Article 50 and Architecture: how will you be affected?

Panel debate featuring architects and politicians to drive conversation at one of the largest meetings of architects since Article 50 was triggered – 25 April 5.15pm at the ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London.

Materials 2017 will arrive at the ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court in just two weeks on the 25th and 26th of April, combining a vibrant exhibition area, loaded conference and seminar platforms, a proactive Meet the Buyers Forum, and, as a latest addition, an Article 50 panel debate.

In the wake of Article 50 being triggered, the evening reception will feature a timely panel debate driving conversation around the consequences of leaving the European Union to the architectural profession. Already confirmed to participate in the debate are latest Materials 2017 speakers, Daniel Moylan, John McRaeRussell Curtis, and Adam Parker.

Daniel Moylan FRIBA – a Conservative politician, co-chairman of Urban Design London, and extensive contributor to urban planning and infrastructure in London – will be discussing “the opportunities that Brexit offers the UK architectural profession.”

John McRae – co-owner of Orms, the award-winning architecture practice, who also helped set up the New Narratives Salons which allows architects to engage with and debate critical issues – will join the pro-Brexit side of the debate.

Russell Curtis – Director of London-based architecture practice RCKa, Councillor for RIBA London Region, and former Chair of the RIBA’s Procurement Reform Group – will be voicing his concerns about how Brexit will affect UK architecture. 

Adam Parker  – Associate Director at Greig & Stephenson Architects and lead architect on the Leicester City Market redevelopment – will join Russell on the anti-Brexit side of the debate.

Materials 2017 was conceived from the increasingly vital emphasis architects and specifiers place on sourcing the latest and most innovative materials for their building projects – and the need to learn from industry experts on this materials theme.

The highly focussed event embraces the use of materials during all stages of architecture and construction and will allow delegates to find out more about the manufacturers, suppliers, architects, and engineers who are pushing the boundaries of possibility when it comes to materials’ specification.

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