On December 8th and December 10th, CGLA Head of Design Eike Selby was invited by the University of Westminster School of Architecture & Cities as guest critic for the end of term presentations by 2nd year BSc Architure and Environmental Design students
Eike Selby our Head of Design held an internal lecture to the design team discussing “What is Landscape” challenging the common held perceptions of landscape architecture as a profession and how we should strive to break convention.
As part of our ongoing professional development, Eike Selby our Head of Design held a two part internal design workshop challenging the design team to think conceptually through abstraction, extrapolation and representation.
On site sketching is more than just an observational exercise. What we try and capture when we sketch should be more emotive and an exercise in deconstructing the essence of a space. Exploring juxtapositions, contrasts, light and shadow. Our Head of Design Eike Selby was invited to lead a series of on-site workshops teaching architectural students how to perceive their environments.
A very engaging and inspirational CPD with Cristina Morbi, Creative Director of DeThUn, discussing conceptual thinking and how we can imagine new ways of designing landscapes, not just as a series of patterns, shapes and objects, but more as a transition of spaces in time.
A very eye opening and informative CPD by Mehrdad Borna, Design Studio Leader, School of Architecture & Cities from the University of Westminster on Urban Microclimates, the first in a series of our Environmental Design CPD sessions planned for this year. This will help us truly understand the way we approach our designs, with environmental and sustainable principles becoming the core driving factors together with our unique conceptual design process.