Join us at London Festival of Architecture 2024

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Russwood is thrilled to be co-hosting a panel discussion with Waugh Thistleton architects and Ecosystems Technologies as part of London Festival of Architecture 2024. Our panel of timber experts will be exploring the festival theme of reimagine during an insightful panel discussion ‘Inside the box: timber’s role in modular construction’. Read on to learn more about this exciting event and how you can get involved.

About the London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is an annual celebration of architecture and city-making. Taking place across London, the month-long event brings architects and built environment professionals together with the public to open up discussions, test new ideas and promote new talent. What makes the festival unique is that the programme is crafted by the event organisers: people who live, shape and truly know London, ensuring a creative and varied schedule of events.

The theme for LFA 2024 is reimagine. The theme urges us to collaborate on pressing urban challenges, fostering innovative solutions for a more equitable and sustainable city. We cannot reset the clock, but we can reflect, rethink, repair, and rebuild.

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A close up image of Scotlarch timber cladding.
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Our panel discussion: Inside the box – timber’s role in modular construction

We’ll be exploring the theme of reimagine, during an insightful panel discussion with timber experts from Russwood, Waugh Thistleton Architects and Ecosystems Technologies. During this expert insight into the future of timber’s relationship with modular design attendees will learn more about how modular construction provides a cost-efficient, reliable, and sustainable alternative to standard construction methods.

As unsustainable construction methods rise as key issues, along with construction costs and housing inequalities, modular design and construction, particularly with timber, offers a clear solution. Timber provides a sustainable, flexible, and cost-effective option which meets the needs of modern architecture and society. With its ability to capture 1 tonne of CO2 per m3 of sawn lumber, it is stark contrast to the 8% of CO2 production worldwide attributed to cement production.

Meet our speakers

Our panel discussion will be hosted by Jon Stevenson, alongside our panel of timber experts Gareth Davies, Rebecca Sawcer and Matt Stevenson.

Jon Stevenson has over 40 years’ experience in business and marketing, latterly as James Jones & Son’s Group Marketing Manager and as a director of Wood for Good.

Gareth Davies is Head of Technical, R&D at Russwood, Gareth specialises in timber cladding systems, wood science, timber coatings and fire retardants.

Rebecca Sawcer is an Associate at Waugh Thistleton Architects. She drives the use of engineered timber across a range of commercial and education projects whilst teaching and lecturing on sustainable architecture.

Matt Stevenson is Founder & Managing Director at Ecosystems Technologies, and is a recognised industry leader in digital construction technology and low carbon building designs.

The speakers for our London Festival of Architecture event.

Event details

We invite you to join us at the London Festival of Architecture 2024 for this engaging panel discussion on timber’s role in modular construction. As we explore the theme of reimagine, we aim to foster collaboration and innovation in addressing urban challenges, paving the way for a more sustainable and equitable future. Reserve your place now and be part of this important conversation.

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