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EUSAS Lecture series // Andy Bow // Foster + Partners


Architecture in the 21st Century

When I was born in 1961 there were around 3 billion people on the planet, if I live to be 80 there will be around 9 billion. In my lifetime there are 3 times as many people living on Earth than when I was born. This extraordinary statistic has a profound impact on everything our generation of Architects have to consider. From increased density in our cities, to mass transportation and from energy creation to energy conservation.' - Andy Bow, January 2019. Dr. Andy Bow is a senior partner and a deputy head of studio at Foster+Partners. He studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow. As a student, he won numerous awards including the Glasgow School of Art Newberry Medal and the City of Glasgow Silver Medal for Architecture. After graduating in 1988 he moved to London to work with Terry Farrell where he became a design director, working on projects in the Middle East, the Far East, the UK and Europe. Andy joined Foster+Partners in 1996 and has worked on a wide range of projects in 27 different countries. Some of the earliest projects Andy worked on include the Millennium Bridge, the master-plan for Trafalgar Square, Albion Riverside, City Hall and the More London master-plan all in London. In 2000, he was a judge of the RIBA Bronze and Silver student medals and for ten years was an RIBA External Examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture. He has lectured and been a visiting critic in over 30 schools of architecture around the world and is currently a visiting professor at University College London and has been a regular Eero Saarinen visiting Professor at Yale University. He is an ARB registered Architect and became a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland in 2011. In June 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow for his lifelong contribution to architecture.

In this lecture Andy Bow will present some of the recent work of Foster+Partners, illustrating how the practice aims to tackle some of these Global issues.


Speakers: Andy Bow
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
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