This year’s Annual Conference will be held at Cardiff University which has recently undertaken an ambitious and transformative programme of estates investments to provide it with the facilities for the 21st century.
Cost: £225 Members/All HEI’s, £295 Non-members
Tea/coffee on arrival in the Glamorgan Building, CF10 3WT
Welcome and introduction to the university’s impressive investment and the buildings to be visited by Dev Biddlecome, Director of Estates and Campus Facilities at Cardiff University, followed by visits to the Centre for Student Life (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios), Abacws (Stride Treglown with Adjaye Associates) sbarc/spark (Hawkins Brown) and the Translational Research Hub (HOK).
A drinks reception will be held in the Glamorgan Building from 5.30pm, with an overview of the Welsh School of Architecture and a visit to the recently refurbished Bute Building (BDP Architects), home of the School of Architecture, and to the Degree Show.
Registration & tea/coffee
Welcome and Introduction – Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr, QMUL, HEDQF Chair
Session 1: Welcome to the University of Cardiff, its future priorities in a post-covid world, and a Welsh perspective: The Wellbeing and Future Generations Act and its impact on campus priorities and design
Session 2: Designing for the new world 1: Sustainability – environmental, economic and societal: Zero Carbon, Community, Research, Enterprise and Innovation
Session 3: Debate with interactive questions from delegates: ‘Are new buildings dead?’
Session 4: Update on HEDQF Research
Session 5: The HEDQF Student Prize, which this year is at the Welsh School of Architecture
Session 6: Designing for the new world 2: The future student environment including designs for new ways of learning and teaching, wellbeing, interactions between the physical and the digital worlds)
Session 7: Designing for the New World 3: The Smart Campus – how data is being used to shape design
Summing up and close – Dr Ghaz Alwani-Starr, QMUL, HEDQF Chair