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Four acclaimed speakers to spark built environment debate in the North West

Four acclaimed speakers to spark built environment debate in the North West

12 July 2018

RIBA North West have invited four national and international speakers to contribute to the discussion on shaping the built environment in the region as part of a series of talks taking place across the summer in Manchester and Liverpool.

The RIBA's Inspiration Series, sponsored by Ibstock, kicks off on Wednesday 25 July, and will feature Paul Cocksedge Studio, McGarry Moon Architects, Gensler and Public Practice, with the aim of inspiring and connecting with architects, planners, engineers, and students across the North West.

RIBA is at the forefront of an emerging debate around identifying "what good looks like" in terms of our places and spaces, and strongly believes that hosting a diverse range of speakers will help to stimulate and influence fresh-thinking about what is possible in the North West.

Fallahogey House by McGarry Moon Architects

Speakers include:

  • Paul Cocksedge Studio have won national and international acclaim for their original and innovative product design, underpinned by research into the limits of technology, materials and manufacturing processes.
  • McGarry Moon Architects are an RIBA Award-winning design led practice located in Northern Ireland, who are creating exciting contemporary architecture throughout the UK and Ireland.
  • Gensler is widely recognised as one of the world's largest collaborative design firms, with more than 3,500 active clients across the global economy. Lara Marrero is Strategy Director and informs Gensler's design process through research, trend analysis and knowledge of business, brand and consumer needs.
  • Finn Williams of Public Practice is helping to place a new generation of planners within local government in London to shape places for the public good. It will build the public sector's capacity to deliver homes and growth, make better places, and share skills and knowledge across authorities.

RIBA North West Regional Director, Andrew Ruffler, said: "It is important that RIBA North West is leading the debate around improving the quality of the built environment in the region. Alongside the Awards, the Inspiration Series is one of the tools at our disposal as we seek to inspire the next generation of built environment professionals to think about how they can have a positive influence on the places and spaces which surround us."

Tickets are free for RIBA members or £10 for non-members, and can be booked here.

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