Keith WIlliams pictured centre at RIBA with Carl Turner & Tomas Stokke

7 November 2023 : Keith Williams at the RIBA for Guerrilla Tactics Speed Mentoring Programme

Keith pictured centre with Tomas Stoke of Haptic Architects (left) along with Carl Turner of Turner Works (right) took part in the Guerrilla Tactics Speed Mentoring Programme run by the Royal Institute of British Architects at its Portland Place HQ as part of Guerrilla Tactics, the  RIBA’s annual flagship conference for small and medium sized architectural practices.

This year’s Guerrilla Tactics theme explored agility and embracing the power of being ‘small.’ 

The Guerrilla Tactics Speed Mentoring session closed out the conference and was designed to give delegates a chance to talk one on one with leading architects to ask questions, gain advice and learn from experiences and advice of leading architects.

Keith was able to take the time to share some of his knowledge, expertise and personal experience with some of the 2023 Guerrilla Tactics cohort.

Keith remarked ” This is at least the third time that I have been involved in the Guerrilla Tactics Speed Mentoring programme and I do feel that it gives a chance for those of us who been around the block a few times to share some of our experiences, successes and of course the pitfalls and obstacles to success with those who are part way on their career pathways and are potential shapers of architecture and the built environment in the years ahead. Such a programme did not exist when I was starting out. We had to glean what information we could by engaging with leading architects to to give advice and share thoughts. I was grateful to John Whiles of Jestico and Whiles and Sir Terry Farrell, my old boss for their thoughts and guidance and  I was happy to give my time to this programme.”

Other leading figures in architecture involved on the day included Roger Zogolovitch of Solidspace and Sarah Featherstone of Featherstone Young.