Architects discuss how to design for the 21st century

Vertical living in timber: How to design for the 21st century at the Roca London Gallery

18.30pm – 20.30, Thursday 19th April 2018.

Free Event.

The discussion about tall timber is changing: as the industry is realising the potential for using wood in the 21st century, the conversation is shifting to how architects and engineers design with mass timber. Join the Roca London Gallery for an evening with presentations from three important voices at the forefront of timber architecture, presenting how they use engineered wood in their buildings and research proposals; and how, in practical terms, other architects and engineers can start to add this revolutionary material to their own repertoire.

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Speakers include:

Susan Jones,
FAIA, LEED BD+C, architect, is founder and sole owner of atelierjones, a small US architecture firm founded in 2003 in Seattle. The firm’s design award winning work brings design excellence, research, and community engagement to create projects of reclamation: of forgotten urban sites and buildings, or of waste or scrap to create renewable and beautiful architectural materials. Over the past five years, the firm has led groundbreaking work with Mass Timber in the US. Her book, Mass Timber | Design and Research was published in 2017 by ORO Editions. A native of Washington State, Susan became a Fellow of the AIA in 2010, is Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, and has been working for architects since she was sixteen.

Robert Schmitz
is an architect and partner at White Arkitekter. He is an award-winning designer with extensive experience from projects of cultural significance and high complexity. Robert’s winning proposals in architectural competitions include leading Nordic corporate bank SEB’s new headquarters in Stockholm, Täby Municipality Building and Skellefteå Cultural Centre. Based in Stockholm, Robert is Head of Competitions, part of the Strategic Office Management, and a sought-after key note speaker around Europe.

Andrew Waugh:
Andrew is a founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects, a world leading architecture practice in the use of engineered timber. Over the last 20 years of practice Andrew has designed a number of award winning schemes from cinemas to synagogues, social housing to shopping centres. A dedicated advocate of low carbon construction Andrew encourages clients to look at the feasibility of new technologies and innovative methods of construction. He was responsible for the design of the pioneering Stadhaus, the first tall urban housing project to be constructed entirely from pre- fabricated solid timber. Andrew was awarded the RIBA President’s Medal for Research for this project in 2010.

The event takes place at Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, London SW6 2PY. T: 020 7610 9503  @RocaLONGallery

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