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Smart Practice Conference

Smart Practice Conference

Each year, Smart Practice brings together architectural practices of all sizes to look at the challenges and triumphs of the sector. Smart Practice provides support, insight and inspiration to move the industry forward and take your projects and practice to the next level.

Smart Practice is the RIBA’s annual national conference for practitioners. With a forward-looking, strategic focus, Smart Practice is designed to appeal to architects working in practices of different scales across sectors.

The intention is to provide a highly informative and insightful day. The conference aspires to give practitioners the headspace, the fuel and the ideas for moving things on and continual improvement – at the project and the practice level.

This conference is RIBA CPD Certified and each day is worth four hours of structured CPD.

Smart Practice Conference 2021

The theme for Smart Practice Conference 2021 was stepping up to the climate challenge. The conference featured architects, engineers and clients who are pushing our understanding of sustainable design and construction in different ways.

Topics included reducing embodied and operational carbon, procuring environmentally friendly materials, innovative uses of traditional building techniques and future proofing buildings through sustainable design.

The Smart Practice Conference 2021 took place from 29 September to 30 September 2021.

Recordings of the 2021 programme are available for purchase. Please contact

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