Alex de Rijke founding Director of dRMM Architects will explore ‘The Edges of Architecture’ through the Hastings Pier, 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize winner, and Maggie’s Oldham, 2018 RIBA National Award, projects. He will discuss the boundaries of architecture, the changing role of the architect, and why timber is the new concrete. Alex oversees the concept, construction and delivery of dRMM’s well-known timber projects and conducts ongoing research into contemporary materials, technologies and methods of construction. Through his leadership, dRMM has become a recognised pioneer in engineered timber design and construction. With extensive teaching experience, especially in his role as Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art from 2011-2015, he encouraged design leadership as well as a culture of invention, research, and speculation with an emphasis on construction. Alex is a visiting professor to the Royal College of Art and external examiner to the London Architectural Association timber MA & MSc programmes.
dRMM is a London-based, international studio of architects and designers founded in 1995 and led by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh, Sadie Morgan and Jonas Lencer. dRMM is renowned for creating architecture that is innovative, high quality and socially useful.
Speaker: Alex de Rijke
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
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