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By Paul Fender

‘A piECE of their mind’: A lecture series for architects, by architects

Throughout 2024, we are inviting prominent architects to talk about a topic of their choice as part of our lecture series ‘A piECE of their mind’.

The events are spearheaded by ECE Design Director, Paul Fender, and in partnership with the RIBA Sussex, and so far we have had the pleasure of being joined by industry giants John McElgunn and Chris Williamson.

A piECE of their mind – John McElgunn

Throughout his career, John has worked on a wide range of projects with some of the most notable being the British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre. John’s expertise lies in designing and managing projects in the public and community sectors such as museums, and collaborating closely with the invested stakeholders. Throughout the talk, John went through some of his pioneering projects in great detail and the importance of the ‘Diagram’.

A piECE of their mind – Chris Williamson

With a focus on transport design and urban spaces, Chris started the evening by sharing the story of how the practice of Weston Williamson + Partners began by chance when he sat next to Andrew Weston at university simply because of their last names. And so began a friendship and journey that has led Chris to design beautiful buildings across the globe including several train stations. Throughout the talk, it became clear how designing urban spaces to work for those who use them is a priority for the future, leaving everyone in the room inspired.

Who will be next?

On 19th June, we are proud to be welcoming Graham Morrison, founding partner of Allies and Morrison. It feels fitting to invite Graham to speak in what has been crowned to be Britain’s most beautiful new building in 2023, designed by Allies and Morrison.

We look forward to welcoming Graham to our Bayside studio in Worthing and being inspired as he gives us a piece of his mind.

Find out more about the next event and register here.

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