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

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
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?
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
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
Jun 2021

What is Net Nero 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 Nero 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

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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
Place North West: Transport and Infrastructure
21/05/2021, 10.00 -12.30

online

£30

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HS2, trans-Pennine links, Port of Liverpool, Manchester Airport, Metrolink, smart motorways: the line-up of major infrastructure assets and projects under constant pressure from commuters, passengers and freight carriers to upgrade and fulfill their potential means there is always something significant to examine in the transport arena.

Ernst ter Horst, Associate at FCBStudios joins the panel of industry experts for debate and networking at this online event hosted by Place North West.

Place North West: Transport and Infrastructure
UrbanistasNW Embracing Change in Offices
13/05/2021, 18.30 - 20.00

Online

Free

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Embracing Change. Following a year of working from home for many of us, how will this change offices going forward? Looking to workplace lessons learnt that various businesses want to incorporate, how will we utilise the positives of WFH in post-covid times?

Speakers:
- Sue Emms - Architect Director BPD
- Ian Ford - Managing Director Watts Group
- Jayne Rolls - Human Resources Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

UrbanistasNW Embracing Change in Offices
Apr 2021

AUDE A time to talk: about capital projects
30/04/2021, 10.00 - 11.30

Online

Free

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The April edition of Aude's A time to talk Capital Projects series is hosted by Ken Kinsella, Director of Capital Development LSE and AUDE Capital Group Chair and will report on key findings of the AUDE Capital Costs Database annual report and considerations for future submissions and the AUDE capital and sustainability joint initiative, Ken Kinsella, LSE. 

Dr Joe Jack Williams, Associate and researcher at FCBStudios, will update members on our recently launched Embodied Carbon Tool. As well as a demonstration of how the tool can be used he will explain the importance of understanding embodied carbon through a building life cycle alongside operational carbon.

Mark Thaler, Senior Associate and  Jeremy Viray, Public Relations & Communications Director at Gensler will talk to design forecasts and the impact on capital developments

AUDE A time to talk: about capital projects
Construction Declares: Ideas into Action
20/04/2021 - 21/04/2021, 14.00 - 17.30

Online

£30 - £40

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Developing a Strategy for Change: This event will focus on turning ideas into action to transform the way we shape the built environment.

The Steering Group for Architects Declare has developed a Strategy for Change which describes how we want to transform the built environment by 2030 so that it is planned, constructed and operated within planetary boundaries, delivering positive social impacts for all.

This event, held over two consecutive afternoons, will be structured around the ‘Three Horizons’ model developed by Bill Sharpe, and currently being used to train many of the COP26 negotiating teams in how to manage uncertainty with a high degree of agency.

The first afternoon will involve bold ideas, with a series of inspiring talks interspersed with break-out sessions and concluding with a presentation on the AD Strategy for Change in its current form.

The second afternoon will open with 3 short talks from 'transforming companies' who will share some of the successes and challenges in how they have risen to the challenge of the planetary emergency. These will be followed by a series of PechaKucha style presentations about emerging ideas and we will end the day with a plenary session to discuss the inputs that participants have fed into the Strategy for Change.

This event is open to all signatories and individuals interested in transforming the way we shape the built environment. A full agenda will follow shortly. 

Construction Declares: Ideas into Action
Embodied Carbon Calculators
19/04/2021, 12.00 - 13.00

Online
Free
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This lunchtime event from RIBA explores some of the best embodied carbon calculators currently available, with presentations from their users and creators. 

You can watch a recording here

Embodied Carbon Calculators
AUDE 2021: Large learning spaces: What does the future hold?
15/04/2021, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Online

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Ian Taylor, Managing Partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, is a speaker at this year’s AUDE Conference 2021. He will be presenting on the topic ‘How might large learning spaces evolve in the future?’, arguing for flexibility in these settings and greater consideration of the opportunities and benefits arising from the use of external spaces.

Ian leads our higher education sector, and since 2008 he has been a prominent member of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF). He also leads FCBStudios' Research and Innovation group and has been involved in the development of the sustainable design guidance and FCBStudios Carbon Calculater tool FCBS Carbon

Other speakers in this session:

Russell Day, Education Sector Head, Sir Robert McAlpine

Emma-Louise Hannigan, Associate/ Education Lead Ireland, HLM Architects

Dr Jos Boys, Senior Lecturer in Environments for Learning, UCL

Rupert Goddard, Partner, Sheppard Robson

Stafford Critchlow, Director, WilkinsonEyre

Lucy Plumridge, Associate Director (Education), HLM Architects

The session takes part on Day 4 of the conference

The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) promotes excellence in the strategic planning, management, operation and development of Higher Education estates and facilities. The theme of this year’s conference is Coronacoaster, focussing on some of the biggest questions and challenges that universities have right now, and will be facing as the new ‘normal’ emerges.

AUDE 2021: Large learning spaces: What does the future hold?
Glasgow Institute of Architects Annual Lecture
15/04/2021, 19.00 - 20.00

Online

Free

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Peter Clegg, Senior Partner of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios will join the Glasgow Institute of Architects to deliver their annual guest lecture.

Regarded as a pioneer in environmental design, Peter has over 40 years' experience in low energy architecture and is active in research, design and education. He will talk about the future of architecture in the time of the climate emergency. There will be plenty of opportunity for question and answer.

The AGM will take place 6-7 pm with the lecture following on from 7 pm.

 

Glasgow Institute of Architects Annual Lecture
Mar 2021

Climate Responsive Design
10/03/2021, 17.00 - 18.30

Online

Free

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Following on from the launch of our Climate Responsive Design website we are hosting the first in a series of events aimed at sharing knowledge, expertise and skills in this field. Join our panel of experts with experience working across the globe as they share their knowledge and insights of designing buildings that respond to their specific local climate and embrace seasonal changes to create low-impact design which not only touches the planet lightly, but helps achieve a better, more sustainable future for all.

Hosted by Peter Clegg, with:

Fatou Dieye: Regional Coordinator, PROECCO Program, Skat
Peter Oborn: Chartered Architect and Strategic Client Adviser
Isabel Sandeman: Architect and co-author of A Manifesto for Climate Responsive Design
Mark Olweny: Programme Leader, Bachelor of Architecture, University of Lincoln and Research Associate Professor, Faculty of the Built Environment, Uganda Martyrs University

You can watch the full event here.

Climate Responsive Design
NLA: Learning Lessons, The future of education environments
04/03/2021, 10.00 - 11.00

Online

Free

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How will the classroom of the future adapt to meet evolving needs in technology, stand up to future pandemics and foster collaborative, accessible learning environments?
 
Learning environments have a big impact on progress, stimulation and wellbeing of students. Educational spaces need to move away from formulaic school design and create rich sensory, flexible spaces that meet the needs of a changing educational landscape. COVID-19 has created new challenges by disrupting usual learning practices and accelerating the adoption of technology. Remote-learning, whilst necessary in the short-term has its own challenges, particularly for arts-based and creative practices that require studio space and workshop facilities. How will the classroom of the future meet evolving needs in technology, stand up to future pandemics and foster collaborative learning?
 
This webinar, featuring FCBStudios  Partner, Helen Roberts, explores the future of learning spaces and how the built environment plays a vital role in providing outstanding educational facilities for the next generation. We explore the role design plays in providing accessible and flexible space that adapts to the needs of the user. How will advances in technology shape the learning environment, both virtually and physically? How is health and wellbeing considered in these spaces to aid study, relaxation and play? How will social spaces facilitate positive interactions and collaboration? What lessons have been learnt from the pandemic and how will this shape the future of educational spaces? 
 
The speakers are Rachel Moulton, Senior Architect, HKS; Graham Day, Associate, Elementa; Neil Cole,  Partner, Project Management, Bidwells; Peter Murray, Curator-in-Chief, NLA; Helen Roberts, Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; Hannelore Deraeve, Architect, Maccreanor Lavington.
NLA: Learning Lessons, The future of education environments
Mesh Energy: Net zero design
03/03/2021, 10.00 - 11.00

Online

Free

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Dr Joe Jack Williams joins Mesh Energy Founder Doug Johnson as they explore net zero carbon design. Joe will share his experience with net zero carbon case studies to show us how they can be done successfully.

Joe is an Associate and researcher at FCBStudios, he is a Certified Passivhaus Consultant and he led the development of FCBSCarbon, a tool that estimates the whole life carbon of a building to inform design decisions prior to detailed design. Joe has taught at various universities and he is part of core research groups within Architects Declare, CIBSE and LETI.

There will be a Q&A session at the end and presentation slides and certificates provided afterwards.

Mesh Energy: Net zero design
Feb 2021

LSA Guest Lecture: The hidden carbon of building
25/02/2021, 18.00 - 19.30

Online

Free

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Liverpool School of Architecture and LSA Climate Crisis Student Group present the LSA Guest Lecture: Dr Joe Jack Williams from FCBStudios will provide an overview of embodied carbon in construction, including:

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

LSA Guest Lecture: The hidden carbon of building
Aude - A time to talk: about Capital Projects
11/02/2021, 11.00 - 12.30

Online

Free

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Ken Kinsella, Director of Capital Developments LSE, introduces a panel of speakers at a special 'a time to talk' about Higher education and capital projects, with the focus on student residences. 

Hear from:
Ian Taylor
, Managing Partner, FCBStudios will provide a forward look at student residential and his thoughts on what the future might look like. 

Russell Dyson, Capital Project Manager at the University of Manchester, on their £70m 1,000 bed development.

Russell Day, Sector Head - Education and Nicola Markall, Head of Technical Compliance at Sir Robert McAlpine will talk through fire safety in student residence,  their insights and experience of recent developments

Anja Beriro and Martin Cannon, Partners at the leading law firm Browne Jacobson on the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on supply chain and procurement in HE capital programmes and the potential long-term implication of this in the sector 

The session will finish with a demonstration of features from the AUDE Capital Cost Database that can help provide insight and benchmark data on student residences.

Aude - A time to talk: about Capital Projects
Construction Declares Regional: North East/North West
09/02/2021, 17.00 - 18.15

Free

Online

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The third North East and North West regional meeting of the Construction Declares  will look at how to successfully influence change, from championing local authority placemaking initiatives to raising client project ambitions. Held In collaboration with UrbanistasNW, a female-led network playing an active role in shaping our built environment to be a more equitable, diverse place to live, work and play.

About the Speakers:
Sara Darwin, Phi Architects, Passivhaus designer and architect specialising in low energy, Passivhaus housing and design for special needs and autism
Jessica McHugh, AMEY, Assistant Environmental Consultant with environmental coordination role in major highways projects and sustainability. Graduate in Environmental Protection and Management
Karen Ridgewell, Architecture & Design Scotland, Architect, former BREEAM assessor, and currently Adaptation Planner at ADS working on the Designing for a Changing Climate pilot project

Construction Declares is multi-disciplinary group open to all. 

 

Construction Declares Regional: North East/North West
RIBA Southwest: It's all about the place
02/02/2021, 13.00 - 14.00

Online
Free to RIBA Members
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FCBStudios Associate Matt Williams will join Anna Liu, Director, Tonkin Liu and Darren Barker, Principal Conservation Officer, Great Yarmouth Borough Council for this RIBA southwest event. 

In a panel discussion they will look at creating, strengthening and maintaining a sense of place within the specific context of Cornwall, using FCBStudios work in Hayle and Tonkin Liu's  work in Great Yarmouth as case studies. 

 

 

RIBA Southwest: It's all about the place
Jan 2021

NLA: Should you always retrofit?
19/01/2021, 10.00 - 11.00

Free

Online

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Peter Clegg, Senior Partner and Dr Joe Jack Williams, Associate and Researcher, join a panel including Andrew Leiper, Net Zero Carbon Leader, and Kiru Balson, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Max Fordham to explore the crucial role of retrofitting in achieving net zero carbon buildings. Retrofitting existing buildings to make them more energy efficient is critical if the UK is to hit 2050 net-zero carbon targets, but should you always retrofit?

Is it possible to be more sustainable by starting from scratch? This panel discussion will explore this vital question with, presenting a combination of thoughts and case studies including the East Wing of Alexandra Palace.

This event was recorded and is available to watch here.

NLA: Should you always retrofit?
Construction Declares Regional Meetings - West / South West
12/01/2021, 17.00 - 18.15

Online

Free

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Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to others.

This second regional meeting in the West/South West will be looking at Raising Client Awareness of the Climate Emergency. FCBStudios Associate Andy Macintosh will chair the evening and there will be two presentations; one from North Somerset Council on their emergency response, and the other from Stride Treglown, followed by Q&A and discussion.

 

Construction Declares Regional Meetings - West / South West
Dec 2020

RSA: A Tribute to Ken Robinson
15/12/2020, 18.00 - 19.00

Free

Online

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The RSA celebrates the life and legacy of creativity pioneer Sir Ken Robinson.

Sir Ken Robinson devoted his life to the importance of creativity and imagination. Millions of people have watched Ken’s famous TED Talk, ‘Are Schools Killing Creativity?’.

In 2008 Ken was awarded the RSA Benjamin Franklin Medal. His acceptance speech Changing Education Paradigms became one of the RSA’s most powerful RSA Animate films, inspiring more than 16 million viewers worldwide and influencing a generation of educators.

This RSA Fellowship gathering will bring together figures from education, cultural learning and the creative industries to reflect on Sir Ken’s life’s work and legacy, and share ideas for how we can continue to support and defend his commitment to creativity for all.

Speakers

  • Kate Robinson, Director, Nevergrey, office of Sir Ken Robinson
  • Matthew Taylor, CEO, RSA
  • Dr Penny Hay, Reader, Bath Spa University, Director of Research, House of Imagination
  • Professor Sue Rigby Vice Chancellor, Bath Spa University 
  • Peter Clegg, Senior Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Marcus Davey CEO The Roundhouse 
  • Chisara Agor, Multi-disciplinary Artist 
  • Gboyega Odubanjo, Poet 
  • Sally Bacon, Executive Director, Clore Duffield Foundation
  • Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE, Arts and Cultural Consultant
  • Gareth Binns, CEO Institute of Imagination 
  • Margaret Heffernan, Author and Entrepreneur, Professor of Practice, University of Bath
RSA: A Tribute to Ken Robinson
Istanbul Festival of Architecture: Race to Zero
10/12/2020, 18.00 - 20.00 TRT (15.00 - 17.00 GMT)

Free

Livestream

Peter Clegg is keynote speaker for Race to Zero at the Istanbul Festival of Architecture. He will present Beyond the Declarations: Towards a new understanding of Low Carbon Architecture

The 2018 IPCC report highlighted that we had only 12 years left to achieve a dramatic cut in global CO2 emissions, 40% of which are generated by buildings and the construction industry.  In 2019 FCBStudios was one of 17 Stirling prize-winning architects in the UK who got together to sign a Declaration which recognised the seriousness of the Climate and Biodiversity crises. Within a year more than 1000 practices had signed up and now more than 6000 practice in 26 countries worldwide have produced their own versions of that declaration. But signing is relatively easy. This talk will explore what needs to be done and reference some recent examples of Low Carbon Design that FCBStudios has been developing to meet the new challenge.

The Istanbul Festival of Architecture with “Paradigm Shift”, as its theme for 2020, aims to examine and reflect on how the immediate future may look and discover who will be the prime motivators and pursuers of this future.

Istanbul Festival of Architecture: Race to Zero
How do you ensure good craftsmanship through Procurement?
02/12/2020, 19.00 - 20.00

Free

Online

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PROCUREMENT has become a streamlined management process. To win the work, it’s often a case of survival of the fittest or the boldest contractor. This event explores how best to navigate the procurement process in order to inspire and ensure good craftsmanship.

Bethan Griffiths, Ironwork Designer & Consultant, will be joined by FCBStudios Conservation Architect, James Sibson, and Ironwork Conservator, David James to address questions of procurement in heritage and conservation architecture, including:

  • Why is there a perception that good craftsmen are hard to find?
  • Is it the specification or the craftsman that should be relied on most?
  • Is procurement let down by weak commissioning skills?
  • How to establish positive working relationships between client and craftsman.

Although this talk will focus on ironwork conservation, the same issues relate to other crafts, so everyone is welcome. Conversations Build Understanding, is a series  of events for heritage professionals and practitioners hosted jointly by the NHIG and Icon Metals Group

How do you ensure good craftsmanship through Procurement?
CFCI ‘What do we mean by Zero Carbon?’
02/12/2020, 13.00 - 14.00

December is Climate Change Emergency Month for the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry. The first in a series of informative 'Question Time' style panel discussions will give an overview of what the professions and the industry have set out to do.

How this can lead to a culture change? What needs to be done to embed changed behaviour into all projects? Is it about equipping the profession? Do we even know how to measure Zero Carbon as a profession? 

Questions for the panel are welcomed in advance. 

Chair: Meredith Bowles, CFCI Trustee, Mole Architects

Joel Gustafsson, JG Consulting

Hero Bennet, Max Fordham

Peter Clegg, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Architects Declare

Sam Hunter Jones, Lawyer, Client Earth

The Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry promotes understanding of the construction industry by arranging meetings, seminars and visits.

CFCI ‘What do we mean by Zero Carbon?’
UCL IEDE Confronting the climate crisis and re-shaping the built environment
30/11/2020 - 04/12/2020, 12.30 - 13.30

Free

Online

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In this series of online talks to celebrate a rich 55-year history in the field of Environmental Design and Engineering (EDE) at The Bartlett, the theme of The climate emergency and potential responses from the construction industry during and post the COVID-19 pandemic is explored through presentations and discussions with IEDE staff and guest speakers from the industry.

The series is made up of three lunchtime seminars, followed by a panel discussion on Friday 4 December with all the guest speakers from the week.

Monday 30 November: Sustainability, health and wellbeing

  • Dr Clare Heaviside (NERC Independent Research Fellow, UCL IEDE): Climate Change health impacts – latest evidence and implications
  • Prof Mike Davies (UCL IEDE): Sustainable and Healthy Cities

Tuesday 1 December: Environmental design and building performance

  • Florence Lam (Arup, visiting professor at UCL IEDE): Lighting for Humanity
  • Dr Esfand Burman (UCL IEDE): An integrated framework for building performance – CIBSE TM61

Wednesday 2 December: The climate challenge

  • Ian Taylor (FCBStudios, visiting professor at UCL IEDE): How architecture needs to respond to the climate emergency
  • Ian Durbin (Hoare Lea, visiting professor at UCL IEDE): How MEP engineers need to respond to the climate emergency

Friday 4 December: Panel discussion

How can engineering and construction transform to respond to the climate emergency? The guest speakers who have presented throughout the week will gather to discuss the climate emergency and potential responses from the construction industry during and post the COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Prof Sarah Bell (UCL IEDE)

UCL IEDE Confronting the climate crisis and re-shaping the built environment
Nov 2020

UCL IEDE Confronting the climate crisis and re-shaping the built environment
30/11/2020 - 04/12/2020, 12.30 - 13.30

Free

Online

Register here

In this series of online talks to celebrate a rich 55-year history in the field of Environmental Design and Engineering (EDE) at The Bartlett, the theme of The climate emergency and potential responses from the construction industry during and post the COVID-19 pandemic is explored through presentations and discussions with IEDE staff and guest speakers from the industry.

The series is made up of three lunchtime seminars, followed by a panel discussion on Friday 4 December with all the guest speakers from the week.

Monday 30 November: Sustainability, health and wellbeing

  • Dr Clare Heaviside (NERC Independent Research Fellow, UCL IEDE): Climate Change health impacts – latest evidence and implications
  • Prof Mike Davies (UCL IEDE): Sustainable and Healthy Cities

Tuesday 1 December: Environmental design and building performance

  • Florence Lam (Arup, visiting professor at UCL IEDE): Lighting for Humanity
  • Dr Esfand Burman (UCL IEDE): An integrated framework for building performance – CIBSE TM61

Wednesday 2 December: The climate challenge

  • Ian Taylor (FCBStudios, visiting professor at UCL IEDE): How architecture needs to respond to the climate emergency
  • Ian Durbin (Hoare Lea, visiting professor at UCL IEDE): How MEP engineers need to respond to the climate emergency

Friday 4 December: Panel discussion

How can engineering and construction transform to respond to the climate emergency? The guest speakers who have presented throughout the week will gather to discuss the climate emergency and potential responses from the construction industry during and post the COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Prof Sarah Bell (UCL IEDE)

UCL IEDE Confronting the climate crisis and re-shaping the built environment
Understand Carbon from the Outset: An introduction to the FCBS CARBON tool
27/11/2020, 08.00 - 09.00

Free
Online
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Join us for an hour workshop on how to get the most out our new free tool to help architects achieve carbon-neutral building.

FCBS CARBON is a new lifecycle carbon calculator, created by FCBStudios to make the impact of design decisions on the carbon footprint of a building visible at the crucial early stages of work.

Dr Joe Jack Williams, Associate and Researcher at FCBStudios, led the development of FCBS CARBON and will lead this workshop, with Joe Taylor, Research Engineer.

The session will cover why the tool came about, how to enter data into the tool, and how to get the most of it.

Dr Joe Jack Williams said: “Understanding the impact arising from our design choices is an essential step for architects and designers if we are to meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge commitments and reach net zero carbon emissions.

We have developed FCBS CARBON using standardised and benchmarked data to empower the industry to navigate complex design variables without the burden of creating a full bill of materials each time.”

The beta version of FCBS CARBON, including full guidance notes, is available to download free here: fcbstudios.com/fcbscarbon

You can watch the recording and download the presentation from the first webinar here:

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Understand Carbon from the Outset: An introduction to the FCBS CARBON tool
Supporting Mental Health for Architects in 2020
26/11/2020, 18.00 - 19.00

Free

Online

Book now

Since 2017 the Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum has been working to improve mental health in the profession.

We’d love you to join us for our first virtual event at 6pm on 26th November, where we are bringing together a diverse range of people from the industry to discuss their experiences with mental health in architecture, and how they are working to improve the status quo.

Speakers include: Kirsten Lees, London Managing Partner at Grimshaw, Adam Smith, Director and co-founder of Hickman & Smith Architects, Nicola Rich, Co-founder of Nine to Thrive and Melissa Kirkpatrick, AMWF member and author of ‘Mental Wellbeing and the Architecture Student’

The event will be chaired by Ben Channon, Head of Wellbeing at Assael Architecture and co-founder of the AMWF.

The event is free to anyone who works in or studies architecture, and who would like to make a difference to mental health in the profession or to their own lives. All we ask is that upon registering you recommend the event to somebody else you think might be interested, as we believe to truly improve mental health across the industry it’s important that we reach as much of the profession as possible.

FCBStudios are founding members of AMWF. 

Supporting Mental Health for Architects in 2020
Construction Declares Regional Meetings - Northern Ireland
24/11/2020, 17.00 - 18.15

Free
Zoom
Register

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to others in the area.

This first regional meeting in Northern Ireland will be looking at embodied carbon and Passivhaus design. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declare's aims by a member of the steering group, a presentation by Irish Architects Declare and short presentations on the theme by FCBStudios Partner and Belfast office lead, Sam Tyler, HLM Architects and Design ID, followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

Construction Declares Regional Meetings - Northern Ireland
Damp, masonry decay & sustainability Conference
19/11/2020, 14.00 - 15.45

Online

Free for IHBC members and other conservation professionals

Book here 

 

Moisture is a key factor in almost all forms of decay, and damp fabric increases heat loss. However, identifying its source can be complicated as moisture is so mobile. It can condense from humid air onto cold surfaces and it can spread through a structure by capillary action and gravity. Understanding these mechanisms and their consequences is vital, particularly now that we are increasing insulation levels in historic buildings and restricting ventilation. Getting it wrong can be disastrous.

Speakers include leading conservation specialists Marianne Suhr and Tim Floyd; Robyn Pender, Alison Henry and others from Historic England; Roger Curtis from Historic Environment Scotland and Bath Abbey project architect Alex Morris.

Damp, masonry decay & sustainability Conference
Construction Declares Regional Meetings - Yorkshire
17/11/2020, 17.00 - 18.15

Free

Zoom

Register here

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in Yorkshire will be looking at where we all start, and how to simplify the message. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declare's aims by Peter Clegg, FCBStudios founding partner and member of the Architects Declare steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

Construction Declares Regional Meetings - Yorkshire
Creative Coalition Festival: Superheroes of Sustainability
10/11/2020, 12.10 - 13.05

Full programme and booking here

1 day pass - £66

3 day pass - £144

Nothing lasts forever and certainly not at the pace we’re going. Join our panel of sustainable practice advocates to hear why and how we should all be making changes. 

FCBStudios Partner Simon Doody joins Dr Patsy Perry, Reader in Fashion Marketing in Manchester Fashion Insitute at Manchester Metropolitan University and BAFTA Award-winning television director Steve Smith on the panel for this discussion on why sustainable practice should be at the heart of our work. 

The Creative Coalition Festival is a 3-day event, which brings together the UK’s finest creators, makers, leaders and innovators, at a time when we need it most, to reimagine, redefine and reignite our creative industries. Showcasing home-grown, world-class talent, Creative Coalition 2020 will be a blend of inspiring talks and panels, live performances, practical workshops and networking events - all streamed from venues across the country, directly to our audience at home

 

Creative Coalition Festival: Superheroes of Sustainability
RIBA Annual Lecture 2020 with University of Plymouth
04/11/2020, 18.00 - 19.30

Online

£5 or Free for RIBA Members and Students

Register here

 

Peter Clegg, Senior Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios will deliver the RIBA South West Annual Lecture of 2020 in partnership with University of Plymouth.  The lecture is called 'Beyond the Declaration: ‘A response to the climate and biodiversity crisis’  and will be the launchpad to a series of RIBA events about Climate Change. 

Peter Clegg established FCBStudios with Richard Feilden in 1978 and is regarded as a pioneer in environmental design. He has over 40 years' experience in low energy architecture and is active in research, design and education. 

 

 

RIBA Annual Lecture 2020 with University of Plymouth
Construction Declares Regional Meetings - West/South West
03/11/2020, 17.00 - 18.15

Free

Zoom

Register here

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in the West/South West will be looking at declaration Points 5 and 10: Project Evaluation and Low Embodied Carbon. The meeting will be chaired by FCBStudios Partner Anja Grossmann feature a presentation on Construction Declare's aims by Michael Pawlyn, and a presentation on the theme by Andy Macintosh, Associate at FCBStudios, followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

Construction Declares Regional Meetings - West/South West
BEYOND 2020 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference
02/11/2020 - 04/11/2020

Online
Book here

Bringing the best minds together, BEYOND 2020 is our opportunity to create the missing link between the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and the built environment.

Now is the time to plan the cities and communities we want and need, both now and in the future. It is up to everyone in the construction value chain and beyond to play their part in planning and securing a sustainable built environment for the future: architects & engineers, constructors, materials suppliers, building owners & municipalities, regulators, financial institutions and IT players. No group is too big or too small to be neither irrelevant nor unaffected.

Peter Clegg, senior partner at FCBStudios, joins a panel of speakers at BEYOND 2020, to discuss: "Decarbonisation of the building sector – the value chain perspective"

 

BEYOND 2020 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference