Wednesday 24th May 2017
Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Leeds
08:00 for registration, 8:30-9:45 with networking until 10:00
Join us on 24 May to hear the findings from the RIBA Client Liaison Group’s ground-breaking ‘Working with Architects’ survey and debate critical issues in the client-architect relationship.
What should clients do to get the most from their architects? In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, how can architects reassure clients? How should architects communicate the value they add? Is it important for architects to follow up post-completion? How should contractor-clients and architects work together?
Architect and client speakers will take quick-fire turns to sketch out what they need from each other and how they could improve their relationship for a better, more viable, sustainable, resilient, and fit-for-purpose built environment. Audience members will be invited to engage in the debate from the floor.
Nigel Ostime of Hawkins\Brown Architects and Chair of the RIBA Client Liaison Group said, “This entertaining format is designed to get you thinking about your work practices by putting yourself in others’ shoes. Ultimately, it is part of a bigger effort to improve effectiveness, collaboration, efficiency, productivity, and, of course, outcomes in the construction industry.”
The debate is a partnership with Constructing Excellence and organised by the RIBA Client Liaison Group, whose market intelligence research helps architects to adapt to construction clients’ changing needs.
8.00 Networking reception – drinks and breakfast
8.30 Welcome and presentation: John Orrell, Director at DLA Design, the chair, will summarize the ‘Working with Architects’ survey findings and then open the debate.
- Architect voice: The architect representative Nick Moss of SixTwo Architects will describe what he needs from a client, and his idea of a bad architect.
- Client voice: The client representative Lee Savage of Moda Living will explain what they need from an architect, and their idea of a bad client.
9.30 Question and answer session: John Orrell will invite questions or comments from the floor.
9.45 Final networking
*Please note, this link will direct you to Leeds Beckett University online store (Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber is run by Leeds Beckett University)
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To get involved join us at
Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 4ER
Wednesday 24th May 2017 08:00-10:00