UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Integrated building design: 21st century challenges

17 January 2022

UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering are pleased to announce the return of our Integrated building design: 21st century challenges.

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Climate change, resource efficiency, health and wellbeing, social equity, smart buildings. Our world is changing rapidly; we are constantly facing unprecedented challenges and new opportunities to overcome them. How can building design adapt to these transformations? How can buildings improve the world we live in?

The UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering is pleased to announce a series of free webinars on integrated building design in the context of 21st century challenges. Please join us!

We will present the state of the art in the field through a wide range of case studies of detailed integrated architectural, environmental and structural design (exemplar buildings). Our speakers are drawn from industry and academia, thus offering multiple perspectives, ranging from fundamental theoretical principles to practical, real-world considerations.

All webinars will take place between 1 pm to 2 pm (UTC+1) via Zoom. Each webinar will feature presentations by industry and academic experts, followed by an interactive Q&A session. You can register for free using the links for each webinar below. Following registration, you will receive joining instructions and reminders about the event. Recordings of the webinars will be available online after the event.

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Our events

Term 1

Integrated Building Design: NoMad London


  • Iain Hughes, Senior Associate (Hoare Lea)

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Designing the new United Nations of Geneva HQ


  • Pierluigi Turco, Architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

New UN Building in black and white with a green triangle and green circle over the top

World's largest Passive House certified project - The House at Cornell Tech


  • Julie Janiski, Partner at Buro Happold
  • Friday 4 February, 13:00-14:00 (GMT)

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Term 2

The Lab Hotel: Challenges and insights from designing and building a world-class lab at Oxford


  • Shane Mellon, Hoare Lea
  • Alex Young, Hawkins\Brown 
  • Paul Matthews, Laing O'Rourke

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Learning from eco solutions of the past to avoid re-inventing square wheels


  • Chit Chong, Peabody

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Integrated Building Design 2020-21

Term 1

Hawkins\Brown & Buro Happold, 22 Gordon Street Redevelopment
Friday 30 October

  • Euan Macdonald (Hawkins\Brown)
  • Mark Dowson (Buro Happold)
  • Kenichi Hamada (Buro Happold)

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AHMM, The White Collar Factory – the development of an idea 
Friday 27 November


  • Craig Robertson (Associate Director, AHMM)
  • Steve Taylor (Associate & Head of Sustainability, AHMM)

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Term 2

Dr Richard Hobday, Integrated Building Design and Infection Control: Past, Present and Future
Friday 29 January

Speaker: Dr Richard Hobday (independent researcher and author)

Greyscale hospital building with green shapes

Buro Happold, Stratford Waterfront East bank – two case studies of Integrated Building Design
Friday 26 February 2021

With speakers from Buro Happold:

  • Daniela Catalano (Senior Building Physics Engineer, Buro Happold)
  • Marco Mudoni (Senior Engineer, Sustainability and Building Physics, Buro Happold)

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Beecroft Building Integrated Building Design webinar

With speakers from Hawkins\Brown and Hoare Lea:
  • Nick Lawrence
  • Rebecca Fode 

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Term 3

Sky Central building – Valuable moments in design journey 

With speakers from ARUP:

  • Darren Barlow
  • Vasilis Maroulas 

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GES-2 From disused power station to Cultural Centre

With speakers from ARUP:

  • Becci Taylor
  • Andrew Mackay

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