MULTISTORY Guest Lecture
Prof Will Alsop
All Design
19th Nov 2015

We are pleased to announce a Multistory guest lecture by:

Will Alsop OBE RA \ All Design & UCA Professor of Architecture

Thursday 19th November 2015 6pm

Prof. Will Alsop OBE RA is a prominent architect and artist who established aLL Design in 2011. He has been awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize for Peckham Library, London and the first RIBA World Award for The Sharp Centre for Design (OCAD), Toronto, amongst numerous other prestigious accolades for a multitude of projects. His work encompasses all sectors of architecture including urban design and planning. His studio practice also incorporates painting and product design.

His core values are innovation, expression and originality with an emphasis on enjoyment. He currently works on a vast array of projects 'from teaspoon to city' and everything in between, including numerous international workshops and lectures. His interaction with and involvement of people both within and outside the arts has led to design that challenges architectural norms.

His practice is founded principally to 'make life better' - the philosophy extends from the design of individual buildings to embrace broader principles of urbanism and city development and he uses painting, writing and 'playing' to further understanding of design. He sits on the architectural advisory boards for Wandsworth and Kensington & Chelsea Councils. He is visiting Professor of TU Vienna; Professor of Architecture at Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA and this year was awarded the degree of Honorary Doctor of Design (HonDDes) from the University of Greenwich, in recognition of his achievements.

Will has specialised in large-scale master plans and regeneration projects for boroughs and districts in Almere, Rotterdam, Groningen, Berlin, Manchester, Middlesbrough, and Barnsley, for which he won the 2003 Architects' Journal Award for Architecture. He is currently designing part of the regeneration of Kew Gate district for the London Borough of Hounslow; developing schemes for Vauxhall's regeneration and working internationally in China, Canada and Europe.

Alsop's iconic designs such as the Glenwood Power Plant in Yonkers, New York and the Sharp Centre for Design for the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto have established him as a visionary in the field of architecture.


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Multistory 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 work.