Glass expert to talk on work on world’s greatest buildings at Sunderland lecture

Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners architects
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A glass expert who’s worked on some of the world’s greatest buildings will speak of his experiences in a Sunderland lecture.

Mike Davies, who has 40 years’ experience on projects such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Millennium Dome in London, will be speaking as part of the University of Sunderland’s Public Lecture Series.

One of the founding partners of Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners, alongside Lord Richard Rogers, Mike has been responsible for projects across the globe, including Heathrow Terminal 5, Tower 3 at the World Trade Centre site in New York, and Grand Paris – a masterplan for the city in 2025.

His expertise centres on urban design and technology, as well as scientific research and development, and he has been instrumental in shaping masterplans for the Royal Docks in London, the City of Dunkirk, the Greenwich Peninsula, and the Lower Manhattan East River Project in New York.

The University of Sunderland’s Public Lecture Series is now in its fourth year, and has seen more than 5,000 students and members of the public visit the campus as part of the institution’s civic focus.

All speakers are internationally recognised for their expertise and talent, and include Alastair Stewart OBE, Lord David Puttnam CBE, and Sir Peter Bazalgette.

l The Mike Davies inaugural glass lecture will be held next Thursday at 6pm in the National Glass Centre, Sunderland. Tickets are free, but must be booked.

For more information or to book your place, contact or Tel. 515 3265. Future lectures in the series include:

•January 26, Alastair Stewart OBE – An independent media, under pressure from within and without.

•February 24, Sir Peter Bazalgette – Why we invest public money in arts and culture, and what is the role of universities in this?

•March 15, Lord David Puttnam CBE – My life in film.

•April 29, James Wharton MP – The Northern Powerhouse.