Evidencing and Communicating the Value of Architects

Lead Research Organisation: University of Reading
Department Name: Built Enviroment

Abstract

The aim of this Leadership Fellow project, to be completed in close collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is to evidence and communicate the value of Architects - professionals who have completed the seven years requisite training at Royal Institute of Architecture accredited schools. In order to do this we need to facilitate a cultural change within the profession from tacit values and 'Archispeak' to evidence, research and clear communication. Our particular emphasis is on social value in the context of homes and neighbourhoods, but the project will have wider applicability to other sectors of the built environment.

It is not widely known that architects have very little involvement in the production of our built environment. Some 30% of planning applications are by architects, only 30% of architecture students go on to qualify as architects and the average pay of an architect is £36K with the majority of architects being employed by building contractors. Architects have become extremely marginal, not helped by negative perceptions of the profession. How can architects, who have had seven years of dedicated training making them well suited to help address spatial dimensions of the 'Grand Societal Challenges', be more included in the production of homes and neighbourhoods? In the UK there is very little understanding of the benefits that architectural skillset bring to the built environment - strategic, creative, spatial thinking - meaning that architects rarely have the chance to utilise their painstakingly and expensively developed skill set for the benefit of society. The results are there for everyone to see but are most notable in the extremely poor quality of Volume House Building in the regions.

This project builds on two previous AHRC projects Home Improvements Knowledge Exchange in the Creative Economy and The Cultural Value of Architecture in Homes and Neighbourhoods (CVoA) which allowed us to propose a framework for eidencing value in this context. These projects also persuaded us of the need to convince those business clients with the greatest resources at their disposal of the need to employ Architects.

The project explores the image and value of Architects from a range of different viewpoints, beginning with the UK profession itself before moving on to the business clients who might employ them and to the non-architect Academics who assess their work (and sometimes commission buildings). The research will be used to open up the field of Architecture to academics interested in interdisciplinary work. We will also work with academics across Europe to develop an understanding of the perception of the field in their own countries. The outputs are similarly diverse, including a report on Pathways to Post Occupancy Evaluation, a Client's Guide to Architects, an edited book on cross cultural perceptions of the architecture profession and a book on Why Architecture Matters. We are also deeply concerned with public perceptions of Architects, a highly complex area that we examined in the CVoA project, but have chosen here to focus on those most likely to commission or evaluate Architects as this is the way to achieve the most immediate impact on the profession.

This Leader Fellow project forms part of a wider three year project on Value led by Anne Dye, Director of Technical Research at the RIBA with whom the PI Samuel has a mature research relationship. The PI Samuel is an elected Council member at the RIBA and a member of its Research and Innovation Group and Housing Group and is therefore well positioned to promote the evidencing of value through Architecture Research Practice at the RIBA. Samuel is also leader of the interdisciplinary Home research group in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield. The Leader Fellow project will enable to develop the research capacity of this group into Europe and beyond.

Planned Impact

At the broadest level we hope to impact on wellbeing via the quality of the built environment in the UK - that the built environment impacts on wellbeing and learning is becoming increasingly recognised and understood. If we can disaggregate, evidence and evaluate what Architects do we are in a better position to make the case to policy makers and funders that they need to pay for these skills. As Bentre Frost, mayor for city planning in Copenhagen, the 'world's most livable city, ' stated: "Without the many studies from the School of Architecture, we politicians would not have had the courage to carry out the many projects to increase the cities attractiveness"(Gehl & Svarre 2013, p.157).

Although the Construction Industry is a major contributor to the UK economy it is well known for lack innovation as recent reports by Egan and Calcutt have shown. It is also notoriously adversarial. In developing Architecture Research Practice and in forging links between practice and academia we are developing the potential for innovation for the benefit of our economy. In promoting the Types and Skillsets we are opening the field up for the interdisciplinary work that is so badly needed, particularly in the field of housing where supply is nowhere near demand.

Architecture Profession - The Pathways to Post Occupancy Evaluation Report will provide an important new resource for Architects embarking on research. It is hoped that through the Design Quality and Performance group we will be able to make the case to Personal Indemnity Insurers that they should reduce insurance premiums for responsible research practitioners, in doing so delivering a real economic incentive for research practice. The project will give added impetus to Anne Dye and the Research arm of the RIBA, currently relatively under-resourced, in this way enabling them to send out a strong message about the importance of Architecture Research Practice. The project will contribute to the development of the RIBA Value project, giving it extra depth in terms of research rigour and credibility.

Business Clients - Our research has shown that businesses often want to invest in Architects but have difficulty making the business case for doing so. The Client Guide will help Architects to convince business clients and their boards of the importance of their input. In developing their own customised versions of the Guide SME practices will be encouraged to give more consideration to issues of value, strategy and good business practice - currently very few practices even have a business plan. The Client Guide should also prompt discussion on the importance of marketing strategy and on the ways in which Architect practices help organisations with the creation of 'identity', a very important aspect of marketing.

The project will also benefit Kernel Simpatico who are developing our Client Guide. It will allow them to expand their portfolio of activities and to deepen their understanding of the construction industry - several of their clients are manufacturers of construction components. In collaborating with academia it will also enable them to experiment with new ways of working.

Europe - Whilst our conduit to the the European Architecture profession is via the academics of ARENA and our nascent COST Action network the project will also be of use to practitioners in Europe in enabling them to contextualise the way that they work and to see the peculiarities of their own situation in relief. Most importantly the COST network will enable us to gauge the extent of Architecture Research in Practice across Europe and to ascertain how best to support European Architects who want to engage with Horizon 2020.

Publications

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Farrelly L. (2016) Education for Uncertainty

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Flora Samuel (2016) A Gendered Profession

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Hay, R. (2018) Research at the RIBA: An institutional history in Architectural Research Quarterly (arq)

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Samuel (2015) The Cunning of Uncertainty in Times Higher Education Supplement

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Samuel F (2017) Supporting Research in Practice in The Journal of Architecture

 
Description We have discovered that the 420 documents assembled by the RIBA under a call for information about the building performance evaluation contain extremely little information on the value of architects.

We have made a systematic literature review of refereed journal papers in this area and found a general lack of information on the value of architectural input but have identified some ways in which this might be rectified.

We have developed a range of methods for fostering collaboration between academia and practice.

Most important has been the development of the Research Practice Leads network, a network of architectural practices pioneering on research with outposts in Cardiff, Scotland and Newcastle. This has proved an effective way to promote research engagement with the profession.
Exploitation Route The findings will be taken forward by the RIBA to facilitate their strategy for an 'evidence based profession' http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13602365.2017.1280288

Building Knowledge: Pathways to POE has provided an important platform for the RIBA policy team to promote POE to government, a key strategic objective for 2017.

These findings are contributing to a study of the Value of Architects commissioned from Reading by the Architects Council of Europe. They have also been utilised for research on Design Value in the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence. The work on social value of design that began with this project continues with the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.

The findings are also core to the curriculum of the new School of Architecture at the University of Reading. Prof Peggy Deamer at the University of Yale, USA has given a strong endorsement to the book Why Architects Matter which will become core reading on her modules.
Sectors Construction,Creative Economy,Environment,Other

URL http://valueofarchitects.org
 
Description The research project resulted in my nomination as the Royal Institute of British Architects. Ambassador for Innovation. I put a motion to RIBA Council 1.12.2015: 'By 2020 the RIBA will be the leading architectural intelligence network, facilitating innovation and improving practice effectiveness and outcomes through research and knowledge sharing' The motion was unanimously supported and has fed directly into the RIBA 2016-2020 Strategy 'Advancing Architecture' which now foregrounds research and innovation. https://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Aboutus/Whoweare/Corporateinformation.aspx The creation of the new Vice President Research role in September 2017 was a direct result. I was elected to this position in December 2018. Further strategy in this area was approved by RIBA board in 2018. My research has also led to a statement from the RIBA Insurance Agency regarding the impact of building performance evaluation on insurance to be published by the RIBA in May 2016. https://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Professionalsupport/Assets/Files/RIBAPOEBPEPrimer.pdf As part of the award I facilitated the development of a network of Research Practice Leads, the people who lead on research in architectural practices. The first meeting was in May 2016. It has met every two or three months since then. The group now represents some 25 medium size and very large practices, meeting four times a year to develop best practice and future research. Example of feedback from Daniel Stokes 1.2.17 'Really good to meet you last Friday at the RIBA R&I group meeting. It was an incredibly interesting couple of hours and something that we're looking forward to exploring and developing at HLM and the wider field'. https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/soa-research-practice-leads-group.aspx The group continues to meet every three months or so and now includes representation from some 40 practices. I further group has developed in Cardiff. The Scottish group is having its first meeting in March 2019. The Social Value Toolkit ( SVT) developed directly out of the Research Practice Leads group using my time from the Newton Institutional Links project Mapping Eco Social Assets. This has attracted considerable interest from government, hence an invitation to present the SVT to the Construction Category Board in the Cabinet Office ( procures £30n billion a year) and to the MHCLG conference better Design for Better Places. the SVT has also been used for consultation with the community at Orts Road estate in Reading as part of the MESA project. I have also made over 12 visits to architectural practices to give CPD training on research in architecture (talking to roughly 300 practitioners in the process) in doing so helping to grow the momentum of research in architectural practice. Response tweet from @GortScott on 26.1.17 'A brilliant #CPD from @FloraArchitect about research in practice - really inspiring ideas all architects should be engaging in @RIBAResearch'. I held a DR SOM symposium on Research Practice at the University of Reading attended by approximately 6o practitioners and academics from across Europe with keynotes from Doina Petrescu and Stirling Prize winner Niall McLaughlin. http://www.arena-architecture.eu/news/dr_som-reading-2016-apr-22/ A further conference Professional Practices in the Built Environment - was held at Reading in April 2017, bringing together a remarkably mixed audience of some 100 practitioners and academics https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/soa-professional-practices-conference.aspx The book Why Architects Matter has been well received by a practitioner audience and the PI has received considerable positive feedback. An example is an email from Chris Williamson, director at a large practice, Weston Williamson architects, who told all his staff to read the book so important did he think it for their education. I have also been invited to do two keynote talks in Australia on the back of the book including a talk at Sydney architecture Festival. The book has spawned considerable interest in research within architectural practice, hence the growth of the Research Practice Leads group. A concrete manifestation of impact has been the success of RPLs in gaining funding, for example Irena Bauman securing a Great Exhibition of 1851 Fellowship and Gillian Horn being awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering visiting professorship at the University of Reading.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Creative Economy,Environment,Other
Impact Types Societal

 
Description Contribution to ACE consultation on the evaluation of the EPBD
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Conversation with Cassie Barton developing a briefing note'm currently working for POST researching a 4-page briefing on housing quality and health in the private rented sector. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Election as first Vice President for Research at the Royal Institute of British Architects
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Embedding research in the strategy of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Aboutus/Whoweare/Corporateinformation.aspx
 
Description Presentation for approval of research strategy to Royal Institute of British Architects Board May 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Research motion to RIBA Council
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description external reviewer of a POST Note on private rented housing and health, published 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0573#fullreport
 
Description ESRC UK Collaborative Housing Evidence Centre
Amount £6,070,028 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P008852/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 07/2022
 
Description Newton Institutional Links Philippines
Amount £119,667 (GBP)
Funding ID 332241573 
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Built Envirornment Fellow
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 09/2019
 
Description Vacation Bursary
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description CABE 
Organisation Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have been appointed a CABE Built Environment Expert. This gives me access to projects and information which will advance the cause of my research.
Collaborator Contribution I have received training and have been able to develop my network.
Impact Contribution to my book draft Why Architects Matter
Start Year 2015
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation Canal & River Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation Design Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation Historic England
Department Burton Constable Hall
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation Museum of English Rural Life - MERL
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation New Economics Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation Royal Town Planning Institute RTPI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation Skanska UK Ltd
Department Skanska Construction UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Creative Canal AHRC Knowledge Exchange hub for the Creative Economy bid 'fundable' but not funded 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution These are just some of the over 40 contributors to the development of the £8million bid, the aim of which was to link the creative industries with construction.
Collaborator Contribution The partners listed above had a major Co-I role in the project/
Impact Considerable continuing collaboration, for example with the New Economics Foundation on the development of the Social Value Toolkit for Architecture.
Start Year 2018
 
Description DEGW Archive 
Organisation Museum of English Rural Life - MERL
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution DEGW was the first global multidisciplinary knowledge based architectural practice. Their archive is now in the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at the University of Reading. As part of the project I have been collaborating with John Worthington of DEGW, Stuart Green in the School of Construction Management at Reading, Guy Baxter at MERL and approximately 20 ex staff members at DEGW, now practitioners. Funding from the School of Built Environment and Reading University pump priming has led to the employment of an RA Hiral Patel for approximately 2 years to work on the development of the archive.
Collaborator Contribution John Worthington, Frank Duffy, Stephen Smith (Urban Narratives), Stephen Greenberg (Metaphor), Nicola Gillen (AECOM) and many other practitioners have contributed considerable time and consultancy to this effort.
Impact So far we have curated and held two exhibitions, hosted a keynote by John Worthington and are planning a workshop in April to develop a DEGW Trust.
Start Year 2015
 
Description OIKONET 
Organisation OIKONET
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution co-funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme now in its last year, that focuses on research and education for global dwelling. I am the official project assessor and presented my research at their Global Dwelling Conference in Bratislava September 2015.
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge and new network members
Impact Development of a COST Action bid
Start Year 2015
 
Description RIBA 
Organisation RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution I have been a member of the Research and innovation group for some years and Chair since September 2015. We have collaborated on three AHRC projects and a book for RIBA Enterprises. We have added research power to the RIBA effort.
Collaborator Contribution The RIBA have given us an impact outlet for our research and have enable us to test it in a variety of fora.
Impact Flora Samuel, Nishat Awan, Carolyn Butterworth, Sophie Handler, Jo Lintonbon, AHRC Cultural Value of Architecture in Homes and Neighbourhoods Report (July 2014). AHRC website and www.culturalvalueofarchitecture.org RIBA Home Improvements Report on Housing Research in Practice (publication October 2013) www.architecture.com/research ISBN 978-0-9576914-5-2 RIBA Practice Research Guide (publication October 2013) www.architecture.com/research RIBA/SCHOSA Report on Architectural Research in Academia. www.architecture.com/research See also the outputs of the Home Improvements Project: Motivating Collective Custom Build www.collectivecustombuild.org Parking Space www.spacetopark.org Street Primer http://www.kingston.ac.uk/astreetprimer All involving architects, social scientists and industry.
Start Year 2012
 
Description 2017 - 'Integrating research and pedagogy in the field of housing', 1st OIKONET Postgraduate Workshop, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia Universitat Politècnica de València 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A keynote presentation at a postgraduate conference on housing at Valencia in Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk9X0elkcQ4
 
Description ARENA meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted a meeting of the ARENA European Architectural Research Network to discuss the development of new journal AJAR and other collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Association of Architectural Educators 2016 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talked with Lorraine Farrelly on the new curriculum for the new School of Architecture at the University of Reading the development of which has been based on the research therein.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://issuu.com/bartlettarchucl/docs/aae16_publication_volume2
 
Description Association of Architectural Educators AGM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Spoke to leading members of the architectural education community on the importance of collaborative work with practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CPD at AHMM London and relayed simultaneously to their Bristol Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research training for practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CPD at Levitt Bernstein, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on the importance of developing research in practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CPD session at the offices of Scott Brownrigg Ebinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave a presentation to architects at their office in Edinburgh on the importance of developing their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CPD session on research at practice awayday - Metropolitan Works 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a CPD session on research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lecture on the value of architecture to students resulting in debate and dissertation research on this topic as well as research collaboration with academic members of the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Chaired Edge Debate on Climate form and Density, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired a panel of very high level expert speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edge-debate-86-urban-form-density-microclimate-tickets-50742394869
 
Description Continuing Professional Development on Research at Barton Wilmore, Reading. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training session on research in practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Continuing Professional Development on Research at PTE architects London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A training session for architectural practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conversation with selected industry leaders in architecture, Sydney Architecture Festival Australia 30 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to this 'conversation' to ruminate on the future of the Australian architecture profession.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DEGW Symposium - developing a future for the DEGW archive (and practice archives in general) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Former employees of the DEGW the first global evidence based architectural practice were invited to Reading to plan for the development of the DEGW archive in the Reading special collections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/degw-archive.aspx
 
Description Debate on Innovation at University of Cambridge School of Architecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was organised by the RIBA to promote research in practice. Other speakers included Jane Duncan President of the RIBA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Design Quality Proposition RIBA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I introduced the Research Symposium at the RIBA which led to debate and requests for information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=riba+design+quality+proposition&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=qvC...
 
Description Edge Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting arranged by the Edge with research leaders from all the main built environment institutions to decide a collaborative plan for research going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Extraordinary RIG meeting RIBA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I led this debate the aim of which was to develop strategy for the RIBA Research and Innovation Group moving forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Future Cities Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation on urban design to the Future Cities Forum a think tank including developers and a large range of industry partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Greensky Thinking at White Arkitektur London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was organised by the Swedish practice White Arkitektur as a debate which was part of larger cross London Greensky Thinking event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description HEFCE Impact Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended this workshop as representative of the RIBA President Jane Duncan to give the viewpoint of architects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Housing Research Group, University of Reading School of Real Estate and Planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented the Cultural Value of Architecture to Planning and Real Estate Researchers inspiring discussion, thoughts for my ongoing book and a new research collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Housing debate Laing O'Rourke MSc Cambridge University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was a debate between experts on solving the housing crisis. The audience were construction professionals identified as future leaders in their field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview on ABC Radio Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On ABC radio Australia 21.9.18 to talk about value of architects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/flore-samuel/10264436
 
Description Interview with Flora Samuel on women in architecture for Parlour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://archiparlour.org/in-conversation-with-flora-samuel/
 
Description Introduction to a special of the spanish journal Architectura Viva on David Chipperfield. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'David Chipperfield Architects: Public and Private', Arquitectura Viva 209-210, 16 January, 2019, pp.96-99. http://www.arquitecturaviva.com/en/Shop/Issue/Details/482
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.arquitecturaviva.com/en/Shop/Issue/Details/482
 
Description Keynote at All Ireland Architectural Research Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Again the aim of this talk was to encourage academic engagement with industry and also with the Social Value Toolkit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote on Why Architects Matter Sydney Archietcture Festival, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote to prestigious architecture event held in Sydney Opera House
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sydneyarchitecturefestival.org/speaker/flora-samuel
 
Description Keynote on the future or architectural practice at the Royal Society of Architects in Wales Annual Conference in Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The aim of the talk was to encourage architectural practitioners in Wales to engage in research, in particular to engage with the emergent Research Practice Leads Wales Group which has now met three times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.architecture.com/whats-on/rsaw-25th-annual-conference-2018-the-value-of-the-architect
 
Description LSA lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A lecture and a research workshop with students staff and practitioners from the new London School of Architecture. This spawned further collaborative research between students and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture University of Bath 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I presented the Cultural Value of Architecture project to 70 year 3 Architecture students, sparking discussion and reflection on the value of the profession which then led to dissertations in this subject area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lecture on research in practice at University of Melbourne School of Architecture Building and Planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an evening lecture directed at practitioners in Australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture to students at University of Bath 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Introducing the problem of evidencing value for architects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture to students at new school of architecture Reading University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Introduction to research in practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture to year 3 architecture students at the University of Bath on the Value of Architects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This lecture was part of the module Issues in Contemporary Architecture..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting of Research Practice Leads Group offices of BDP London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was one of a sequence of 3 monthly meetings. The group developed out of the AHRC Leader Fellowship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/soa-research-practice-leads-group.aspx
 
Description Meeting of Research Practice Leads Perkins+ Will London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One of a regular series of meetings set up by me.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/soa-research-practice-leads-group.aspx
 
Description Museum of Architecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a book group for practitioners based on our book Demystifying Architectural Research - in the end it became a workshop on how to get started with research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.museumofarchitecture.org/
 
Description NHS Plus Size Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Made a presentation on design quality in the context of bariatric design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description OIKONET Global Dwelling Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was part of an international panel debate on the role of research professionals in offering new solutions for global dwelling in Bratislava.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in radio programme History Matters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is Radio 4 programme that has a visiting contributor. I was the contributor and the subject was housing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b9ws9x
 
Description Presentation on Future Practice at Santo Tomas University, Manilla, Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a talk to staff at the Santo Tomas school and was a precursor to our successful collaborative Newton bid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on Innovation to RIBA Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Made a presentation to the Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects on Innovation as part of a debate on the importance of involving more young people in the organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on the future of architectural practice at Newcastle University Architecture Planning and Landscape awayday 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The aim of doing this presentation was to nudge this academic audience towards greater industry engagement and to use the Social Value Toolkit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to open RIBA debate on Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I helped to put together and was a lead speaker on the relationship between Research and Education at the RIBA Education Forum which agreed a number of important principles which will allow schools of architecture to becomes more research led.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Professional Practices in the Built Environment conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This conference was the culmination of the AHRC Leader Fellowship and aimed to bring practitioners and academics together to build a shared culture of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/soa-professional-practices-conference.aspx
 
Description RIBA Council debate on Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I prepared a motion for RIBA Council to prioritise research. The motion was unanimously carried with the following outcomes

Recommendation
1. That the Council support the vision and seven objectives that will be implemented through the development of a strategic plan for intelligence and innovation (which will be put to Council for approval in March 2016 following an open discussion) under the following headings:
• A strong profession
• An intelligent RIBA
• An evidence-based built environment
2. That a senior member is selected to champion this strategic priority, at Board level is possible, and to ensure integration across the RIBA (with process and timescale to be confirmed to Council in March).
Vision
By 2020 the RIBA will be the leading architectural intelligence network, facilitating innovation, and improving practice effectiveness and outcomes through research and knowledge sharing.
Objectives
The RIBA will ensure that:
1. Architects have the skills, knowledge, professional practices and support needed to practice and innovate successfully in a changing environment.
2. The skills, knowledge and professional practices of architects are understood and valued by clients, other built environment professionals, as well as society more widely.
3. The RIBA has the skills, knowledge and internal culture to ensure that its work (outputs, activities, programmes) is grounded in robust evidence.
4. Architects, the RIBA and others in the built environment can easily access relevant existing knowledge and evidence to support best-practice and innovation.
5. Architectural research - relevant to the practice of architecture - is undertaken by architects, academics, the RIBA and others concerned with the built environment, with access to funding made easier.
6. A culture that supports knowledge sharing exists across all built environment professions, academic disciplines, and industry.
7. The built environment professions, and society more widely, have a culture that uses robust evidence as the foundation for innovation and improved outcomes in architecture and the built environment.

The seven objectives link to the three headings - a strong profession, an intelligent RIBA, and an evidence-based built environment - as an interdependent system, which will be the foundation for the delivery of the overall vision.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description RIBA Gold Research Medal Speech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduction to the new RIBA Medal for Research, an innovation by the Research and Innovation Group of which I am Chair. There have been medals for design for over a hundred years but this is the first medal for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research CPD Cullinan Studio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research training session to get practitioners involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research CPD Penoyre and Prasad London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research training session to get practitioners involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research Practice Leads Meeting at AHMM Architects London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 3rd Research Practice meeting developing a questionnaire for clients on research and a range of other outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research Practice Leads Meeting at Hawkins Brown Architects London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Network to develop research in practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research Practice Leads Meeting at PRP Architects London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2nd meeting to support researchers in architectural practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research Practice Leads meeting January 2018 at the offices of Cullinan Studio, London ( regular meetings every 2-3 months) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intention of these meetings is to support the development of research in practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/soa-research-practice-leads-group.aspx
 
Description Research Practice Leads meeting October 2017 at the offices of Penoyre and Prasad, London ( regular meetings every 2-3 months) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was one of a succession of meetings developed to promote and support research in architectural practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/soa-research-practice-leads-group.aspx
 
Description Research Practice Leads meeting offices of PTE London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One of a regular set of meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/soa-research-practice-leads-group.aspx
 
Description Research in Practice new School of Architecture University of Reading 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was one of a series of launch events for the new school inviting collaboration from practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/practice-research-event-new-university-reading-school-flora-samuel
 
Description Sate of the Profession, interview with Flora Samuel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview as part of Sydney Architecture Festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://aca.org.au/article/state-of-the-profession-with-flora-samuel
 
Description Short film on research as CPD for architects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This film is part of a sequence of short films on Architects Skills and is intended as resource for architects and students to make them more research and business savvy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://architectskills.com/videos/
 
Description Short industry facing publication in Architecture Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A short thinkpiece on design quality. 'Higher values', Architecture Today, 294, January 2019, p.10.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.architecturetoday.co.uk/higher-values/
 
Description State of the Profession Plymouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A panel and presentation with the President of the RIBA, a practitioner and a journalist. Extensive debate and follow up discussions with practitioners on future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at Real Estate and Planning Department, University of Reading. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Meeting to develop collaborative research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk on the Future of the Architectural Profession at TU Delft Conference FuturA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote on the future of the architecture profession
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.future-architect.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Verslag_FuturA-29032018.pdf
 
Description Tallk at Building Blocks for Clinicians Great Ormond Street Hospital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact This was a contribution to a training day for medical practitioners who have responsibility for delivering hospital buildings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Big Questions Manchester 4 x 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was for a research event facilitated by the Manchester Urban design practice URBED.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.academyofurbanism.org.uk/events/4x4-manchester-the-big-question-money/
 
Description The Future Practice Challenge: Connecting Education, Research, Practice & Professionalism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog on the academic/ industry divide prepared for Futurebuild, the major UK construction exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/futurebuild-blogs/the-future-practice-challenge-connecting-education-r...
 
Description The Official Architect, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Representing the RIBA I made an introductory speech for this symposium on early research in practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.sahgb.org.uk/uploads/1/9/5/2/1952873/2016_symposium_cfp_v2.pdf
 
Description Transvaluation Gothenburg Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a paper on the Cultural Value of Architecture to an audience of practitioners from a variety of fields, the result being considerable debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Value of Architects Lecture Bath University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Educational event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Value of Architects Lecture Reading University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture to year one students as part of the Practice Management and Law module.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Vision London Chair of Research and Innovation Strand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired a series of practitioner presentations at this large exhibition in Olympia, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.visionlondon.com/2016-show/riba-support-at-vision
 
Description presentation to WREN insurance technical forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Did a presentation to the WREN insurance to try to pursuade them to make their policies more conducive to research. Practitioners currently worry that research may impact on their Professional Indemnity Insurance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017