Working internationally: India
Thursday 15th January, 2015 | 8am-9.30am
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with increasing scope for architects to contribute to a range of sectors. But it’s also a price competitive market, and clients tend to choose the lowest bidder who meets the technical specification, rather than those with a track record for quality.
In the second talk on working internationally, Project Orange director James Soane and Malcolm Cohen, Senior International Trade Advisor at UKTi give their ‘top tips to approaching the market- and surviving.
James Soane is a director of Project Orange which he set up with Christopher Ash in 1997.
Their work has been widely published and recognised by a number of awards including RIBA, Civic Trust and Building for Life.
The practice has been working overseas for the past 15 years including India, Morocco, Ireland and Russia.
He has taught architecture for over nine years at the Bartlett, UCL, and Kingston University and continues to be a guest critic and lecturer. James is an external examiner at Westminster University.
Malcolm Cohen, Ph.D is a Senior International Trade Advisor at UK Trade & Investment ( UKTI) leading the London Regional Infrastructure team. Malcolm works closely with architects and is the London Regional Champion for High Value Opportunities. Prior to joining UKTI, Malcolm ran a company for 25 years manufacturing components for the furniture industry and has wide experience of operating in and selling to markets in North America, Europe and China .