The Architect Pitch … is back
Thursday 24th September, 2015 | 6pm-7pm
Pitching to clients can scare even the most confident of architects but how to give a synopsis of your practice and get complex ideas over quickly and in an engaging way is an important skill to master.
The Architect Pitch will be at 100% Design during the London Design Festival offering seven architects a chance to try out their communication skills and then have their performance assessed by an expert panel.
The session is a fantastic opportunity to hone your brand message and learn those essential do’s and don’t when presenting to a live audience.
The judges are;
Barry Jessup is a director at First Base. The London developer is part of a consortium behind the £3.5b overhaul of Surrey Quays in the Royal Docks, the redevelopment of Haslemere Industrial estate in Earlsfield and Anston House in Brighton. Adam Scott is an architect, designer and the creative force behind FreeState, the award winning Experience Design agency responsible for storyboarding some of the world’s greatest brands, His clients include C4, Samsung, Sony and Blackpool City Council. Susan Marling is a highly respected radio producer and presenter with a string of awards to her name. She also writes regularly for magazines and the national press and conducts media training courses for the BBC and others. She set up Just Radio in 1995. Del Hossain is MD of the Adrem Group, the UK’s leading recruitment agency in the field of architecture and design. Qualified as an architect, he worked for Foster & Partners before changing careers. He was awarded London’s Business Mentor of the Year in 2012 and holds a qualification in business psychology. John Nordon is the Design Director for the specialist developer PegasusLife and is responsible for finding and collaborating with designers to find new housing typologies for the UK’s ageing population. An architect by training, John has also worked for Woods Bagot, Aedas and Ushida Findlay.
Previous pitches can be watched here.
The seven practices taking part are:
Barbara Kaucky and Susanne Tutsch founded Erect Architecture in 2007. Award-winning projects include a café and community centre within a playable landscape in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Kilburn Grange Park, an adventure playcentre themed on playing in and around trees. It won an international competition to develop a public realm framework for Vauxhall in 2014. It’s currently exploring the role of design in improving public health through pilot projects such as Camden Active Spaces and Lambeth Early Action Partnership.
Finkernagel Ross Architects
Finkernagel Ross Architects was established in 2005 by Felix Finkernagel and Catherine Ross. It specialises in new build houses, refurbishments, alterations and extensions and has considerable experience working within conservation areas and on listed buildings.
C.F. Møller is one of Scandinavia's oldest and largest architectural studios and has been established in London since 2004. Its award-winning projects involve a wide range of expertise covering landscape architecture, product design, healthcare planning and management advice on user consultation, change management, space planning, logistics, client consultancy and organisational development. It has around 350 employees with a head office is in Aarhus, Denmark and branches in Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Stockholm and London.
James Hampton and landscape architect Daniel Rea set up Periscope in 2015 based on a belief that landscape and architecture should be considered together regardless of a project’s size. Together they have 20 years of combined landscape, architecture and masterplanning experience delivering a range of projects including: Park Hill, in Sheffield, the Shoal, in Stratford, the TATE Modern landscape and the London Underground Design Idiom.
Urban Salon was founded in 1996. It works across a wide range of sectors including retail, museums, offices, housing and education and has built up a particular expertise in temporary exhibitions for major cultural institutions. It was recently selected for inclusion on housing provider Peabody’s Small Projects Panel. It has won more than 40 awards and commendations including two RIBA Regional Awards. It’s currently designing the National Gallery’s forthcoming major exhibition on Rembrandt and improving the visitor journey at the Grade I listed Tower Bridge
Linda Thiel is a partner at White Arkitekter and is heading up White’s new London office that opened this month (September). She has extensive experience in complex projects with an emphasis on commercial office projects, public buildings and urban planning. Projects to date have included Stockholm Waterfront (2010), the new offices and studios for the educational branch of Swedish Radio and Television (2011), Nordea’s head offices (2008-2014) and the emergency services management centre in Stockholm, Park 1 (2012-2014).
ZAP Architecture is a design collaborative blurring the boundaries between art and architecture. Its work ranges from housing to furniture. Prior to setting up ZAP, Pol Gallagher worked for Hopkins Architects, Grimshaw Architects and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects.