In his talk Femi Oresanya, Principal of H.O.K and an elected Member of RIBA Council, will discuss how architectural education – pre- and post-registration – will change to meet the challenges after a few years of turmoil and tragedy within the industry. He will highlight the proposals being introduced to provide different pathways into the profession. Illustrated by examples of recent H.O.K. projects in London he’s been deeply involved with, he will discuss the importance of creative collaboration in practice: how, when done properly, one can achieve successful outcomes.

These are critical issues Femi is engaged with in his capacity as an elected Member of Council of RIBA, as Principal of H.O.K., and as Chair of Architects for Change (AfC), one of RIBA’s expert advisory groups, which focuses on Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the profession.

As part of his talk Femi will discuss recent work by the practice in the city he’s had a major role in, including, H.O.K’s building for Francis Crick Institute, King’s Cross, London (2016), a first-of-a-kind biomedical research centre, which achieved a BREEAM Excellent Rating, and the new Family Kitchen and Shop for the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. He’ll explain through these examples how H.O.K. works successfully with other practices to achieve first rate results.

Femi Oresanya has over 25 years of architectural experience in the public and institutional, corporate, commercial, residential and hospitality sectors. Since joining H.O.K. in 1999, he has acted as architect and design manager for many prestigious projects. He is responsible for the total running of projects from conception through completion. Femi is also Honorary Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and a professional examiner at Cambridge University. He takes an active role in mentoring and supporting students who aspire to become architects.

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