The Bartlett School of Planning


BSP Public Lecture: Design for Wellbeing

31 January 2019, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Public Lecture Series

The third lecture of the 2018/19 BSP Public Lecture Series.

Event Information

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John Tomaney


Roberts G.06
Roberts Building
Torrington Place
United Kingdom

Drawing upon her experience of over 25 years in practice and her work advising government, Sadie Morgan will focus on the premise that good design is essential to help improving quality of life – a central theme of her work at the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two, and the Mayor of London’s Design Advocacy Panel for the Greater London Authority. She is currently lead commissioner for the Cities programme at the NIC who are working to assist cities as they develop joined up infrastructure strategies. The aim is to support NIC recommendations for government to invest an extra £43 billion in urban transport over the next twenty years and provide stable, devolved budgets for city leaders.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Roberts Foyer.

For more information on upcoming lectures in this series and for videos of past lectures, please click here.

About the Speaker

Sadie Morgan

Founding Director at dRMM

Sadie Morgan is a founding director of dRMM a London-based, international studio of architects and designers founded in 1995. Over her 20-year career Sadie has had an increasingly significant role in the advocacy of design and architecture through her professional practice and her advisory roles. Sadie chairs the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two, reporting directly to the Secretary of State. She is one of ten commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) led by Chief Executive Phil Graham, and deputy chair of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. In 2017, she was appointed as a Mayor’s design advocate for the Greater London Authority, and a non-executive director for the Major Projects Association. Sadie became the youngest president of the Architectural Association in 2013; was shortlisted for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award in 2014; and in 2016, was appointed professor at the University of Westminster and awarded an honorary doctorate from London South Bank University. She was named New Londoner of the Year at the 2017 New London Awards for her work in ‘championing the importance of design at the highest political level’. Among her design work are the Stirling Prize winning Hastings Pier to Trafalgar Place, Clapham Manor Primary School, the Athlete’s Village for the London Olympic Games and Faraday House at the Battersea Power Station.

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