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Annual Conference 2014

Thursday 19th June 2014

Date:

Thursday 19th June 2014

Time:

9:30am to 4:00pm

Venue:

RIBA

Admits:

  • BIID Members / £125.00
  • Students / £95.00
  • General / £165.00

Cpd hours:

10.0

About

Bookings are now open for the BIID Annual Conference 2014. 'Life-Changing Design: Transforming the Human Experience' will tackle the issue of improving interiors through intelligent and creative design with the help of a prestigious line-up of inspirational and influential speakers who will dissect the nature of good design and assess the impact it can have.

"We live in a world, where the vast majority of people realise that design offers enormous power for shaping and changing the human experience," says Sue Timney, President of the BIID. ""Design can be harnessed to solve our problems and make the world a better place. At this year's conference we'll look at how health centres and hospices, leisure and work spaces, retail and residential interiors can all be improved through intelligent and creative design. As the professional body for interior designers, it's our responsibility to tell this story, and help designers and their clients realise just what design can achieve."

Speakers:

Professor Hilary Dalke
Hilary is director of Kingston University’s Design Research Centre and Design for Environments - a recognised centre of excellence on colour design and lighting. Her latest work encompasses the functionality of colour within new sustainable builds, with a particular emphasis on the design needs of people with special needs (ranging from autism through to dementia).

Shashi Caan
As Past President of The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, Shashi is internationally recognised as a thought leader in progressive design. She is a Fellow of the RSA and Design Ambassador to the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). A respected public speaker and design advocate, Shashi holds two masters degrees (in Architecture and Industrial Design) from New York’s Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Edinburgh University.

Lee Penson
Lee founded PENSON to extend his belief that architecture’s next arrival should treat the business of design and commerce as equals. Lee thrives in driving the PENSON brand into the future via hard work whilst avoiding the need for studio egos. Lee writes regularly for leading journals, teaches architecture, is a judge for numerous international design awards and is frequently asked to speak on the international conference circuit.

Charles Jencks
Born in America, Charles Jencks has lived and worked in Britain for the past four decades where his designs are found in both buildings and sculptural landscapes. He is co-founder of Maggie’s Centres - a series of practical and beautifully-designed buildings dedicated to empowering people to live with, through and beyond cancer.

Edwin Heathcote
Edwin has been the architecture and design critic of The Financial Times since 1999 and is the author of over a dozen books on architecture, culture and London. His most recent books include The Architecture of Hope (with Charles Jencks) and The Meaning of Home, an exploration of the symbolism and associations underlying everyday domestic design.

Tim Mutton
Tim is the founder and CEO of Blacksheep, the award-winning, international and independent design agency. Winner of the Wave of Future Award US 2012 for hospitality design, Tim is considered a leading authority on the hospitality sector. He combines a passion for F&B design with in-depth sector knowledge of the practical, business and operational aspects of a business.

BIID Honorary Fellowships:

As a part of the conference programme we will also award the prestigious BIID Honorary Fellowship to individuals who have inspired, enriched and influenced the design profession in a momentous way. Confirmed Honorary Fellows for 2014 are:

Charles Jencks
Charles Jencks is an architectural theorist and critic, landscape architect and designer. He is known for his use of cosmic landscapes that bring in the surrounding views which can be found in both the buildings and sculptural landscapes he has designed. Charles is also renowned for his books which question modern architecture and identify its successors; he became famous for his bubble diagram of architecture and for his explanation of what Postmodernism really means within the field of architecture.

Later in his career he became well known for co-founding the Maggie’s Centres, a series of practical and beautifully-designed buildings dedicated to empowering people to live with, through and beyond cancer by bringing together professional help, communities of support and building design to create exceptional centres for cancer care.

Shashi Caan
As Past President of The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, Shashi is internationally recognised as a thought leader in progressive design. She is a Fellow of the RSA and Design Ambassador to the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). A respected public speaker and design advocate, Shashi holds two masters degrees (in Architecture and Industrial Design) from New York’s Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Edinburgh University.

Patrick Baty
Patrick is one of the most foremost authorities on architectural paint and colour. Patrick’s active role in both the history and future of many historic British buildings has seen him become a leader in the field of paint, colour and their associated histories. Projects have ranged from King Henry VIII’s heraldic Beasts; Baroque churches; country houses; wartime RAF stations and London housing estates to structures such as Tower Bridge and Holborn Viaduct. In 2007 his company was granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen.

Professor Rodney Fitch CBE
Rodney founded his design consultancy, Fitch, in 1972 and now works in higher education and as an independent advisor, consultant and non-executive to a broad portfolio of clients. During a distinguished career in design, Rodney has also been active in the development of design education and the arts in the UK. He has served as a member of the Design Council, the Council of the Royal College of Art and as a past President of the Designers and Art Directors Association and of the Chartered Society of Designers. He was awarded a CBE in 1990 for his influence on the British design industry.











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