Manchester Debate

In June 2011 Building Futures presented a panel debate to discuss its latest publication ‘The Future for Architects?’ – a report that explores the future role of architects. The debate explored the ideas, vision and services of practitioners in the context of a rapidly changing profession, and asked – who will design our buildings in 2025; what roles will those trained in architecture be doing then and how will architectural practice have changed as a result?

The debate set out to understand how architectural practice is changing in areas outside London, with a view to discovering whether the issues are the same. We also asked how young practitioners emerging from schools of architecture in the north and Scotland are modifying traditional modes of practice or moving into other creative fields.

A transcript of the discussion is available to download below.

The Future for Architects Debate Manchester

The Future for Architects Debate Manchester

A transcript of the debate