Relationships, Responsibility & Enterprise Symposium 2017


A three day symposium at the school of architecture, January 16th, 18th & 20th 2017. Simon Baker invited and hosted external practicing architects, and industry professionals to participate in this year's reflection of the industry.

 Experts were invited to present and deliver their opinions and viewpoints on issues affecting the profession and influencing the future of design and construction. The speakers reflected on three themes of Relationships / Communication; Responsibility and Enterprise, with a discussion and exploration specific to their discipline.



Adrian Dobson, RIBA Executive Director Members - The Future of Practice

Nick Beacroft, HLM Architects - Legal Framework of Practice

Matthew Twigger, Michael Eyres & Ptns - Life Cycle vs Capital Cost

Mark Latham, Urban Splash - Different ways of working

Simon Baker, Group Ginger Architects -

Mike Dunn, Rex Procter & Ptns - Contract principles

Chris Thompson, CITU - Developing, contracting & manufacture - delivering with certainty.

John Assael, Asseal Architects - Financial Management of Practice

Sam Kapasa, Group Ginger Architects - Pit Falls of D&B and how to avoid them

Greg Penoyre, Penoyre and Pravda architects - responsible design and the consequences of design decisions


Thank you to all the speakers for sharing their insights and for the honest reflection of their practice.