The annual Lignacite Lecture

A chance for guests in and around London to come and hear a topical discussion from some highly respected faces in our industry at an architectural icon in central London.

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Cities for Living; Buildings for Life

Rab Bennett, OBE

Speakers: Rab Bennetts, OBE, Bennetts Associates and David Partridge, Argent

This years very successful lecture took place at The Royal College of Pathologists with Rab Bennetts and David Partridge discussing how their similar approaches to architecture and urban design support the vitality of cities. Thank you to all those who attended another brilliant lecture.

To review the slide presentation from the lecture please select the links below.

David Partridge

Lignacite Lecture 2019 PDF Downloads

Year Guest Speakers Topic Venue
2018 Niall McLaughlin & Kim Wilkie

Cultivated Land

Sadlers Wells Theatre
 2017  Sir Jeremy Dixon, Peter Millican, Rob Harris Art and Acoustics  King’s Place, London
2016 Eric Parry RA and Vivien Lovell Collaborations in Art and Architecture Royal College of Physicians, London
2013 Professor Doug King Building on Evolution The Royal Society in London
2012 Michael Pawlyn Biomimicry and the Ecological Age Royal College of Physicians, London
2011 Roger Hawkins, HAWKINSBROWN
Julian Robinson, CROSSRAIL
The CrossRail Journey Royal College of Physicians, London
2009 Alex de Rijke – Architect
dRMM & Richard Woods – Artist
Truth to Materials and Other Untruths Royal College of Physicians, London
2007 Sean Griffiths
Erik Kessels
Crossing Borders Royal College of Physicians, London
2006 David Nelson
Per Arnoldi
Colour is Communication Tanaka Business School, Imperial College, London
2005 Sir Terry Farrell
Professor David Mach
The Relationship between Art & Architecture The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London
2004 Ken Shuttleworth
Roger Ridsdill Smith
High Society 30 St Mary Axe, London
2003 Simon Allford
Roger Zogolovitch
Rules of Engagement LSO St Luke’s Church, London
2002 Robert Emmerson
John McAslan
Less is More The Royal College of Surgeons, London
2001 Mark Whitby
Antony Gormley
The Art of Work The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, London
2000 Roland Paoletti
Chris Wilkinson
Web of Life Leiths, London Zoo, Regents Park