Designer    Exhibition 25 Jan 2018

Look who’s talking! Line up of this afternoon’s Architect@Work talks programme

Everything from practical applications to more artistic endeavours related to light will be high on the agenda of the talks programme at today’s Architect@Work exhibition.

With so many products and people to see, it can be difficult to balance the day, so we’ve marked out the key ‘not-to-be-missed’ speakers and illuminating topics of this afternoon’s talks programme…

15:00 – Leading lights in workplace wellness

Chair: Clare Dowdy, freelance design journalist

Ceri Davies, Associate Director, AHMM

Catherine van der Heide, Associate, HASSELL Studio

Inessa Demidova, Lighting Designer, Arup

Linda Morey-Burrows, Director, MoreySmith

We spend the majority of our waking hours in the workplace but often the lighting is uncomfortable, if not detrimental to our health. Employees understand the importance of health at work and now often choose their future roles based on the quality of life they will get in the office. Why then are we so far behind with the design of artificial and natural lighting in the workspace? Who are the bright sparks leading us out of the dark?

16:15 – What architects should know about lighting

Chair: Mat Waring, Editor, mondo*arc

Paul Nulty, Director, Nulty+

Paul Nulty discusses the role of the lighting designer in contemporary architecture, paying particular attention to common mistakes and the innovative solutions that his team employ to create indoor and exterior spaces which are well lit and inspiring. Working closely with clients, architects, interior designers and engineers, Paul has built up an award-winning studio on the basis that collaboration is key to create atmospheric spaces that don’t take a toll on the planet. He believes that education and open discourse are paramount to make beautiful environments for everyone.

17:30 – The art of light and art

Chair: David Michon, freelance journalist

Anne Fehrenbach, Associate, Stanton Williams

Alice Dietsch, Director, Amanda Levete Architects

John McElgunn, Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Arfon Davies, Director, Lighting, Arup

Cultural venues often lead the charge in terms of high-end design, with huge technical challenges brought about by the requirements for sensitive and beautiful works of art. Visitors to galleries and museums expect inspiring spaces and these buildings often go on to win a raft of design awards. An informed panel of speakers will discuss their projects and the complex issues they face, both in the UK and abroad.


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