Thu, 11 Apr



Design Transcending Culture

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Design Transcending Culture

Time & Location

11 Apr 2019, 08:00 – 9:30

HOK, 90 Whitfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4EZ, UK

About The Event

Taking a canter across the globe and exploring the richness of design that spans cultures, Stefan will be sharing his thinking on how architecture is influenced by culture. Spanning places as far afield as Kazakhstan, delving into the influence of the East India Company and the Arabic impact on Dar es Salaam, and of course the reach of Islamic architecture; Stefan will question why and how is this relevant to our modern day designs and especially to our home city in London.

Speaker: Stefan Jakobek, HOK

Stefan has led the education group at HOK’s London Studio since joining the practice in 2004. He  brings extensive experience of designing learning environments all over the world. Working for over 35 years he has lead education projects for HOK in the United Kingdom, East and West Africa, Central and South East Asia and the United States. Stefan is also a trustee of the education charity ‘Learning through Landscapes’. Stefan’s commitment is based on a philosophy that seeks to create learning environments which go beyond function. His passion is to design spaces that enhance the quality of learning and living for students, teachers and the communities within which they belong. Creating a sense of place is Stefan’s raison d’etre for being an architect.