Fast Forward: Michael Milojevic in Conversation with Brendan MacFarlane, 14 September 2021
The fourth Q&A of Fast Forward Spring for 2021 takes place at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday 14 September, when Michael Milojevic talks to New Zealand-born Brendan MacFarlane, who studied at the University of Auckland in 1980-81, before completing his architecture degree at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc) in Los Angeles (1984), followed by a Masters at Harvard (1990). In 1998, MacFarlane and his partner Dominique Jakob founded Jakob + MacFarlane – an architectural, urban planning and design practice based in Paris. Their work is centred on the development of innovative and socially committed architecture tailored to meet the environmental and other challenges of the twenty-first century. At the forefront of digital technology for more than 20 years, the practice is renowned for designs that become real urban markers recognised for their cultural and societal value. Key recent projects include the biomedical research center Méary – University Paris Diderot – St Louis Hospital (Paris, 2017); and mixed-use housing, office and retail complexes in Montpellier and La Rochelle (2020, 2021). For more information, and to register, go to: www.fastforward.ac.nz .