Urbano Build & People Networking Event featuring Sadie Morgan, founder of dRMM

Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre
95 Great Portland Street
London, W1W 7NY

Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre

Urbano Build is a programme of regular networking events in London aimed at architects, developers, property investors, designers, interior designers and other professionals associated with the built environment sector to make connections, gather information, create associations and find new business opportunities.

Urbano Build breakfast events are stripped down conferences, exploring interesting themes and built around great speakers, where the the focus is on networking and creating connections and opportunities. You always meet a diverse range of businesses and their representatives in a lively session of informal but facilitated networking.

Urbano loves to showcase leading British talent and innovators, alongside those shaping the future of the Built Environment sector. Previous Build speakers have included George Clarke, Kevin McCloud, Wayne Hemingway, Loyd Grossman (Heritage Alliance), Jane Duncan (new RIBA President), Casey Rutland (ARUP BIM Lead), Ed Green (Cabinet Office Procurement), Stephen Hodder (Ex RIBA President ), Mark Bew and David Philp (Govt BIM Team), lead representatives of ARUP, CCS, CITB, and Jackie Sadek, CEO of UK Regeneration, amongst others.

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Urbano is delighted to welcome Sadie Morgan as a guest speaker as part of our Q1 Build and People programme.

Sadie is a founding director of leading architectural practice dRMM, alongside Alex de Rijke and Philip Marsh. The studio is renowned for creating innovative, high quality and socially useful architecture. Over a 20-year career Sadie has played a key role in the advocacy of exemplary design and architecture, through her practice and her key advisory roles.  

Sadie currently chairs the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two (HS2), reporting directly to the Secretary of State, and is one of seven chosen interim commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) led by former Cabinet Minister Lord Adonis. Most recently, she was asked to join Lord Heseltine’s Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission.

Sadie regularly lectures nationally and internationally on the work of dRMM and the importance of infrastructure which connects back to people and place. She has sat on numerous competition jury and advisory panels, including the RIBA National Awards Advisory Panel, the World Architecture Festival Super Jury, and regularly represents the profession in the media through radio, TV appearances andher columns in Building Magazine and Estates Gazette.

In 2013 she became the youngest, and third female President of the Architectural Association and in 2014 was shortlisted for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award. More recently she won the 2015 CBI First Woman award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the built environment and in 2016, was the first woman to receive the Building Magazine Personality of the Year award.

We will hear directly from Sadie on her role as a founder of dRMM, her work on the HS2 Design panel, thoughts on what makes great design, and discuss how the industry can encourage more women to not only become architects but also entrepreneurs in the design sectors.


8:00am – Registration, continental breakfast and networking

8:30am – Presentation by Sadie followed by Q&A

9:15am – Networking and more coffee
- 10.30am



Our event will be hosted by Saint-Gobain's Multi-Comfort Visitor Centre - a showcase for innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the buildings of today and tomorrow. It is a hub of activity – a lively forum for those in the building and construction world who are as committed as we are to the sustainable built environment. View Profile



"Really enjoyed talking at Urbano - a dynamic and way of cross fertilising between industries, networking and meeting interesting folk!"
William Hardie, Studio Hardie (Speaker)


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