Kent Jackson and Karl Micallef Present Lecture Hosted by Malta’s Planning Authority and Chamber of Architects

Photo of SOM's Kent Jackson and Karl Micallef in discussion with the event's chair, Dorianne Cachia

At an event organized by Malta’s Planning Authority and the Chamber of Architects, Design Partner Kent Jackson and Associate Principal Karl Micallef presented SOM’s approach to sustainable development in a keynote lecture as part of the Malta Architectural and Spatial Planning (MASP) Awards “After Sunset” series.

Held in Valletta’s National Museum of Archaeology, the lecture drew upon the firm’s international portfolio of projects—including the currently under construction Corso Italia 23 in Milan—and demonstrated the importance of the social, cultural, and economic impact of reuse and renewal within the built environment.

The lecture was followed by an engaging audience discussion, chaired by Dorianne Cachia, which explored the coexistence of innovation, cultural heritage, and sustainability within the context of Malta and Europe more broadly.

Launched in 2019 by Malta’s Planning Authority, the Malta Architectural and Spatial Planning (MASP) Awards, under the patronage of the President of Malta, have become a prestigious mark of excellence, recognizing architects, interior designers, researchers, and students.