The Bartlett School of Architecture


Design Realisation Lecture Series 2021-22

15 November 2021–31 January 2022, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Design Realisation Hannah Anderson

The Design Realisation lecture series offers a range of perspectives upon architectural design practice that blends the technical with the creative.

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UCL staff | UCL students




Stefan Lengen

All events in this series will be held on Zoom. 


This series of lectures will equip students with new tools, technologies and ways of thinking about their work so that ideas can be expressed on the macro and micro scale. The series seeks to address some of the fundamental social, cultural, economic, environmental, ecological and legislative challenges, which face designers today. This responds to real world constraints and opportunities that can empower the delivery process from concept to reality. The role and demands upon architecture and the architect are always evolving. It is important that we open up a dialogue with students, staff and practice to address the possibilities for effective design realisation in the present and in the future. 

Each lecture runs 12:00 - 14:00 

No registration required. The passcode for Zoom is: 823545

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15 November | 12:00 | Pedro Gil and Stefan Lengen

Design Realisation Introductory Lecture

Stefan Lengen and Pedro Gil run the Design Realisation Module as part of the MArch Programme in Architectural Design.

Pedro Gil is an associate Professor for teaching at The Bartlett School of Architecture, and the Director and Founder of Studio Gil.

Stefan Lengen is a lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture and a Partner and Director at Felt Architecture & Design & Research.

22 November | 14:00 | José Terero Cullen

Fire Safety: Design, Structure and Materiality 

Professor Jose Torero Cullen is the head of UCL department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic & Environmental Engineering. He is a world leading expert in fire safety engineering, remediation and sanitation.

29 November | 12:00 | Izaskun Chinchilla Moreno and Emmanuel Vercruysse

Community Engagement and Creative Delivery 

Professor Izaskun Chinchilla Moreno is Professor of Architectural Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her research and teaching has been carried out at UCL, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid -(ETSAM)-, Ecole Spécial D’Architecture in Paris, Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid, Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, HEAD Hâute École d’Art et de Design in Geneva, Alicante University, Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña in Barcelona, among others.   

Dr Emmanuel Vercruysse is Senior Teaching Fellow at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL, where he has been Programme Director for the MArch Design For Manufacture. Dr Vercruysse is a partner at the practice Liquidfactory and is the co-director of the AA’s Design and Make Taught Postgraduate programme at Hooke Park.

6 December | 12:00 | Anna Liu 

'Nature: Symbols, Elements, Lessons' & 'Creative Approaches to Project Delivery' 

Anna Liu is an award-winning RIBA architect and co-founder of Tonkin Liu. Her experience has encompassed practice and teaching in the UK, China, Japan, in the US.

Rae Whittow-Williams is GLA Principal Project Officer, LSA Critical Practice Tutor and Bartlett MArch Teaching Fellow.

13 December | 12:00 | Jenna Al-Ali and Yeoryia Manolopoulou 

'Prefabrication, Construction and Manufacture' & 'Passive Environmental Design Principles' 

Jenna Al-Ali is an architect who has worked at CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau). She has worked on the drawing studio at Bournemouth University with CRAB.

Professor Yeoryia Manolopoulou is an architect and design researcher working from two parallel positions: as Professor of Architecture and Experimental Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture and as founder and co-director of AY Architects.

10 January | 12:00 | Nat Chard and Maria Fulford

'Experimentation + Architecture' & 'Timber, Material Sourcing and Manufacture'  

Nat Chard is the Professor of Experimental Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture following professorships at the Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, University of Manitoba and the University of Brighton.

Maria Fulford graduated from The Bartlett in 2006. She is an award-winning RIBA architect and co-founder of Picture Plane. Maria has worked for Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects in New York and was an associate at Niall McLaughlin Architects until 2013.

17 January | 12:00 | Kirsten Hoggart and Tanvir Hasan

'Structural Timber and Sustainable Fabrication' & 'Building Life Cycle and Carbon Reduction in Historic Buildings' 

Kirsten Haggart is a director at Waugh Thistleton architects, a world leading practice in engineered timber constructions and pioneers in the field of tall timber buildings.

Tanvir Hasan is the Deputy Chairman and lead Director of Donal Insall Associates London office. She is an accredited conservation architect with over 20 years’ experience of working with listed buildings.

31 January | 12:00 | Rachel Yehezkel and Laura Hanningan

'Architecture Driven by Environmental Engineering' & 'Architecture Driven by Structural Engineering'

Rachel Yehezkel holds a master’s degree in Engineering and is a building services Engineer at XCO2. She is an expert in integrated low carbon and renewable energy systems and a specialist in Whole Life Approach.

Laura Hannigan is an award-winning MEng Structural Engineer and Co-founder of Simple Works. She teaches on the Engineering and Architectural Design MEng course as a Senior Teaching Fellow in Structural Design practice at The Bartlett School of Architecture and the Civil Engineering Department of University College London.

7 February | 12:00 | Rae Whittow-Williams

'Creative Approaches to Project Delivery' 

Rae Whittow-Williams is GLA Principal Project Officer, LSA Critical Practice Tutor and Bartlett MArch Teaching Fellow.

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