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Building Britain's Ideal

06 February 19:00 - 20:30
Organized by: RIBA
Venue: RIBA
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place

For this discussion, architects, developers, planners and heritage consultants will consider the enduring value of building in historic styles: is the pseudo-Georgian style an homage, a pastiche, or a real crowd-pleaser?


A candid discussion around architectural authenticity, artifice, value and meaning within the context of contemporary building.


This is part of the season of talks accompanying the exhibition in the Architecture Gallery, Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or The Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture.



Confirmed speakers include:


· Bob Meanwell, Chief Design Executive at Barratt Homes


· Liz Peace, former Chief Executive of the British Property Federation & Chair of the Shadow Government Property agency


· Ben Pentreath, independent architect and interior designer


· Alan Powers, historian, writer & educator, editor of Twentieth Century Architecture for The Twentieth Century Society