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Future of Design London 2018


The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) British Group are delighted to announce that the 12th Future of Design Conference London 2018 will be held in the City & Guilds Building at the South Kensington Campus of the Imperial College London on the 19th September 2018.

Future of Design London 2018 is the premiere conference for young design professionals and students to engage with leading lights in engineering. Presentations, talks and workshops during the day conference at the Imperial College London will provide a unique platform to engage with influential and inspiring individuals on the design challenges that we face in the future.

We are excited to call all young engineers, architects and students (under 35) to take part in two different Young Designers Competitions to showcase their creativity and innovative work/research:

  • Design Competition – to enter a design solution for the challenge presented in the brief.
  • Paper Competition – to submit a one-page paper of your innovative work or research.

Shortlisted candidates from the paper competition will get a unique chance to present their work at the conference. Prizes will be awarded to the winning entry from both competitions.
Click below to find more information on the competitions and look out for upcoming announcements. Please note that the deadline to enter our Young Designers’ Competitions has been extended to 31st August 2018 at 5pm.

Design competition brief

Paper competition brief

To cap it all off the Future of Design London day conference will be followed by an evening dinner at the prestigious Millennium Gloucester Hotel, where attendees will be able to network with conference presenters as well as other young engineers, architects and students.

Find out more:

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This event is a unique platform for networking and to be inspired by the leading figures in the design world. It will include presentations on current cutting edge designs as well as discussions about the future challenges of our profession.

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Young designers (35 years or less) are encouraged to submit a one-page paper of their innovative work for presentation during the conference. A prize for best presentation will be awarded to the young participants.

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The Future of Design London 2018 will be held at Imperial College. The day event will be followed by an evening dinner at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, where attendees will be able to network..

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For full conference details see the official programme. A printed copy will be provided on the day.

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Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information on Future of Design 2018.



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Future of Design London 2018 is proudly sponsored by:

  • COWI


Address: City & Guilds Building, Imperial College Rd, Kensington, London SW7 1AL

The entrance to City & Guilds Building is located on Imperial College Rd, between Unwin Road and Exhibition Road.

The nearest Underground station is South Kensington, on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.

More information on how to get there on the Imperial College website.

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