WORLD ARCHITECTURE DAY 2012

Panelists
(this page is updated regularly)

Prof. William Alsop OBE, ALL Design
Director
Keynote speaker
Biography:
Will Alsop is a prominent architect who established ALL Design in 2011 and currently works on smaller scale artworks and buildings as well as large-scale urban planning and design initiatives. His practice is an international operation guided by the principle that architecture is both vehicle and symbol of social change and renewal.
WAN AWARDS: Will has been a WAN judge on a number of sector panels

Paul Appleton, Allies & Morrison
Partner
Speaking on:
Civic buildings
Biography: Paul Appleton studied architecture at the Universities of Bristol and Edinburgh and joined Bob Allies and Graham Morrison in 1984, the year the practice was founded. He has remained involved across the whole range of the practice's work, leading a number of public, cultural, educational and urban projects. He was the partner responsible for the transformation of the Royal Festival Hall and the new Planetarium and Centre for Modern Astronomy at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, both completed in 2007.

Chris Bannister, Hopkins Architects
Partner
Speaking on:
Civic Buildings
Biography: Chris Bannister graduated from Manchester University in 1987. After joining the Practice in 1992, he became a Project Director in 1999, a Director in 2002 and a Partner in 2010. He has just finished working with Mike Taylor on the Velodrome for the London 2012 Olympic Games where he was responsible for the day to day operation and coordination of the Design Team and he is now currently leading the team on the competition-winning scheme for the recladding of the East Wing tower at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Bjarke Ingels Group
Partner
Speaking on:
Residential
Biography: Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Registered as an architect in the USA, UK and Denmark, Kai-Uwe is also a LEED AP certified architect who was Project Manager on Central Asia's first Carbon Neutral Master Plan - Zira Island in Baku, Azerbaijan.
WAN AWARDS: Kai-Uwe has been a judge on the WAN Civic Buildings Awards

Peter Bill, Evening Standard & Estates Gazette
Journalist
Speaking on:
Commercial
Biography: Peter Bill writes a column each Friday for the London Evening Standard and each Saturday for Estates Gazette. He spent 21 years in the construction industry as a surveyor before turning to journalism. Peter was editor of Building magazine for seven years and editor of Estates Gazette for 11 years. He has won eight awards for his writing, including the Periodical Publishers Association business writer of the year award.

Richard Coleman, World Architecture News
Chairman
Speaking on:
Urban regeneration
Biography: Richard Coleman is an architect, consultant and Chairman of World Architecture News. Richard advises on projects which impact on the historic environment where a high quality of design is needed. The Gherkin is an example where the quality enabled the loss of a highly graded but compromised historic structure. He is a CABE Building Environment Expert, committee member of the Architecture Club and has 28 years of design review experience.

Sir Jeremy Dixon, Dixon Jones
Partner
Speaking on:
Urban Regeneration
Biography: Jeremy Dixon born 1939, in private practice since 1977. Teaching at AA, Barlett, and RCA. International Competitions - Northamptonshire County Offices 1972, Royal Opera House 1984, Venice Bus Station 1990. London projects - National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery East Wing, Somerset House, Kings Place, Q3, Exhibition Road, St Marks Road, Compass Point, etc. Others - Henry Moore Sculpture Centre Leeds, Darwin College Study Centre Cambridge, and Saïd Business School Oxford.

Albert Dubler, International Union of Architects
President
Speaking on:
World Architecture Day introduction
Biography: Albert Dubler was chosen as president of the International Union of Architects for the 2011-2014 triennial period. His election took place at the end of the UIA general assembly held in Tokyo, Japan, from 29 September to 01 October 2011. He succeeds Australian architect Louise Cox in
this post.
WAN AWARDS: The UIA have been involved with WAN and the awards over the seven years of WAN's life

Clive Dutton OBE, London Borough of Newham
Executive Director for Regeneration and Inward Investment
Speaking on:
World Cities Network
Biography: In September 2009 he joined the London Borough of Newham, host Borough to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The development platform in this part of East London is half the size of Manhattan Island and the Mayor of London's regeneration priority for the foreseeable future. Clive Dutton was awarded the OBE in 1998 for services to urban regeneration.

Manuelle Gautrand, Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Founder
Speaking on:
Commercial
Biography: Manuelle Gautrand set up her office in 1991 and she has handled all kinds of projects, ranging from housing and offices to cultural buildings, business premises and leisure facilities for
20 years.
WAN AWARDS: Manuelle was on the 2011 Commercial panel but won the 2010 Commercial award with the C42 Citroën flagship showroom and was shortlisted in the Colour in Architecture award

Piers Gough, CZWG
Partner
Speaking on:
Civic
Biography: Piers established CZWG with his partners in 1975. He is widely recognised as an innovative architect, writer and leader in the profession and has designed a number of acclaimed buildings and masterplans. Principal buildings include: China Wharf, The Circle, Cascades and many subsequent buildings in London's Docklands; Bankside Lofts; The Green Bridge in Mile End.
WAN AWARDS: Piers has been a judge on several of WAN's juries

Roger Hawkins, Hawkins\Brown
Founder
Speaking on:
Education
Biography: Roger Hawkins founded Hawkins\Brown with Russell Brown in 1988. Over the past 25 years much of the practice's work has focused on Higher Education, including Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, student residences for the Royal Veterinary College and the Coventry Student Centre.
WAN AWARDS: Roger was a judge on WAN's 2011 Education Awards and won the WAN Colour in Architecture award in 2011 with New Biochemistry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Portrait photo credit: Katie Hyams

Róisín Heneghan, Heneghan Peng
Founder
Speaking on:
Civic buildings
Biography: Róisín Heneghan obtained a Bachelor in Architecture from University College Dublin in 1987, and her masters degree in architecture from Harvard in 1992. In 2000 with Shih-Fu Peng, she won an international design competition, for the new Civic offices, Aras Chill Dara, at Kildare in Ireland. They had further success with competition wins, including the world's largest architectural competition for the Grand Egyptian Museum in 2003.
WAN AWARDS: Heneghan Peng were highly commended for our 21 for 21 Awards this year.

Barry Hughes, HOK
Vice President
Speaking on:
Commercial
Biography: Barry Hughes, Vice President at HOK and leads the mixed-use design studio. His design experience includes diverse projects such as Westfield London, the British Embassy in Morocco, train stations in Japan and Europe, as well as masterplans for major schemes in the Middle East. Recent experiences have seen him leading the design of large scale mixed use developments, combining retail, entertainment, residential, office, hotel, and other uses on three continents.
WAN AWARDS: Barry has participated on many WAN juries over the years

Malou Juelskjær, PhD, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Associate Professor
Speaking on:
Education
Biography: Malou is an experienced researcher on the interplay between (new) educational architecture, learning and management in and of education. Trained in social psychology her focus is on educational cultures and how they are shaped by architecture and interior design within the lived everyday of educational life. She does consultancy for architects, municipals and school leaders and she has been involved in various processes in relation to (re)building schools and reframe school practices.

Tanya Kalinina, McAdam Architects
Director
Speaking on:
Residential
Biography: Tanya Kalinina has spent over fifteen years practicing and developing links in architecture between Britain and Russia. In 2001 Tanya opened an Anglo-Russian architectural practice, together with James McAdam. The practice - known as McAdam Architects - has established offices in London and Moscow and is recognized as one of the leading international architects working in Russia today. Over the past five years, Tanya's work has focused on the planning of new residential settlements and the design of the contemporary Russian house.
WAN AWARDS: Tanya is a long-standing WAN judge on the Residential panel

Roger Madelin CBE, Argent
Joint Chief Executive
Speaking on:
Urban Regeneration
Biography: Roger Madelin has been at Argent since 1987. He became a Director in 1989 and for the ten years that followed, he was responsible for delivering all Argent's developments including GreenPark and Thames Valley Park in Reading, Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Piccadilly in Manchester and office buildings in the City of London. For the past 12 years, Roger has jointly led the redevelopment of King's Cross.

Jean Mah, Perkins+Will
Principal & Healthcare Planner
Speaking on:
Healthcare
Biography:Specializing in healthcare architecture and planning for more than 25 years, Jean Mah is a principal and healthcare planner in Perkins+Will's Health Design Group. Ms. Mah, who received the AIA's Architecture for Health Honor Award for her work on the Peter O. Kohler Pavilion at Oregon Health & Science University, is recognized for her ability to bring innovation and strategic vision to all types of healthcare projects, from cancer and health science centers to academic medical centers and ambulatory centers.
WAN AWARDS: Perkins+Will won the 2011 WAN Healthcare Award with the Kenyan Women and Children's Wellness Centre

John McAslan, John McAslan + Partners
Executive Chairman
Speaking on:
Urban Regeneration
Biography: John McAslan founded John McAslan + Partners in 1996, having previously trained with Cambridge Seven Associates in Boston, and Richard Rogers in London, before becoming co-principal of Troughton McAslan in 1984. McAslan's has won over 50 international design awards, and the practice has been Architect of the Year on four occasions.
WAN AWARDS: John was on the 2009 WAN Civic jury panel and McAslan's was shortlisted for the 2011 Commercial award

Peter Murray, New London Architecture
Chairman
Speaking on:
Peter will be hosting the day
Biography: Peter Murray trained as an architect but has spent his career in the communication of architecture. He is Chairman of the design and communications consultancy Wordsearch, Founder and Chairman of New London Architecture (NLA), Founder/Director of the London Festival of Architecture and Editor in chief of London Quarterly magazine.
WAN AWARDS: Peter is Chairman of the WAN 21 for 21 Awards and was a judge on the 2009 WAN Civic jury

Maria Nesdale, Gensler
Associate
Speaking on:
Education
Biography: Maria is an architect who is driven to design buildings that will withstand the test of time. Passionate about sustainability, she incorporates the latest energy conservation strategies to improve the environmental performance of buildings. As client advisor for Kent BSF she is also deeply involved in designing transformational learning environments that deliver a vastly enhanced learning experience for students in multiple school's across the county.
WAN AWARDS: Maria was a judge on WAN's 2012 Education Award

John Nordon, Woods Bagot
Design Intelligence Leader - Europe
Speaking on:
Residential
Biography: John has worked on many completed projects, as well as winning and being placed in major international competitions over the last 15 years. His work has been exhibited at the Bristol Architecture Centre, the New London Architecture Centre, 100% Design and the London Architectural Biennale.
WAN AWARDS: Woods Bagot won the WAN Healthcare Award in 2012

Andy Parker, Buro Happold
Head of Health and Scientific Sectors
Speaking on:
Healthcare
Biography: After successfully establishing Buro Happold's first India office in Pune, Andy Parker has taken up the mantel of leading our Health and Scientific sectors. His experience of delivering specialist buildings around the world gives Andy good grounding to approach our Health and Scientific projects from an innovative, effective point of view. Using his background in building services and his extensive international experience, Andy is highly skilled in the application of the multi-disciplinary approach that's so central to our work.
WAN AWARDS: Andy was a judge on WAN's 2010 Healthcare jury panel

David Partridge, Argent
Joint CEO
Speaking on:
Urban Regeneration
Biography: David Partridge joined Argent in 1990 and was appointed Joint Chief Executive in September 2006. He has overall responsibility for structuring and establishing financial and management programmes for all Argent business. David oversees the masterplanning, building design, financing and legal aspects for all projects - including King's Cross, Piccadilly and St Peter's Square in Manchester and Paradise Circus in Birmingham. David is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

Sunand Prasad, Penoyre & Prasad
Founding Director
Speaking on:
Healthcare
Biography: Since founding Penoyre & Prasad in 1988 with Greg Penoyre, Sunand has played a central role in the design and delivery of the practice's 300 plus projects, guiding the design philosophy of the practice and the design development of projects. The practice's work has won over 80 awards and been widely published. Sunand has written about architecture and cultural diversity, the value of design, architecture and construction, hospital design, urbanism and domestic architecture of North India, and the work of Le Corbusier.
WAN AWARDS: The firm won WAN's Healthcare Award in 2009 with Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre at Moorfields

Malcolm Reading RIBA FCSD, Malcolm Reading Consultants(MRC)
Founder
Speaking on:
Civic Buildings
Biography: Malcolm Reading runs Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC), an architectural consultancy which specialises in heritage masterplanning and the selection of contemporary designers. He has created a unique service helping clients deliver high-profile, innovative and design-led development projects in the public realm, heritage and the arts. He is on the board of Historic Royal Palaces, a Trustee of Edinburgh World Heritage and a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers.

Peter Wynne Rees, City of London
City Planning Officer for the City of London
Speaking on:
Keynote speech - Welcome to London
Biography: As the City Planning Officer for the City of London, Peter has led the planning and regeneration of this world financial and business centre for over a quarter of a century. Reared in South Wales, he studied architecture at university in London and Cardiff. His career started in building conservation for the Greater London Council and urban design consultancy with Gordon Cullen. In 2012 Peter was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects for his services to architecture.

David Resnick, New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC)
Deputy Commissioner
Speaking on:
World Cities Network
Biography: David Resnick is Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), where he heads the Public Buildings Division. With over $4 billion in active projects for over 20 client agencies, DDC's Public Buildings Division builds New York City's libraries, museums, police precincts, firehouses, health centers, and other facilities that serve the people of New York.

Vicky Richardson, British Council
Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion
Speaking on:
Residential
Biography: At the British Council Vicky Richardson established the design blog Back of the Envelope www.britishcouncil.org/backoftheenvelope. Part of her role is to commission the British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale. This year's exhibition, Venice Takeaway, runs until 25 November and will come to the RIBA in February 2013. Vicky was previously Editor of leading design magazine Blueprint, and Deputy Editor of RIBA Journal.

Lawrie Robertson, Buro Happold
Director, LLP Partner and Head of Strategic Planning
Speaking on:
World Cities Network
Biography: Lawrie is a strategic planner, urban designer and architect with experience in strategic regional and city planning, international development, urban and building design. Lawrie joined Happold Consulting in 2006 as Head of Strategic Planning, leading on multidisciplinary city-regional planning, urban development and infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Happold Consulting, Lawrie trained at Cambridge University Architecture Department and gained experience in architecture, urban design and international development working in London, Sarajevo, Prague, and Budapest.

Ken Shuttleworth, Make Architects
Founder
Speaking on:
Commercial
Biography: Ken founded Make in 2004, having built up a remarkable portfolio of experience as a partner at Foster & Partners, where he worked on some of the world's most iconic, groundbreaking buildings and gained vast design experience across all the sectors. Make is a creative and imaginative architectural studio dedicated to designing buildings, spaces and places which are as striking and innovative as they are socially, economically and environmentally responsible.
WAN AWARDS: Ken was a judge on the 2010 Urban Design jury panel

Mark Swetman, Hines UK
Project Director
Speaking on:
Keynote speaker
Biography: Mark is a project director at Hines UK, the leading real estate investment and development company. A specialist in office development in the City of London, he has been involved in over 3m sq ft of completed prime office space and over 5 million sq ft of future schemes. In his most recent major project, he led the development of Hines' flagship London office scheme Cannon Place, a 400,000 sq ft landmark office building in the heart of the City.
WAN AWARDS: Mark was a judge on the 2011 Commercial Awards

Jeremy Till, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
Head
Speaking on:
Keynote speech
Biography: Jeremy Till is Head of Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London. His extensive written work includes Flexible Housing (with Tatjana Schneider, 2007), Architecture Depends (2009) and Spatial Agency (with Nishat Awan and Tatjana Schneider, 2011). All three of these won the RIBA President's Award for Outstanding Research, an unprecedented sequence of success in this prestigious prize. As an architect, he worked with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects.

Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Vinoly Architects PC
Principal/Lead Designer
Keynote speaker
Biography:
Viñoly was born in Uruguay in 1944 and by the age of 20 was a founding partner of Estudio de Arquitectura, which would become one of the largest design studios in Latin America. In 1983, Viñoly founded Rafael Viñoly Architects PC, a New York City-based firm with offices in London, U.K. and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Through this highly developed entity, Viñoly has completed many critically acclaimed civic projects as well as private and institutional commissions.
WAN AWARDS: Rafael was a judge on the first ever WAN House of the Year Award

David Warrender, Foggo Associates
Director
Speaking on:
Commercial
Biography: David Warrender is an architect and director at award winning, multi-disciplinary practice Foggo Associates. The work of Foggo Associates ranges from product design to large scale master-planning and includes projects in the residential, retail, hotel, industrial, transport and commercial office sectors. They are particularly well known in the City of London, where their projects include Cannon Place, Drapers Gardens, 60 Queen Victoria Street and 60-70 St Mary Axe.

Paul Williams, Stanton Williams
Director
Speaking on:
Education
Biography: Paul Williams established Stanton Williams with Alan Stanton in 1985. As founding directors they have been responsible for the creative direction of the practice since its inception. Most recently he lead the award winning design for the University of the Arts London campus for Central Saint Martins at King's Cross, working closely with both Argent and UAL to create 40,000m2 of studio, teaching, performance and public space within the historic listed Goods Yard of the King's Cross Central development, London. Paul is currently an advisor to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and St Paul's Cathedral. He was awarded the title of Royal Designer (RDI) in 2005 for sustained excellence in design throughout his career.
WAN AWARDS: Stanton Williams won WAN's 2012 Education awards with New University of the Arts London Campus - Central Saint Martins, London, United Kingdom

David West, Studio Egret West
Founding Director
Speaking on:
Urban Regeneration
Biography: David is a Founding director of Studio Egret West, and a planner and urban designer specialising in urban visions and strategic framework plans. David has worked on a number of diverse projects all over the world. David sits on the CABE London 2012 Design Review Panel, the "Design for London" Urban Design Panel and the RIBA Building Futures Steering Group.
WAN AWARDS: David sat on the 2011 WAN 21 for 21 jury panel

Julian Weyer, CF Møller Architects
Partner
Speaking on:
Residential
Biography: Julian Weyer is one of the Partners of world-renowned architectural practice CF Møller, specialists in education design. Weyer received his Architect MAA from The Aarhus School of Architecture in 1994 and has been employed at CF Møller since 1995, becoming Partner in 2007.
WAN AWARDS: Julian has been on several WAN juries, and CF Møller won the 2010 Residential Award: SILOETTEN in collaboration with Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma

Catherine Zeliotis RIBA ARB, Stantec Anshen + Allen
Healthcare Leader
Speaking on:
Healthcare
Biography: Catherine Zeliotis is a Healthcare Leader at Stantec Anshen + Allen. Catherine is one of the UK's leading healthcare architects and medical planners. She joined Stantec Anshen + Allen more than 15 years ago, working on major healthcare facilities and addressing the challenges of combining functional efficiency with supportive environments for patients and staff.
WAN AWARDS: Catherine was on WAN's Healthcare Awards judging panel in 2011

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