Calling all practice owners, sole practitioners and architects working in small practices. The RIBA has developed a series of interactive online events to provide a forum to discuss issues and questions that practices are facing as they navigate their way through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Brexit.
For this session we will be focusing on Brexit and discussing the implications for the profession. We welcome any questions you may have, which can be submitted when booking online or during the event.
Lucy Monks - Public Affairs Manager, RIBA
Lucy is the RIBA’s Public Affairs Manager, working to promote architects and architecture to policymakers in Westminster. She has been policy lead for the RIBA’s work on Brexit since 2016, and has developed and written reports and research on the UK-EU future relationship, immigration and the needs of architects. She has a MSc in Public Policy from University College London and a BA in British Politics from the University of Hull.
Professor Maria Vogiatzaki - Head of School, Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford
Dr Maria Vogiatzaki is an educator, freelance architect and researcher. She is a Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy, and the editor/chapters’ author of her recent book entitled "Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity,” published by Edinburgh University Press. Maria is the founder and editor-in-chief of Scopus Indexed referred journal archidoct. Her PhD at the University of Bath School of Architecture, supervised by Chris Williams and Edmund Happold investigated the design process of non-standard architecture. Her research work and education lie in the materiality of architecture. She was the coordinator of the European Network of Design and Technologies Teachers from 2001 to 2015. Maria also lectures and sits at design, Masters and PhD juries, and committees around the world. Maria was the founder and Director of the Masters Programme 'Advanced Design: Innovation and Transdisciplinarity in Architectural Design' at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Maria’s Masters students have won nine international awards and prizes on their design diploma theses (2015-2019). Maria is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Architectural Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, a chartered architect in the UK and Greece (Technical Chamber of Greece), a member of the Association of University Teachers and a member of the Design Society.
Keith Williams , Founder and Director of Design, Keith Williams Architects
Keith Williams is a chartered architect and urban designer, and the founder and director of design at Keith Williams Architects. He established Keith Williams Architects in 2001 and is the recipient of 40 national and international architecture and design awards. He works nationally and internationally across a broad range of project scales and types, and is a leading specialist architect for civic and cultural buildings. In 2016, he was one of the first to become a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects when fellowship was reintroduced by the RIBA. In 2015, he became Chair of the Civic Trust Awards National Panel of Judges an currently acts as Co-Chair of Design South East, Chair of the Lewisham Design Review Panel, and was a member of the National Design Review Panel at Design Council CABE from 2008 to 2020. Keith has lectured on his work, thoughts and ideas across the UK as well as in Canada, China, Ireland, and Malaysia. In 2010, he was made Distinguished Honorary Visiting Professor of Architecture at Zhengzhou University, China, and was external examiner to the School of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde from 2010 to 2013. Keith Williams Architects has worked on projects in the EU for 20 years, notably in Ireland, Germany, and Scandinavia.
Please note this event will be recorded.