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Bamboo U: Design and Build Course, Green School, Abiansemal, Badung, Indonesia
17 – 28 Feb 2017
Join The Kul Kul Farm in collaboration with Ibuku to bring you a one of a kind bamboo workshop and experience in Bali. The program is a unique opportunity to design and build with bamboo and learn from John & Elora Hardy, the Ibuku design team, and special guests including Neil Thomas from the structural engineering firm Atelier One.
Details on our Building Events page.

Debate: Does user involvement create better designs?, The Building Centre, London, UK
27 Feb 2017

Date: 27 February 2017
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Venue: Future Cities Catapult
Price: £15 + VAT, concessions £12 + VAT
Speakers: Robert Sakula, partner, Ash Sakula
Dieter Kleiner, director, RCKa
Carolina Caicedo, The Decorators
Kyle Buchanan, director, Archio

Does participatory design lead to better buildings? How and why do architects benefit from a close collaboration with users during the design process? The third event in our Architecture and Citizenship season takes the format of a debate to understand whether getting the users involved results in better designs.

On one hand, co-design allows a wide range of people affected by a particular design challenge to make a creative contribution in shaping the solution of a problem. On the other hand, a large number of participants involved might make the design process much more complicated and difficult to manage, often with limited benefits. This talk aims to understand what tools are available to architects to facilitate co-design processes, and what might be the potential obstacles as well as rewards. We will hear from four speakers who will each present their case for a more critical engagement with the users in the design process to understand how participation impacts the current practice in the built environment industry.

Architecture Event at The Building Centre

BIG projects with Kai-Uwe Bergmann, The Building Centre, London, UK
28 Feb 2017

28 February 2017, 6.30pm
The Building Centre

Learn about the Serpentine Pavilion 2016 alongside other Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) projects. Kai-Uwe Bergmann, a partner at BIG, will give a special presentation on the practice’s work in London.

Architecture and Citizenship events are kindly hosted by Future Cities Catapult and The Built Environment Trust.

BIG Architecture Event at The Building Centre


Amale Andraos Lecture, Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA
March 1, 2017

The Dallas Architecture Forum and

UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA)

Present Lecture by

Award-Winning Architect
Amale Andraos
Wednesday, 1 March 2017 in the Horchow Auditorium
Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and co-founder of WORKac.

Dallas Architecture Forum Events

Scandinavia Build 2017, Malmo Arena, Sweden
March 1 + 2 2017

The leading new construction event for Scandinavia’s booming construction industry. Scandinavia Build is the only event to cover all of Sweden, Denmark and Norway – a region experiencing high economic growth; acute housing shortages; and substantial opportunities in infrastructure & construction.
Taking place in the iconic and world-famous Malmo Arena, Scandinavia Build will be attended by thousands of: developers, construction companies, government, architects and their suppliers.
Scandinavia Build includes an Exhibition, Conference, Training Workshops and ‘Meet the Buyer’ sessions providing hundreds of meetings between exhibitors and VIP buyers.
This construction industry event is taking place in the city of Malmo in Southern Sweden – a city which is just a short journey across the Oresund Bridge to Copenhagen in Denmark.

Civic Forum – Climate Change: The Role of Innovative Construction Methods, Houston, Texas, USA
March 1, 2017

Rice Design Alliance Civic Forum

‘Climate Change: The Role of Innovative Construction’

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 17, 2015) —Buildings are responsible for a large proportion of greenhouse gases, but new construction methods could dramatically cut emissions.

The Rice Design Alliance is hosting a free and open to the public civic forum to investigate how construction methods serve a key role in slowing and mitigating climate change. The forum will take place at 6 p.m. in the conference center of Hines’ new LEED platinum highrise located in downtown Houston on 609 Main St, on Wednesday, March 1. Moderated by Rice University Sustainability Officer Richard Johnson, it will include presentations by the following panelists:

• Albert Pope – Gus Wortham Professor of Architecture, Rice University
• Steve Stelzer – Program Director, City of Houston Green Building Resource Center
• Stephen Cavanaugh – Principal Architect, DLR Group
• Elizabeth Love – Senior Program Officer, Environment and Arts & Culture, Houston Endowment

This forum continues the discussion from the RDA Fall 2016 lecture series where mass timber construction was explored.

Rice Design Alliance Architecture Events

Civic Forum – Resilience H2Ouston: Living in Flood Plains, Houston, Texas, USA
March 1, 2017

Rice Design Alliance Civic Forum

Resilience H2Ouston: Living in Flood Plains

Architects thrive on limitations, but Houston’s flatness presents almost none, with one big exception — flooding. How do we live, build, adapt, and design in a city built on top of a swamp? The Rice Design Alliance is hosting a free civic forum to investigate Houston’s response to this question through the eyes of homeowners and professionals who wrangle with flood plains for a living. The forum will take place at 6 p.m. at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion inside the McGovern Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park on Wednesday, March 8th. Moderated by Rice University certified meteorologist and author Eric Berger, it will include presentations by the following panelists:

• Alisa Max, PE – Harris County Watershed Protection Group Manager
• David Robinson – Houston City Counsel at Large Position #2
• Keiji Asakura – Principal Designer, Asakura Robinson
• Wesley Highfield – Associate Professor of Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University
• Ed Wolff – President, Beth Wolff Realtors

The forum is paired with RDA’s annual architecture tour, which presents six buildings located in flood plains. The tour titled H2Ouston: Living in Flood Plains, will take place March 25-26.

For more information, please visit

Rice Design Alliance Architecture Events

Architectural Photography of the Sacred Geometries Exhibition, London, UK

9 March – 15 April 2017

Hufton and Crow – SC Oculus:
Architectural Photography of the Sacred Geometries Exhibition

Architectural Photography of the Sacred Geometries Exhibition London

Inspired by trends in contemporary photography and the diverse writings of Plato, author Robert Lawlor and architectural historian Peg Rawes, Anise Gallery is marking its fifth birthday with an exhibition of photography based on themes found in the sacred geometries.

Peter Märkli Talk, London, UK
10 Mar 2017 7-9pm

Tickets now on sale for Peter Märkli

A talk marking the launch of a new monograph on the architect’s work of over 40 years.

The Zurich-based architect Peter Märkli has developed a body of work of unusual individuality that has won him cult-status among his peers. He appears in the Architecture on Stage programme on the occasion of the publication of Everything One Invents is True, a major new survey of his work published by Quart Verlag. The lecture will also coincide with the opening of an exhibition of his highly influential drawings at the London gallery, Betts Project.

The Architecture Foundation, in association with the Barbican, presents Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks and debates.


AF Members: £12
Standard: £15
Concession: £12
Young Barbican: £5

The Barbican’s online booking fee is £3 online per transaction. There is no booking fee for tickets booked in person at the Barbican box office.ärkli

Smart Cities & Communities: Achieving Smart Urban Growth, Manchester, UK
22 Mar 2017

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Our cities and communities are changing at an unprecedented pace and scale. The UK Department for International Trade reported that by 2050 the number of people living in urban environments will have grown to around 7 billion. Alongside increased pressures on housing and transport there are strains on health services further compounded by complexities relating to public health and ageing populations.

Attending Smart Cities and Communities 2017 delegates from the NHS, Local and Central Government, Academia, Charities, Private Sector and the wider public
will have the chance to explore the most innovative and efficient ways to use technology and data to tackle some of the biggest problems in urban areas.

High-profile speakers from across the world will be sharing their projects and experiences to help you tapping your possibilities into the revolution towards a smarter city and community

On the day we will be covering:

“The UK Position on the Smart City Landscape”
“GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) Project: Meeting the Future Urban Mobility Needs”
“WeLive: citizens who design”
“Encouraging Open Innovation”
“Flexible, Programmable Digital Infrastructure”
“Open Space: Innovation for Urban Quality of Life”
“Building the Global Digital Health Capital”
“Culture and Public Realm: Take Human Behaviour as Seriously as Technology”
“Initiatives For Technology, Innovation And Entrepreneurship: The Northern Powerhouse Analysis”


Between Data and Senses: Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital Worlds, London, UK
23 + 24 Mar 2017

international conference organised by the UEL, supported by ARUP and the Museum of Architecture

Venue: Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ, UK

Keynote speaker: Prof Jan Wiener

Between Data and Senses is a conference on architecture, neuroscience and the digital worlds organised by the UEL with the support of Museum of Architecture and Arup. The conference will examine how digital and physical works overlap and what methods, approaches and findings architects can borrow from sciences. See below for further information abound the conference and call for papers.

Key Dates:
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 September 2016
Notification of acceptance: TBC
Deadline for conference registration: TBC
Conference: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March 2017
Deadline for full-paper submission: TBC

To submit your abstract:
To pay the conference fee:
UEL conference website:

Big data and smart cities: Is technology challenging or empowering citizenship?, The Building Centre, London, UK
27 Mar 2017

Date: 27 March 2017
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: The Building Centre
Price: £15 + VAT, concessions £12 + VAT
Speakers: Adam Greenfield, founder and director, Urbanspace
Other speakers to be confirmed

How is the use of technology both changing and challenging how we relate to our environment? How can smart cities empower citizens without undermining their rights to privacy and private ownership? Who is the smart city for? This talk in our Architecture and Citizenship programming will discuss the role of big data in the built environment industry with the aim of understanding how architects and designers can participate in the way data is aggregated, interpreted and used to inform decision-making in urban centres today.

This talk is organised in partnership with The Built Environment Trust. 27 February 2017

Architecture Talk at The Building Centre

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday, Milan, Italy
30 March – 4 April 2017

Archistart, following the success of IAHsummer and IAHrome editions promotes IAHmilan17, an international architecture workshop, incorporated within a holiday, created in order to generate interactive experiences between students and young graduates under the age of 32 years. Fifty young people from all over the world will have the chance to live 5 days full of architecture in the beautiful city of Milan.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

Milan is the perfect location for an international event where students from all over the world can meet and work together. This city is now experiencing a modern renaissance, becoming one of the most dynamic cities of Europe. In line with the social policies initiated by the Municipality of Milan and in partnership with Passpartout – network of social enterprises – the theme of the workshop will concern the regeneration of “Casa Chiaravalle” spaces, initiative launched at Cascina Chiaravalle – the biggest asset seized from mafia in Lombardy.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

The workshop will focus on the design of a series of interventions on the external and internal spaces, that will give new visions and fresh ideas to the renewal process already started on the property with the primary aim of spreading the feeling of Casa Chiaravalle as a public space among the community of the city. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the “Festival dei Beni Confiscati” (assets seized from mafia festival) and during the period of “Salone del Mobile 2017”.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

The innovative aspect of this initiative is the breaking of classical learning processes simultaneously pointing to several factors: integration and cultural exchanges between students from around the world within a single working environment; discover the secret corners of the city; experience first real project situations in close contact with tutors and professionals; experience real competition through an internal competition and fun, assured by the atmosphere and continuous organization of events, parties and initiatives.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

Workshop entries will begin 16 January 2017 and will end 20 March 2017.
Additional info on section IAH.

NYCxDESIGN 2017, New York City, USA
May 3-24, 2017

New York City’s celebration of global design will run from May 3-24, 2017

NYC design industry is a major economic driver of the City’s economy generating over $500 million in City tax revenue annually

New York, NY – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that NYCxDESIGN 2017 will run from May 3rd – 24th. The fifth annual celebration of global design will increase from two to three weeks for 2017. The extended program for 2017 will allow for expanded programming in venues throughout the City with more details to be released later this year.

NYCxDESIGN 2016 featured over 500 events throughout the five boroughs including the Design Pavilion at Astor Place Plaza and the first annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design magazine and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Awardees consisted of companies and design leaders who excelled in design fields such as urban design, fashion, architecture, technology, public space projects and more. For a full list of this year’s winners, visit 2016 NYCxDESIGN Awardees.

“New York is the most innovative city in the world and NYCxDESIGN is one way we are able to recognize, not only, design talent in the five boroughs, but also our world-renowned design schools and businesses that are leading the way. Design and innovation makes our city unique and moves our world forward,” Mayor de Blasio said.

“NYCxDESIGN 2017 will be the biggest and best citywide celebration of global design since its inception five years ago, uniting New Yorkers and industry leaders in learning more about the power of design,” said NYCEDC Maria Torres-Springer. “With over 50,000 designers employed at over 7,500 firms and generating over $500 million in City tax revenue, the City’s growing design sector plays a critical role in our economy and NYCEDC is proud to support its continued growth.”

“The New York City Council is excited to have NYCxDESIGN back for another year to help design communities from all over the world showcase some of the most innovative and diverse designs they have to offer,” said Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “We want designers and manufacturers to be inspired by what this city has to offer and use New York City as their blank canvas to put their design in the spotlight. I want to thank the New York City Economic Development Corporation for their efforts to drive economic development through the attraction of more designers to the city.”

Missed last year’s celebration? Visit NYCEDC’s Flickr page for hi-resolution photos. To learn more about NYCxDESIGN and how you can be part of the action, visit

Architectural Events

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Specifi Architecture Events, UK, from 20 Sep to 24 Nov

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Specifi London – 24 Nov at The Crypt on the Green
Guest speaker – Michael Pawlyn

Specifi Architecture Events

2016 Neutra Award – Carme Pinós, California, USA

Monday November 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

Cal Poly Pomona University Theater (bldg 25), CA 91768, USA

An event to present the 2016 Neutra Award for Professional Excellence to Spanish architect Carme Pinós.

2016 Neutra Award Carme Pinós

Phone: +1 909-869-3800

Carme Pinós Architect

International Conference on Competitions, Leeds, UK
27 – 29 Oct
The sixth International Conference on Competitions (ICC), examining experimentation within architecture competitions, is set to take place at Leeds Beckett University in October.

The Rose Bowl building at Leeds Beckett University:
Rose Bowl Building at Leeds Beckett University

Frankfurt Dialogues, Rottterdam, Netherlands
27 Oct 2016

Datum: 27.10.2016, 20:00
Locatie: Het Nieuwe Instituut
Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands in Frankfurt, the Flanders Architecture Institute, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum present the Frankfurt Dialogues debate series.

Dutch and Flemish architects will discuss their shared convictions about craftsmanship, customisation and spatial quality, despite their divergent cultural and historical conditions.

Frankfurt Dialogue 1 Architecture Event

Prestigious Aga Khan Lecture: Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas, Texas, USA

Oct 24, 2016
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, TX
Presented in Partnership with The Aga Khan Council for the Central United States

Geneva, Switzerland

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is unique among architecture prizes: it selects projects – from slum upgrading to high rise “green” buildings – that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life.

Nordic Approaches to Creating Livable and Sustainable Urban Environments, NYC, USA

Oct 19, 2016

Archtober Goes Nordic – Kjellander Sjöberg lectures at Archtober in NYC

Kjellander Sjöberg will present their winning proposal of the design innovation competition Nordic Built Cities Challenge at the Nordic Approaches to Creating Livable & Sustainable Urban Environments event at the Van Alen Institute in New York.

Kjellander Sjöberg lecture at Archtober in NYC

Join us for an afternoon of fruitful discussions and talks on how Nordic architecture and design approaches are setting new standards for creating livable and sustainable built environments.

MoA Academy | Business Development for Architects with Briony Lumb, London, UK
15 + 22 Sep 2016

Business Development for Architects, a two-session workshop in the MoA Academy series, will look at how you can differentiate your practice to create better business opportunities.

MoA Academy Business Development for Architects

ESSEX Architecture Weekend, Essex, South East England, UK
10 – 11 Sep 2016
Radical Essex present a programme of events to celebrate the county’s pioneering role in twentieth century architecture.
The two-day festival will pivot around three key sites – the Bata Estate in East Tilbury, founded in 1932 by the Czech visionary Thomas J. Bata, Silver End, a model village conceived in 1926 by the industrialist Francis Henry Crittall and Frinton-On-Sea – and in doing so will show how the region was at the forefront of Modernist architecture and experimental community models.

Le Chateau, Silver End building in Essex
photograph © Catherine Hyland. Courtesy Focal Point Gallery

ESSEX Architecture Weekend

People and Place Event, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, UK

The Magnetic North and RIBA present People and Place – an evening of live music, film, literature and architecture

RIBA Architecture Event in 2016

BUILD 2016, London, UK

BUILD 2016 Matt + Fiona Event

Matt + Fiona and The National Trust would like to invite you to the opening of BUILD 2016 – an innovative week long live build project to enable 7-14 year olds to design and build a new summer performance space in front of Sutton house, Hackney’s oldest home, inspired by the story of The Borrowers. Please come visit at any point during the week.

BUILD 2016 Architecture Event

North England Build Expo, UK
April 27 + 28 2016, Manchester Central, Manchester
Architecture Event in Manchester

How to Photograph Your Own Buildings with Simon Kennedy, RIBA HQ, 66 Portland Place, London, UK

CPD on 23 Feb

Simon Kennedy, prolific architectural photographer and tutor at the Bartlett, will discuss how to promote your work and practice through your own quality photographs. Simon will explore the importance of the image, composition and viewpoints, online presence and the possibilities your camera equipment offers.

Simon Kennedy - jersey energy from waste plant

Featuring a filmed introduction from Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson

Lecture by the architect, lecturer and theorist Luis Martínez Santa-María, School of Architecture de UIC Barcelona

Date: Monday, 15 February 2016
Lecture: “Peso y Materia”. Weight and Matter
Place: School of Architecture de UIC Barcelona
Aula Magna (Main Hall) – C/ Immaculada, 22, Barcelona

2016 lectures at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

The School of Architecture at UIC Barcelona hosts the second lecture of Foros 2016, “Origin”. The lecture, which is open to the public and will take place at 19:00 in the Main Hall of the UIC Barcelona Campus, is given by Luis Martínez Santa-María, Doctor of Architecture from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). Martínez Santa-María is renowned both for his design work, and as a teacher and the author of various publications reflecting on architecture.

Luis Martínez Santa-María architecture

Drawing on the Motive Force of Architecture, RIBA HQ, 66 Portland Place, London, UK
9 Feb 2016
Image by Peter Cook, ‘Veg House, Stage 4’:
image by Peter Cook
‘Drawing on the Motive Force of Architecture: Professor Sir Peter Cook in Conversation with Professor Marcos Cruz’
For architects, drawing is a thinking process. Sketching by hand onto paper without having any predetermined built form in mind is often the springboard for new hypotheses. With the rise of digital representation in architecture, has the computer superseded the hand in the exploration of ideas?

RIBA Architecture Events

Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018, London, England, UK
London 21-23 Sep 2015
Recode the City festival
image from Human Cities
The Recode the City festival takes the Human Cities programme to London. Organised by Clear Village in collaboration with the Machines Room and Lime Wharf, and curated by Thomas Ermacora, founder/ creative & strategic director of Lime Wharf, Machines Room and Clear Village. Recode the City will bring together representatives from the Human Cities partner network for an action-packed programme of events during the London Design Festival.
Recode the City festival maker mile
image from Human Cities

Recode the City festival London
image from Human Cities

Co-Creation Briefing Session 1 – Ljubljana / 18.6.2015 – 19.6.2015
Recode the City festival Ljubljana
image from Human Cities

Co-Creation Briefing Session 2 – Saint-Etienne / 8.7.2015 – 9.7.2015
Recode the City festival Saint-Etienne
image from Human Cities

Co-Creation Briefing Session 3 – Helsinki / 27.8.2015 – 28.8.2015
Recode the City festival Helsinki
image from Human Cities

Architecture Events 2016 Archive

San Francisco Architecture Events, California, USA
Sonoma Living: Home Tours Headquarters
Monkey Ranch
San Francisco Architecture Events

Rice Design Alliance Events, Texas, USA

UB School of Architecture & Planning Buffalo Events, NY, USA

Architectural Association Architecture Events, England, UK
Charles Jencks Garden
photo from The Architectural Association School of Architecture
AA School Architecture Events

ArchiLab Architecture Symposiums, Orléans, France – two events
Orléans Architecture Event
image © Xuberance
The Turbulences FRAC Centre Event

Architecture Whispers Event, Paris, France
Architecture Whispers Event
photo : Quentin Dubret

Architecture Centre Bristol Events, England
Architecture Centre Bristol Event
photo © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Faculty of Architecture University Hong Kong Events, China
Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
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Bartlett School of Architecture Event, London, England
Bartlett School of Architecture Alumni Social
Wates House, 22 Gordon St, London
Join fellow alumni for an informal social event to celebrate the New Year. 2014 is an exciting year for The Bartlett as the long-awaited refurbishment of Wates House begins. Get an update on the Wates House project from Professor Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, and hear about our new plans for future alumni activities.

V&A Architecture Events, London, UK

University of Melbourne School of Design Architecture Event, Melbourne, Australia
Inspired Homes - Jacket
image from University of Melbourne

Glasgow Architecture Events

Edinburgh Architecture Events

AIA Kansas City Architecture Event

University of Westminster Events, London, UK : Building Lectures

Deutsches Architektur Museum – Building Exhibitions, Germany

Columbia University Architecture Event – GSAPP : NYC, USA

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