Guest Lecture with Glenn Howells

RIBA Gloucestershire and the University of Gloucestershire Landscape Architecture Department welcomed Glenn Howells to the county on Thursday 28th October.

Glenn Howells Architects has a rich connection with the South West having designed many exciting and Award-winning projects across the region from RIBA National Award winning Gloucester Services to The Eye at Bristol, and the new Westonbirt Treetop Walkway.

RIBA Gloucestershire was therefore delighted to welcome Glenn Howells to the county to reveal the stories behind some of these iconic and award-winning buildings and projects, and give us a glimpse into the ethos of the practice established 25 years ago that has won over 120 Awards. Other projects that were discussed included The Savill Building, One Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, and the shortlisted designs for Forest Green Rovers new stadium.

Glenn Howells: Since establishing Glenn Howells Architects 25 years ago, Glenn has built a strong reputation for designing innovative buildings and shaping areas of cities. He has led the Practice, with studios in both Birmingham and London, to win numerous major design competitions, over 120 awards from industry organisations and built a portfolio of completed projects across a diverse range of building types. He has an overview of all aspects of the practice and regularly reviews all projects during design development and construction stages.

Outside of the practice, Glenn chairs the board of the Ikon Gallery and Warwick University’s Building Committee and sits on the HS2 design panel, the advisory board of Birmingham Hippodrome and the West Midland’s regional architecture centre, MADE. Glenn continues to work closely with the RIBA and CABE where he was a member of the 2012 Olympic design review committee. In the academic field Glenn is an external examiner at Sheffield Hallam University and a lecturer at the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales.

This event was kindly sponsored by Ibstock Brick and supported by the RIBA Local Initiative Fund.