As Design Director of AKT II, Gerry has been one of the principals responsible for guiding the success and development of one of the industry’s leading design engineering practices. The practice has won over 250 design awards including the RIBA Stirling award for Peckham Library, London in 2000 and the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge in 2012 as well as the RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo in 2010.

Throughout his career Gerry has collaborated with some of the world’s most prestigious architects, including David Chipperfield, Foreign Office Architects, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid, on projects that range from small-scale private residential blocks and footbridges, to huge masterplanning and regeneration projects. Recent highlights within his varied portfolio include: impressive commercial buildings such as the Grande Theatre du Rabat designed alongside Zaha Hadid Architects, large scale transportation projects such as the expansion of Oslo Gardermoen Airport and the refurbishment and extension of a Grade II-listed former military school in the heart of Chelsea to include residential accommodation, retail and gallery spaces.

Gerry will talk about global issues such as increasing population and migration towards cities and how we might respond to this challenge (improved infrastructure, residential densification, the need for more places of work, etc). In the London context Gerry will discuss two recent projects that demonstrate these challenges, the Francis Crick Institute at St Pancras and the South Bank Tower.

For details contact Will McLean / Pete Silver

[email protected].