ARUP RSUA Building Inspiration Lecture 2016 by Snohetta

RSUA in partnership with ARUP is delighted to announce the return of an annual public lecture in Belfast which will feature the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the global built environment. The Building Inspiration Lecture 2016 will be given by Snøhetta’s Robert Greenwood, Partner, Managing Director – UK, Middle East, Africa, & Asia Pacific.

Snøhetta is an integrated design practice of architecture, landscape, interiors, furniture, graphic and brand design, with offices in eight cities including Oslo, Norway, and New York City.

In 1989, Snøhetta received its first commission to re-invent the great Alexandria Library in Egypt, after winning an international design competition. This was followed a decade later by another competition-winning proposal for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. In 2004, Snøhetta was commissioned to build the only cultural building on the World Trade center memorial site, and a permanent office was then set up in New York. Snøhetta is currently involved with more than 50 projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

Current projects include the redevelopment of Times Square in New York City, which is currently under construction, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, the Calgary New Public Library and Plaza, Museo de Ciencias Ambientales, an environmental science museum in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the Lascaux Caves Museum in Lascaux, France.

Snøhetta has won numerous international awards, including the Mies van der Rohe European Prize for Architecture, the Aga Kahn Prize, and has twice won the World Architecture Award for Best Cultural Building.

Date: 17 November 2016

Time: Drinks reception from 7pm. Talk begins at 7.30pm

Venue: Queen’s University Belfast, School of Law building and Peter Frogatt Centre


Full price £12 (inclusive of VAT)

RSUA/RIBA International Members £10 (inclusive of VAT)

RSUA/RIBA Student Members are free (limited number of tickets)          

Booking: Click here for online booking or contact Julia Leaker on or 028 9032 3760 to reserve your place.

This lecture is expected to be of island-wide appeal and therefore early booking is advised.


The photo is of Tverrfjellhytta – Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion. © OHG 2010