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Sadie’s Spiritland Talk, part of the NLA and Argent’s 10 year anniversary celebrations of the King’s Cross Partnership, was a huge success and completely sold out!
The evening began with Sadie and Philip giving a tour of our Arthouse building at King’s Cross and then everyone headed to Spiritland where the wonderful Peter Murray discussed with Sadie her life and career through the music that inspired her.
Sadie discussed her passion for good design and the benefits of design being brought in at the start of the building process in order to save money and make our environments more attractive to people. Her belief that clients are keen on the issue but that they often don’t understand that design could be better and that architects need to work on being more relevant. ‘There’s a compelling case to be made. We just need to make it better, clearer and stop using complicated architectural jargon.’ Sadie’s tracks included Dusty Springfield’s ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, Prince’s ‘Kiss’, Sister Sledge’s ‘We are Family’, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ and Stevie Wonder’s ‘Living for the City’ which she chose ‘for all the people in the world without the advantages I have had, that’s what this one’s about for me’. A full overview of Sadie’s conversation with Peter can be found on the NLA website.
Sadie had a great evening and would like to thank everyone who supported the event and the Hendy/Murray Fund, which received a contribution from the tickets sales and champions diversity and accessibility in architectural training.