Derek Latham - Inaugural Lecture

Derek Latham "A Sustainable Approach to the Built Environment" Left Derek Latham

Event date: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 at 6.30 PM

Venue: University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Room: Heap Lecture Theatre

About this event

For the sake of our health, we need to understand the impact of choosing between synthetic ‘modern’ materials and natural traditional materials. Further, how these affect the ‘breathability’ of our building structures, as understood through the concept of hygrospicity, and how we might utilise a natural, locally grown, resource to reduce carbon footprint, whilst increasing biodiversity.

As an architect, landscape architect and town planner, Professor Latham has always championed the need to create great places. In his lecture he will consider how this could be done whilst minimising the use of both the car and open country.

The inaugural lecture will be followed by light refreshments. Everyone welcome.

About Derek Latham

Derek Latham co-founded Derek Latham and associates (now called Lathams) in 1980. He has led the company over the last 35 years in the creative reuse of both land and buildings, including rescuing many historic buildings with the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust, the National Trust, English Heritage, the Royal Household and the Prince of Wales, culminating in the publication of his book The Creative Reuse of Buildings, published at the turn of the millennium.

Derek is a founding member of the Academy of Urbanism, advising cities and other authorities on sustainable ways to grow.

For further information on this event, please contact Gail Mann on 01332 593302 or email