0:00 – Introduction by Dean Richard Sommer
4:09 – Introduction by George Baird
9:47 – Jamie Fobert presentation
1:27:30 – Q & A
On November 17, 2015, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design welcomed Jamie Fobert to present the 2015-16 George Baird Lecture.
Jamie Fobert was born in Canada and studied architecture at the University of Toronto. He arrived in London in 1988 and worked for eight years at David Chipperfield Architects before founding his own practice in 1996.
Jamie Fobert Architects has established a reputation for innovative and inspiring architectural design in the residential, retail and arts sectors. Working with diverse clients, from cultural organisations such as Tate and Kettle’s Yard to luxury retailers such as Givenchy and Versace, the practice has demonstrated a consistent approach to resolving client ambitions and site complexities into a tactile architecture of volume, material and light.
Jamie Fobert Architects has garnered several awards, including RIBA Awards, the Manser Medal, and the RIBA and English Heritage ‘Award for a building in an historic context’. The practice has won three major public commissions for cultural organisations: Tate St Ives, the Charleston Trust and Kettle’s Yard, all of which are on site this year. Other current projects include private houses in London and Trinidad and the interior of a new department store in an historic palazzo in Venice.
For more information about the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, visit us at http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca