MULTISTORY* Guest Lecture Rod Heyes Thursday 21st March 6pm

We are pleased to announce a MULTISTORY* guest lecture by

Rod Heyes // Caruso St John

Thursday 21st March 2019 // Lecture 6pm

Rod Heyes is a Partner at Caruso St John, having joined the practice in 1998. He plays a major role in the management of the practice, dealing specifically with resourcing and programming. He was project architect for the Brick House, the refurbishment of the Barbican Concert Hall, Spike Island in Bristol and Chiswick House Cafe. He has taught architecture at the University of Bath and Kingston University and is currently teaching at London Metropolitan University. He has lectured widely in the UK including Plymouth University, the University of Greenwich and Edinburgh University.

Caruso St John:
Since its foundation in 1990, Caruso St John has been pursuing an architecture that is rooted in place. The practice resists the thin-skinned abstraction that characterises much global architecture in favour of buildings that are perceived slowly over time and that have an emotional content.

Its work is enriched by an on-going dialogue with the European city and with history – that of architecture, art, and culture more widely – traditions that bring an accumulated richness of expression to the work. Ideas are elaborated in a manner akin to art practices that engage directly with the built environment and embrace the ‘found’ space. Caruso St John intervenes in sites carefully, valuing the humble and everyday as well as the more celebrated products of the architectural canon. It is the context that is the starting point for generating form rather than allowing the programme to dictate the architecture.

Sophistication is achieved by the careful refinement of details and a distillation of ideas to create a particular atmosphere. Exteriors have a sensitivity to sometimes fragile settings whose character has evolved over time, while interiors have a specific and particular atmosphere appropriate to their purpose.

Rod will be giving a talk entitled ‘Complexity, Contingency and the Vernacular’.

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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. It seeks to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their work.