WHAT IT TAKES TO DESIGN WITH THE MIND IN MIND
Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Robin Evans Room (M416), Marylebone Road, Marylebone Campus
RSVP: This event is free, but you must register your place in advance using this form

Architects for centuries have depended on intuition and experience to create environments that generate feelings of awe and spirituality in cathedrals, feelings of powerlessness in totalitarian architecture, feelings of calm and contemplative intimacy with nature in a Japanese teahouse. However, do we really know how what we design will be received by the user and the public, both practically and aesthetically?
Neuroscience is making real progress in understanding how the mind responds to the environment. This talk will illustrate aspects of this new knowledge and how Ian Ritchie Architects designed, alongside neuroscientists, the Sainsbury Welcome Centre for Neural Networks and Behaviour at UCL.


There will be time for the audience to ask questions of the speakers both during the Q&A and informally after the event with refreshments and networking.
SPEAKER
IAN RITCHIE, DIRECTOR OF IAN RITCHIE ARCHITECTS, CO-FOUNDER RICE FRANCIS RITCHIE (ARCHITECTURE, 1987)

University of Westminster alumnus Ian Ritchie is a Royal Academician and is an elected member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. He has chaired many international juries including the RIBA Stirling Prize and was a member of the 2017 World Architecture Festival’s Super Jury in Berlin. His practice has won numerous competitions and awards and has been shortlisted for the European Mies van der Rohe Prize and the RIBA Stirling Prize on four separate occasions. He has personally been honoured twice for innovation, with the Academie ‘D’Architecture Grand Silver Medal and the Commonwealth Association of Architects Award.

His practice recently completed the new Opera Theatre and Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Other Place in Stratford upon Avon.





 
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