Lecture date: 2016-02-18
Roger Hawkins, Alex Ely, Torange Khonsari, and Martyn Evans
Chaired by Joanna Chambers
Following on from our popular series last Spring, Housing London returns this term to speculate on our visions for the future. Continuing in the same vein, this pair of talks will bring together architects, politicians, planners, developers and commentators to propose new inspiration for what housing in London could be like in the years to come.
Image caption: Emperor’s New Housing by Hawkins Brown examines the impact of planning regulations on London’s delivery of housing.
Roger Hawkins founded HawkinsBrown with Russell Brown in 1988. Prior to this he worked for VVKR in the USA and at Rock Townsend. His involvement with the RIBA includes being Chairman of the RIBA Insurance Agency and member of the RIBA Validation Board. Roger lectures at architectural schools, conferences and writes for the architectural press and is a leading reviewer and critic at Sheffield University and at Yale University in the USA.
Alex Ely is a leading authority on housing and urban design. A Chartered Architect, Planner and author of the Mayor of London’s Housing Design Guide and numerous best practice publications for CABE, he combines planning and policy experience with a passion for good design. Alex is the founder of Mæ and has been responsible for a wide range of award winning schemes from masterplans to cultural buildings and from housing projects to health care.
Torange Khonsari obtained her professional Diploma at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London - July 1998. In 2004, she co-founded the art and architecture practice public works, a multidisciplinary practice working on the threshold of art, architecture and related cultural fields. Her practice and research pedagogy lies in relational art and architecture theories and informal contexts. Torange is currently a director of public works and teaches design at London Metropolitan University.
Martyn Evansis creative director at U+I. Formerly of Cathedral Group, Martyn also previously ran a successful branding and communications consultancy, working in the property, regeneration and urban design sectors for, among others, CABE, The Design Council and Design for London with a particular focus on regeneration through creative industry and cultural engagement. Martyn is a Board Member of the London Festival of Architecture and a member of the Development Committee of the British Property Federation.