Specialist vs Generalist: the Sustainability Debates

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture


The Sustainable Communities Institute at London South Bank University (LSBU), the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Built Environment Group (APSBEG) have partnered to deliver the Built Environment Exchange - a series of free debates. Learning in all forms, from the education of students to the continuing development of professionals, is key to a sustainable built environment. The issues explored in this debate were around general cross-disciplinary learning versus focusing on the specialisation of disciplines. Chair Nigel Tonks, Buildings London Leader, Arup For specialist learning Satheesh Jacob, Head of Excellence, Building Services, Ramboll Alex MacLaren, Assistant Professor – Architectural Design, Heriot Watt University For generalist learning Paul Tymkow, Director of Learning and Knowledge, Hoare Lea Robert Schmidt III, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University
Period15 Nov 2016
Held atLondon South Bank University, United Kingdom


  • communication
  • collaboration
  • specialist
  • design
  • construction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Education