World Architecture Festival: Sir David Adjaye, Sir Peter Cook and Reinier de Graaf to speak

by Luke Cloherty | 30 Jul 2018

November 2018’s World Architecture Festival (WAF), at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Center, will have a speaker list boasting some of the biggest names in architecture.

Adjaye Associates principal Sir David Adjaye, UNstudio co-founder Caroline Bos, Crab Studio founder Sir Peter Cook, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf and AECOM EMEA head of architecture Jennifer Dixon will all speak at the event, among others.

WAF attendees will be able to go on architectural tours of Amsterdam over the festival weekend, much like in previous editions in Berlin. These will include the city’s Central Waterfront, its Eastern and Western Docklands and the business district Zuidas.

Full List of speakers currently named for World Architecture Festival

Sir David Adjaye OBE, principal, Adjaye Associates

Aaron Betsky, president, School of Architecture, Taliesin

Caroline Bos, co?founder/principal urban planner, UNStudio

Kees Christiaanse, founder, KCAP Architects&Planners

Prof. Sir Peter Cook, founder and architect, Crab Studio

Reinier de Graaf, partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Jennifer Dixon, head of architecture, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), AECOM

Brian Eckersley, director, Eckersley O’Callaghan

Andreas Enslin, head of design, Miele

Simon Henley, principal, Henley Halebrown Rorrison

Francine Houben, founder/CEO, Mecanoo Architecten

Razia Iqbal, journalist and arts correspondent, BBC

Willem Jan Neutelings, founder, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Charles Jencks, architecture critic and theorist

Lesley Lokko, head of Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg

Chad Oppenheim, principal, Oppenheim Architecture + Design

James O’Callaghan, director, Eckersley O’Callaghan

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, partner, OMA

Keith Priest, partner, Fletcher Priest Architects

Andrés Ramirez, co-founder and managing director, PLANE–SITE

Michiel Riedijk, founder, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Christina Seilern, principal, Studio Seilern

Michael Seum, vice president of design, Grohe AG

Misak Terzibasiyan, founder and owner, UArchitects

John Wardle, principal, John Wardle Architects

Maria Warner Wong, design director and co-founder, Warner Wong Design and WOW Architects

Li Xiaodong, founder professor, School of Architecture, Li Xiaodong Atelier, Tsinghua University

World Architecture Festival  Sir David Adjaye  Sir Peter Cook  Reinier de Graaf  Caroline Bos  Jennifer Dixon 
November 2018’s World Architecture Festival (WAF), at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Center, will have a speaker list boasting some of the biggest names in architecture. Adjaye Associates principal Sir David Adjaye, UNstudio co-founder Caroline Bos, Crab Studio founder Sir Peter Cook, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf and AECOM EMEA head of architecture Jennifer Dixon will all speak at the event, among others. WAF attendees will be able to
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Sir David Adjaye OBE, principal, Adjaye Associates
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