This year's RIBA Research Symposium will be examining the theme of globalization; a provocative topic of high relevance to the architects' profession.
Emerging global markets have presented substantial opportunities for architects to export their skills all over the world, and for many, working overseas has become vital to commercial survival. Yet for a large proportion of the profession, creating a global presence remains out of reach because they simply do not know where to start.
Featuring contributions from some of the UK's leading architects, practices and academics, including a keynote speech by RIBA Past President Jack Pringle, the RIBA's Research Symposium will address the critical issues concerned with providing professional services internationally: how easy is it? What are the pitfalls? How do practices navigate ethical considerations? The discussions will also consider the technical difficulties of delivering projects in distant locations, different patterns of working and the potential for information technology as an aid to communication, as well as the ethics of exporting to emerging economies.
The event is chaired by Professor Murray Fraser (University of Westminster) and Professor Alan Penn (The Bartlett), and features contributions from Robert Adam (Adam Architecture); Archie Campbell (Arup); David Cash (BDP); Alina Hughes (Architectural Design and Global Difference Centre, Nottingham Trent University); Roddy Langmuir (Edward Cullinan Architects); Tim Makower (Allies and Morrison); Erland Rendall (Davis Langdon); David Throssell (Skanska); John Tomlinson (Nottingham Trent University) and Nick Willson (Nick Willson Architects).
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