The events listed give architects the opportunity to tap into the latest concepts and products to hit the industry. If you have a show you would like added to our calendar of events, please email

19 September – 5 January 2020
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, United States
The third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial is now open to the public, bringing together more than 80 contributors from 22 countries, and engaging over 50 partner sites and 100 partner organisations across the city. This year?s biennial, titled …and other such stories, explores the way architecture shapes, and is shaped by, culture, history, and nature around the world, asking critical questions about how architecture has informed our present, and the power the field has to shape a better, more sustainable, and more equitable future.

Wednesday 13 November
How to improve your R&D Tax credit claims for maximised return
Buzzacott LLP, London, EC2V 6DL
Join Buzzacott at this exclusive breakfast roundtable for a relaxed and informative discussion on how architects can improve their R&D tax credit claims and increase the benefit brought to the business. We’ll discuss the eligible activity that many architects miss out of their claims, real examples of successful claims and what HMRC are looking for and why. Click here for more information and to book your place.

14 November
Lightspace London
ExCel, London

Since its launch in 2015, lightspace london has been a leading event for lighting designers and architects to find new inspiration and innovation, as well as to collaborate in defining the role light plays in internal and external environments. The lightspace london exhibition curates an exclusive display of what’s new and trending in lighting design. In the lightspace conference arena, talks by authoritative experts cover award-winning case studies and outstanding lighting applications. lightspace london is also an opportunity to network across the industry: the late opening party starts at 7pm on Wednesday 13 November and it’s a great way to meet you contacts in a relaxed environment. lightspace london is co-located with LuxLive, Europe’s largest annual lighting event, and it is part of the wider Revo family, which also includes the authoritative Lighting magazine and the inspirational Lighting Design Awards.

14 November
Lux Awards
ExCel, London

The Lux Awards are designed to celebrate and reward both creativity and sustainability, recognising clients and endusers that have used lighting in exceptional ways to improve their lit environment, reduce energy and achieve business objectives.?A table at the Lux Awards rewards clients, potential customers, employees and suppliers with an unforgettable evening and creates that all-important emotional connection to your brand.?Celebrating excellence in lighting, the glamorous evening includes a glittering networking drinks reception, the presentation ceremony and gala dinner and an after-party.

15th-18th November
ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture
San Diego
This November, more than 6,500 attendees will travel to San Diego, California to take part in ASLA’s Conference on Landscape Architecture. The annual conference is the largest gathering of landscape architects and allied professionals in the world. Attendees come together to learn about advancements in the field, build invaluable relationships with their peers, and see the newest and most innovative technology pushing the profession forward at the annual EXPO. ASLA is working to reduce the carbon footprint of the Conference this year. Attendees are invited to join ASLA in this effort by purchasing offsets for carbon emissions generated by conference-related travel at the time of registration. Registration is open now.

18 November – 22 November 2020
Discover! Creative Careers Week
Across England

Discover! Creative Careers Week is a new nationwide initiative, part of the Creative Careers Programme backed by the DCMS, which will see up to 30,000 students aged 11+ going behind the scenes at 500 creative industries organisations across England. Created to showcase the broad spectrum of careers that can be pursued in the creative industries, employers opening their doors range across 12 sectors including film, architecture, theatre and video games.

In architecture, organisations will include XSite Architecture in Newcastle on Tuesday 19th November. Students will spend the day in the Ouseburn Valley experiencing an introduction to architecture and the design process in action. Activities will include an observation exercise; a session showing the students how their very own school was designed including digital surveys, interactive 3D computer model, design concept and process, attitudes to existing listed buildings and finished result; and an overview of how the Stephenson Quarter, where the school is, is being transformed as a key part of the city.

19-20 November
Sleep & Eat
Olympia London
Sleep & Eat is Europe’s leading design and innovation event for the hospitality sector. It brings together hospitality leaders with Europe’s foremost designers, architects and emerging talent across hotels, restaurants and bars. The 2019 event will explore ?Social FlexAbility??, one of the most challenging issues of our technology-enabled age through the Sleep & Eat Sets concept Guestrooms, Restaurant and Bar, and the complementary Sleep & Eat Conference.

27-28 November
London Build 2019
Olympia London – National Hall
London Build has firmly established the reputation as the leading construction and design show in the UK. The show is free to attend and features 500+ speakers, 220+ hours of CPD, 350+ exhibitors and unrivalled networking events. Attend to learn of all the latest developments and opportunities in residential, commercial and infrastructure build across Greater London and the UK.

London Build features the Festival of Construction – making business in construction fun! Join thousands of movers and shakers across the industry as they come together for 2 jam packed days of inspiring content, high level networking and entertainment including live music, celebrity guests, street food, beer festivals, prize giveaways and performers, plus much more!

Connect with 25,000+ industry professionals and meet senior figures from across all top 100 companies from tier 1 contractors, general contractors, architects, developers, house builders, engineers, government and 33 local councils across greater London. This is the place to be if you are keen to position yourself in front of all the UK construction industry’s key players!

Find out more about the show and register for your free tickets:

P: 0203 058 2350


4-6 December
World Architecture Festival
By attending the World Architecture Festival, you will gain inspiration and ideas for your own work by learning from other experts in the industry. It is the only global architecture festival that combines awards, seminars and networking. Under one roof, over three days you will be immersed in extraordinary architecture from around the world.

29 – 30 January 2020
Architect @ Work
The theme for Architect @ Work 2019 is future-proof. In an age when change is measured in seconds, not years, and sustainability is a necessity, architects and designers are increasingly tasked with proposing projects that have longevity. How can practitioners ensure they are future-proofing their projects?

11-13 February
Surface Design Show
Business Design Centre London
The Surface Design show offers education, entertainment and engagement with more than 150 exhibiting companies, 40 presentations, 65 speakers, dedication sections for architectural lighting and natural stone, 16 New Talents; each business under five years old, Surface Spotlight Live (an area of innovative and tactile materials) and the Awards display and presentation.

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