Royal Gold Medal Week: Life by Design

Monday 30th January 2017

RIBA, in partnership with RSUA,UlsterUniversityand Queen’s University Belfast, has organised a public talk by three leading figures in the world of architecture to discuss their work, their inspiration and how architecture has shaped their lives.

‘Life by Design’ brings perspectives from India,Belgium and Irelandas Bijoy Jain, Marie-José Van Hee and Nathalie Weadick share their personal stories, reflections and lessons learnt.

Bijoy Jain is an Indian architect and Norman Foster Visiting Professor of architecture at YaleUniversity. He worked in Richard Meier’s office at Los Angeles and London between 1989 and 1995 before returning to India to found his own firm, Studio Mumbai. Bijoy was recently awarded a RIBA International Fellowship.

Marie-José Van Hee formed her own architecture studio in Ghentin 1975. Since 1990 her office has worked closely together on a number of projects with Robbrecht & Daem architecten, with whom she shares an office in Ghent. She is currently visiting professor at the ETHZurichand was recently awarded a RIBA International Fellowship

Nathalie Weadick is a curator of architecture and spatial practice based inDublin. She is director of the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), an organisation committed to communicating the culture of architecture and urbanism to the public. She was awarded a RIBA Honorary Fellowship following nomination by renowned Irish architect John Tuomey (O’Donnell +Tuomey Architects) and Open House Worldwide founder Victoria Thornton.

Date: 30 January 2017

Time: Tea and coffee from 9.30am. Talk begins at 10am.

Venue:BelfastSchool of Architecture,UlsterUniversity,York Street


Full price £15

RSUA/RIBA International Members £12.50

RSUA/RIBA Student Members are free

Student non-members £5 (but it’s free to join RIBA/RSUA)

Booking: Click here for online booking