Catrina Stewart  

PLAYING THE CITY

Lumino City and other architectural projects

Friday 13th March noon open lecture in UH001 

Architectural designer Catrina Stewart from practice OfficeSandM (http://officesandm.com/) will be expecting red carpets and limos when she arrives at AUB on Friday as the night before she hopes Lumino City will collect a Bafta. Catrina’s drawings and remarkable models form the basis of the the city for the animated game.  The development team are up for an award for the art, architecture and making behind the three year production of the ‘State of Play’ game Lumino City,

 This term’s Architecture Open Lecture Series has focused on emerging female academics and practitioners creating and making. The series included Penelope Haralambidou with her Duchamp research Desiring Architecture, the artist Elizabeth Ogilvie with her ‘Out of Ice’ work, Holly Lewis of We Made That  and Iris Papadatou of You and Me  It is appropriate that with International Women’s Day and the RIBA trending project #SeeMeJoinMe that AUB has seen female academics, practitioners visiting and great students final year students as Amy Nash, keep an eye out for her ARB/RIBA Part2 Thesis redesigning Wessex Way (https://projectwessexway.wordpress.com/).

Catrina is a cofounder and partner at Office S&M, an award winning architectural design studio based in London. Notable projects are, an installation in the Tate Modern, a shop conversion in Leyton, an opera stage design for Europa in Bedford Square. The practice has been in numerous publications, including the AJ, Fulcrum, P.E.A.R. and A10 Magazine. Catrina’s work explores the social, cultural and architectural implications of existing and new technologies, and the increasing need for cities to find alternative ways of expanding.