Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Architectural Technology: Raising the Profile

A symposium stimulating activity to raise the profile of Architectural Technology held on Friday 7 December 2012 at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. I was honoured to be one of the speakers for the day.

With a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, the symposium stimulated activity to further raise the profile of Architectural Technology through the sharing of experiences and opportunities in practice and academia.  The one day event brought together a range of professionals, academics and students working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology.

The day looked something like this:

Architectural Technology – Setting the Context
Professor Sam Allwinkle PPBIAT MCIAT 

Theme Overview and University Perspective
Gareth Alexander BSc (Hons) PGCertHEP AFHEA MCIAT, Lecturer in Architectural Technology, University of Ulster 

FE Colleges – Where Further Education Fits In
Andrew Hamilton, Belfast Metropolitan College

CIAT Perspective – What is the Future of Our Discipline?
Mr Colin Orr BA (Hons) DipArch MArch PCIAT RIBA FHEA 

Opportunities and Innovation in Architectural Technology
Leo Forte MCIAT, McLean & Forte Partnership, Belfast based CIAT Practice 

Design + Technology: Bridging the Gap
Scott Kyson MCIAT, MCSD, BIID, Kyson, London based CIAT Practice 

Benefits of KTP and Feeding the Knowledge Back Into the Curriculum
Dr Dave Heesom BEng (Hons) MSc PhD MCIAT MInstKT FHEA
Reader in Building Information Modelling (BIM), University of Wolverhampton 

Architectural Technology: The Scandinavian Perspective
Dr James Harty BArch MArchSc PPCert PGCert PhD RIBA MAA Copenhagen School of Design & Technology, Denmark 

Workshop – What Can We All Do to Raise the Profile?

I hope that there will be papers published from this event.

From left, Scott Kyson, Leo Forte, Gareth Alexander, Professor Peter Walker, Colin Orr, Dr James Harty, Andrew Hamilton, and Dr Dave Heesom.

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