Industry Talk #5

  • 28 February 2019
  • 12:00pm — 12:00pm
  • SKEM 207

Will technologies such as AI make engineers redundant?

by Hawkins Brown Architects

Harbinder Birdi, RIBA and partner at Hawkins Brown Architects will be describing the method in which they design and construct award winning buildings whilst minimising their environmental impact. The talk will also explore how engineers can impact the design of sustainable buildings and what are the most important environmental challenges we face.

About Hawkins Brown Architects:

We are an internationally-renowned practice of over 250 award-winning architects, interior designers, urban designers and researchers. Founded in 1988, we bring a wealth of experience designing and delivering innovative and socially sustainable buildings across multiple sectors, including: education, workplace, residential, infrastructure & transport, and civic, community & culture. People are at the heart of everything we do, from our design approach to the way our studio runs. Our talented designers bring a fresh and collaborative approach to each new design challenge, creating places with personality and purpose that are well-made, well-used and well-loved.

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