SOS Open

SOS OPEN: exchanging ideas about sustainability with the community

SOS OPEN events aim at promoting cultural awareness for the public as well as practice-related advancement for active professionals. Each lecture and workshop provides Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for registered architects.


Once a month, over a ten-month period, leading professionals active in the field of design and sustainability are invited for public lectures. These events are dedicated to the exploration of approaches and ideas amongst different personalities who share a common vision for the future.

SOS Guest Lectures 2015 - 2021

Renato Accorinti – Mayor Politician, Mayor of Messina, Italy Social Activist and Pacifist

Mina Akhavan – Research. Fellow and Adjunct Professor

Rab Bennetts – Architect Founder of Bennetts Associates in London and Edinburgh

Klaus Bode – Engineer, Board Director Chapman Bdsp

Enrico Borgarello – Chemist Director at I.Lab of Italcementi Group

Federico M. Butera – Engineer Professor Emeritus of Building Physics at Poptecnico di Milano, Un-Habitat Consultant

Renee Cheng – Architect, Faia Professor University of Minnesota

Peter Clegg – Architect, Founding Partner at Clegg Feilden and Bradley Studios

Carlo Colloca – Ass. Professor of Sociology of the Environment at University of Catania

Iago Corazza – Journapst, Photographer and Reporter at National Geographic

Paolo Cresci – Engineer Arup

Luca De Biase – Journapst, Editor and Innovation Journapst at Sole24ore

Marco De Ponte – Secretary General at Actionaid Itapa

Patrizia Di Monte – Architect Co-Founder at Gravalos Di Monte Arquitectos

Alexandre Dubor – Leader of the Master in Robotic and Advanced Construction at IAAC

Giovanni Formigpo – Director Agenzia del Demanio (State Property Office) Trasformazione Organizzativa e Gestione del Cambiamento

Gian Luca Galletti – Poptician Itapan Minister of the Environment

Giovanni Ginocchini – Architect Director at the Bologna Urban Center

Michael Guarino – Lecturer, UTSA College of Architecture

Catherine Harrington – Architect, Architype, London Visiting Critic AA, Bartlett, Westminster

Anupama Kohli – Professor at Ansal University Gurgaon

Arthur Huang – Co-Founder and CEO at Miniviz

Massimo Lepore – Senior Partner at Hopkins Architects

Katherine Lowe - Head Sustainabipty, Restoration and Renewal, Houses of Parpament, UK

Rob Marsh - Head of Sustainabipty at C.F. Møller Architects

Vassilis Mpampatsikos - Founding Member VMD Engineering, Contract Professor at Politecnico di Milano

Emaunele Naboni - Associate Professor of Sustainable and Climatic Design at University of Parma

Antonio Navarra – Cpmatologist, President at Euromediterranean Center on Cpmate Change

Darryl Ohlenbusch – Lecturer, UTSA College of Architecture

Matteo Orlandi – Engineer Arup

Ingrid Paoletti – Ass. Professor of Building Technology at Poptecnico di Milano

Simon Pierce – Associate Director Eckersley O’Callagan Engineers

Carlo Ratti – Architect Founding Partner at Carlo Ratti Associati, Director at Mit Senseable City Laboratory

Layton Reid – Dean of Architecture at Ravensbourne University, Founder of Desitecture

Eike Roswag – Engineer, Architext Partner, Ziegert Roswag Seiler Architects And Engineers

Matthias Schuler – Engineer, Founder of Transsolar Visiting Professor at Gsd, Harvard University

Gianni Silvestrin – Researcher Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy President at Green Building Council Itapa, Scientific Director At Kyoto Club

Apce Tasca - Managing Partner, Active Social Architecture (ASA), Kigap, Rwanda

Mike Taylor - Senior Associate at Tamassociati Studio

Paolo Tombesi – Architect, Professor, Phd University Of Melbourne And Epfl Lausanne

Chiara Tonelp – Architect Associate Professor at Roma3 University, Solar Decathlon Europe Competition, 2014 First Place

Stephan Uhlenbrook – Program Director at International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Simon Yannas - Director of the MSc / MArch Sustainable Environmental Design, AA, UK

Edoardo Zanchini – Environmentapst, Vice President of Legambiente