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A Virtual Panel Discussion

The Future

Of Togetherness

This event took place on

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 at 10.30 am


But you have not missed out, you can catch up with the video recording

Project Photo: Theatre Royal Glasgow. Design by Page\Park; Photo by Andrew Lee.

In the age of social distancing, how can the buildings in which we gather adapt?


Join us for an insight into the arts sector, where we discuss the immediate challenges for our theatres, museums and galleries and how design can assist them to thrive and prosper in the long-term.

The Panel

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Nicola Walls

Head of Arts and Culture at Page\Park

Nicola is a practising architect with Page\Park Architects. Her professional involvement in arts buildings mirrors her personal interests and she is passionate about the arts being accessible to all. As Head of the Arts and Culture team, Nicola is actively involved in producing special and dynamic spaces for people to engage with creative and cultural activities.

Page\Park’s key cultural projects include the redevelopment of Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, Scottish Opera’s Theatre Royal in Glasgow, St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh, Leeds Playhouse, Edinburgh Printmakers and new foyers for Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. 

Nicola sits on the Board of the Tron Theatre in Glasgow

Alex Reedijk

General Director at Scottish Opera

Alex Reedijk joined Scottish Opera as General Director in February 2006, following four years at the helm of The NBR New Zealand Opera.  Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts.

Having worked for many opera companies and festivals across the world, including Scottish Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and the original Garsington Opera, he became New Zealand Festival’s Deputy Executive Director with particular responsibility for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which made its first highly successful visit out of Edinburgh to Wellington in 2000.

In November 2011, Alex was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Alex is currently Vice Chairman of the Citizens Theatre and Chairman of the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock.

General Director Alex Reedijk. Scottish

Andrew Wylie

Partner at BuroHappold

Andrew is a Partner at Buro Happold with responsibility for leading the portfolio of the UK Culture Sector projects. His specialism is in structural engineering and he has experience of multi-disciplinary design on a range of complex new build and refurbishment projects with particular experience in museums and performance venues.


Andrew has completed a Master’s degree in Inter-Disciplinary Design for the Built Environment at the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Engineer, he is also a member of the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT). As a member of the Trada Industrial Advisory Board Andrew has extensive experience in timber design and engineering, designing some of the first buildings in the UK to use Cross Laminated Timber.


He has worked on a number of high-profile projects including The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, The Factory (Manchester) The Centre for Music (London), The Natural History Museum (London), Bristol Aero Collection and Heritage Houses in Qatar. Andrew is leading Buro Happold’s response to the Climate Emergency focusing on low carbon engineering.

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Virtual Event

The Future Of Togetherness

Thursday, 23 June 2020 at 10.30 am

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