Events

Architects Declare occasionally organises events but we encourage all signatories to do the same in their areas. If would like us to publicise your event here, please send the details to:

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Upcoming events

Ideas Into Action

Ideas Into Action

Please join us for our annual conference. Our focus this year is how to translate the bold ideas needed to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis into action.

Held over two consecutive afternoons, day one will involve bold ideas, with a series of inspiring talks interspersed with break-out sessions. We'll conclude with a presentation on the Architects Declare Strategy for Change with opportunities to help shape this proposal.

The second afternoon will open with three short talks from companies who have undergone transformative change, sharing some of the successes and challenges in how they have risen to the planetary emergency. These will be followed by a series of PechaKucha style presentations about emerging and provocative ideas and we will end the day with a plenary session to discuss the inputs that participants have fed into the Strategy for Change.

Early bird tickets are now on sale for a discounted price of £30.

For more information and to register via Eventbrite please click here

Date: 21 April 2021

Location: Zoom

Previous events

South and South East: Retrofit

South and South East: Retrofit

Construction Declares invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all. The next in the series of talks for the South/South East region will focus on Retrofit, one of the most daunting challenges facing the UK construction industry. The event shall delve into some particular areas of retrofit and learn from different perspectives on the topic. We will hear from clients about their motivations and problems they’ve faced; Mesh Energy consultants on technical aspects of sustainable retrofitting; and companies rolling out retrofit on a larger scale. There will be a Q&A with the speakers after the presentations and breakout sessions for everyone to discuss the topic. We welcome anyone with expertise and experience on this topic to share their knowledge at the event. Please register here

Date: 16 February 2021, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

North East and North West: Championing Change - Incentives and Influence

North East and North West: Championing Change - Incentives and Influence

Construction Declares invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all. The third regional meeting in the North East and North West will look at how to successfully influence change, from championing local authority placemaking initiatives to raising client project ambitions. Held In collaboration with UrbanistasNW, a female led network playing an active role in shaping our built environment to be a more equitable, diverse place to live, work and play. To register, please click here

Date: 9 February 2021, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

West and South West: Raising client awareness of the climate emergency

West and South West: Raising client awareness of the climate emergency

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This second regional meeting in the West/South West will be looking at Raising Client Awareness of the Climate Emergency. There will be two presentations; one from North Somerset Council on their emergency response, and the other from Stride Treglown, followed by Q&A and discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 12 January 2021, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

South and South East: Designing for Disassembly and Deconstruction

South and South East: Designing for Disassembly and Deconstruction

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

The next in the series of talks for the South/South East region will focus on Deconstruction and Disassembly in buildings and the circular economy. There will be presentations including practical examples on a range of scales to better understand how to incorporate design for disassembly in projects.

There will be a Q&A with the speakers after the presentations and breakout sessions for everyone to discuss the topic. We welcome anyone with expertise and experience on this topic to share their knowledge at the event.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 17 December 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Wales: Working with the Declaration Points

Wales: Working with the Declaration Points

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in Wales will be looking will be looking the Declaration Points. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declares aims by a member of the steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation. The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 15 December 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

East: The Green Agenda - Unpicking the Barriers to Change

East: The Green Agenda - Unpicking the Barriers to Change

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in East will be looking will be looking The Green Agenda and how to unpick the barriers to change. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declares aims by a member of the steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 8 December 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

North East and North West: Zero Carbon Perspectives... Approaches to Engaging with Sustainable Design

North East and North West: Zero Carbon Perspectives... Approaches to Engaging with Sustainable Design

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This second regional meeting in the North East and North West region will focus on the work being undertaken by the Zero Carbon Research Institute at the University of Liverpool, the influence our approaches to simplifying our structural approach can have on reducing carbon and the perceived conflicts between adopting net zero design and cost management and how these can be addressed.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 2 December 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

London: Achievements and Struggles in Designing for the Climate Emergency

London: Achievements and Struggles in Designing for the Climate Emergency

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in London will be looking will be looking at our shared achievements and struggles in designing for the climate emergency. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declare's aims by a member of the steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 1 December 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Northern Ireland: Embodied Carbon and Passivhaus

Northern Ireland: Embodied Carbon and Passivhaus

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in Northern Ireland will be looking will be looking at embodied carbon and Passivhaus design. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declares aims by a member of the steering group, a presentation by Irish Architects Declare and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 24 November 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Yorkshire: Where Do We Start? Simplifying the Message

Yorkshire: Where Do We Start? Simplifying the Message

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in Yorkshire will be looking will be looking at where we all start, and how to simplify the message. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declares aims by a member of the steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 17 November 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Scotland: Embedding Sustainability

Scotland: Embedding Sustainability

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in Scotland will be looking will be looking at embedding sustainability in a project from the outset. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declares aims by a member of the steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 10 November 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

West & South West: Project Evaluation and Low Embodied Carbon

West & South West: Project Evaluation and Low Embodied Carbon

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in the West/South West will be looking will be looking at declaration Points 5 and 10: Project Evaluation and Low Embodied Carbon. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declares aims by a member of the steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 3 November 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

South & South East: Small Things, Big Impact - Learning from Each Other

South & South East: Small Things, Big Impact - Learning from Each Other

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in the South/South East will be looking will be looking at how we can learn from each other to make small changes which will collectively have a big impact. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declares aims by a member of the steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 27 October 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Midlands: Easy Wins in Sustainable Design

Midlands: Easy Wins in Sustainable Design

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in the Midlands will be looking at easy wins in sustainable design. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declares aims by a member of the steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 20 October 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

North East & North West - The Client Emergency: Approaches to Engaging with Sustainable Design

North East & North West - The Client Emergency: Approaches to Engaging with Sustainable Design

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Project Managers have all declared, and we need others to join us. All built environment professionals must be part of these discussions for real change to take place, so please pass on details of this event to other built environment professionals in the area.

This first regional meeting in the North East/North West will be looking at approaches to engaging different types of client with sustainable design. The meeting will feature a presentation on Construction Declares aims by a member of the steering group, and a presentation on the theme followed by open discussion.

Tickets are free but, if you are able, please consider making a donation towards our running costs by selecting free with donation.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To join please register here

Date: 13 October 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Architects Declare and Business Declares: Net Zero and Regenerative Places

Architects Declare and Business Declares: Net Zero and Regenerative Places

The built environment is a major contributor to climate and ecological breakdown - accounting for around 40% of emissions and 25% of waste. We know this needs to change, and that we all need to work together towards a net zero and regenerative built environment even more so in a time of recovery.

...So we ask how can the construction industry be part of the solution not the problem? And what do we need to deliver net zero and regenerative places in a socially responsible way. This uk architects declare business declares event seeks to find answers to these questions and provide an opportunity for key stakeholders in the development of the built environment to come together and share ideas. For more details and to book tickets click here

Date: 6 October 2020, 12:00 PM

Location: Zoom

RIBA Presidential Hustings

RIBA Presidential Hustings

Architects Declare, ACAN and Architecture Education Declares are hosting a climate focussed hustings.

Join us for a discussion with the RIBA presidential candidates on how they will tackle the climate and biodiversity emergency if elected to office. This event will give all the candidates a platform to explain their strategy for how the RIBA will address the environmental crisis and give the audience the chance to ask questions of them on the most pressing issues facing our industry and the planet.

Book tickets here

Date: 10 July 2020, 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Architects Declare - One Year On

Hosted by the Architecture Foundation

Where are we now? Where are we going? How are we going to get there? In a discussion chaired by architect Piers Taylor, policy advisor Gwen Buck and Architects’s Declare steering group members engineer Clara Bagenal George and architect Peter Clegg will discuss what the Architect’s Declare pledge has achieved one year on, what needs to change in terms of policy, why it is so hard to make genuinely low carbon buildings - and what zero carbon means in any case. And, what of that airport that Zaha Hadid Architects have taken on? Join some of the UK’s leading environmental thinkers and join in the discussion to help Architects Declare understand what else needs to be tackled, as we career ever deeper into a pre-apocalyptic climate emergency.

Date: 9 July 2020, 5:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Embodied Carbon Workshop

Twelve presentations on Embodied Carbon. Please see our resources page for these.

Date: 4 March 2020, 2:00 PM

Location: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, London

Architects Declare Conference

350 Architects and Engineers attended our first AD conference. Please see our resources page for video of the day.

Date: 27 November 2019, 10:00 AM

Location: Battersea Arts Centre

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