Some of our Speakers
One of the world’s foremost exponents of performance-based architecture. Ranging from the world’s tallest buildings to sustainable communities, his work is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance; and that there is a Language of Performance, which is the basis of his practice:
Form Follows Performance.
David is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Lead8 and an award-winning architect and urban designer with over 25 years of international design experience in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Southeast Asia and the UK.
Philip Julien was born and raised in Trinidad, and continued his tertiary education in Canada, graduating in 1993 from McGill University in Montreal Canada, with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and a Minor in Environmental Engineering. After working in the Canadian engineering consulting sector, he returned to Trinidad in 2001, and has been integrally involved in project development and consulting activities in the local energy sector since then.
Kendria L. Ferguson
A native of The Bahamas, Kendria Ferguson obtained a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology from Barry University and a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Energy from the University of South Florida.
A graduate of the Caribbean School of Architecture in Jamaica and Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom, Chris has over 25 years of professional experience in Architecture, Urban Design and Project Management.
Justice Geoffrey Henderson
Justice Henderson is a former Judge of The International Criminal Court and is a trial Judge in the Criminal Division, Judiciary of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Mark Raymond (Trinidad and Tobago /UK) is an architect and educator and the Director of the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg where amongst many other things he is currently developing the ‘Transformative Practices’ Advanced Design Research programme. He is a graduate of the Architectural Association and RMIT’s PhD Practice-Based research programme.
Christian Benimana joined MASS Design Group as a Global Health Corps Design Fellow in 2010. Today, Christian works as one of the firm’s Senior Principals and Managing Directors and is Director of the African Design Centre, a field-based apprenticeship that is set to empower leaders who will design a more equitable, just, and sustainable world.
SUSTAINABILITY or SUBMERGENCE
RISING ABOVE THE SURF
Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth
With increasingly hotter temperatures, working outdoors is becoming more difficult. For many nations around the world, seas continue to rise due to melting ice sheets, consuming beaches and threatening homes. Storms are more frequent and increasingly intense with waves surging inland, causing massive economic losses.
These stark realities are precisely why it’s so important that countries around the world do their bit to push back on conditions that accelerate climate change. The Paris Agreement is the world’s first international agreement that requires all signatory nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions are linked to climate change and all its devastating impacts.
-Excerpt from The Trinidad Express
Choose your experience
In-Person (2 days)
Join us at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Centre, Port of Spain for two days of talks from thought leaders on the Topic of Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth.
Online (2 Days)
Join us virtually for our conference live at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Centre, Port of Spain for your day(s) of choice. Tune into presentations from thought leaders on the Topic of Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth.
Have a look at what’s in store when you arrive on our shores. Prepare for dynamic, thought-provoking discussions on various topics, centred around our theme; Sustainability or Submergence
The Commonwealth Association of Architects has its meeting at the Hyatt Regency preceding this event. Look at the agenda and book your tickets early for the whole experience.
Immerse yourself in the culture
This beautiful twin isle boasts a rich culture and landscape. Enjoy the sun, sand, and sea at Maracas Beach, explore the capital, dance away the night to the sweet sound of the steelpan, immerse yourself in the Gasparee Caves, or lose yourself to bliss in the hills of Lopinot.
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Rm 305B, The Professional Centre, North Block,
11-13 Fitzblackman Drive, Woodbrook, Port of Spain,
Trinidad & Tobago