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18 March: Alumni Lecture Series: Bridging Art & Science

6 March 2014

Marylebone campus

In honour of the 175th Anniversary, The University of Westminster will be holding a series of Alumni lectures which will celebrate the achievements of several of our former students.

Date and time: 18 March, 6.30-8pm.
Venue: Marylebone Campus

In this lecture Chris Wilkinson (Architecture, 1970), founder of WilkinsonEyre Architectural Practice, will join us to give a short talk, 'Bridging Art & Science', followed by a Q&A session.

Chris Wilkinson, Founding Director, Wilkinson Eyre Architects OBE RA DipArch RIBA Hon FAIA FCSD

Chris studied architecture at the Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster) from 1964-1970, gaining his Part 3 qualification and membership of the RIBA in 1971. Following experience at practices including Denys Lasdun & Partners, Foster Associates, Michael Hopkins Architects and Richard Rogers & Partners, Chris set up his own practice, Chris Wilkinson Architects, in 1983. The practice became Wilkinson Eyre Architects 1987 and together with Jim Eyre they have established the practice as a leading force in the design world.

Chris’ contribution to architecture has been recognised by the award of an OBE in the Millennium Honours List, election to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2006, and an Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architecture in 2007. He combines a lifelong interest in art with a fascination for science, technological innovation and a sense of history, producing a fresh new approach to architecture.

Wilkinson Eyre Architects is the only practice in the UK to have had back to back success for both the RIBA Stirling Prize (in 2001 for Magna, UK and in 2002 for the Gateshead Milliennium Bridge, UK) and the RIBA Lubetkin Prize (in 2012 for the Guangzhou International Finance Centre, China and in 2013 for the Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore).

For further information please contact the Alumni team: alumnievents@westminster.ac.uk.

www.westminster.ac.uk/alumni-lecture-series


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