We are excited to announce our inspirational key-note speakers for this years Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture, which will be held at the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), on the evening of September 12th 2017.
The Lecture will commemorate Stephen Lawrence who would have been 43 years old. This annual event helps raise vital funds for the Trust. This ensures we can continue with our aim in supporting young aspiring architects who are mainly from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
The Memorial Lecture is themed on Sensory Architecture and is set to be an architecture diary highlight of the year!
Tickets are now available! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-annual-stephen-lawrence-memorial-lecture-2017-tickets-33453436128
About Francis Kéré
Francis Kéré is a German-trained architect from the small West African town of Gando in Burkina Faso. Going against traditional native concerns about the ‘Western curriculum’, he attended school and was eventually awarded a scholarship to apprentice in Germany, where he went on to earn a university degree in architecture and engineering. Whilst studying, he founded the Kéré Foundation to fund the construction of the Gando Primary School which earned the prestigious Aga Khan Award in 2001.
Kéré has recently been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017.
About Spencer de Grey CBE
Spencer de Grey shares design responsibility for all Foster + Partners’ projects as joint Head of Design. He studied architecture at Cambridge University under Sir Leslie Martin. On graduating in 1969 he worked for the London Borough of Merton, being responsible for one of the first Middle schools in the country.
He is visiting Professor of Design at the University of Cambridge, Chairman of the Building Centre Trust, and architectural advisor to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. He also lectures widely. In 1997 he was made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and in 2008 was elected a Royal Academician.
About Simone de Gale
Simone de Gale was one of the first London based recipients of the Stephen Lawrence Bursary Award to start their own Architect’s practice in 2010. Most recently she was awarded Winner; ‘Architect of the Year’, at the Women in Construction Awards 2017.
Grab your Early bird tickets and put it in your calendar! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-annual-stephen-lawrence-memorial-lecture-2017-tickets-33453436128
You will not be disappointed at this hotly anticipated event of the year.