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Natalie Skeete, Forest Architecture
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RIBA Annual Lecture 2021 with Arts University Bournemouth: Natalie Skeete

RIBA South West welcomes Natalie Skeete of Forest Architecture as our speaker for the RIBA Annual Lecture 2021 with Arts University Bournemouth.

Natalie Skeete is founder and director of Forest Architecture, a young and creative RIBA chartered practice based in Lymington. She is passionate about creating beautiful, well considered architecture and work on listed buildings and other heritage assets.

Natalie will discuss her journey into architecture which included time in the UK and Australia at practices including Denton Corker Marshall, Dixon Jones Architects and Squire and Partners, before setting up Forest Architecture in 2012.

Natalie will talk through the process of establishing Forest Architecture and tell the story of a number of the projects of the practice.

With her heritage lying in the Caribbean island of Barbados, Natalie was born and raised in Greenwich. London and decided at the age of 11 she wanted to become an architect. In 2000, she moved to Hampshire to study architecture at the University of Portsmouth where she achieved a first class honours degree and two school design prizes. In 2007, she gained a Masters in Architecture at the University of Bath and has been a visiting tutor for first year architecture students over the last five years.

Natalie began her career in London and for a short period of time also worked in Melbourne, Australia. Recently, Natalie's work has become more focused on low-energy and sustainable design and she is now studying for a Masters in Historic Building Conservation at the Weald and Downland Museum.

The RIBA Annual Lecture Series is in its sixth year and runs with our friends at University of Bath, UWE Bristol, University of Plymouth and Arts University Bournemouth. RIBA Cornwall partner with Falmouth University for the summer lecture.