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Events Calendar

Workflow: Parametric Design in Practice
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

Workflow: Parametric Design in Practice

AIA UK Lecture

Workflow: Parametric Design in Practice

Date: 6.30-9pm, 30 May 2019

Address: WilkinsonEyre, 33 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ

Join us for this technical lecture, brought to you by WilkinsonEyre.

Schedule

18:30 - Doors open

19:00 - Lectures

Alex Kyriakides

  • Introduction to the WilkinsonEyre Digital Production and Design Portfolio

  • Grasshopper design tactics on One Barangaroo

Kairo Baden-Powell and Alexandros Bertzouanis

  • Digital strategies used for Lord’s Cricket Ground Stadium

Alexandros Bertzouanis

  • Emerging technologies

  • Visualizing Revit views dependencies

  • Panelling surfaces in Revit

Jonathan Rabagliati

  • Sculpting with Code

René Rammazzo

  • Grasshopper design methods – from initial designs stages to information management

20:30 - Drinks / Canapés / Networking

21:00 - Fade out


CES Credits - 1.5


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A'19 Conference on Architecture, Las Vegas
Jun
8
to Jun 9

A'19 Conference on Architecture, Las Vegas

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

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AIA UK Chapter Bike & Sketching Tour
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

AIA UK Chapter Bike & Sketching Tour

Sketch Credit: B. O’Looney

Sketch Credit: B. O’Looney

The AIA Chapter 2019 Bike and Sketching Tour has now been scheduled for Saturday, 22 Jun 2019.

Although detailed plans will not be finalised until May, we can confirm that the tour will be led again by Architect and Architecture Historian Benedict O’Looney and will include a full day of riding and sketching and generally enjoying the architectural heritage of the English countryside.


Date: 22 Jun 2019

Location: To be confirmed

Led By: Architect and Architecture Historian Benedict O’Looney

Continuing Education Points: 6 CEUs

Fee: The ride is free; but spaces are limited, with 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 stop, but lunch will not be provided by the AIA.

Essential Notes:

  • You must provide your own bike (the area is not all covered by Santander Bikes)

  • Make sure you bike is tuned and ready.

  • If you don’t ride often or haven’t ridden lately, do a few test rides. We plan a more or less flat, easy ride but it will be a long day in the saddle.

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Cambridge Super Saturday: CES Extravaganza
Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

Cambridge Super Saturday: CES Extravaganza

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!

Schedule:

0930-1000: Coffee/ tea and pastries at St.John's College, Cambridge

1000-1200: 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.

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AIA UK Student Charrette (Date TBC)
Oct
1
9:30 AM09:30

AIA UK Student Charrette (Date TBC)

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 the 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.

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AIA UK Building Tour - Hugo Road by Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK Building Tour - Hugo Road by Robert Rhodes Architecture + Interiors

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.  

More details here

Awards

  • 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

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AIA UK Mentorship Night
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK Mentorship Night

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.

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AIA UK 2019 Design Awards Gala
Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK 2019 Design Awards Gala

The 2019 AIA UK Excellence in Design Awards
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
1830-1030hrs

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.

Timings:

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

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AIA Europe Conference: Copenhagen | Spring 2019
Apr
11
to Apr 14

AIA Europe Conference: Copenhagen | Spring 2019

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.

#AIACPH2019

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Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Article 25: Make Design Matter - April Talk - Orkidstudio

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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

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!

www.orkidstudio.org

facebook.com/Orkidstudio

twitter.com/Orkidstudio

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AIA UK Movie Night - 'Microtopia'
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

AIA UK Movie Night - 'Microtopia'

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.

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AIA UK - ARE Workshop
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

AIA UK - ARE Workshop

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

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LECTURE: MAKE DESIGN MATTER: Bethel Secondary School designed by Article 25
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

LECTURE: MAKE DESIGN MATTER: Bethel Secondary School designed by Article 25

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.

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AIA UK Movie Night - 'Objectified'
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

AIA UK Movie Night - 'Objectified'

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.

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AIA UK 2019 Annual General Meeting
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK 2019 Annual General Meeting

AIA UK Annual General Meeting

When: Thursday, January 17th, 2019, 18:30
Where: Herman Miller Showroom

Dear Members,

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


Attendance

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 

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"Everything Old is New Again", the INTBAU World Congress
Nov
27
to Nov 28

"Everything Old is New Again", the INTBAU World Congress

  • Royal Society of the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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AIA UK X Armstrong Pub Quiz
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK X Armstrong Pub Quiz

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.

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AIA UK Movie Night
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

AIA UK Movie Night

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

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AIA UK / RIBA 2018 Keynote Lecture
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK / RIBA 2018 Keynote Lecture

  • Royal Institute of British Architects (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 AIA/RIBA Keynote Lecture features Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake of KieranTimberlake.

When:

Monday, 29 October 2018

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Drinks and canapés will be served after the lecture.

Where:

Jarvis Hall
RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London  W1B 1AD

 Tickets

AIA/RIBA Member, Student Tickets: £10.00

Standard Ticket: £15.00

1.0 CES Credits

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AIA UK 2018 Student Charette
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

AIA UK 2018 Student Charette

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.

Jury Members:

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. 

 

DOWNLOAD POSTER HERE

Generously hosted by Laufen and Roca London Gallery.  

 

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

AIA UK Movie Night

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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.


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AIA UK - Building Seminar: Sky Central
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK - Building Seminar: Sky Central

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.

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AIA UK ARE Study Group
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

AIA UK ARE Study Group

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 emergingprofessionals@aiauk.org to request a link.

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AIA Europe Conference: Budapest | Fall 2018
Sep
27
to Sep 30

AIA Europe Conference: Budapest | Fall 2018

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

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AIA UK - Building Tour: Seventy Wilson
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK - Building Tour: Seventy Wilson

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.

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2018 AIA UK City Excursion - Dublin, Ireland
Sep
8
to Sep 9

2018 AIA UK City Excursion - Dublin, Ireland

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.

Participants Include:

  • 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

REGISTRATION OPEN

MORE INFORMATION HERE

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AIA UK - Building Tour: London Bloomberg Headquarters
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK - Building Tour: London Bloomberg Headquarters

London Bloomberg Headquarters

By Foster + Partners

Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, occupying a full city block, comprises two buildings united by bridges that span over a pedestrian arcade that reinstates an ancient Roman road. Its façade is defined by a structural sandstone frame, with a series of large-scale bronze fins that shade the floor-to-ceiling glazing. The fins give the building a visual hierarchy and rhythm. The fins vary in scale, pitch and density across each façade according to orientation and solar exposure.

A distinctive hypotrochoid stepped ramp flows through the full height of the building. Clad in bronze, the ramp is designed and proportioned as a place of meeting and connection, allowing people to hold conversations with colleagues, whilst not impeding the flow of people.

Meeting Point: Plaza formed by Walbrook and Canon Streets (London EC4N 8AR)

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. 

Special Note: For security reasons, all attendees must be signed up by noon Friday, 10 August. The full name for all attendees must be provided. If you are buying a ticket for someone, you must provide their name before the deadline.

 

For more information about the project, click here.

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CANCELLED - AIA UK & ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Building Tour: Hackney Town Hall Restoration
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

CANCELLED - AIA UK & ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Building Tour: Hackney Town Hall Restoration

THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

The AIA UK Chapter and Armstrong Ceilings cordially invites you to the next in our ongoing series of building tours:

Hackney Town Hall Restoration

By Hawkins / Brown

Post-Tour discussion and drinks sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings.

The renewal of the Hackney Town Hall has come in the form of an exhaustive twelve-year restoration and refurbishment programme by Hawkins\Brown. In order to update and maintain the historical character of the building, many efforts and challenges were faced by the design team. By reorganising the building’s second story, the internal space was increased by two-thirds. The increase also includes the skilful transformation of two former service courtyards into full-height covered atriums.The atriums play an important role in the circulation and energy efficiency of the building.

Skilful as these new interventions are, the building at its heart remains an art deco masterpiece and it is the astonishing level of care and craftsmanship with which its original features and spaces have been restored that holds the visitor’s attention. Throughout the building lighting, panelling, flooring, upholstery, woodwork, ironmongery, walls and windows have all been lovingly and painstakingly restored to dramatically recapture the building’s original art deco glory.

Eighty years after the Town Hall was built, this superb restoration convincingly resuscitates its 1930’s civic ideals.

Meeting Point: Front Plaza (Mare Street London E8 1EA)

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.

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AIA UK Chapter Bike & Sketching Tour – Kent Coast
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

AIA UK Chapter Bike & Sketching Tour – Kent Coast

See multiple examples English architecture from Roman to Modern times all under the direction of a well-known architecture and art historian.  

Visit multiple examples (up to 7, time and logistics permitting) of English Coastal towns - Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Birchington, Margate, Broadstairs and even to Ramsgate (for the truly intrepid).  Each town has a different response to modern challenges regarding tourism, environmental control, social cohesion, etc. 

Highlights include:

a medieval church; a renaissance market; a neoclassical clock tower; the modern ‘Turner Centre’; Arts & Crafts and Art Deco housing; Victorian seaside architecture; Roman and Romanesque ruins along with spectacular seascapes and high-tech wind farms – all in all, an eclectic mixture, too difficult to list out in full.

See HERE for full details

Image Credit: B. O'Looney

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A'18 - AIA Conference on Architecture
Jun
21
to Jun 23

A'18 - AIA Conference on Architecture

A'18 - AIA Conference on Architecture

Get ready for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design, hosted in one of the most iconic cities in the world. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities of every size all over the world.

More information here

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AIA UK Conference: Super Saturday
Jun
16
8:30 AM08:30

AIA UK Conference: Super Saturday

Super Saturday

A 1-day conference for continuing education credits

Need CES credits in 2018? The AIA UK Chapter is hosting 1-day session on Saturday 16th of June to maximise the opportunity to get credits in a single day from the convenience of Central London. There will be a series of speakers during the morning and a walking tour in the afternoon.

The itinerary is as follows:

8:30-9am – Sign-in

9-10am: Presentation on Engineered Transparency; Eckersley O’Callaghan – Façade Engineers

10-10:15 - Break

10:15 - 11:15 - Presentation; Stanton Williams – Stanton Williams Associates Stephen Hadley and Kaori Ohsugi discuss the practice’s recent work in Cambridge, and how each project responds to the context.

11:15-11:30 - Break

11:30-12:30 – Presentation; Bauder -  Andrew Harper presents on design considerations for successful planning of Green Roofs

Lunch will be provided – Lebanese from The Cedar Restaurant, Maida Vale

Afternoon –

Walking Tour with Mike Althorp; the London Ambler 

Viewing – Castles in the Air Exhibition - Are Europe’s post-war social housing estates Modernist utopias or architectural hells? Photographer Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre turns his lens on the high-rise concrete typology that is enjoying new popularity, yet continues to provoke reaction more than 70 years after taking root on the continent.

Target 6 LU (LU + HSW tbc)

Venue: 7a Langley Street, WC2H 9JA

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AIA UK Building Tour
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

AIA UK Building Tour

The AIA UK Chapter cordially invites you to the next in our ongoing series of building tours:

81-87 Weston Street, London By Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Client: Solidspace

Post-Tour Discussion to follow.

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris recently completed the Weston Street residential project located in the heart of Bermondsey, south London. The buildings’ stepped massing is a response to the differing neighbourhood scales, while the brickwork façade and metal windows reference the warehouse aesthetic of the city. The product of a close collaboration between AHMM and developer Solidspace, the scheme provides eight split level apartments and an open-plan office space to the ground floor. The apartments’ open-plan arrangement of living, kitchen and study space across three levels creates a complex play of interlocking units. Amenity space is provided by large cantilevered balconies and roof terraces. The project was awarded the WAF Future Project Residential 2016

Meeting Point: Guy Street Park (SE1 3SH) just south of the project.

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.

For more information about the project, click here.

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AIA UK - Ask an Expert: O’Donnell and Tuomey
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

AIA UK - Ask an Expert: O’Donnell and Tuomey

We invite our emerging professionals to join world renowned Irish architects and Honorary Fellows of the AIA, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, for an informal evening conversation about architectural practice and design. Come with questions to ask our architectural experts! Spaces are limited.

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(Photo credit: Denis Gilbert)

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