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The Martin Centre Research Seminar Series: Creating Civilised Cities with Urban Infrastructure Projects

Rob Naybour (Founding Partner at WestonWilliamson+Partners)
When May 08, 2019
from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM
Where Lecture Room 1, Department of Architecture
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Rob will showcase a series of large scale city infrastructure projects that make a contribution to civilising the city. The projects address the challenges of introducing major urban infrastructure to create a humane environment. These will include: the Paddington Station Masterplan for Crossrail, which uses a £500m transit project to reconnect a great station to its context; and the Melbourne Metro, a citywide project that focuses heavily on user experience and responding to the character of local precincts.

Speaker's bio: Since completing a Masters in Interdisciplinary Design at Cambridge University, Rob has focused on transport and urban design work. He has lead a series of high profile, award winning infrastructure projects with multiple interfaces, guiding them through complex engineering and political issues, managing stakeholders and delivering design quality that gains broad support. His master planning projects demonstrate how a coordinated interdisciplinary approach can maximise the commercial and urban potential of infrastructure investment. Rob was instrumental in exporting our infrastructure and city shaping experience to Australia, subsequently establishing our studios in Sydney and Melbourne. He continues to lead projects on both sides of the world. In 2015 Rob was awarded RIBA London Project Architect of the Year for his work at Paddington.