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<strong>RIBAJ hosts first-of-its-kind podcast with West Fraser’s competition winners </strong>

When the annual RIBAJ/West Fraser event to celebrate the winners of the SterlingOSB Zero architects’ competition had to be cancelled back in September due to the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, a new idea was born.

And so it was, by way of an alternative celebration, that a panel discussion was hosted in the council chambers at RIBA HQ at the end of November with four key figures in the industry.  Jan Carlos Kucharek, RIBAJ’s Technical Editor chaired his very first podcast which discussed the following challenge:

Given firms, large and small, are faced with generational pressures from the economy, such as winning work and managing talent, and the lack of government proactivity, the profession should remain focused on the long-term goal of achieving Net Zero by 2030. Is this realistic – and does the current energy crisis in fact incentivise this ambition?

The panellists comprised two winners, Elliot Nash of Ww Architects and Rob Annable of Axis Design Architects along with experts Rosie Murphy from ACAN (Architects Climate Action Group) and Phil Obayda from Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The team at RIBAJ and West Fraser is already looking forward to 2023’s event!

Winners Elliot Nash (l) and Tom Birch (r) from Ww Architects
Winner Rob Annable from Axis Architects

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