Sustainable Real Estate Series: Kings Cross: Social, Economic, Environmental and Cultural Context

As part pf the Sustainable Real Estate Series, John McAslan will discuss the King’s Cross Station project, broadening the definition of sustainability to focus on issues of social, economic, and cultural longevity in addition to environmental sensitivity.

John McAslan  worked with Cambridge Seven Associates before joining Richard Rogers and Partners in 1980 and founding John McAslan + Partners in 1996. In addition to its core design work, JM+P delivers not-for-profit projects across the globe, such as modular school design for rural Malawi. The practice also helped establish a student bursary in 2004 which recognizes innovative design projects and supports students and newly qualified architects committed to environmental and community issues.   

John McAslan’s work has been widely published in journals, newspapers and monographs. He has received over 75 design awards, including 15 RIBA national and international awards, three European Union prizes for cultural heritage, and he was named World Architect of the Year in 2009. In 2012 John McAslan was appointed Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen. He has also served as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Haiti.

Hosted by Assistant Professor of Architecture: Holly Wasilowski Samuelson, DDes, AIA, LEED

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