London Design Summit

London Design Zone

Day One - 23rd October

10.30 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

10.40 The UK's Tallest Buildings, Architectural and Design Challenges: Case Study

  • Overcoming the common architectural problems of tall buildings
  • What can we expect from the future of all the UK's buildings
  • The Shard explained from an architectural design perspective


11.00 London 2020 Skyline: Panel discussion

  • City planning and design
  • The architectural impact
  • Challenges of designing “up”


11.40 Looking for Unique Potential Problems in Building Design

  • Technology for design, a help or a hindrance?
  • Architectural education, life long learning to improve buildings
  • Overcoming challenges: Effective multi-professional working in architecture and design


12.00 Best Practice: Panel Discussion

  • The formula for always getting it right: architectural design challenges
  • Client and design conflict resolution
  • Key elements of best practice for 2020
  • Hear from the architectural leads: Key messages


12.40 Fusion Architecture: Case Study

  • Amalgamation of the old and new: The real design challenge
  • How to renovate without loosing charm: London's biggest design problem?
  • The use of space and light within old buildings


13.00 Design materials: Case Study

  • What is the future of design materials
  • The industry leads 2020 vision for design procurement
  • Working with suppliers to achieve your design goals


13.20 The Light Problem: Panel Discussion

  • Inner city lighting challenges for interior deign
  • The design process and the effect of the lightened system on the user
  • Interior design and electrical engineering


14.00 Mixed Use Developments and Schemes: Panel Discussion

  • Designing to suit the ageing population
  • Maximising sustainability
  • Driving the demand for regeneration
  • The Mill Quarter, a landmark £30m project, Perth


14.40 Design for Well-being: Panel Discussion

  • How building design can effect users mental health
  • Are we paying enough attention to how buildings can make us feel?
  • The interior design role in well-being
  • The Barbican, London and Sky City, China


15:20 Bretton Country Park, Yorkshire: Technical Study

  • Architectural principals of the landscape
  • Designing buildings for the public
  • Arriving at the final award winning design


15.40 Cities of the Future, Challenges of Architecture and Design: Panel Discussion

  • With the urban population expected to double in 40 years, what are the design implications?
  • Undertaking holistic and sustainable transformation of architectural models
  • Creating a more dense metropolises that has high urban quality
  • An architects responsibility to offer residents a better quality of life


16.20 Disability Access and Design: Case Study

  • Disabled access in all existing and new build
  • The key design elements of assessable buildings
  • Legal requirements
  • Meeting public demand: Transport systems case study


16.40 Chairperson's Closing Remarks

17.00 Conference close

Day Two - 24th October

10.30 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

10.40  World Leaders in Tall Building: International Case Study

  • What makes a world leading tall building
  • So much more than height
  • International architecture explained


11.00   The Tall buildings of the World: Panel Discussion

  • Hear from the worlds key players
  • International design challenges and comparisons
  • Burj Khalifa case study and other feats of tall design


11.20  3D Printing of Buildings: Case Study

  • Design challenges
  • Sustainability
  • City planning
  • Is 3D printing threatening the nuances of architecture?


12:40 British Institute of Interior Designers: Panel Discussion

  • Becoming a BIID Registered Interior Designer
  • Design practice
  • Key issues facing 2020's interior designers


13.00  Software for Interior Design: Case Study    

  • Costs and accreditations
  • Training and E learning
  • Hear form BIID


13.40  Interiors Intelligence: Panel Discussion

  • Bridging gaps in the Interiors profession
  • Fostering appreciation for, and connection between, the built environment and its occupants
  • Shared goals of the industry


14.20 Interior design: Supply and procurement: Panel Discussion

  • How the right procurement can innovate the project 
  • Finding the right supplier to foster the vision of the project
  • Hotel case studies: Chelsea College of Arts


15.00  Greenery and Foliage: Case Study

  • Keeping on the “green trend”
  • Foliage in interior deigns
  • Living walls and interior design

15.20 Interior Personality

  • Co-ordination with liveable and cohesive schemes
  • Art for the room not room for the art
  • Achieving sustainability, longevity, and style from the same products



15.40  Lighting and Interior Design

  • Lighting and the aspects of the space
  • Task lighting
  • Accent lighting


16.00 The Future of Interior Design and Architecture: A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion 

  • Working together: Professional bodies outline joint working for 2020
  • Future requirements for both professional bodies
  • Joint working for architectural and design harmony


15.50 Chairperson's Closing Remarks

16.00 Conference Close

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