*Please note the program below is subject to change.

Detailed Program

Thursday 10 April 2014   

Booking Office Restaurant and Bar at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel (near St Pancras station)

17:00 Registration opens   

18:00 Welcome: Cocktail reception   

20:00 Dinner on your own   

Friday 11 April 2014   

Kings Place: lower level lobby

08:30 Registration continues (with coffee, tea, juice, water, and continental breakfast by Green & Fortune)  

Kings Place: St Pancras Room

09:00 Welcome address: 2014 AIA Europe President Richard Anderson AIA; AIA UK President Justin Cratty AIA; conference overview and introductions by conference organizers Lester Korzilius AIA and Robert Rhodes AIA.  

09:15 Presentation: Introduction to King's Cross development; overview of site history and masterplan with Nick Searl, Partner of Argent; and Bob Allies, Director of Allies & Morrison.   *

10:15 Presentation: UAL Central St. Martins College of Art and Design with Paul Williams, Director of Stanton Williams Architects.   2

10:45 Walk to Central St Martins   

Central St Martins Lobby: "The Crossing"

11:00 Walking tour: Led by Paul Williams of Stanton Williams — Central St. Martins, Western Transit Shed, West Handyside Canopy, Granary Square, and the Kings Cross Visitor's Centre.   1 

12:00 Walk to Kings Place   

Kings Place: St Pancras Room

12:15 Catered lunch, including a short presentation of Empower Shack with Christine Dietrich of AIA Europe Sponsor Swisspearl  

Kings Place: Hall One 

13:00 Presentation and building tour: Kings Place — performing arts, conference, and events hub & offices for the Guardian with Sir Jeremy Dixon from Dixon Jones; Peter Millican, owner of Kings Place, and project architects from Dixon Jones.   1

14:00 Building tour: The Filling Station — renovation of former petrol station into a public events space, bar, and restaurant with Kevin Carmody and Andrew Groarke from Carmody Groarke.   *

14:30 Walk to Kings Place   

Kings Place: St Pancras Room 

14:45 Presentations: St. Pancras International Station & High Speed 1; Kings Cross Station and Kings Cross Square; and the restoration of the Midland Grand Hotel (tea, coffee, and biscuits by Green & Fortune) with ARUP; Kathrine Watts from John McAslan + PartnersHarry Handelsman from The Manhattan Loft Company.  3.5 

16:15 Walk to St Pancras   

St. Pancras International Station: forecourt

16:30 Walking tour: (1) St. Pancras International Station, the German Gymnasuim, Francis Crick Institute, the British Library; (2) Kings Cross Station, Kings Cross Square, Regent Quarter; and (3) the Midland Grand Hotel (now the St. Pancras Renaissance) with ARUP; Robert Torday from John McAslan & Partners; Royden Stock, Historian from The Manhattan Loft Company   * 

SeaFish Restaurant: 205 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ 

19:00 Fish and Chips dinner hosted by AIA Europe and AIA UK sponsor Laufen.   

Saturday 12 April 2014   

The Exchange Conference Center

08:00 Registration continues (with coffee, tea, water, croissants)   

08:30 Welcome address: 2014 AIA UK President Justin Cratty AIA; AIA Europe President Richard Anderson; Etain Fitzpatrick AIA, conference organizer for Saturday.   

08:45 Presentation: Southwark Planning with Fred Manson, Director of Heatherwick Studios (former Planning Director, London Borough of Southwark)   1 

09:45 Tour: More London Development by Foster and Partners with Partner Grant Brooker of Foster and Partners   1 

10:45 Coffee break   

11:15 Presentation: Development of London Bridge Quarter; London Bridge Tower (The Shard); and London Bridge Place; with Project Architect of The Shard, William Matthews, Director of William Matthews Associates (former Associate at RPBW)   1 

12:15 Lunch at the Exchange catered by the Rooftop Café. Presentation by London Bridge Day sponsor WSP. Director Adrian Tooth speaks about the unique challenges of building London Bridge Place   1 

13:15 Presentation: Development of London Bridge Station with Andrew Byrne, Associate Director at Grimshaw Architects.   1 

14:15 Discussion: the new AIA International Region by Christine Bruckner FAIA, IR President  

Meet in the piazza in front of the Shard/London Bridge Station

14:30 Tours (in two groups): Group 1 goes to the View at the Shard. Group 2 on a walking tour with Benedict O'Looney looking at Southwark, Borough Market, and surrounding area.   1.5 

14:30 Tours (in two groups): Group 1 on a walking tour with Benedict O'Looney looking at Southwark, Borough Market, and surrounding area. Group 2 goes to the View at the Shard.   1.5 

17:30 Time on your own  

19:00 Gala dinner: in the foyer adjacent the Great Court of the British Museum. Sponsored in part by AIA UK sponsor Grohe. Brief talk by Helene Combs Dreiling FAIA, 2014 AIA President.  

Sunday 13 April 2014   

LLDC Offices

08:00 Arrive, coffee and croissants   

08:30 AIA Europe chapter meeting   

10:00 Presentation: Introduction to Stratford and the legacy transformation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; Aquatics Centre presentation — Olympic games use and legacy trasformation with Kathryn Firth, LLDC Chief of Design; Michael Lischer, Sport Concepts.   1 

10:45 Presentation by AIA Europe sponsor Sipral  

11:00 Aquatics Centre presentation — Olympic Games use and legacy transformation.   

11:30 Walk to Aquatics Centre   

11:45 Building tour: Aquatics Centre (Zaha Hadid Architects with S&P Architects).   1.25 

12:45 Board coach to travel to Velodrome   

Lee Valley Velo Park

13:00 Lunch: with presentation on the design of the Velodrome by Jonathan Watts of Hopkins Architects.   * 

13:45 Building tour: Velodrome designed by Hopkins Architects; widely acknowledged as the most significant building in the Olympic complex.   1 

14:45 Board coach to travel to The Copper Box Arena   

15:00 Building tour: Copper Box Arena   1 

16:00 Board coach to the Orbit, or leave the Park. For those not visiting the Orbit, the coach will continue on to Stratford Station which is the main transport hub in the area.   

16:15 Optional self-guided visit of the ArcelorMittal Orbit for views of the Olympic Stadium and the QE Olympic Park.   

16:15 End of conference   

AIA CES learning units (full conference)   20.25 

AIA CES learning units (weekend only)   12.75 

Monday 14 April 2014   

Those wishing to attend the optional extension must book separately on Eventbrite. Registrations are for the full day. Half-day attendance is permitted; partial refunds will be made on Monday by request.  

09:00 Walk (15 min.) from Archway Underground Station (Northern Line) to The Hall, 10a South Grove, London N6. Local shops will be open for self refreshments.   

09:15 Walking tour of Highgate Village: Overview of North London (“northern heights, garden suburbs, planning difficulties, rapacious developers, etc.”) with the Highgate Society (guided or self-guided tbd). A Society booklet with maps and references will be available.   1.5 

11:30 Tour of Highgate Cemetery West Side: guided tour to concentrating on Victorian era architecture. Visit to East Side (tomb of Karl Marx, etc.) if time is available. The cost of the tour is £14/person.   1 

13:00 Lunch: Kenwood House, a stately home with a Robert Adams library, a Rembrandt self portrait, and view of London across the Heath, has recently been renovated. Guided tours of the Gallery are available at £7/person; self guided tours are free. Lunch will be in a private room or, weather permitting, outdoors. Meals are circa £10/person, to be paid out-of-pocket.   

14:45 Self taxi ride, bus or longish walk to Hampstead Station   

Hampstead Underground Station (Northern Line)

15:00 Guided “modernist” walking tour of Hampstead Village. An additional option will be offered to Belsize Park to see the Isokon flats, a 1930s experiment in communal living. Local shops will be open for self refreshments.   1.5 

The optional Monday extension involves considerable walking. Participants should be prepare to pay an out-of-pocket fee for a mini bus or taxis. Those joining the group late can do so at Highgate Cemetery or Kenwood House.  

For further information on the optional excursion, please contact Lorraine King.   

AIA CES learning units (Monday extension)   4 



Attendees are encouraged to consult the conference map in conjunction with London Transport when selecting a hotel. Note on the map that for each day — Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — attendees will meet in a distinct area of the city. 

Fariba Shirdel of the AIA UK chapter, formerly of AIA Europe, has compiled this list of hotels. It is by no means comprehensive — London has a broad range of hotels and attendees are encouraged to use the standard sources to make their travel plans. Rates listed here are not guaranteed by Fariba, nor by AIA UK or AIA Europe. 

Robert Rhodes AIA, 2013 AIA UK President and a member of the London conference committee has this to say about hotels: 

"So long as people stay in a postcode with a "1" in it they should be fine. Might be best to avoid SE1, unless it's close to London Bridge or Waterloo. Personally I'd suggest staying near Kings Cross. Or better yet, getting an Airbnb in N1 or EC1 (or NW1)."


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