Guest Lecture Series

Each semester the Liverpool School of Architecture holds an open series of guest lectures, with noted practitioners and academics from the fields Architecture, Design and Art invited to speak to our undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts.

These lectures are free and open to attend by members of public or professional . Registration required .

To improve accessibility many of the guest lectures are a hybrid format ( via a zoom link ) to enable participation should travelling to LSA not be possible.

Registration links are provided below for each lecture . 

Our Autumn semester open series runs on a Wednesday lunchtime at 1pm in Reilly Lecture Room 25 Abercromby Square L69 7ZN.

For any queries please contact Sandy Britton on  or email

For information on previous years lectures, click the relevant tabs below.

Spring Semester 2024

Simona Orsina Pierini Male child wearing shorts standing halfway up a staircase, they have just dropped a cube with large letters on each face down the stairs.

31st January 2024

Prof. Orsina Simona Pierini from Politecnico di Milano Milanese domestic interiors

AB Rogers Mixed group of people in two rows some sitting some standing. Geometric furniture.

February 7th 2024

Ab Rogers Maggie’s at The Royal Marsden

Simon Malam Donald Insall Victorian church with steeple, the hall is surrounded by scaffolding.

February 14th

Simon Malam Creative Conservation and Living Buildings 

Alistair Fair Row of two story urban houses with pitched roofs. A row of cars is parked in front.

February 21st 2024

Dr Alistair Fair Building Modern Scotland: The New Towns, 1945-97

Ellis William Architects Outside a brick auditorium at night, there is traffic on the road. Illuminated text reads Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, Home of the Tung Auditorium.

February 28th 2024

Ellis William Architects: Speakers Mushtaq Saleri & Jade Meeks

Yasmeen Lari Smiling Pakistani woman with grey curly hair standing in a vaulted coridor.

March 6th 2024

Yasmeen Lari Lessons from the Global South: 3Ds - Decarbonise, Decolonize, Democratise Architecture

Mark Swenarton Book cover with just text reading, Housing Atlas Europe 20th Century

March 13th 2024

Professor Mark Swenarton The Making of the Housing Atlas

LSA and the World World maps with marker points overlayed on countries where LSA Alumni have come from.

March 20th 2024

LSA and the World

Robert Nicholls Middle aged man with short whitye hair standing next to a bronze sculpture of John Lennon.

March 20th 2024

Professor Robert Nicholls: Liverpool, what I learned, and didn't learn, includes the Professor Robert P Nicholls Travel Award at 14.00

100 Years of Validation Lecture Woman with hair tied back leaning on a wooden table. Behind them is abstract painting.

March 20th 2024

Professor Lesley Lokko RIBA’s 100 Years of Validation Lecture

Lesley Lokko Live Stream Woman with hair tied back leaning on a wooden table. Behind them is abstract painting.

March 20th 2024

Professor Lesley Lokko LIVE STREAM - Celebrating 100 years of RIBA validation 1924 - 2024

From competition to building site Render of a brick and concrete building with wooden widows and geometric shape.

March 21st 2024

Dr Marco Iuliano: From Competition to Building site, the new challenges of the Liverpool School of Architecture

Stephen Lawrence Day Cardboard placards at a street protest, one reads

April 17th 2024

Stephen Lawrence Day: Kudzai Matsvai: NSPIRE, ENQUIRE, ASPIRE

XJTLU Anniversary LSA24 logo and Box with text XJTLU 10 Years of Alumni over a blurred background of celebrating students flying a dragon kite.

April 24th 2024

Celebrating Ten Years of XJTLU Alumni

Paolo Scrivano A vintage airline ticker with a chinese temple and stylised jet plane on the cover, next to it is a red book containing the teachings of Chairman Mao.

May 1st 2024

Dr Paolo Scrivano Un regard qui louche: The People’s Republic of China in the eyes of European architects, 1949-1975

Rashid Ali Young black male with shaven head, trimmed beard and buttoned up shirt.

May 8th 2024

Rashid Ali Cultivating a Design Narrative

Autumn Semester 2023

Professor Adnan Moshed Brick built courtyard. On a wall a man sits holding a baby.

27th September 2023

Professor Adnan Moshed: Spatializing Freedom The Design of BRAC Regional Offices in Rural Bangladesh

Creating better places together Map of an urban area, pins are placed at various points with cardboard luggage tags hanging from them.

4th October 2023

Jo Harrop: Creating better places together

CJ Lim Once Upon a China Book Cover

11th October 2023

CJ Lim: 'Once Upon a China'

Gavin Hale-Brown Three children looking in through an internal window set in a brick wall. on the window is a paper cutout world and a rainbow coloured text reading

18th October 2023

Gavin Hale-Brown, Henley Halebrown: Architecture & Society

Bernhard Koenig Four men and one woman, all wearing casual clothes superimposed against a cloudy blue sky.

25th October 2023

Bernhard König: Breathe Earth Collective: Breathing Cities

Adam Nathaniel Furman Cheerful man wearing glasses and a wide brimmed hat.

1st November 2023

Adam Nathaniel Furman, ANF: Productive Deviance

Polly Gould 4 abstract statues in watercolour against a grey sky.

8th November 2023

Polly Gould, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: Architecture for an Extinct Planet

Muyiwa Oki Young man with short cropped afro hair wearing a fluffy sage shirt.

15th November 2023

RIBA President Muyiwa Oki Please note, this lecture starts at 12.30pm and takes place in Building 502 (Teaching Hub), Lecture room 2

Venice Biennale Fellowship 3 images showing the LSA exhibition at Venice

22nd November 2023

Venice Biennale Fellowship Programme Launch Please note, this takes place in room G18

Katie Lloyd Thomas Medieval parchment, with the title 'Chimneys' visible at the start.

29th November 2023

Katie Lloyd Thomas, Newcastle University: Instructing Architecture: how writing organises building

Matias Del Campo Two cross sections of AI generated buildings

6th December 2023

Dr Matias Del Campo, University of Michigan: Tectonics of the Latent Space - Designing with Artificial Intelligence

William Gates Panel of three AI images, a man behind a window, a man smiling at a table illuminated by two lightbulbs, and another planting a tree.

6th December 2023

William Gates: Incorporating Generative AI into Architectural Pedagogy of Teaching

Ilze and Heinrich Wolff A man and a woman standing and looking at building models, behind them is a relief model of a site plan.

13th December 2023

Ilze and Heinrich Wolff