MULTISTORY Guest Lecture
Alice Dietsch
Amanda Levete Architects
6pm 13th November 2014

We are pleased to announce a Multistory guest lecture by:Alice Dietsch // Director // Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A)Thursday 13th November 2014 // Drinks 5.30pm // Lecture 6pm // Architecture Foyer//AL_A is an international award-winning design and architecture studio. Since its formation in 2009 by Stirling Prize winning architect Amanda Levete, AL_A has refined an intuitive and strategic approach to design that has radicalised clients and briefs, and led to a diverse range of concepts for cultural, retail and commercial schemes around the world. Amanda Levete was formerly partner of Future Systems where she realised ground-breaking buildings including the Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground and Selfridges department store in Birmingham.Recent commissions include the highly anticipated expansion of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, a 1.5 million sq ft luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bangkok on the former grounds of the British Embassy, a new centre for the cancer care charity Maggie’s, a 13-hectare media campus for Sky, and a cultural centre in Lisbon commissioned by Energias De Portugal (EDP), one of the world’s foremost energy companies.Alice Dietsch is currently lead architect on the V&A Exhibition Road project—an international competition won by the office to design a new entrance, gallery and public courtyard for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has also been working with a team in Thailand to develop the Central Embassy project, a 1.5 million square foot scheme merging a 7-storey luxury shopping mall with a 30-storey, 6-star hotel tower into a cohesive and sinuously twisting shape.Alice Dietsch is Director at AL_A. She coordinates the 3D digital and hand modelling group in the office and is fluent in developing innovative concepts within budgetary and technical constraints. She moved to the UK after studying at École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires in Marne la Vallée, France, and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. is a student and alumni led guest lecture programme series at Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts that seeks to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their