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RIBA to host Stephen Lawrence memorial lecture

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The RIBA will again be hosting this year's Stephen Lawrence Annual Memorial Lecture tomorrow (13 September), at its Portland Place headquarters.

New RIBA president Sunand Prasad will be hosting a debate on 'Dismantling Barriers to Black Participation in Urban Design', which will be chaired by Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust chair Sarah Ebanja.

Pritzker Prize-winner Richard Rogers, who participated in last year's event, said: 'It is vital that a nation's buildings are well integrated within its culture. Britain is a diverse country and it is essential that we promote and reflect that diversity through architecture.

'Thanks to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust we now have an annual event at which these issues can be raised, debated and discussed and at which our progress can be measured.'

Stephen's mother Doreen Lawrence will also speak at the event.

  • The shortlist for the 2007 Stephen Lawrence Prize has also been unveiled.
  • The RIBA award is for young practices working on projects with budgets of under £1 million.

    The shortlist is: Tonkin Liu's Singing Ringing Tree in Lancashire; Wooda, in Crackington Haven, Cornwall, by David Sheppard Architects; Focus House in north London by Bere Architects; Kander House also in north London, by Jamie Fobert; and a private house in Richmond, Surrey, by David Mikhail Architects.

    The award will be judged by former RIBA president Marco Goldschmied and will be presented at the Stirling Prize dinner on 6 October.

    by Richard Vaughan

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