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  • More than 200 exhibiting companies
  • 40+ speaker presentations
  • Visitor registration for 2018 is now open!
  • Opening Night Live Debate in association with NLA & RIBA - Tues 6 Feb
  • 2018 Surface Design Award Finalists have been announced
  • 10 PechaKucha presenters confirmed
  • Surface Spotlight Live curated by Sally Angharad, Colour Hive and Treniq
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PechaKucha Speakers

Led by Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects, the Surface Design Show PechaKucha will see presenters talk through 20 images, each only for 20 seconds.

Phil Coffey ChairPhil Coffey set up Coffey Architects in 2005 to pursue his passion for architecture, people and place. Since Coffey Architects were formed Phil Coffey has been included in some of the most prestigious exhibitions and awards within the architectural profession including Faces of British Architecture Exhibition 2011 and the Architects Journal 40 under 40 awards in 2005.

Elly Ward Morris, Ordinary Architecture

Elly Ward MorrisHannah Corlett is co-founder of ASSEMBLAGE, a studio of architects and urban designers. Key projects by the studio include winning schemes for the $1bn Iraqi parliament complex and United Nations’ economic housing settlements (UN-HABITAT). Hannah is design lead for the Masters in Architecture in Historic Urban Environments (MAHUE) at the Bartlett, UCL. She was Highly Commended at the International Women in Architecture Awards in 2014 and is a member of the steering committee for the Centre for London Urban Design Research (CLOUD). Assemblage are currently urban designers, coordinators and architects for the new, one-hectare, purpose-built design district at the heart of the Greenwich Peninsula, providing a permanent base for over 1,800 of London’s creatives.

Chris Dyson, Chris Dyson Architects

Chris DysonChris and his team have honed their skills in intelligent conservation and sensitive building design. The practice is widely published, has received many awards including the RIBA London region award 2015 and more recently is on the Manser medal shortlist 2016. Today this thriving practice has experienced personnel, new and exciting commissions—including a major office refurbishment at 80 The Strand and a restaurant pavilion in Crystal Palace Park.

Henning Stummel, Henning Stummel Architects

 Jessica Reynolds is a director and founder of award-winning vPPR Architects. The studio focuses on the relationship between community, geometry and landscape, with projects ranging from urban masterplans to private houses, from cultural buildings to commercial refurbishments. vPPR explores the crossover between art and architecture in recent projects including exhibition design at The Hepworth Wakefield, and public realm design in Croydon. Jessica teaches Diploma 13 at The Architectural Association, and an advanced studio at Columbia University in New York.

Paul Ruff, RUFFNASSETTI Architects

Paul Ruff, RUFFNASSETTI ArchitectsRUFFNASSETTI is a London based architectural studio where Paul’s experience working across both large scale complex mixed use schemes and smaller scale bespoke projects gives a wealth of experience. Their current schemes range from North London masterplanning, construction work on BBC Television Centre, to schools, theatres and new build houses. 

Paul is both an invited lecturer and critic at Oxford Brookes University and guest critic at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London.

Lucas Lawrence, Studio Egret West

Lucas Lawrence, Studio Egret WestLucas Lawrence is a Director, architect and urban designer at Studio Egret West. The practice was set up 12 years ago and is focused on exploring the symbiotic relationship between architecture, urbanism and landscape design. The studio is involved many large scale projects and thrives on the challenges set up by the need to create mixed use places and buildings framed by the need to drive density to create new homes.

Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Architects

Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Architects

Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design, a practice whose work spans scales and disciplines from urban design through architecture, design, art and curatorial projects. He has worked internationally on award winning projects and has exhibited at major museums such as the V&A, MAK, and The Art Institute of Chicago as well as cultural events including the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture Director of Night School at the Architectural Association and columnist for Art Review and Dezeen. Previously he was a founding director of FAT Architecture.

Jack Hosea, Matthew Driscoll and Renee Searle

Jack Hosea, Matthew Driscoll and Renee SearleThreefold Architects is an RIBA award winning architectural practice, established in 2004 by founding directors Jack Hosea, Matthew Driscoll and Renee Searle. We are interested in well-crafted and considered architectural responses to the individual conditions of brief and site. Each project is a distinctive solution specific in how spaces are organised, shaped and occupied, inventive in the materials chosen and meticulously detailed in how they go together.

Timo Haedrich, Haptic

Timo is a co-founder of Haptic. He has previously worked in architectural practices in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and England. He has been involved in projects of varying size, from Opera houses to large-scale housing projects.

Timo studied at Kingston University and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He has taught at the Metropolitan University of London and at the University of Brighton. 

At Haptic, Timo has led several large scale projects within a variety of sectors, including a number of residential projects across Europe and in the UK.

David Howarth, DRDH

David Howarth, DRDH Architects

David Howarth founded DRDH in 2000 with Daniel Rosbottom. As co-director, he has joint responsibility for design direction and strategy as well as overall responsibility for the management of the practice and overseeing the running of all projects. The practice works at many scales, contexts and building types, for public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas. The work of the practice has been widely published in both UK and international architectural magazines and in the national press. DRDH were recently nominated for the prestigious BCI Swiss Architecture Award, an international prize to recognize significant contributions to contemporary architectural culture.

PechaKucha - where presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds - allows architects and interior designers to be passionate about the work that inspires them. Taking place Wednesday 8 Feb, 18.00-21.00, you just need to register to attend the Show to gain access to the presentation.

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