With projects sensitive to place, experience, and environmental concerns, Sergison Bates has worked at scales from architecture to urban planning and regeneration, in the UK and Europe, since 1996. Among recent projects are a Centre for the Applied Arts in Ruthin, Wales; an urban housing development in Finsbury Park, London; a public library in Blankenberge, Belgium; a care home in Huise-Zingem, Belgium; the London Sustainable Industries Park in Dagenham; a rural housing project in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, and an apartment building and crèche in Geneva, Switzerland. Sergison Bates's widely published work has been recognized with RIBA awards, an Erich Schelling Medal for Architecture, and a Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal for Architecture; the firm participated in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 and 2012. Jonathan Sergison and Stephen Bates hold the Dunlop visiting professorship in architecture at Harvard GSD in Spring 2014.
The lecture will be in two parts: Stephen Bates will talk about the relationship between teaching and practice, while Jonathan Sergison will present current projects and central themes in their work.