What will the profession look like in 2030?

Thursday 12th June, 2014 | 8am-9.30am

Bennetts Associates
1 Rawstorne Place
London EC1V 7NL

Looking into the future can be dangerous because predictions are often inaccurate. But one thing we know for certain is that over the next 15 years architecture will go through a relentless and profound change.

But it’s not simply the impact of technology. Architects also face increased competition from new ways of doing business, both at home and abroad as well as the risk of being further marginalised as UK architecture schools fail to teach the skills needed to meet the demands of future clients.

Paul Morrell, who spent  3 years as a construction czar to both Labour and the Coalition maps out his vision for the next 15 years, and why architects need to learn how to establish their value if the profession is to survive and prosper.


Paul Morrell was the Government’s Chief Construction Adviser from 2009 to 2012. He took the position after retiring from Davis Langdon where he had worked since joining from university in 1971. He became a Partner at the firm in 1976 and Senior Partner in 1999.
He is a Fellow of the RICS and of the ICE, an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA, and served as a Commissioner on CABE from 2000 to 2008, finishing as Deputy Chairman. Paul received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Construction Industry at the 2007 Building Awards and was awarded an OBE for services to architecture and the built environment in the 2009 New Year Honours list.