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The global architecture sector is set to take centre stage during World Architecture 100 Live. As part of Building Design’s WA100 2022, we will be running a full-day international event talking to some of the biggest international clients and architects about the reality of working in the global arena. Join us from 9.30am GMT on 22 February for live panel and interview sessions and exclusive content and data that will provide insight, advice and analysis for practices looking to expand their global reach.

Tuesday 22nd February

Keynote interview with the V&A: What do clients want?

Join us as we hear from Philippa Simpson, director of design, estate and public programme at the V&A, about what the organisation is looking for from architects involved in their projects.

Key factors in the procurement process, key considerations from a design perspective, social aspects influencing choice of practice and plenty more will be discussed in this keynote interview with Building Magazine’s 2021 Client of the Year.

Elizabeth Hopkirk
Assistant Editor
Building Design
Philippa Simpson
Director of design, estate and
public programme

11.00am - 12.00pm

Navigating the global stage

Join our panel of experts as they discuss best practice for operating a global architecture business. We will explore and explain the challenges, as well as practical advice for tackling them from not only from an architectural perspective but with expert professional services advice. The discussion, which will also include a Q&A session, will also explore the key considerations for firms looking to break into a new international market.

Chair: Jordan Marshall
Special projects editor and
programmes manager
Assemble Media Group
Eddie Miles
Chief executive officer
Chand Chudasama,
Price Bailey

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Global trends and prospects for 2022 and beyond

In this session we will explore the emerging architecture trends and prospects for this year and beyond. Hear from some of the world’s biggest architects as they discuss emerging markets and key global design trends. They will also discuss the issues affecting the way in which buildings are designed around the world and the key sectors to watch moving forward.

Chair: Chloë McCulloch
Editorial director
Assemble Media Group
Andrew Whalley
Ian Apsley
Managing director
Broadway Malyan
Jeremy Farrington
Sophie Crocker
Architect and health researcher

WA100 2022 out now!

The who’s who of international architecture is back! The WA100 2022 ranks the top 100 architectural practices in the world, using data compiled by Camargue on behalf of Building Design.

It’s the only list available comparing practices around the globe making it an established reference point for international research – and you can get your copy today!

For sponsorship enquiries contact Cameron Marshall, Commercial Director:

For speaking enquiries contact Jordan Marshall, Special Projects Editor: