Buildings of the future will have to be robust, low-energy and sustainable. It is an issue near the top of many agendas, the brick industry's included. So the BDA is pleased to align itself with the aims of an international teaching conference at Somerville College, Oxford (9-12 July) and to sponsor the event.
TIA (Teachers in Architecture) has organised a programme of importance to all professions involved in building design. It will cover design issues and tools, teaching methodologies, and case studies from high-tech and low-tech to no-tech. A star-studded speaker programme includes Ken Yeang from Kuala Lumpur, Baruch Givoni from Los Angeles and Steven Szokolay from Brisbane.