The AIA UK Student Charette is one of the Chapter’s longest-standing and most popular events, and an important aspect of the Chapter's educational outreach and emerging professional programs. Held annually at the Zaha Hadid-designed London Roca Gallery, the Charette is open to Part 1 students from any UK architecture school. Students can apply in teams of up to 8, and each team is led by local AIA members who serve as mentors throughout the day. Responding to a competition brief, students spend the day working collaboratively to develop and present their proposals to a jury composed of AIA and FAIA members, as well as local academics and respected young practitioners.
The event is entirely CAD-free!
More details soon.
AIA UK BUILDING TOUR - COAL DROPS YARD
BY HEATHERWICK STUDIO
Date: 6.30-8pm, Thursday 18 July 2019
Address: Stable St, King’s Cross, London N1C 4DQ Meeting Point: The Fish and Coal Building, on top of the viaduct arches (just after the Coal Office)
Reimagining two disused Victorian structures, this project has transformed buildings never designed for public use into a new retail destination and publicly accessible space. The roofs of both structures were in need of significant repair, providing an opportunity to create a unique moment – a ‘kissing point’ where the two roofs stretch to meet each other, forming a new upper storey and a sheltered double-height space beneath that can host performances. Marrying crafted elements with precision engineering, the design comprehensively yet sensitively restores the buildings and yard to provide a wide range of unit sizes to cater to a changing sector.
CES Credits - 1 (TBC)
£3 AIA Members
AIA UK Cambridge Super Saturday: CES Extravaganza 2019
Need some Continuing Education credits in 2019? Want a delightful Summer day trip to Cambridge with a free guided walking tour, lunch, and a range of interesting talks? Then book now!
0900-0945: Coffee/ tea and pastries at St.John's College, Cambridge
0945-1200: Expert Guided Walking Tour of Cambridge (Dr Maria Copot)
1200-1300: Free Lunch at St.John's College
1300-1400: Sustainability and Engineering: The New London Plan (Max Fordham)
1400-1500: Sustainability and Heritage: New Court, Trinity (Fifth Studio)
1500-1600: Sustainability and Masterplanning (Allies+Morrison)
1600-1700: Sustainability and Building: Tour of Cowan Court, Churchill College (6a Architects)
1700-1830: Drinks by the River (The Mill, Cambridge) (Limited LUs)
Target Learning Units:
6 Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) credits.
BEALE & CO LUNCHTIME WEBINAR: MANAGING PAYMENT FROM DEVELOPERS
Date: Thursday 4 July - 12:30 to 13:30
Earn 1 Learning Unit at lunchtime by participating in a webinar hosted by AIA UK Chapter sponsor Beale & Co!
Managing Payment from Developers
Join us for a webinar on 4th of July 2019 at 12:30 PM.
We have seen a recent upturn in the number of consultants seeking our help in obtaining payment. In this webinar we highlight key steps from the start of the relationship with the developer and throughout the project cycle to increase the likelihood of getting paid, and those steps to take to try and force payment following completion.
See English countryside/seaside from Pluckley to Folkestone, and architecture medieval to modern, under the direction of a well-known architect and art historian.
Visit multiple English countryside/seaside towns – Pluckley, Appledore, New Romney, Dymchurch, Hythe, Sandgate and Folkestone.
Highlights include inter alia (and in no particular order): medieval and renaissance English architecture; materials and geology of Hythe Bay and SE England; Georgian architecture and military defences; Saga Group Headquarters (high tech/low energy project – Hopkins); public art (Folkestone Triennial); Folkestone Harbour Railway Station; Rocksalt Restaurant/Bar (Guy Holloway Architects)... perhaps swimming???
Date: 22 June 2019
Location: Pluckley to Folkestone
Led By: Architect and Architect Historian, Ben O’Looney
Time: 11:30 – Start at Pluckley
14:00 – Lunch & Sketching at Appledore
18:00 – Eat & Sketching at Folkestone Harbour
Train Listings (Subject to Schedule Revisions)
dep 10:09 St Pancras / arr 11:08 Pluckley (Change at Ashford)
dep 10:10 Charing Cross / arr Pluckley 11:20
dep 10:19 London Bridge / arr Pluckley 11:20
Further information can be requested by email to: email@example.com. On the day, please coordinate by mobile on: 07710 355 650.
Fee: free for AIA UK Members, £10 for non-members.
Space is limited to 12 people. AIA members will be given priority if the tour is overbooked. If you wish to add to the flat fee given to the tour leader, please feel welcome. There will be a lunch and dinner stops, but food and drinks are at your own cost.
You must provide your own bike
Make sure you bike is tuned and ready.
If you don’t ride often or haven’t ridden lately, do a few test rides. This is a more or less flat, easy ride - some off road - but it will be a long day in the saddle.
You must undertake the tour at your own risk! Wearing a cycle helmet is very strongly advised.
You must bring your own sketching materials.
You might consider swimming gear, if the weather is favourable.
Continuing Education Points: 6 CEUs
AIA UK BUILDING TOUR
4 PANCRAS SQUARE BY ERIC PARRY ARCHITECTS
Date: 6:30-8pm, 12 June 2019
Address: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG
Join us for a building tour of this exciting project, which recently won a Commendation at the 2019 AIA UK Design Awards.
4 Pancras Square forms the keystone of this new public space at King’s Cross and cements the success of a new urban quarter. The quality and robustness of this project was developed following the success of the client’s preceding office buildings, within a backdrop of a changing market, more flexible user requirements and a much sharper focus on sustainability and user well-being.
The building consists of ten storeys of office above ground, an office reception & cafe, retail units at ground and lower ground floors, and two levels of basement, a total of 305,000 ft2 GEA. A weathering (corten) steel exoskeleton characterises the building and gives a strong identity for Universal Music the building’s anchor tenant. A vierendeel truss at the first floor allows the transfer of structure to widely-spaced ground floor columns that open up the ground floor.
The largest entrance span, at 27m, allows the square landscaping to flow into the building. The building has an extensive landscaped roof garden and amenity terraces.
CES Credits - 1 (TBC)
£3 AIA Members
Beyond its excess, extremes, and appetite for the ersatz, Las Vegas is a global pioneer in design. Its ever-changing landscape is an incubator for the kind of transformation that influences architecture and design trends the world over.
And with tens of millions of visitors each year, Las Vegas is boldly on display. Not just the casinos and nightlife, but the hospitals, schools, community centers, parks, apartment buildings, and art installations that are part of people’s everyday lives.
This work is a testimony to how architects are designing a better future by taking on the critical challenges facing cities—and our world—today.
At A’19, we’ll explore designing a better future, for everyone
AIA UK Lecture
Workflow: Parametric Design in Practice
Date: 6.30-9pm, 30 May 2019
Address: WilkinsonEyre, 33 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ
WilkinsonEyre hosts the AIA UK Chapter in an event webbing together art, science, and tech.
Please join us for an evening of design method exploration and transatlantic camaraderie, and see the range of what parametric design has to offer.
Learn something, share something, or talk shop with WEA's parametric design pros. All levels of computer knowledge are welcome.
18:30 - Doors open
19:00 - Lectures
Fabio Roberti - Head of BIM at WilkinsonEyre
Introduction to the WilkinsonEyre Digital Production and Design
Grasshopper design tactics on One Barangaroo
Kairo Baden-Powell and Alexandros Bertzouanis
Digital strategies used for Lord’s Cricket Ground Stadium
Visualizing Revit views dependencies
Panelling surfaces in Revit
Grasshopper design methods – from initial designs stages to information management.
20:30 - Drinks / Canapés / Networking
21:00 - Fade out
CES Credits - 1.5
AIA UK Building Tour
Hugo Road by Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors
Date: 6.30-8pm, 15 May 2019
Address: 1 Hugo Road, London N19 5EU
Join us for the first of this year’s building tours.
Hugo Road challenges the traditional layout of the terraced house.
By moving the entrance, circulation and services spaces into a slender, two-storey side extension, we released the house from its Victorian formality. The new diagram shifts the focus of the house to the garden level and frees the raised ground floor to provide much needed private space.
Architects’ Journal 2018 Retrofit Awards – Finalist
The Sunday Times 2018 British Home Awards: Home Extension of the Year – Finalist
New London Architecture Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 – Long listed
CES Credits - 1
Registration is free but spaces are limited
AIA UK Mentorship Night
Time: 6:30pm welcome and 7pm kick off
2 CES Credits available for both mentors and mentees.
We invite both mentors and mentees in architecture to take part in a Mentorship Night.
Please arrive beginning at 6:30 with a formal kick off at 7pm. Karen Fugle, the executive / team coach of Sleeping Giant Consulting, will start with an introduction about mentorship and the importance of having a support network. Mentors and mentees will then break off into small rotating groups, allowing mentees to discuss their experience and concerns with several mentors over the course of the night.
The 2019 AIA UK Excellence in Design Awards
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
The Royal College of Physicians,
11 St. Andrew’s Place,
London NW1 4LE.
Please join us at The Royal College of Physicians for the 2019 Excellence in Design Awards ceremony. Awards will be given to winning entries from Architects, industrial designers, urban planners, landscape architects and interior designers based in the UK and from around the World, for completed projects in the UK; as well as projects abroad completed by UK based practices.
1830hrs-1930hrs: Welcome Reception Venue: The Platt Room
1945hrs: Awards Ceremony Venue: The Seligman Theatre
2030hrs - 2230hrs: Awards Reception, & Building Tours* Venue: The Platt Room
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE GALA by 24 April 2019.
Tickets are free but capacity is limited. *
Building Tours of the Grade I-listed building by Sir Denys Lasdun, CBE. 1 CES credit available for this tour
At AIA Europe's Spring 2019 Conference – Livability in Copenhagen – We will explore How it works, Why it works, Where it works, When it works, and …sometimes doesn’t.
We will explore key factors that affect many European cities to which the city of Copenhagen has developed a unique response.
Sustainability, Live/work balance, the cycling culture, designing with acoustics, lighting and water, the city’s design culture, and exploring public and private space in the city.
To mimic life in this engaging city, we will explore the city by boat, bike, walking tours and even a morning run. Lectures, cocktail hours and a gala dinner in locations throughout the city will inform your new perspective on Copenhagen.
Our April talk will be delivered by James Mitchell, Director at Orkidstudio. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with invited guests.
Orkidstudio creates high quality, affordable and healthy buildings, through an exceptional end-to-end design and construction process, which use local materials and promote opportunities for women.
THE PROBLEM: In Kenya, women are significantly disadvantaged both socially and economically with over half the female population living below the poverty line ($3.10/day) and less than 50% of girls educated at high school level.
Meanwhile, Africa’s population is growing fast; by the end of this century, 40% of the global population will reside in Africa. By 2030, more than 50% of those living in Africa will reside in cities. Africa has an alarming lack of skilled designers and construction professionals, whilst existing and over-burdened infrastructure remains sub-standard for human occupation.
If not properly planned for, the huge pressure that this population boom will exert on Africa’s cities will lead to a dramatic rise in public health issues, more pronounced inequalities, and increasing strains on our fragile environment and climate.
OUR SOLUTION: Orkidstudio recognizes an opportunity in this problem. Innovative solutions are needed. In few other sectors is gender inequality more pronounced than in the construction industry, one of the fastest growing on the African Continent and with less than 6% women.
Using our expertise and rapidly growing portfolio of award-winning design and construction projects, we work with low income earning women to provide training and employment in construction skills, enabling them to earn as they learn, significantly increasing earnings and securing a professional certification.
SUMMARY: We’re working to disrupt the male-dominated construction industry - one of the fastest growing sectors in East Africa with one of the biggest skills gaps - whilst also leveraging opportunities for disadvantaged women and creating a more dignified, healthy and safe built environment. Join us today!
We continue the 2019 Film Night Series with a screening 'Microtopia', which presents dreams of life in small, mobile or temporary spaces. Several architects, builders and artists from different parts of the world propose a radical solution to living space, in which all unnecessary things are removed, and seemingly old and worn-out items are utilised.
Behind all this is a simple question: How much space, stuff and comfort do we really need?
This film explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing the limits to find answers to their dreams of portability, flexibility and of creating independence from the grid.
Members - £3 plus booking fee
Non-Members - £5 plus booking fee
1.5 CES Credits Available.
AIA UK ARE WORKSHOP - Study Group Session
Come meet other test takers and share your exam experience and knowledge !
We welcome people at any stage of licensure, from considering sitting the AREs to recently completed and wanting to give back. Come meet other candidates to share your experiences and get support wherever you are in process.
Registration is Free
Our February talk will be delivered by AIA UK Board Member Bea Sennewald, Director of Projects at Article 25. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with invited guests.
BETHEL SECONDARY SCHOOL, BURKINA FASO
The Bethel School in Gourcy was one of the few places where 450 children could attend secondary school but prior to construction of the new campus, it was severely overcrowded with 4 children sharing a single desk in many classrooms. The existing two-storey concrete buildings were dark and very hot. We teamed up with Giving Africa and the local missionAssociation Evangélique d’Appui et Développement (AEAD) to design and build five new classrooms, three vocational teaching spaces, as well as outdoor teaching space, a library, latrines and changing rooms for sports. The new construction increased the school places from 480 to 1000. The new buildings have been designed to make indoor spaces comfortable despite the harsh climate which sees 45˚C temperatures in summer.
Make Design Matter is a series of monthly inspirational talks for humanitarians.
Article 25, in partnership with the BRE Trust and venue host NLA, are bringing together outstanding design professionals who work to support the most vulnerable in society across the developing world. These inspiring monthly panel discussions consider the pursuit of progressive, sustainable architecture which focus on the communities they serve.
Meet the architects and designers at the forefront of creative and positive change in building design for international development.
Article 25 is a small charity that relies on the support of built environment professionals and others to help fund our work. Please make a donation in support of our work.
If students would like to attend for free, please register for your tickets here.
Welcome back to AIA UK movie series! We start the 2019 Series screening 'Objectified,' the third movie of the design trilogy which includes Helvetica & Urbanised, by Gary Hustwit.
Objectified is a feature-length documentary film examining the role of everyday non-living objects, and the people who design them, in our daily lives. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind the objects and the designers, who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability.
Objectified encourages us to stop and notice our surroundings and to think critically about creativity and consumption.
1.5 CES Credits Available.
AIA UK Annual General Meeting
When: Thursday, January 17th, 2019, 18:30
Where: Herman Miller Showroom
We invite you to join us for the AIA UK 2019 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 to celebrate the year just gone by and to look to the year ahead.
A drinks and canape reception, hosted generously by our sponsor Herman Miller, will be held prior to the presentations, which will include a workplace-themed talk by Herman Miller, worth 1 Continuing Education Credits, an overview of our past and future events as well as a brief administration meeting to cover:
Election of the 2019 Board Officers and Directors
Approval of the 2018 Annual Accounts
Preview of Upcoming 2019 Events
This is your essential opportunity to have your say in the governance of the Chapter, give feedback to the Board and influence the Chapter's plans going forward. It is also a chance for an after-hours visit to the showroom of Herman Miler, our long-time Chapter supporter.
Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged!
The Board Slate
The Board Slate to be reviewed at the AGM can be found here
Volunteering with the AIA
Other Chapter members, including allied and affiliated members, or those not otherwise qualified for full board status, are welcome to get involved with the chapter. If you are interested in volunteering with the Chapter, speak to a member of the 2018 board.
Evening generously hosted by Herman Miller
We would like to make our chapter aware of a great learning opportunity (and more credits) which is taking place locally. The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) world conference will be held at the Royal Society of Art in central London from 27-28th November.
They are offering CES credit for attending the conference and a discounted rate for AIA members.
Over three sessions, the Congress will explore what appears to be a resurgence in the use of natural materials and traditional forms for buildings and places. Based on perspectives and case studies from around the world, speakers, panels, and audience discussions will consider what could lie behind this resurgence. To what extent and where is it taking place? Is it the expression of a quest for identity and meaning, or of nostalgia for the past in the face of an uncertain future? Is it an inevitable, and perhaps temporary, shift into a new period of architectural style? Or does it come from an environmental awareness that resources are finite?
This opportunity has been facilitated by the President of the AIA Central Massachusetts chapter whom is also a director of the INTBAU USA chapter.
Join us for a fun evening at the pub and compete with your friends on knowledge of architectural trivia and other amazing facts over a pint or a glass of wine. Everyone is invited, bring a team or come by yourself; we’ll set up teams on the evening. The best team will win a memorable prize.
Evening and drinks sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling Systems.
The event is on Monday, the 19th of November, starting at 6:30, upstairs at the Yorkshire Grey Inn at 2 Theobald’s Road, London, WC1X 8PN
Attendance is free, spaces are limited.
Please join the AIA UK for our final movie screening of 2018:
Citizen Jane - Battle For The City
This is a documentary about writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs, and her fight to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s. Jacobs insisted that with skyscrapers come slums, emphasising the city as a community of people rather than a collection of buildings.
Jacob’s activism resonates loudly in our present time, as grassroots movements rise up to resist power-based bullying and autocratic authority.
1.5 CES Credits Available.
AIA Members - £3.00
Non-Members - £5.00
The 2018 AIA/RIBA Keynote Lecture features Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake of KieranTimberlake.
Monday, 29 October 2018
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Drinks and canapés will be served after the lecture.
RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD
AIA/RIBA Member, Student Tickets: £10.00
Standard Ticket: £15.00
1.0 CES Credits
CALLING ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS!
£10 per student (includes lunch and refreshments, and reprographic services throughout the day)
The Charette is a CAD-free event, and students are asked to present drawn, modelled and collage proposals only. Students may bring their favourite drawing medium and tools with them. AIAUK will also be providing additional materials to support students, including drawing materials and reprographic services.
Students can self-assemble in teams of 8 or sign up individually and be assigned to a team on the day.
Patrick Lynch, Patrick Lynch Architects
Carsten Hanssen, Atelier 27 Architects
[Additional jurors TBC]
Deadline for Registration Extended: Saturday, 13 October 2018 at 6pm
- One team per university per course.
- Registration is strictly limited to 80 students in total.
The AIA UK proudly presents another Gary Hustwit's independent documentary, 'Urbanised.' This documentary picks up from our last screening of 'Helvetica', both of which form a part of what is known as the the 'Design Trilogy.'
'Urbanised' discusses the design of cities, looking at the issues and strategies behind urban design, and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.
1.5 CES Credits Available.
The AIA UK Chapter cordially invites you to a seminar with the design architects of Sky Central Workplace:
Sky Central @ PLP Architecture
Lecture about the project, discussion and drinks.
Located at the heart of Sky’s 13-hectare headquarters in Osterley, West London, the three-storey building has a 37,700-square-metre plan arranged around a triple-height atrium. It houses over 3,500 employees, bringing Sky's corporate and creative sections together into a single community, whose identity reflects the fast-paced and ever-evolving nature of broadcasting and telecommunications. It has been designed to promote flexibility, openness, and ease of access, encouraging the flow of both people and ideas.
The extensive use of timber together allowed for significant offsite prefabrication and a reduced programme / carbon footprint during construction. The building has received WELL Certification in recognition of its promotion of a sense of health and wellbeing among employees.
Venue: PLP Architecture - Ibex House 42-47 Minories London EC3N 1DY
1.5 CES Credit (minimum) is available and places are limited. Tickets are £3 / £5 for members/non-members, and all proceeds benefit the Noel Hill Travel Bursary. Please register online by clicking the tickets button.
For more information about the project, click here.
Join the ARE Study Group! If you are planning on taking an exam, recently completed an exam or are even just considering the exams generally come and meet your peers. Our goal is to help connect people with ARE experience to those who needs exam support and advice.
If you are interested but not able to attend we will do our best to accommodate to your via video conference, please register online and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a link.
The conference will explore the cultural projects that have developed in Budapest in recent decades. The aim is to explore various level of culture – from the “high” culture venue –MÜPA – a large performing arts facility- to Liget Budapest- the new museum quarter development underway in the center of the city. In addition the new campus of the Central European University will be a venue. Each day will transpire at a new venue, introducing a new building in and of itself. The gastronomic indulgences and the ruin pub district of Budapest will be part of the “cultural” explorations. The conference will integrate the cultural traditions and heritages of Budapest- rooted in the Austro- Hungarian Empire, whilst offering an insight into the contemporary architecture of today.
More details HERE
The AIA UK Chapter cordially invites you to the next in our ongoing series of building tours:
70 Wilson Office Building By A Studio
Post-Tour discussion and drinks.
Meeting Point: Crossing of Wilson and Worship Street
This former 1980s office building, and an adjacent Grade II listed building have been refurbished and extended in collaboration with Low Carbon Workplace (Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Stanhope and The Carbon Trust) to create a highly efficient, future-proof office space based on low carbon standards. To achieve such a striking result within budget the designers had to work within the limits of the buildings existing structure, enabling a 25% increase in the net floor area through rationalising the floor layouts and adding a two-storey steel-framed roof extension.
The new envelope is designed to respond to the site’s orientation and the adjacent building massing, both in maximising environmental performance and expression of scale. The patinated copper cladding makes the building a distinctive contemporary warehouse whilst in keeping with the surrounding red brick buildings. The result is a building that performs as well as an equivalent new building.
1.5 CES Credit (minimum) is available and places are limited.
Tickets are £3 / £5 for members/non-members, and all proceeds benefit the Noel Hill Travel Bursary. Please register online by clicking the tickets button.
For more information about the project, click here.
AIA UK 2018 City Excursion - Dublin, Ireland
When: 8-9 September 2018
Where: Dublin, Ireland
This year’s annual weekend excursion will be to Dublin. Join us for an exciting weekend of talks, walking and building tours with innovative architects and practices.
- Ali Grehan – The City Architect, Dublin City Council
- Bucholz McEvoy Architects
- de Blacam and Meagher
- Kavanagh Tuite Architects
- O’Donnell + Tuomey
- Scott Tallon Walker
12 CES CREDITS