Speakers 2018

28 - 30 November 2018, RAI Amsterdam

2018 Speakers

30+ SPEAKERS SHAPING THE GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE AGENDA

Across two stages, the World Architecture Festival programme will present key-notes, discussions and debates led by world-renowned architects who will look at some of the most critical challenges facing the architecture and design industry. A full announcement on this year’s theme and key topics will follow.     

 Ben Langlands  & Nikki Bell

Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell

Founders

Langlands & Bell - Studio

 Sir David Adjaye OBE

Sir David Adjaye OBE

Principal

Adjaye Associates

 Christopher Barger

Christopher Barger

Sr. Vice President - Global Projects

Grohe AG

 Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky

President

School of Architecture, Taliesin

 Caroline Bos

Caroline Bos

Co‐Founder / Principal Urban Planner

UNStudio

Prof. Sir  Peter Cook

Prof. Sir Peter Cook

Architect, professor, and writer

Crab Studio

 Reinier de Graaf

Reinier de Graaf

Partner

Office for Metropolitan Architecture

 Nathalie  de Vries

Nathalie de Vries

Director and co-founder

MVRDV

 Belen Desmaison

Belen Desmaison

Arquitectura PUCP

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ

 Jennifer Dixon

Jennifer Dixon

Head of Architecture, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

AECOM

 David  Dunster

David Dunster

Critic

Professor

 Brian Eckersley

Brian Eckersley

Co- Founding Director

Eckersley O’Callaghan

 Andreas Enslin

Andreas Enslin

Head of Design

Miele

 Katrin Förster

Katrin Förster

International Key Account Manager

ABB

 Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang

Founding Principal

Studio Gang

 Simon Henley

Simon Henley

Principal and author

Henley Halebrown

 Owen  Hopkins

Owen Hopkins

Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education

Sir John Soane's Museum

 Francine Houben

Francine Houben

Founder / CEO

Mecanoo architecten

 Laura Iloniemi

Laura Iloniemi

Publicist

Architectural Press & PR

 Razia Iqbal

Razia Iqbal

Presenter of Current Affairs Programmes

BBC

 Eva  Jiricna

Eva Jiricna

Partner

AI – Design

 Marc Koehler

Marc Koehler

Founder

Marc Koehler Architects

 Rem  Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas

Founder

OMA

 Nicola  Leonardi

Nicola Leonardi

Publisher & Founder

THE PLAN

 Lesley Lokko

Lesley Lokko

Head of Graduate School of Architecture

University of Johannesburg

 Peter  Magyar

Peter Magyar

Professor of Architecture and Design

Kansas State University

 India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi

Principal

India Mahdavi architecture and design

 Yeoryia Manolopoulou

Yeoryia Manolopoulou

Partner

AY Architects

 Mirjana Milanovic

Mirjana Milanovic

Senior Designer & Project Leader of Urban Projects

Amsterdam department of Urban Planning and Sustainability

 Peter  Murray

Peter Murray

Chairman

New London Architecture - London’s centre for the built environment & Chairman of The London Society

 Chad Oppenheim

Chad Oppenheim

Principal

Oppenheim Architecture + Design

 James  O’Callaghan

James O’Callaghan

Co-Founding Director

Eckersley O’Callaghan

 Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli

Partner

OMA

 Keith Priest

Keith Priest

Partner

Fletcher Priest Architects

 Andrés Ramirez

Andrés Ramirez

Co-Founder and Managing Director

PLANE–SITE

 Michiel Riedijk

Michiel Riedijk

Founders / Architects

Neutelings Riedijk Architects

 Christina Seilern

Christina Seilern

Principal

Studio Seilern

 Anni  Sinnemäki

Anni Sinnemäki

Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment

City of Helsinki

 Misak Terzibasiyan

Misak Terzibasiyan

Founder & Owner

UArchitects

 Jeronimo van Schendel

Jeronimo van Schendel

Architect , Office Manager

Abalos + Sentkiewicz AS+

 John Wardle

John Wardle

Principal

John Wardle Architects

 Maria Warner Wong

Maria Warner Wong

Design Director and co-founder

WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

 Li Xiaodong

Li Xiaodong

Founder Professor, School of Architecture

Li Xiaodong Atelier, Tsinghua University

 Ben Langlands  & Nikki Bell

Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell

,

Founders

,

Langlands & Bell - Studio

 Sir David Adjaye OBE

Sir David Adjaye OBE

,

Principal

,

Adjaye Associates

 Christopher Barger

Christopher Barger

,

Sr. Vice President - Global Projects

,

Grohe AG

 Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky

,

President

,

School of Architecture, Taliesin

 Caroline Bos

Caroline Bos

,

Co‐Founder / Principal Urban Planner

,

UNStudio

Prof. Sir  Peter Cook

Prof. Sir Peter Cook

,

Architect, professor, and writer

,

Crab Studio

 Reinier de Graaf

Reinier de Graaf

,

Partner

,

Office for Metropolitan Architecture

 Nathalie  de Vries

Nathalie de Vries

,

Director and co-founder

,

MVRDV

 Belen Desmaison

Belen Desmaison

,

Arquitectura PUCP

,

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ

 Jennifer Dixon

Jennifer Dixon

,

Head of Architecture, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

,

AECOM

 David  Dunster

David Dunster

,

Critic

,

Professor

 Brian Eckersley

Brian Eckersley

,

Co- Founding Director

,

Eckersley O’Callaghan

 Andreas Enslin

Andreas Enslin

,

Head of Design

,

Miele

 Katrin Förster

Katrin Förster

,

International Key Account Manager

,

ABB

 Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang

,

Founding Principal

,

Studio Gang

 Simon Henley

Simon Henley

,

Principal and author

,

Henley Halebrown

 Owen  Hopkins

Owen Hopkins

,

Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education

,

Sir John Soane's Museum

 Francine Houben

Francine Houben

,

Founder / CEO

,

Mecanoo architecten

 Laura Iloniemi

Laura Iloniemi

,

Publicist

,

Architectural Press & PR

 Razia Iqbal

Razia Iqbal

,

Presenter of Current Affairs Programmes

,

BBC

 Eva  Jiricna

Eva Jiricna

,

Partner

,

AI – Design

 Marc Koehler

Marc Koehler

,

Founder

,

Marc Koehler Architects

 Rem  Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas

,

Founder

,

OMA

 Nicola  Leonardi

Nicola Leonardi

,

Publisher & Founder

,

THE PLAN

 Lesley Lokko

Lesley Lokko

,

Head of Graduate School of Architecture

,

University of Johannesburg

 Peter  Magyar

Peter Magyar

,

Professor of Architecture and Design

,

Kansas State University

 India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi

,

Principal

,

India Mahdavi architecture and design

 Yeoryia Manolopoulou

Yeoryia Manolopoulou

,

Partner

,

AY Architects

 Mirjana Milanovic

Mirjana Milanovic

,

Senior Designer & Project Leader of Urban Projects

,

Amsterdam department of Urban Planning and Sustainability

 Peter  Murray

Peter Murray

,

Chairman

,

New London Architecture - London’s centre for the built environment & Chairman of The London Society

 Chad Oppenheim

Chad Oppenheim

,

Principal

,

Oppenheim Architecture + Design

 James  O’Callaghan

James O’Callaghan

,

Co-Founding Director

,

Eckersley O’Callaghan

 Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli

,

Partner

,

OMA

 Keith Priest

Keith Priest

,

Partner

,

Fletcher Priest Architects

 Andrés Ramirez

Andrés Ramirez

,

Co-Founder and Managing Director

,

PLANE–SITE

 Michiel Riedijk

Michiel Riedijk

,

Founders / Architects

,

Neutelings Riedijk Architects

 Christina Seilern

Christina Seilern

,

Principal

,

Studio Seilern

 Anni  Sinnemäki

Anni Sinnemäki

,

Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment

,

City of Helsinki

 Misak Terzibasiyan

Misak Terzibasiyan

,

Founder & Owner

,

UArchitects

 Jeronimo van Schendel

Jeronimo van Schendel

,

Architect , Office Manager

,

Abalos + Sentkiewicz AS+

 John Wardle

John Wardle

,

Principal

,

John Wardle Architects

 Maria Warner Wong

Maria Warner Wong

,

Design Director and co-founder

,

WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

 Li Xiaodong

Li Xiaodong

,

Founder Professor, School of Architecture

,

Li Xiaodong Atelier, Tsinghua University

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