The Big Debate
The Big Debate

The Big Debate - The Future of Architectural Education was the opening event of the student led Friday Lecture Series looking at 'Life After the Studio'. Students from the Mackintosh School of Architetcure were interested in what factors have affected the careers of architects, examining aspects like: their education, the economic climate or perhaps their professional network, the series was organised to help the students in making better informed decisions about thier own career.

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MAKE ARCHITECTS
MAKE ARCHITECTS

Justin C. K. Lau is a Partner at Make Architects and a visiting lecturer at the Bartlett school of Architecture, University College London. While studying at the Architectural Association, Justin was awarded the William Glover Prize for Innovative Design. He completed his architectural studies at the University of Westminster. He was awarded the runner up of the RIBA / CLAWSA prize and received a distinction in his final year design thesis. In 2004, He won the joint 1st place on the RIBA and LSC

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FUMBALLY EXCHANGE
FUMBALLY EXCHANGE

Fumbally Exchange (FEx) helps creative innovators to shine. Together, we are strong and support each other. Our buildings offer more than shared office space. FEx involves community, collaboration, renewal and regeneration.

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ALASTAIR PARVIN
ALASTAIR PARVIN

He is one of a team behind WikiHouse, an open-source construction set that allows anyone to freely share model files for structures, which can then be downloaded, "printed" via CNC cutting machine and easily assembled. Parvin calls WikiHouse a very early experiment, the seed of what he sees as design’s great project in the 21st century: the democratization of production.

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CHRIS MCVOY
CHRIS MCVOY

Chris McVoy has been with Steven Holl Architects since 1993 and was made partner in 2000. He is responsible for overseeing the projects in the New York office, working closely with Steven Holl and clients to finalize the program, design, and budget, and coordinating and managing the full consultant team, including associate architects.

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PROF. NEIL SPILLER
PROF. NEIL SPILLER

Neil Spiller is Dean, School of Architecture, Design & Construction at the University of Greenwich, Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory, Founding Director of the Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research Group (AVATAR) and a practising architect. He was previously Vice Dean, the Graduate Director of Design, at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London.

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ED HOLLIS
ED HOLLIS

Edward Hollis studied Architecture at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities. For the subsequent six years he practiced as an Architect. He worked first in Sri Lanka, in the practice of Geoffrey Bawa, at that time the ‘grand old man’ of Sri Lankan Architecture, famous for his garden of follies and ruins at Lunuganga; and then in the practice of Richard Murphy, well known for his radical alterations to ancient and historic buildings in and around Edinburgh.

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TRACY MELLER
TRACY MELLER

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is a British architectural firm. Established in 2007, it was previously known as the Richard Rogers Partnership. The firm's principal offices are located at Thames Wharf Studios in London. It also maintains offices in Madrid, Tokyo and Sydney. As of December 2010 the firm has 176 employees and 10 partners, including Richard, Lord Rogers. The practice is strongly focused on sustainability, urban regeneration and social awareness...

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