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Architecture Events in November 2017


Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier 2017, Madrid, Spain

20-24 Nov

Related to design and building, explore in a week-long event hosted in the Madrid Headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation.

A distinguished group of specialists will engage with ten selected students from ten universities around the world who share a common interest in the subject. This year’s Atelier mentor is Professor Mathias Kohler from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid
photo © Luis Asín © Norman Foster Foundation

The first Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier will take place on 20-24 November 2017, supported by the Rolex Institute.

Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier 2017 Event

RIBA CPD Providers Network Roadshows, UK

RIBA CPD Providers Network Roadshows are run in association with the RIBA and run a full programme of free one-day CPD events for architects throughout the year. These Roadshows are held at locations throughout the UK and give architects and other construction professionals the chance to attend up to five CPD seminars delivered by members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and approved by the RIBA. Attendance is free, with lunch and the opportunity to network provided.

You can find further information on this web page:

Website: RIBA CPD Providers Network Roadshows

23 November, 2017

7 December, 2017

How to Differentiate Your Practice, MoA, London, UK

23 Nov

Date: 23 November 2017
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Build Studios, Waterloo
Lecturer: Briony Lumb
Price: £75 + VAT, concessions £45 + VAT

In an increasingly difficult landscape, architects need to find meaningful ways of standing out in the current market. In the current context, purpose driven offer a meaningful path forward to differentiate your practice. Leading business analysts from all over the world are demonstrating that this purpose driven economy is expanding at a dramatic rate, but the architecture profession has not fully yet embraced this concept. Starting and surviving in today’s world is tough, but the businesses that figure it out have something in common: the pursuit of purpose, alongside the pursuit of profit. Purpose is a valuable tool for attracting and engaging employees, customers, and communities who value a company that does good.

How to Differentiate Your Practice Event

Working with: Architects and Lighting Designers, MoA, London, UK

30 Nov

Date 30 November 2017
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Build Studios, Waterloo
Speakers: Rebeca Ramos, Project Leader, Heatherwick Studio
Anna Kharchenkova, Director, Light Bureau
Tickets: £15 + VAT, concessions £12 + VAT

The design of a building always involves numerous stakeholders who ultimately contribute in shaping the experience of spaces and places. Therefore, architects need to build positive working relationships with engineers, lighting designers, project managers or suppliers, in order to ensure the positive outcome of a project. Part of MoA’s Working With series of talks, this event will explore the synergy between the architect and the lighting designer, by looking at the example of Maggie’s Yorkshire designed by Heatherwick Studio.

Working with: Architects and Lighting Designers Event

MoA events are kindly hosted by Build Studios and Future Cities Catapult.

Specifi Architecture Events, UK

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Specifi Architecture Events

DesignMorphine Events
DesignMorphine is a creative hub for design trough workshops, lectures, projects and explorations in the field of architecture, design and arts. Their goal is to provide the essential elements of trending design practices in a condensed way. Their team is comprised of talented designers which give us an multidisciplinary approach to design and its education.

DesignMorphine Events in Athens

The firm have conducted over 30 workshops and courses in Europe, the Middle East and USA. Among them are successful collaborations with Harvard and MIT. They have planned workshops for Europe, Asia and USA.

DesignMorphine Architecture Events

Hyper Rural – the end of Urbanism? symposium, Manchester School of Architecture, England, UK

21 Nov 7pm

“Our preoccupation with the city alone is highly irresponsible”
(Rem Koolhaas, OMA, – Charles Jencks lecture RIBA London, 2012)

Stefan Petermann, Rem Koolhaas/OMA’s Director of Research (AMO) will be giving the keynote presentation at the Hyper Rural – the end of Urbanism? symposium on Tuesday night 7.00pm 21st November at Manchester School of Architecture.

It will be a ‘double feature’ as Professor Ou Ning (Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture) will be speaking about architecture interventions in rural China, which have recently been banned by the Chinese Government.

Rem Koolhaas is now arguing that the discourse of urbanism is coming to an end, and that.. the ‘Future is Rural’,

Patrick Schumacher of Zaha Hadid studios has also recently opened up a critique of the OMA manifesto.

Sleep 2017 Conference, London, England, UK

21-22 Nov

Sleep, Europe’s annual hotel design and development event, returns in 2017 with its two-day, free-to-attend Conference taking place 21-22 November at London’s Business Design Centre.

Packed with the foremost influencers shaping global hospitality, the lively sessions will debate the challenges and aspirations driving the industry and tap into the undercurrents shaping its future, providing attendees with plenty of food for thought and take-aways for the sector at large.

Sleep Event

Evening of virtual reality and 3D printing, AluK Design Studio, London, UK

28 Nov

Aluminium Curtain Wall CPD: Design, Performance and Standards

To join the conversation follow us on Twitter @AluK_GB and use the hashtag #AluKEmergingTech.

AluK Design Studio holds a full range of events, from CPDs and panel debates to exhibitions, product launches and educational events

AluK Design Studio
5-11 Worship Street

AluK Head Office
Newhouse Farm Industrial Estate
NP16 6UD

Architecture Events in December 2017


In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day, The Met, New York City, NY, USA

Dec 9

Saturday 9th December, 2017

In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day

The second annual convening of The Met’s take on the best architecture, art and design projects of the year, with a fantastic international line-up of speakers, films, and discussions.

Time: 11am-6pm
Location: Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Entry: Free with museum entry. Pre-register here
Livestreaming: Watch on Facebook Live on MetMuseum

WOHAbeing at the National Design Centre, Singapore

The design firm launched their new design brand WOHAbeing in September at MAISON&OBJET Paris and are bringing the exhibition back to Singapore.

National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road , Singapore 188969

7 December 2017 – 7 Januray 2018

The exhibition “Bonjour, WOHAbeing”

WOHA Architects

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin, Germany

Aedes Architecture Forum Berlin Event

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Madrid/Berlin
TABULA – The Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia
Exhibition: December 9, 2017 – January 16, 2018
Opening: Friday, December 8, 2017, 6.30 pm
Exhibition venue: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18–19, 10119 Berlin
Opening times: Tuesday–Friday 11:00 am–6:30 pm, Sunday–Monday 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Disrupting Economies: What’s Next for Architecture, MoA, London, UK

11 Dec

Date: 11 December 2017
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Future Cities Catapult

The London Salons

Tuesday 12 December, 7-10pm

Tickets for each event: £15 (£12/£11 concessions). Entry includes a drink.
Book in advance at or 020 7001 9844
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN.
More information at

The London Salons Events

JAPAN BUILD 2017, Tokyo, Japan

2nd International Building & Urban Development Expo

Dates: Dec. 13 (Wed) – 15 (Fri), 2017
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
Organised by: Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

Consists of shows below:
2nd [High-efficiency] Building Material Expo
2nd [High-efficiency] Housing Equipment Expo
2nd Smart Building Expo
2nd [Next-generation] Urban Development Expo
2nd Japan Lighting Expo

Architecture Events in 2018

BauZ! Vienna Congress on Sustainable Building, Austria

24–26 Jan 2018

International Congress held in parallel to the BAUEN & ENERGIE WIEN trade fair

Congress languages: German and English (simultaneous interpretation provided)

The preliminary congress programme is online on Early bird fees are valid until 30 November 2017.

Put into operation! What are the things that are getting up and running?

The 15th BauZ! congress will be discussing the operational phase of the building life cycle:

• Participation in residential building and housing – experiences
• Building Monitoring
• Density and quality of life
• Green spaces
• Building-technology alternatives
• Circular economy
• BIM in the building lifecycle
• Building and energy data at an urban-development scale
• Building and economic efficiency
• Dynamic energy calculations

BauZ! is an annual international congress for sustainable building, held in association with the Vienna Building & Energy fair. BauZ!-congresses have been organised since 2004 by IBO, the Austrian Institute for Ecology and Building in co-operation with Austrian and international partners.

BauZ! congresses offer two days of plenary sessions, panel discussions, talks in workshops and at Round Tables, with exhibitors and other congress participants give you an update on the state of the art in sustainable building. On top evening events, receptions and an architectural field trip to important new buildings and development areas in the Vienna region. More on

IBO – Österreichisches Institut für Bauen und Ökologie GmbH
Alserbachstr. 5/8, 1090 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 3192005, Fax: +43 1 3192005-50
E-Mail:, Web:

Public Course: Comprehensive Business Management – Creating and Running an Architectural Practice, London, England, UK

25 Jan 2018 onwards

Due to popular demand we are running our four-part public course again in 2018 starting January 25th. This is a must for people leading small to medium sized architectural practices and addresses the key elements of business management that are not taught in schools of architecture: Creating a Business Manifesto, Financial Management, People Management, Marketing and New Business Development.

One of the delegates on the course currently running said, “I’m really enjoying the course so far and finding it incredibly useful. Lots to action and trying to utilise the advise as soon as possible.”

Event by Colander.

Public Course: Working and Managing More Efficiently, London, England, UK

8 Feb 2018

This half-day course is taking place on Thursday 8th Feb 14.00 to 17.30 at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. The course considers how architects can make better use of their time reviewing proven theory and advice. Topics for the day include: setting priorities, effective planning, dealing with ‘time wasters’, making meetings more effective as well as how to use technology to save time.

Architectural Event by Colander.

Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline October 31, 2017 55th International Making Cities Livable Conference on Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods

May 14-18, 2018, The Shaw Center, Ottawa, Canada

Join us in Ottawa to share your achievements and learn from others how we can best promote healthy, sustainable, equitable 10-minute neighborhoods. We shall discuss the best neighborhood models for encouraging walking, biking and public transit, high-density human scale mixed use, places to foster daily social life and community, opportunities for daily contact with nature, and equitable neighborhood planning.

Ottawa architecture

Paper proposals are invited from elected officials, scholars and practitioners concerned with issues such as the following:

Planning 10-Minute neighborhoods

Land-use planning for new neighborhoods

Re-shaping suburbia into healthy 10-minute neighborhoods Essential elements of 10-minute neighborhoods

Generating Community in 10-Minute Neighborhoods Neighborhood plazas, sociable squares Reclaiming streets for people

Child- and elder-friendly lifetime community Form based coding to generate “Eyes on the Street” Combatting loneliness, depression, strengthening the “Social immune system”

Social networks in vertical and horizontal sprawl v. human scale density

The Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhood

Active mobility, walkable, bikable streets, complete streets, etc How the built and natural environment affects health Integrating public health and planning Health impact assessment Health effects of nature – parks, gardens, rivers, incidental green Health impact of air pollution, urban noise, light pollution; and mitigation strategies Fighting crime and anti-social behavior through urban design

The Ecologically Sustainable 10-Minute Neighborhood Fighting climate change by healthy urban design Transit-oriented, mixed-use development Restructuring suburbs: malls, multi-functional schools, mixed-use infill Sustainability of high-rise and sprawl v. human scale density Green architecture, green urban design Combatting food deserts, urban agriculture Healthy green and blue urban ecosystems

The Equitable 10-Minute Neighborhood

Health equity planning

Inclusive and equitable communities, healing social segregation Mixed-income/affordable family housing Stabilizing low-income home ownership, Shared equity housing, etc Community participation/ Children and youth involvement Prioritizing improvements in poor neighborhoods, barrios and favelas Housing the homeless/preventing homelessness Integrating immigrants and asylum seekers.

For more details and to submit a proposal, please see:

International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2018

3-5 Jun 2018

The International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC) is delighted that TAIT Stage Technologies is the major Sponsor of the 2018 conference, taking place in London, UK next year, 3-5 June.

TAIT Stage Technologies’ continued support of ITEAC by taking the principal sponsorship role for the fourth consecutive conference – having been one of the founder sponsors of the initial event in 2002 – illustrates the tremendous reputation that ITEAC has established over the last sixteen years.

The presentation of ITEAC 2018 – Places for Performance: New Directions, recognises not only the demand for this major event – which seeks to investigate the developments that have already been made, and the innovations that will be required, in the ever-changing world of live entertainment – but also the need of those who design buildings for the performing arts and supply the production technology within them, to gather at this leading and learned event, alongside creators and end-users.

The quadrennial three-day event will take place on Sunday 3 June, Monday 4 June and Tuesday 5 June 2018 at Savoy Place, the Global Engineering Hub of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Situated in the heart of London on the north bank of the River Thames, overlooking the National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall and close to the historic Savoy Theatre, the Savoy Place venue, with its impressive views, offers a most appropriate location for ITEAC.

A Call for Sessions has already been issued to those involved in the planning, design, construction, specification and operation of places of entertainment, as well as to writers, designers, performers, producers and production teams. Submissions may still be sent to David Staples, Chairman of the Editorial Board, via this dedicated email:

Presented by the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), ITEAC 2018 will be the fifth edition of the Conference. Conceived in 2002 by the late renowned stage engineer and ABTT Fellow, Richard Brett, the event has grown from strength to strength, with TAIT Stage Technologies’ involvement having been integral to its success.

ABTT Chief Executive, Robin Townley, commented, “The commitment to supporting ITEAC 2018 that TAIT Stage Technologies have so generously made, is hugely important to allowing the next edition to be presented.

For TAIT Stage Technologies to continue its support of the conference, for the fourth time as Founder Sponsor, underlines their commitment to sustaining the industry. The value they place in the power of an international forum to drive their sector forward and their commitment to supporting the ITEAC conferences, underlines the benefits they consider the event has both for their own teams and for the industry at large.”

He went on to say, “Having established itself as a “must attend” event for so many areas and participants in the creation, execution, design and management of theatrical presentation, the next edition, ITEAC 2018 – Places for Performance: New Directions, has been much anticipated by those engaged in the planning, design, construction, equipping, operation and management of performance spaces of every type – from the stadium and arena, the opera house and receiving theatre, to the school and community venue.

ITEAC 2018 will offer a unique opportunity for the specialists that make up our industry to hear from the makers, creators and producers of performance. It will bring together the world’s leading theatre technicians, architects, engineers, consultants, acousticians and production managers, as well as theatre makers and venue managers, to participate in the most exciting and stimulating investigation of the very particular mix of art and science, craft and technology, illusion and engineering, that we are required to provide.”

All parties are invited to register their interest in attending, speaking or sponsoring the Conference, via the ITEAC website:

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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
picture from architect

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

Edinburgh Architecture Events

Museum of Architecture Event 2017

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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