The Academy are delighted to welcome Stephen Willacy as Friday’s Closing Keynote speaker. Urbanist extraordinaire and powerhouse of inspirational placemaking, Stephen will wrap up Congress 2022 drawing on his experience delivering places for people as Aarhus Chief City Architect.

Stephen is currently Direktør at Stephen Willacy Architecture + Urbanism after recently completing his tenure (2012-2020) as the Chief City Architect at Aarhus City Council, Denmark where he was responsible for achieving architectural quality for large-scale plans and projects across the city. Stephen has been Partner in the internationally acclaimed Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects where he was partner responsible for two award winning projects in the UK- the New Sir Duncan Rice Library for University of Aberdeen, Scotland and City of Westminster College at Paddington Green in London; Associate Professor and Researcher at Aarhus School of Architecture, Guest Professor at Arizona State University, USA, and is currently an Honorary Professor at The University of Dundee, Scotland.

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