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Lectures@SAUL: Martin Self

SAUL’s Spring lecture series continues with a talk by Martin Self on Wednesday April 11 at 6pm at the School of Architecture University of Limerick.

Martin Self is an engineer and designer who has taught design and theory at the Architectural Association since 2004. He is currently Programme Director of the ‘Design & Make’ Masters Programme at the AA Hooke Park.

He was a founder member of Arup’s Advanced Geometry Group, studied architectural theory at the AA, and has provided structural engineering and form-finding consultancy within practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects and Antony Gormley Studio. He was design team member and resident engineer for the award-winning self-sufficient Druk White Lotus School in Himalayan Ladakh. Trained originally in aerospace engineering, he worked at Ove Arup & Partners in a series of specialist and design roles over a ten-year period.

With Charles Walker, he has led the design and production of the four AA Summer Pavilions (2006-2009) through tutorship of AA Intermediate Unit 2. Projects at AGU include collaborations with architects including OMA, UNStudio, Shigeru Ban and David Adjaye, and artists Anish Kapoor and Chris Ofili. He was responsible for the 2005 Serpentine Pavilion by Alvaro Siza & Eduardo Souto De Moura with Cecil Balmond, and the roof, at competition stage, of Pompidou Metz by Shigeru Ban.