in:situ Breakfast with Betsy Williamson (Canada), Gloria Cabral (Paraguay) & Sadie Morgan (UK)
On Friday 15 February, as part of its biennial conference, in:situ 2019, the New Zealand Institute of Architects is hosting three breakfast sessions featuring a number of leading international architects. The sessions will be held at well-regarded central Auckland cafés and restaurants that are close to the in:situ venue, Spark Arena. The events, which cost $80 per head, are open to the public and will be of interest to anyone with an interest in architecture and design, or who work in architecture of related professions.
This multi-presenter breakfast offers attendees access to a wealth of knowledge and experience that ranges from the implementation of infrastructure projects with nationwide implications in the UK, through multi-generational housing and Canadian design excellence, to the new wave of South American architecture.
Betsy Williamson is a co-founder of Williamson Williamson, a small Toronto practice that has completed a number of high quality projects. Betsy’s professional life is marked by a high level of civic engagement. She is vice-chair of the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel and serves on the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Age Friendly Housing Task Force. Williamson Williamson has consistently engaged with this type of project, completing a number of multi-generational family homes on small lots in Toronto. Betsy is also an outspoken advocate for equality in the architecture profession. She is co-founder of Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT), an organisation dedicated to the promotion of equality by creating events and web content for the advancement of women in the profession and by providing mentorship, networking and leadership opportunities.
Sadie Morgan, founding director of Stirling Prize winning UK practice dRMM, is an industry leader playing significant advocacy roles at the highest levels of design and architecture. She is Design Chair for High Speed Two, reporting directly to the Secretary of State, a commissioner for the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission, and, in 2017, was appointed to the role of Mayor’s Design Advocate for the Greater London Authority.
Gloria Cabral from Paraguay practice Gabinete de Arquitectura works on projects with strong environmental and social aspects, such as the Teleton Children’s Rehabilitation Center, a first prize winner at the 2010 Bienal Panamericana. In addition to her practice, she teches at her alma mater, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, and has served as a visiting professor at universities in Panama and Peru.