Professor Prue Chiles: Common ground and an upward gaze – reflecting on the importance of people in the design of Architecture

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Public Lecture Series 2015-16

4d060f28-4a00-4a2f-9260-2aabf03da204Thursday 22 October 5.30pm
Newcastle University,Fine Art Lecture Theatre

Professor Chiles combines research and teaching with architectural practice and through this investigates the reciprocal relationships between people, place, teaching, creativity and architectural design. Her work is informed by a conviction that a research attitude to architectural design, combined with strategic sustainability in its widest social and environmental sense, is critical in any successful creative project or beautiful building.

Two enterprises (Prue Chiles Architects, established in 1999, now Chiles, Evans and Care Architects, CE+CA, and Bureau-design+research) she set up at the University of Sheffield, have participated in regeneration of the North of England and beyond. Projects from both have been exhibited and published and the practice work has won a number of regional awards and was recently profiled in Thames and Hudson’s 2013 “Architects’ Sketchbook”.

20 years of working with communities and strategic partners in Yorkshire and the North of England, on neighbourhood design, school building and new futures are fertile ground for research. Her recently published book “School building – key issues for contemporary design” describes this work through the themes that can make one of our most important civic buildings, schools, better for all the people involved.

APL public lectures are free and open to all. To book a place, go to: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/apl/events/public-lectures/

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