On 17 April 2019. h 18.30, at the Opificio Golinelli in Bologna, SOS-School of Sustainability, it will host #SosOpen a conference open to the community and professionals. The guest teacher will be Mike Taylor Senior Partner, Hopkins Architects.
2 CFP (Continuous Professional Development credits) will be awarded by the Ordine degli Architetti of Bologna to the event participants.
Working closely with leading engineers Hopkins Architects have integrated technology into their innovative designs and built many award winning sustainable projects in the UK and abroad. From their origins in the British Hi-tech movement the Practice has evolved their approach to respond to the challenges of climate change and relate their buildings to the their specific context. Mike, who has led the design on many of these projects for the last 25 years, will illustrate this philosophy by showing several projects from concept through to construction including the British Antarctic Survey station, The London 2012 Velodrome, The School of Forestry at Yale and the WWF UK Headquarters.
Mike Taylor is a Senior Partner who leads many of the Practice’s challenging and innovative projects including the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome. Mike studied at Bristol University, before completing his architectural education at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, where he won the Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship and the RIAS Sir Robert Lorimer Scholarship. He subsequently collaborated with Giancarlo De Carlo in Milan as lead Architect on a number of high profile public projects in Siena, Venice and Catania, before he joined Hopkins Architects in 1992.
Mike’s portfolio also includes WWF-UK HQ, Kroon Hall for the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale, the new Library for the University of East London, multiple projects at the University of Nottingham, Frick Chemistry Laboratory at Princeton University, Norwich Catherdral, and Northern Arizona University Applied Research and Development Building. He has just completed the new Campus Center for Harvard University and a new Music School in Wimbledon. Mike has lectured widely and taught a post graduate design course at Yale.