need to collaborate to share learnings and knowledge. In this panel discussion we will hear from these three leaders in sustainable design, low energy and retrofit, on how they are learning and sharing their ‘green knowledge’.
 
Alina White will present FCBS CARBON, the industry-leading Carbon Modelling Tool, Sarah will share her experience in the educational programme ‘No Business as Usual’ and Ross will share insight from Sero's Optimised Retrofit Tools. All three will demonstrate how collaboration  within our profession is essential to driving serious change in the built environment.

Rewatch the event here. 

RIBA Guerilla Tactics: Green Knowledge Sharing
Dezeen Project Talks - Senate House
03/11/2021, 11.00-12.30

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios completed a refurbishment of the University of Bristol's Senate House building earlier this year. The building acts as a hub for students, offering both social spaces and support services, and prominently makes use of timber slats throughout its interior.

For Dezeen Architecture Project Talks, project architects Rose Hart and Nick Hodges will discuss the design and delivery process, the use of wood throughout the project, and how the studio approached designing a contemporary mixed-use education space.

Dezeen has partnered with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to present a new series of Architecture Project Talks, which will see Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Chris Precht deliver presentations about key projects that are built using FSC-certified wood.

The two webinars, which count towards continuing professional development (CPD) points for UK architects, feature Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios' Senate House building for the University of Bristol and Precht's modular Bert treehouse.

Dezeen Project Talks - Senate House
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
22/09/2021 - 02/01/2022, 10.00 - 18.00 (Closed Mondays)

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£20-£22

Book here

FCBStudios are exhibiting at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. As part of the Architecture Room, we are showing a model for the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a project currently underway in joint venture with Shatotto.

This year, David Adjaye has curated the architecture room, with the theme of ‘Climate and Geography (or vice versa)'.

The 1200 student residential school near the centre of Dhaka is arranged around a central ‘Maidan’ – a community gathering space and sports field, linked by a continuous colonnade and landscaped courtyards of varying character.

The building pays homage to locally manufactured brickwork and traditional skills. A language of brick patterning and artistry has been developed here by learning from local precedents and expertise, and the site is being used to train the next generation of brickworkers.

All circulation is open air but sheltered from sun and rain: all rooms have cross ventilation. The buildings are designed to breathe through traditional jali screens and windows: the architecture facilitates air movement.  High level vents supplement low wind speeds with ceiling fans adding to adaptive thermal comfort. This is a climate responsive architecture informed by traditional buildings and contemporary low energy design and technology.

The study in clay is a cast model of the school, drawing on the qualities of the brickwork apparent in the building itself. 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Carbon Counts
01/07/2021 - 01/11/2021

Manchester Technology Centre
103, Oxford House
Oxford Rd
Manchester
M1 7ED

Free

 

Carbon Counts is an exhibition about the embodied carbon of some of the most common building materials used in architecture today. In collaboration with Bruntwood, this striking installation is now open to the public in the Manchester Technology Centre, in the heart of Manchester's Oxford Road Corridor, a few doors from the new Circle Square neighbourhood.

The exhibition draws together key metrics for ten materials, including steel, aluminium, concrete and timber, representing the embodied carbon impacts of each one.  The embodied carbon of a building is

the carbon emitted in the processes involved in the creation of these materials -  from the extraction, processing, manufacture and packaging of the materials; their transport to and construction on site, maintenance over their life span and what happens to them after the building is demolished.

By understanding the embodied and emitted carbon in the construction and lifecycle of a building, we are able to make better informed choices to improve the impact of the buildings we create on the environment.

Carbon Counts
Oct 2021

RIBA / Architects Declare Built Environment Summit
28/10/2021 - 29/10/2021

66 Portland Place London and Online

From £10

Full programme and Book your ticket

A global event taking place on 28-29 October both virtually and in-person at the RIBA at 66 Portland Place, London, the Built Environment Summit is a response to the publication of the Built for the Environment report ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, which starts on 1 November.

38% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the built environment. The summit is a call to action, bringing together professionals from across the international built environment sector to address the urgent need to drive changes in behaviour to reduce carbon emissions.

Dr Joe Jack Williams joins a discussion forum: Embodied and Operational Carbon: what are we measuring and how are we measuring it? Talking tools of the trade and what we use them for. And why it's vital that we measure. Also featuring Cécile Faraud, Programme Manager of Clean Construction for C40 Cities, Tom Spurrier from UKGBC.

FCBStudios are proud to endorse the Built for the Environment report.

RIBA / Architects Declare Built Environment Summit
Advanced Building Skins Conference
21/10/2021 - 22/10/2021

Kursaal Conference Centre,
Bern, Switzerland
E680 in person / E280 online
Register

The Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo is an international event on innovative building envelopes for architects, engineers, scientists and the construction industry

Nick Hodges, Associate, FCBStudios, will present on day two of the conference, in the 'Designing High-performance Building Skins' stream. His talk,  'Designing for longevity and quality with a low-carbon façade' will focus on designing for a 100-year life, façade design to maximise passive performance, and embracing future maintenance, using examples from two recent Passivhaus projects for Higher Education - Croft Gardens for Kings' College Cambridge and Kellogg College Hub for Kellogg College Oxford. 

 

Advanced Building Skins Conference
Guildford Society: Multiple Housing Design
20/10/2021, 19.00 - 20.00

University of Surrey

Register here

Free

Providing quality multiple housing has a special importance for Guildford with several large new developments planned in the Town Centre, Weyside, Wisley, Blackwell Farm, and Gosden Hill.  This is the focus of the Guildford Society's Annual Architecture Lecture held in conjunction with the University of Surrey.

The lecture will be provided by Jason Cornish, Partner, FCBStudios and Glenn Howells, Partner, GHA who have demonstrated good design in major housing projects. The Society is keen to see the design quality of multiple housing schemes improved in the Borough.

Each of the practices will give a short lecture with reference to their work, with time allowed for questions at the end.

Guildford Society: Multiple Housing Design
BCO COP26 Net Zero Seminar
14/10/2021, 08.00 - 09.30

Free: Members Only

Cundall, 4th Floor, 15 Colmore Row, Birmingham

 

Net Zero carbon and climate change are the two most compelling issues of our time. The built environment has a significant role to play and should demonstrate leadership by setting and delivering against ambitious climate commitments. This leadership will be crucial for the UK to reach its Net Zero target.

In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, the BCO is holding a series of events exploring future best practice for office buildings. This hybrid event will held in Birmingham with virtual attendance from around the UK, and will explore the future of offices from an Embodied Carbon perspective. Embodied carbon now constitutes a large proportion of the overall carbon footprint of any new office building, and has become more significant as operational carbon levels have reduced.

The key-note introduction to the topic will be by Simon Sturgis of Targeting Zero. The panel discussion will include a case study of Three Chamberlain Square, where MEPC (ex Argent) are delivering a low-carbon office building, with presentations from the FCBStudios Associate Alina White and engineers (Cundall).

BCO COP26 Net Zero Seminar
Education Estates 2021
12/10/2021 - 13/10/2021

Manchester Central

Register

At the 2021 Education Estates Conference, FCBStudios Associate Dr Joe Jack Williams will chair a session on Sustainable Design, featuring 

Rob Hall, IBI  Group, Designing for sustainability in big science applications
Ruth Hynes, Atkins Ltd, Understanding users' needs and requirements: a data-driven toolset. 

Education Estates brings together professionals from the education sector and learning community. It is all about discovering ways to transform and refine internal and external learning environments into sustainable and adaptive spaces, from school through to university. 

Education Estates 2021
Missing in Architecture: The Time is Now
08/10/2021, 17.00 - 18.00

Free

FCBStudios Partner Rachel Sayers presents the Mackintosh School of Architecture's Friday Lecture.

One of a series of lectures ahead of COP26 in Glasgow next month with a focus on the climate emergency, Rachel takes the practitioners view, talking about FCBStudios' route to net zero in all our work, Architects Declare and Climate Responsive Design. 

Zoom Meeting ID: 96740485540. Passcode msa

 

Missing in Architecture: The Time is Now
Re-imagining Bath
04/10/2021, 19.30 - 21.00

Free

Online

Register here

The pandemic has impacted so many aspects of our lives, from schools and education, our economy and the high street, to the way we interact with each other and with elements of our city. How can we build on Bath’s potential to manage these profound changes?

Join the BRLSI for a public meeting, chaired by Bath MP Wera Hobhouse, with three community leaders examining some of the challenges we face and how we can meet these issues ensuring that Bath flourishes in a genuinely inclusive way.

The Panel includes: Geoff Rich, Conservation Architect, Managing Partner of FCBStudios in Bath; Curator Lead, TEDxBath; Professor Sue Rigby, Vice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University and Councillor Richard Samuel, Deputy Leader B&NES Council – Economic Development and Resources

Re-imagining Bath
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
22/09/2021 - 02/01/2022, 10.00 - 18.00 (Closed Mondays)

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£20-£22

Book here

FCBStudios are exhibiting at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. As part of the Architecture Room, we are showing a model for the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a project currently underway in joint venture with Shatotto.

This year, David Adjaye has curated the architecture room, with the theme of ‘Climate and Geography (or vice versa)'.

The 1200 student residential school near the centre of Dhaka is arranged around a central ‘Maidan’ – a community gathering space and sports field, linked by a continuous colonnade and landscaped courtyards of varying character.

The building pays homage to locally manufactured brickwork and traditional skills. A language of brick patterning and artistry has been developed here by learning from local precedents and expertise, and the site is being used to train the next generation of brickworkers.

All circulation is open air but sheltered from sun and rain: all rooms have cross ventilation. The buildings are designed to breathe through traditional jali screens and windows: the architecture facilitates air movement.  High level vents supplement low wind speeds with ceiling fans adding to adaptive thermal comfort. This is a climate responsive architecture informed by traditional buildings and contemporary low energy design and technology.

The study in clay is a cast model of the school, drawing on the qualities of the brickwork apparent in the building itself. 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Carbon Counts
01/07/2021 - 01/11/2021

Manchester Technology Centre
103, Oxford House
Oxford Rd
Manchester
M1 7ED

Free

 

Carbon Counts is an exhibition about the embodied carbon of some of the most common building materials used in architecture today. In collaboration with Bruntwood, this striking installation is now open to the public in the Manchester Technology Centre, in the heart of Manchester's Oxford Road Corridor, a few doors from the new Circle Square neighbourhood.

The exhibition draws together key metrics for ten materials, including steel, aluminium, concrete and timber, representing the embodied carbon impacts of each one.  The embodied carbon of a building is

the carbon emitted in the processes involved in the creation of these materials -  from the extraction, processing, manufacture and packaging of the materials; their transport to and construction on site, maintenance over their life span and what happens to them after the building is demolished.

By understanding the embodied and emitted carbon in the construction and lifecycle of a building, we are able to make better informed choices to improve the impact of the buildings we create on the environment.

Carbon Counts
Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
27/05/2021 - 10/10/2021

Basque Architecture Institute, San Sebastián

https://eai.eus/en/agenda/

Pioneer. Innovative. Multifaceted. The Euskadi Institute of Architecture hosts an exhibition dedicated to the architect and designer Eileen Gray (Enniscortthy, Ireland 1878 – Paris 1976).

Focused on its first and most important work, the E.1027 house on the southern coast of France, the EAI-IAE wants to rescue with this exhibition the figure of the pioneer of the modern movement.

The bedroom was reconstructed at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, O’Neil Ford Chair in Architecture; curator: Wilfried Wang, co-curator: Peter Adam, Paris.

FCBStudios has sponsored the installation of reconstruction of the en suite bathroom from E.1027 by Eileen Gray at Akademie der Kunste Berlin. The exhibition is now on tour throughout Europe.

Photo by Mikel Blasco

Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
Sep 2021

RIBA Smart Practice Conference 2021: Stepping up to the Climate Challenge
29/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

29 Sep  - 30 Sep

Tickets £10 – £60

Book here

As we emerge from lockdown, our undivided attention returns to the defining challenge of our time, the climate and biodiversity crisis associated with the extractive and polluting nature of much of our economy and current building practices.

Architects have taken on this challenge head on and are stepping up to reduce embodied and operational carbon, use sustainably sourced materials, rediscover and innovate the use of traditional building techniques, and expand their knowledge to guide clients in their quest for future proof buildings.

The 2021 Smart Practice Conference will feature architects, engineers and clients who are pushing our understanding of sustainable design and construction in different ways.

Nick Hodges, Associate and Passivhaus Designer from FCBStudios joins the line up of speakers.

Click here for full details of the conference including speakers and booking information.

RIBA Smart Practice Conference 2021: Stepping up to the Climate Challenge
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
22/09/2021 - 02/01/2022, 10.00 - 18.00 (Closed Mondays)

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£20-£22

Book here

FCBStudios are exhibiting at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. As part of the Architecture Room, we are showing a model for the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a project currently underway in joint venture with Shatotto.

This year, David Adjaye has curated the architecture room, with the theme of ‘Climate and Geography (or vice versa)'.

The 1200 student residential school near the centre of Dhaka is arranged around a central ‘Maidan’ – a community gathering space and sports field, linked by a continuous colonnade and landscaped courtyards of varying character.

The building pays homage to locally manufactured brickwork and traditional skills. A language of brick patterning and artistry has been developed here by learning from local precedents and expertise, and the site is being used to train the next generation of brickworkers.

All circulation is open air but sheltered from sun and rain: all rooms have cross ventilation. The buildings are designed to breathe through traditional jali screens and windows: the architecture facilitates air movement.  High level vents supplement low wind speeds with ceiling fans adding to adaptive thermal comfort. This is a climate responsive architecture informed by traditional buildings and contemporary low energy design and technology.

The study in clay is a cast model of the school, drawing on the qualities of the brickwork apparent in the building itself. 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Youth Climate Lab Showcase
19/09/2021, 14.00 - 18.00

St Paul's Church Gardens, Covent Garden
Bedford Street
London WC2E 9ED

Free Exhibition
More info

A half-day outdoor showcase curated by Activate The City's Climate Lab cohort featuring an arts installation, exhibition and panel talks.

2021 is a vital year for acting on climate; global emissions need to peak and reach net-zero by 2050. It is evident that climate change is affecting the most disadvantaged groups in the UK with communities left without access to public lands, higher death rates from COVID in Black and Minority communities and poor air quality, all of which are factors contributing to spatial inequality. Participation in climate action appears to be low among the groups most affected by this disparity despite an ongoing desire for change.

In April 2021, Activate the City began planning to create an engagement programme and launched Climate Lab in July 2021 as part of the emerging 'Creative Youth Labs' initiative. The aim was for young people to start new conversations centring on their own diverse narratives about climate change through self-expression and creative activism.

The final showcase is imagined as an opportunity for the young people to close the series by curating, producing and presenting their narratives on Climate Action ahead of COP 26.

The temporary space, which the cohort will build themselves using recycled materials, will host an installation and exhibition space for conversations through two panels events inviting other young change-makers to take centre stage.

Youth Climate Lab Showcase
Tin Drum and Sou Fujimoto create installation in V&A's Raphael Court for London Design Festival
18/09/2021 - 24/09/2021, 10.00 - 17.20

V&A, South Kensington, London

Free

Booking required

The London Design Festival presents 'Medusa' a mixed reality installation by Tin Drum and Sou Fujimoto in the V&A’s Raphael Court. The installation will examine structure, nature and visualisation. The presentation will take audiences on a journey of discovery while experiencing greater depth contours and physicality.

“Medusa” is a visualization of architecture in Mixed Reality: a succession of natural and architectural features will slowly evolve based on the movement of audiences in the space, creating an almost living design that indicates the interrelation of all things and prompts thought about climate change, the role of nature in modern life, and the designed space.

It will take audiences on a journey of discovery while experiencing greater depth, contours, and physicality and is accompanied by a score combining natural sounds and original composition.

The installation inhabits the V&A's Raphael Court, which recently reopened, following a full refurbishment by FCBStudios. 

Tin Drum and Sou Fujimoto create installation in V&A's Raphael Court for London Design Festival
In the Nature of Materials: Discussions on Architecture:
18/09/2021 - 18/07/2021, 10.30 - 17.30

Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW

£10 - £55

Book now

 

 

Messums Wiltshire’s third annual architecture festival focusses on the nature of materials within contemporary architectural practice to discuss how we can better use resources and learn from nature to find solutions to some of the biggest problems affecting the environment.

The two most serious issues in today’s world are those of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss. Building accounts for 40% of carbon emissions worldwide and has a significant impact on the natural world. It is a huge issue and one which affects us all. In the Nature of Materials will examine how architects and working practices can play a vital role in affecting change by building more environmentally responsive and sensitive buildings.

1. Materials: how they are used / new ones / innovations / extracted vs grown
Panel chaired by Sarah Wigglesworth, Director Member Part W, Design Council Expert, featuring Summer Islam (Material Cultures), Tara Gbolade (Co-Founder of GDS and Steering Group Member Architects Declare), Martin Self (AA Design + Make, Hooke Park)

 2. Construction: how buildings can be made of new materials / in new ways / low impact 
Panel chaired by Peter Clegg (FCBStudios), with Matthew Barnett Howland (CSK Architects and UCL), Jolyon Brewis (Grimshaws/ Eden Project), Jonathan Tuckey (Jonathan Tuckey Design), Flora Samuel (Professor of Architecture in the Built Environment, Reading School of Architecture) 

3. Concepts: scaled up / major projects that have responded to the carbon / environmental crisis and those in development
Panel chaired by Mike Stiff (Stiff + Trevillion), featuring Charlie Paton (Founder, Seawater Greenhouse), Andrew Grant (Grant Associates), Patrick Bellew (Atelier Ten), Sarah Featherstone (Founder VeloCity)

In the Nature of Materials: Discussions on Architecture:
Walking tour of Unity Place, South Kilburn Estate
12/09/2021, 14:00 - 15:00

A walking tour of Unity Place, the latest phase of Brent Council’s twenty-year South Kilburn Regeneration, led by FCBStudios with Alison Brooks Architects, Gort Scott, Grant Associates, and Emma Sweeney, Brent Council.

Part of Open House London Festival’s programme of events.

Unity House replaces 1960s and 70s social housing, currently providing 209 dwellings, with 235 affordable homes, a community hub and an energy centre to serve the 1.3ha site and the wider South Kilburn Estate.

The scheme is oriented around a reinstated route to the Grade I Listed St Augustine’s Church. The design re-establishes the historic street plan in a series of connected communal and public gardens to create a green sequence of spaces from Cambridge Gardens to Carlton Vale, which includes a new high-quality public play space that serves the local community.

Walking tour of Unity Place, South Kilburn Estate
Bristol Open Doors - Temple Quarter
11/09/2021 - 12/09/2021

Book for all events via the Open Doors website

A walking tour to explore the University of Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, focused on pioneering digital & social innovation.

The new campus is on a seven-acre urban brownfield site, the former position of the Royal Mail sorting office; a long-standing ruin and now a pivotal setting for regenerating the eastern side of the city. Located between Temple Meads Station and the Floating Harbour, the site is prominent in Bristol’s geography and arrival experience to the city.

Members of the project team, from the University, FCBStudios, Buro Happold and others will guide the tours. Learn about the rich history & innovation of the area. Step inside the Coal Shed & Retort House on Avon Street, walk across to Cattle Market Road & visit the former Post Office building.

Bristol Open Doors - Temple Quarter
Brabazon: Concorde to Community
09/09/2021, 18:30 - 20:00

Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

£12
Book here

For over a century, Filton has been known worldwide for aviation & innovation. From the Bristol Boxkite & the Brabazon to Concord, few places on earth can match its record of ambition & achievement.

Throughout the 20th century the area become a hub for aeronautical engineering & the aerospace industries which continue to thrive here.

Since 2012 the airfield has been closed but a new chapter is beginning as a 21st century neighbourhood is emerging.

FCBStudios are working with YTL on the Brabazon site on the former Bristol Filton Airfield site

Speakers:

Andy Theobald, Partner, FCBStudios
Seb Loyn, Planning & Development Director, YTL Developments
Jacqui Greenland CEng MIET, Engineer
Martin Booth, Editor, Bristol24/7 and Author

Join them for a look at the past, present & future of Filton.

Brabazon: Concorde to Community
Carbon Counts
01/07/2021 - 01/11/2021

Manchester Technology Centre
103, Oxford House
Oxford Rd
Manchester
M1 7ED

Free

 

Carbon Counts is an exhibition about the embodied carbon of some of the most common building materials used in architecture today. In collaboration with Bruntwood, this striking installation is now open to the public in the Manchester Technology Centre, in the heart of Manchester's Oxford Road Corridor, a few doors from the new Circle Square neighbourhood.

The exhibition draws together key metrics for ten materials, including steel, aluminium, concrete and timber, representing the embodied carbon impacts of each one.  The embodied carbon of a building is

the carbon emitted in the processes involved in the creation of these materials -  from the extraction, processing, manufacture and packaging of the materials; their transport to and construction on site, maintenance over their life span and what happens to them after the building is demolished.

By understanding the embodied and emitted carbon in the construction and lifecycle of a building, we are able to make better informed choices to improve the impact of the buildings we create on the environment.

Carbon Counts
Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
27/05/2021 - 10/10/2021

Basque Architecture Institute, San Sebastián

https://eai.eus/en/agenda/

Pioneer. Innovative. Multifaceted. The Euskadi Institute of Architecture hosts an exhibition dedicated to the architect and designer Eileen Gray (Enniscortthy, Ireland 1878 – Paris 1976).

Focused on its first and most important work, the E.1027 house on the southern coast of France, the EAI-IAE wants to rescue with this exhibition the figure of the pioneer of the modern movement.

The bedroom was reconstructed at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, O’Neil Ford Chair in Architecture; curator: Wilfried Wang, co-curator: Peter Adam, Paris.

FCBStudios has sponsored the installation of reconstruction of the en suite bathroom from E.1027 by Eileen Gray at Akademie der Kunste Berlin. The exhibition is now on tour throughout Europe.

Photo by Mikel Blasco

Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
Aug 2021

Carbon Counts
01/07/2021 - 01/11/2021

Manchester Technology Centre
103, Oxford House
Oxford Rd
Manchester
M1 7ED

Free

 

Carbon Counts is an exhibition about the embodied carbon of some of the most common building materials used in architecture today. In collaboration with Bruntwood, this striking installation is now open to the public in the Manchester Technology Centre, in the heart of Manchester's Oxford Road Corridor, a few doors from the new Circle Square neighbourhood.

The exhibition draws together key metrics for ten materials, including steel, aluminium, concrete and timber, representing the embodied carbon impacts of each one.  The embodied carbon of a building is

the carbon emitted in the processes involved in the creation of these materials -  from the extraction, processing, manufacture and packaging of the materials; their transport to and construction on site, maintenance over their life span and what happens to them after the building is demolished.

By understanding the embodied and emitted carbon in the construction and lifecycle of a building, we are able to make better informed choices to improve the impact of the buildings we create on the environment.

Carbon Counts
Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
27/05/2021 - 10/10/2021

Basque Architecture Institute, San Sebastián

https://eai.eus/en/agenda/

Pioneer. Innovative. Multifaceted. The Euskadi Institute of Architecture hosts an exhibition dedicated to the architect and designer Eileen Gray (Enniscortthy, Ireland 1878 – Paris 1976).

Focused on its first and most important work, the E.1027 house on the southern coast of France, the EAI-IAE wants to rescue with this exhibition the figure of the pioneer of the modern movement.

The bedroom was reconstructed at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, O’Neil Ford Chair in Architecture; curator: Wilfried Wang, co-curator: Peter Adam, Paris.

FCBStudios has sponsored the installation of reconstruction of the en suite bathroom from E.1027 by Eileen Gray at Akademie der Kunste Berlin. The exhibition is now on tour throughout Europe.

Photo by Mikel Blasco

Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
Jul 2021

From Marginal to Mainstream: Can Passivhaus construction become the new norm?
28/07/2021, 10.00 - 11.00

Free
Online
Register here

Councils around the country are pledging to build to Passivhaus standards and many private clients are following suit. What are the challenges involved in embedding Passive House principles within major building projects? How can we measure the benefits? And what does the future hold?
 
Speakers and topics to include:
Max Kettenacker, director, Allies and Morrison and/or Gwilym Still, Passivhaus Leader, Max Fordham 
Ann-Marie Fallon, Associate Director & Passivhaus Designer, Architype
Adam Booth, Architect, FCBStudios
 
Rewatch the event here.
From Marginal to Mainstream: Can Passivhaus construction become the new norm?
Why does climate action need women?
05/07/2021, 18.00 - 19.30

Free
online
Book here 

Two student-led groups: Feminae x LSA Climate Crisis at Liverpool School of Architecture come together to discuss how women are most affected by climate change and yet they are still in minorities in leadership positions.

The groups realised the significance of how little this conversation was talked about. Through the symposium, they hope to start a bigger conversation within the university and the profession on how women are impacted more by climate change, but also to turn the narrative around by showing what incredible women within the architecture industry are doing, as well as how we can impact change on a higher level by ensuring there are more women in leadership positions.

Featuring: Antoinette Vermilye and Bianca Pitt from She Changes, Sarah Wigglesworth, Fliss Childs Partner at FCBStudios and Sumita Singha.

Why does climate action need women?
Carbon Counts
01/07/2021 - 01/11/2021

Manchester Technology Centre
103, Oxford House
Oxford Rd
Manchester
M1 7ED

Free

 

Carbon Counts is an exhibition about the embodied carbon of some of the most common building materials used in architecture today. In collaboration with Bruntwood, this striking installation is now open to the public in the Manchester Technology Centre, in the heart of Manchester's Oxford Road Corridor, a few doors from the new Circle Square neighbourhood.

The exhibition draws together key metrics for ten materials, including steel, aluminium, concrete and timber, representing the embodied carbon impacts of each one.  The embodied carbon of a building is

the carbon emitted in the processes involved in the creation of these materials -  from the extraction, processing, manufacture and packaging of the materials; their transport to and construction on site, maintenance over their life span and what happens to them after the building is demolished.

By understanding the embodied and emitted carbon in the construction and lifecycle of a building, we are able to make better informed choices to improve the impact of the buildings we create on the environment.

Carbon Counts
RIBA: Net Zero - what does it mean and how do we get there
01/07/2021, 12.45 - 13.30

Free
Online
Register here

In 2019, the UK Government passed a law requiring all greenhouse gas emissions to be brought to Net Zero by 2050, effectively halting any further contribution to global warming. The ongoing decarbonisation of the Grid has already significantly reduced emissions, but there remains a long way to go. Even if the UK’s energy supply were to be met entirely from renewables, construction activity alone would remain a significant source of emissions if business as usual continues. It is therefore imperative that we understand what Net Zero means and jointly develop solutions.

So how is Net Zero defined, is there a shared consensus? Are all our direct as well as indirect emissions accounted for? To achieve Net Zero at the national level, does every sector, business and activity need to be emission neutral on their own, and is that feasible? What does it mean for architecture and construction, and how can it be achieved? Who should be held accountable for emissions produced in construction and operation – the manufacturer, the designer and specifier, the occupier and user? Is timber the undisputed solution to a Net Zero future? What is the role of offsetting and can it be relied on?

Join our lunchtime debate to hear leading practitioners and researchers discuss these questions and the role of architects and engineers in moving towards a Net Zero future. All panellists are active members of LETI and co-authors of LETI guidance on whole life carbon and embodied carbon.

Speakers  include: 

RIBA: Net Zero - what does it mean and how do we get there
Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
27/05/2021 - 10/10/2021

Basque Architecture Institute, San Sebastián

https://eai.eus/en/agenda/

Pioneer. Innovative. Multifaceted. The Euskadi Institute of Architecture hosts an exhibition dedicated to the architect and designer Eileen Gray (Enniscortthy, Ireland 1878 – Paris 1976).

Focused on its first and most important work, the E.1027 house on the southern coast of France, the EAI-IAE wants to rescue with this exhibition the figure of the pioneer of the modern movement.

The bedroom was reconstructed at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, O’Neil Ford Chair in Architecture; curator: Wilfried Wang, co-curator: Peter Adam, Paris.

FCBStudios has sponsored the installation of reconstruction of the en suite bathroom from E.1027 by Eileen Gray at Akademie der Kunste Berlin. The exhibition is now on tour throughout Europe.

Photo by Mikel Blasco

Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
Jun 2021

What is Net Zero Carbon? - Engaging young people in debunking the mystery
29/06/2021, 18:00 - 19:30

FCBStudios has collaborated with Beyond the Box to run an interactive project with young people from across London, to look at how we communicate with a youth audience about net zero carbon and climate change.

Join five young inspiring content producers live as they discuss the journey they have been on to create a series of podcasts, a Zine and social media content, aimed at communicating the issues we all face to their peers.

They have tackled some big questions. From 'who do young people feel is to blame?' to 'what does it have to do with me?'. What has surprised them, what challenges have they faced, and what have they learnt along the way?  And most importantly, how do they think that wider society can do a better job of engaging with young people on climate issues?

This is a free online event and runs in conjunction with our 'What is Net Zero Carbon?' installation at our London studio. 

What is Net Zero Carbon? - Engaging young people in debunking the mystery
Collaboration and Care
24/06/2021, 18.00 - 20.00

Heyne Tillet Steel, 16 Chart St, Hoxton, London N1 6DD
And online

Free

Register here

With achieving net-zero a key driver across the built environment, how is the industry working together to deliver sustainable outcomes that better care for our buildings, cities and communities?

Recent years have seen a growth in industry-wide collaborations through the creation of tools, targets and resources to help deliver these outcomes. Join Heyne Tillett Steel alongside other leading industry experts for a panel discussion exploring approaches to collaboration and the value of knowledge sharing in the race towards net zero.

Hear from:
Steve Gilchrist - project director, development, Grosvenor Estate
Tim den Dekker, Associate, FCBStudios and member of Embodied Carbon Group
Laura Batty - senior technical research engineer and HTS+ lead, Heyne Tillett Steel
Alastair Kenyon – partner, Alinea Cost Consultants
Hugh Queenan - associate, Morris + Company

Chaired by Sarah Cary PhD MRTPI, executive director, Place at Enfield Council

 

Collaboration and Care
SAHGB Annual Symposium 2021 | Architectural History + Climate Emergency
18/06/2021, 13.15 - 17.00

The Symposium places the nexus between architecture and energy centre stage in our understanding of the historic built environment, considering how both large-scale energy consumption and socio-political regimes of energy production force us to give greater consideration to architecture’s environmental impact through time. 

By investigating the relationship between buildings and energy, in conjunction with other factors such as the building industry's contribution to deforestation, eco-system destruction, and wide-spread pollution connected to primary material procurement, architectural history can reclaim its long-standing place as a central contributor to architectural debate and practice. Much more importantly, considering the history of architecture in this context can make a significant contribution to understanding and addressing the fossil fuel dependency and biodiversity crisis that threatens the continuation of life on Earth.

FCBStudios Associate Tim Greensmith will join a panel on day 3 of the symposium entitled: Imaginaries of Energy and Power

Tim Greensmith, Associate, FCBStudios: ‘The Grandfather of Skyscrapers’: Gas, Steam, and Iron at Shrewsbury Flaxmill
Joseph Bedford, Virginia Tech: The Energies, Geo-Politics, and Capitalist Spatial Imaginaries of Iron in Architectural History
Elliott Sturtevant, Columbia University: ‘Nature's Storehouse is Man's Benefactor’: Designing Infinite Growth along the Niagara Frontier
Elena Longhin, Università IUAV di Venezia: The Machine in the Mountain: the Piave River Hydro-Power Apparatus and Fascist Ideas of Nature

This year's Annual Symposium is held in partnership with Architects Declare, ACAN, Heritage Declares, and the RIAS. Spread across two weeks, the Symposium is convened by Prof Alex Bremner, Dr Barnabas Calder, Savia Palate, and Dr Neal Shasore.

SAHGB Annual Symposium 2021 | Architectural History + Climate Emergency
The SPACES conference: Net Zero Carbon Climate Emergency
07/06/2021 - 18/06/2021

Free for members or £150 +VAT

Register here

SPACES, the Society for Public Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Surveying is a multi-disciplinary collaborative organisation for those in the building professions working in and for the public sector. 

Their annual conference brings together experts from client side, design, construction, academia & the public sector will be discussing Zero Carbon, the Climate Emergency, and why we must act now!

Within a wide-ranging programme, FCBStudios Associate, Dr Joe Jack Williams will be delivering two sessions:

11 June: An overview of London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI)'s Climate Emergency Design Guide

17 June: An introduction to FCBS CARBON, our tool for whole life carbon measurement from the outset of a project.

For the full programme, click here.

 

The SPACES conference: Net Zero Carbon Climate Emergency
Installation: What is Net Zero?
01/06/2021 - 30/06/2021

Part of London Festival of Architecture
On display at FCBStudios, Twenty Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RG

An installation By FCBStudios and Thomas.Matthews using offcuts and remnants from the FCBStudios model making workshop. Accompanied by further links to resources and ideas for deeper understanding and engagement. Click here to open whatisnetzero.fcbstudios.com 

From politicians to pop stars, multi-nationals to start-ups, everyone seems to have a roadmap, a plan or a route to Net Zero Carbon. Some are aiming for carbon neutrality. Others say they will be carbon negative. Everyone is talking targets, committing to dates, amounts, plotting their progress on graphs or with pie charts. But when we ask the question, ‘What is Net Zero Carbon?’, an overwhelming number of UK citizens would be unable to answer, despite the fact that this is a phrase that is widely used nowadays. We know it is urgent and the clock is ticking but what does it actually mean?

This colourful installation aims to debunk the mystery, taking the audience through the journey of understanding, from why the planet is heating up, what we are aiming towards, and how, collectively, we can reduce our impact on the environment. 

A 3D light installation draws the passer-by in, made up of hundreds of suspended laser-cut icons which represent the delicate balancing act of reducing what we emit and removing what greenhouse gasses are already in the atmosphere.

Icons were cut from panels of acrylic and timber – all offcuts and remnants from the FCBStudios model-making workshop – and the remaining material has been etched with text. The acrylic boards are layered up, creating shadows and reflections across the window, but also hinting at the complexity of the issue, which many just find too overwhelming to begin to tackle. 

'What is Net Zero Carbon?’ is never going to be answered in one go. This piece has been created to draw people in, and inspire them to make positive changes that not only bring down emissions but improve health, wellbeing and have financial savings. 

Installation: What is Net Zero?
Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
27/05/2021 - 10/10/2021

Basque Architecture Institute, San Sebastián

https://eai.eus/en/agenda/

Pioneer. Innovative. Multifaceted. The Euskadi Institute of Architecture hosts an exhibition dedicated to the architect and designer Eileen Gray (Enniscortthy, Ireland 1878 – Paris 1976).

Focused on its first and most important work, the E.1027 house on the southern coast of France, the EAI-IAE wants to rescue with this exhibition the figure of the pioneer of the modern movement.

The bedroom was reconstructed at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, O’Neil Ford Chair in Architecture; curator: Wilfried Wang, co-curator: Peter Adam, Paris.

FCBStudios has sponsored the installation of reconstruction of the en suite bathroom from E.1027 by Eileen Gray at Akademie der Kunste Berlin. The exhibition is now on tour throughout Europe.

Photo by Mikel Blasco

Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
May 2021

Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom
27/05/2021 - 10/10/2021

Basque Architecture Institute, San Sebastián

https://eai.eus/en/agenda/

Pioneer. Innovative. Multifaceted. The Euskadi Institute of Architecture hosts an exhibition dedicated to the architect and designer Eileen Gray (Enniscortthy, Ireland 1878 – Paris 1976).

Focused on its first and most important work, the E.1027 house on the southern coast of France, the EAI-IAE wants to rescue with this exhibition the figure of the pioneer of the modern movement.

The bedroom was reconstructed at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, O’Neil Ford Chair in Architecture; curator: Wilfried Wang, co-curator: Peter Adam, Paris.

FCBStudios has sponsored the installation of reconstruction of the en suite bathroom from E.1027 by Eileen Gray at Akademie der Kunste Berlin. The exhibition is now on tour throughout Europe.

Photo by Mikel Blasco

Eileen Gray E.1027 Master Bedroom