New London Architecture

FindingYourPlace: the skills needed for a better built environment

Half-day conference

Monday 24 June 2024
14:00 - 18:00

This conference aims to look at talent in the built environment sector both in terms of individual expertise and career trajectories.
No matter what stage of your career you are in, with an ever evolving and complex industry we all need the opportunities, skills and confidence to understand the sector at its fullest, our respective roles within it, and the many challenges and opportunities within. From graduates to senior career changers, we all need to find our place, navigate the sector, and realise our potential. 
 
This conference aims to look at talent in the built environment sector both in terms of individual expertise and career trajectories, and the role of cross-disciplinary thinking, and understanding of how skills and services are brought together to deliver a better built environment. This means encouraging conversations about both the usual ‘NextGen’ topics like sustainability and inclusion, and the thornier topics of power, politics and money that shape our sector.
                                       
This event brings together professionals from across the built environment, including representatives from NextGen networks from across the industry. We’ll look at the importance of qualifications and technical expertise, interdisciplinary intelligence, the role of collaborators and generalists, and the balance and skills, experience and leadership needed, including through case studies and project examples.

 If you are a member of a community group or charity, we have a certain number of free tickets available so please enquire via emailing events@nla.london.

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Programme

13:30     
Registration 
  
14:00     
Welcome and introduction  
Kat Hanna, Co-managing Director London, Avison Young 
  

Session One: Specialists and Generalists 

  
14:10     
NextGen Networks  
The key challenge/opportunity in your sector and the role of specialists or generalists driving change in the built environment.
 
NLA NextGen Committee
Ekaterina Lopatina, Architectural Assistant, Fletcher Priest Architects
 
Real Estate Balance
Jasmine Ceccarelli-Drewry, Senior Advisor, Montagu Evans
 
The Land Collective CIC 
Sarah Hayford, Founder, The Land Collective CIC
 
London Property Alliance
Alice Dale, Communications Manager, London Property Alliance
 
BCO London NextGen 
Oliver Hall, Parner, Make 
 
CIBSE 
Kristin Ivanova, Senior Façade Engineer, AtkinsRéalis
 
YADA
Albena Atanassova, Project Director, Scott Brownrigg 
 
RTPI Young Planners 
Helen Ng, Senior Urban Designer, Jacobs
                 
14:30     
Panel discussion and Q&A  
Elizabeth Rapoport, Director, Polygon Place Strategy 
Neil McLaughlin, Associate Partner, Purcell
Plus speakers:
Ekaterina Lopatina, Architectural Assistant, Fletcher Priest Architects
Kristin Ivanova, Senior Façade Engineer, AtkinsRéalis
Helen Ng, Senior Urban Designer, Jacobs

15:00     
Comfort break
  
  

Session Two: Creating Better Places  

  
15:30     
Welcome from Chair 
Lauryn Brown, Data & Content strategist, OpenCorporates (NLA NextGen Committee)
  
15:35     
Case study presentation: The Phoenix, Lewes
Kathryn Firth, Director in Cities, Planning and Design, Arup 
  
15:45     
Case study presentation 
Robbie Kerr, Director, ADAM Architecture
  
15:55     
Panel discussion and Q&A 
Speakers above plus
Alex Govier, Partnerships Manager, Public Practice
Edyta White, Skills Trainer, Peabody
 
16:30     
Networking drinks  
  
18:00     
End  

Speaker biographies

Kat Hanna

Co-Managing Director, London, Avison Young

Ekaterina Lopatina

Architectural Assistant, Fletcher Priest Architects

Jasmine Ceccarelli - Drewry

Strategic Advisory, Montagu Evans

Kristin Ivanova

Facade Engineer, AtkinsRéalis

Alice Dale

Communications Manager, London Property Alliance

Oliver Hall

Partner, Make Architects

Kathryn Firth

Director in Cities, Planning and Design, Arup

Elizabeth Rapoport

Director, Polygon Place Strategy

Albena Atanassova

Project Director, Scott Brownrigg

Alex Govier

Partnerships Manager, Public Practice

Sarah Hayford

Founder, The Land Collective

Neil McLaughlin

Associate Partner, Purcell

Helen Ng

Senior Urban Designer, Jacobs U.K. Ltd

Robbie Kerr

Director, ADAM Architecture

Edyta White

Skills Trainer, Peabody


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Venue

The London Centre
3 Aldermanbury
London
EC2V 7HH

Accessibility

There are 4 steps to the main entrance, with a level access entrance via the Guildhall West Wing approximately 200 feet away. There are toilets and accessible toilets via stairs or a lift to the lower ground floor. If you would like more information, or have any access requirements, please let us know what these are and how we can best accommodate these by emailing events@nla.london.

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