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Working With: Architects and Lighting Designers

30th November 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The design of a building always involves numerous stakeholders who ultimately contribute in shaping the experience of spaces and places. Therefore, architects need to build positive working relationships with engineers, lighting designers, project managers or suppliers, in order to ensure the positive outcome of a project. Part of MoA’s Working With series of talks, this event will explore the synergy between the architect and the lighting designer, by looking at the example of Maggie’s Yorkshire designed by Heatherwick Studio.

Maggie’s Yorkshire will be a positive and uplifting domestic environment helping patients of St. James’ University Hospital, their families and friends as well as the wider local area. Developed as a collection of large garden vessels, the studio’s design aims to capture the calming experience of being amongst plants and green space to help with the emotional and psychological effect of dealing with cancer.

Rebeca Ramos, Project Leader at Heatherwick Studio and Anna Kharchenkova, Director at Light Bureau will discuss the process of working together, and what impact it has made on the final design of Maggie’s Yorkshire.

The talk will cover:

  • Lighting as an integral part of the architectural design
  • The importance of early involvement
  • Architects & Lighting Designers working together on:
    • Developing a working relationship
    • Design collaboration
    • Decision making


30th November 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Build Studios
203 Westminster Bridge Road,
London, SE1 7FR United Kingdom
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0203 897 1999
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