Urbano Build Speaker & Networking Event with Simon Allford, President of RIBA

The Building Society
55 Whitfield Street
London, W1T 4AH

The Building Society

Urbano Build is one of our most vibrant business communities with its own programme of regular networking events in London aimed at architects, developers, property investors, developers, designers, interior designers and other professionals associated with the built environment. 

About our speaker, Simon Allford

Simon is a founding director of global architecture practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) where he leads a design studio of 200 architects.

Simon is a frequent writer, critic and advisor, a visiting professor at Harvard, a trustee of the London School of Architecture and the Chickenshed Theatres Trust.

In 2020, Simon was elected the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and took up the role on September 1st.

On his election, Simon said he wanted to create "a more open, productive, engaged and reinvigorated RIBA" that addresses "global climate change and architecture's pivotal role in a post-pandemic world."

This event will hear from Simon on his plans to deliver on his priorities and where he sees the future of architecture within the fast-changing landscape of the built environment, leading into an interactive Q&A, with networking to follow. 

Our hosts - The Building Society - is a co-working space and collaborative community for everyone working within the build environment sector, created by Urbano Members Structural & Civil Engineers, Elliott Wood. This is a place where we can all start to engineer a better society. 

* This event will be run as an interactive hybrid event, with the option to attend in person or take part online, tuning in for the presentation and able to put your own questions during the facilitated Q&A. We will publish a datasheet of attendees for everyone, then after the event, Urbano Members will get exclusive access to the profiles and contact details of other attendees.

** For those wishing to take part remotely, this event will also be run via Zoom and you can ask questions through chat. Enter the code 'REMOTE' when booking.

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