Museum of Architecture Book Club: Roger Zogolovitch – Shouldn’t we all be developers?
Date: 15 October 2015
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Location: Michaelis Boyd Associates, London
Tickets: £30 (book included), £12 (talk only), Concessions £23 (book included), £7 (talk only)

Museum of Architecture inaugural Book Club – Roger Zogolovitch will articulate his vision for recognition of the independent and creative developer playing their part to generate supply of new homes in the UK and beyond to meet population demand. Housing as a human right is the premise. The book draws on his experience of building on gap sites in London, examining each part of the interconnected development story, within a historical context and offering radical solutions to generate supply. The book argues for a movement for good development by independent producers: entrepreneurs who can unlock the potential of underdeveloped sites to meet supply without needing to build over greenbelt. It is ‘the book housebuilders don’t want you to read’.


AA School of Architecture Evening Lecture
Building for need not greed – who are the house builders of the future?
Roger Zogolovitch, Marc Vlessing & Finn Williams; chaired by Nicky Gavron
Date: 19 November 2015
Time: 18:00
Location: Lecture Hall

The 90min discussion will be based around the principles of Roger Zogolovitch’s book Shouldn’t We All Be Developers, looking at an alternative to the volume house builder model of development, focusing on building on gap sites in cities and investing for long-term rather than building on Green Belt and selling land ownerships as house builders do. This will be an opportunity for the other panellists to respond to Roger’s arguments and support, or not, the case for the independent developer.

Roger Zogolovitch is an architect and developer and founder of Solidspace.

Marc Vlessing is a founder Director and CEO of Pocket, London’s first private developer that focuses exclusively on delivering intermediate housing for the starter market – see:

Finn Williams is an architect-turned-planner based in London. Finn is Regeneration Area Manager at the GLA, and the founder of public sector planning thinktank NOVUS and independent research platform Common Office. twitter: @commonoffice

Nicky Gavron is a London-wide Assembly Member and chair of the cross-party Planning Committee. In 2000 she became the first statutory Deputy Mayor of London with responsibility for the London Plan, strategic planning, and London’s response to climate change.

AA School of Architecture Evening Lecture


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