Speakers

RIAI Conference 2018

October 5 & 6 | Royal Dublin Society

Phillip G. Bernstein

Phillip G. Bernstein

Architect, technologist and Lecturer in Professional Practice at the Yale School of Architecture, will discuss the leadership skills of architects and ‘why architecture needs a new business model’. In a recent article Professor Bernstein argued that there needs to be a shift in the “value propositions of practice from selling time to creating results for clients”. This resonates deeply with the theme of leadership of the RIAI Conference and the experience among Irish architectural practices.

 

Philip Vivian

Philip Vivian

Director of Bates Smart Architects has been leading in technology and design innovation in Australia and will speak on developing his architectural practice through design thinking and competitions. The City of Sydney has mandated competitions, which opened possibilities for architects to win larger scale city work.

 

Sadie Morgan

Sadie Morgan

Director of drmm Architects in London will share how architects extend their influence into areas such as transport infrastructure and urban development. Sadie Morgan is Chair of the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two and a Design Advocate for the Greater London Authority.

 

Russell Curtis

Russell Curtis

Architect Russell Curtis is a Director of procurement innovators Project Compass and and former Chair of RIBA Procurement Reform Group – will discuss proposals to work to reform procurement in the building industry. Procurement reform and better access to projects for SMEs is a major issue in the Irish architectural profession.


Jennifer Elwain

Prof Jennifer McElwain

Joining us from Dublin is Prof Jennifer McElwain, Professor of Botany at Trinity College. Professor McElwain will offer fascinating insights into the effects of Climate Change through her work as a Paleo-Botanist.