The Bartlett School of Architecture


Bob Sheil's inaugural lecture now online

5 October 2012

Professor Bob Sheil's inaugural lecture entitled 'Design through Production' is now available to view online.

Bob Sheil's inaugural lecture now online

You can watch the lecture in full below or via our dedicated Vimeo channel.

Bartlett International Lecture Series - Bob Sheil from Bartlett School of Architecture on Vimeo.


Design through Production will explore the elusive and evolving relationships between drawing and making in architecture through two decades of work by sixteen*(makers) and four edited books on associated fields. The inaugural lecture will celebrate the speaker's enjoyment of collaboration and transdisciplinary practice, and will finish with a discussion on the start of two new projects. The event will be followed by the launch of sixteen*(makers) first monograph. All are welcome.


Bob Sheil is Professor in Architecture and Design through Production at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, where he runs MArch Unit 23 with Emmanuel Vercruysse and Kate Davies, and is Director of Technology and Computing. He is a founding partner of sixteen*(makers), whose recent work in collaboration with Stahlbogen GmbH ‘55/02’ won a RIBA award for design. He has edited two editions of Architectural Design; ‘Design through Making’ (2005), and ‘Protoarchitecture’ (2008).  In 2011 he Co-Chaired the highly successful international conference FABRICATE with Ruairi Glynn. In 2012 he published ‘Manufacturing the Bespoke’ an AD Reader on prototyping and making architecture in the digital age, and ‘55/02: A sixteen*(makers) Monograph’ (Riverside Architectural Press 2012). He is presently working on a new build project, and a third AD due for publication in January 2014.