Architectures Summit

Art and Design School Architectures Summit

Wednesday 4 July, 2018 – Wednesday 4 July, 2018
11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The Council Chamber, Guildhall, Bath

A free event kindly sponsored by Willmott Dixon.

Work is well underway at Bath Spa University’s new art and design campus on Locksbrook Road to convert the Grade II listed former Herman Miller furniture factory designed by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in the 1970s.

As we think about creating an iconic new art school space, we have brought together a distinguished panel of architects, contractors, educators and students to reflect on best practice in art and design school architecture and its impact.


From 11.00: Optional drop in visit to The Action Factory Project, Locksbrook Road hosted by Wilmott Dixon.

13.00: Arrival at Council Chambers

13.30: Welcome and Introduction: Prof Anita Taylor, Executive Dean, Bath School of Art and Design

13.40: Part 1: Design and Construction for Art and Design Education

Chair: Dr Graham McLaren

Keynote Speakers:

  • Steve Ziger, Ziger/Snead Architects (USA)
  • Ben Heath, Grimshaw
  • Peter Clegg, Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Richard James, Wilmott Dixon

16.20: Part 2: Perspectives on Buildings Designed for Art and Design Education - Educators and Students

17.00: Plenary and Closing Remarks

17.30: Drinks Reception at No.15 Great Pulteney Street

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