Introducing LEAF 2018: Architecture for the Human Experience

Sponsored by: Compelo

Focused on:

  • Architecture Forum
  • Industry Updates

Date: 29 June


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

18th annual Leading European Architects Forum will be taking place in Frankfurt on 17 and 18 October 2018. The Forum consistently attracts some of the industry's most original and influential thinkers, creating a programme that debates and challenges the issues facing the architectural community and our built environment at large. This year traditionally we will bring together senior decision makers from leading international architectural practices, contractors, developers, engineers, designers and suppliers to discuss future build projects, challenges they face, key design features and tech innovations changing the way they work.

With the support of some of the industry’s key people, we have developed this webinar to give you a taste of LEAF. This one hour live panel discussion will aim to cover the most pressing issues facing the market.

• Building sustainable communities – innovation through collaboration
• Designing healthy, liveable and regenerative cities
• How does technology help architects to transform the environment?
• New developments and ideas for better living

Join us to get up-to-speed with the current state of affairs, meet our expert panel speakers and pose your questions during the broadcast.

Presented by

John Drew, Design Director, Principal, Perkins+Will,

John has worked at a high level in architectural companies for nearly thirty years, as a partner at Foster +Partners and as London director for Rafael Vinoly. He formed Pringle Brandon Drew with Jack Pringle and Chris Brandon in 2010. Since that time, he has pursued his design obsessions of buildings designed for people, an active public realm and a sustainable built environment. John's work, at home and abroad, is characterised by visually stunning exterior architecture, complemented by inspiring interior work environments. John's work demonstrates his appreciation of master planning and the inherent - and essential - connectivity of spaces and buildings, both physical and virtual to achieve their design objectives.

Guy Messick, Director of Design Intelligence, IA Interior Architects,

As an architect, technologist and thought leader, Guy focuses on understanding the connections between design and emerging technologies. Trained in the arts, design, and fine woodworking, Guy finds architecture to be the profession that best unites these disciplines. Upon the adoption of digital technologies in his design practice in 1989, capturing relevant information from the edge environment, and making it available for AEC processes is Guy’s passion

Michele Pasca di Magliano, Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects,

Now a Senior Associate, within two months of joining our team in 2004, Michele worked on winning competitions for the Glasgow Riverside Museum, the CMA CGM Head Office Tower in Marseille and the Architecture Foundation, London. He has since worked as Project Architect and Project Director on a number of international projects. Michele studied architecture at the University of Naples and has a Master of Architecture degree from the Architectural Association (AA) in London. He is a registered architect in both the United Kingdom and Italy. Michele has led various competition winning schemes including the design of two super tall towers and a cultural centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Chartres Expo Centre in France.

Philip Tidd, Principal, Head of Consulting – EMEA, Gensler,

With more than 20 years of experience in workplace consultancy, real estate advising, and design and urban strategy, Philip has worked with global organisations across mainland Europe to implement workplace programs attuned to the region’s many cultural and legislative variations. Philip has also advised numerous European public-sector organisations on how enhanced work environments can lead to improved performance. Through his conference participation, articles and blogs, Philip regularly addresses how the rapidly changing nature of work impacts people, buildings and cities. An active member of CoreNet Global, The British Council of Offices and the Urban Land Institute, Philip serves as an Adjunct Professor of the Master of Workplace Design course at the IE School of Architecture in Madrid/London.

Carlo Castelli, Director, Strategic Planning and Design Cities, Aecom

Carlo Castelli is an architect and masterplanner. He holds a Master Degree in Architecture with distinction in 1999. In 2011 he completed a Master in 'City Design and Social Science' at the London School of Economics and Social Science. His experience as an architect spans across sectors and includes important contributions to the design process of internationally renowned buildings such as the Tennis Centre and International Broadcasting Centre for Rio Olympics 2016 and the 437m-high West Tower in Guangzhou, China. His focus is now on master plans at urban and regional scale as one of the directors of the AECOM Strategic Planning and Design group, leading multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholder engagement processes.

Sanjay Tanwani, Development Director, Atkins

Sanjay Tanwani is Development Director at Atkins and leads the international portfolio within the Cities and Development market. A master planner by profession, Sanjay has over 13 years of experience in delivering complex-large scale development projects across 20+ countries. His experience ranges from strategic level planning to destination design of mixed use developments and resorts across the globe. Sanjay’s core range of skills include accessing and advising on real estate opportunities for clients and taking projects from visioning through to all stages of masterplanning and detail design. In the past Sanjay has served as a member Governor for Goodenough College (one of the Royal Charities) and Chair for its International Relations Society.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the LEAF Forum from top market players
  • Hear the experts talking about the future of the role of an architect
  • Understand the trends shaping the industry today
  • Learn how technology can help to shape our cities


  • Heads/Founders/Directors of Architecture Firms
  • Board Members/Founding Principals
  • Principle Architects and Partners
  • Heads of Urban Planning/Sustainability
  • Chiefs/Heads of design
  • Development Directors
  • Engineers and Project Leaders
  • Heads of Innovation
  • Heads of Infrastructure
  • Heads of Computational Design
  • VP/Directors of Real Estate