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Events Calendar


AIA UK Film Night - The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

AIA UK Film Night - The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

  • BFI Screening Room

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

A Film by William H. Whyte

This film is about city spaces --why some work and some do not, and what the practical lessons may be. In 1980, William H. Whyte published the findings from his revolutionary Street Life Project in The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. 

Both the book and the accompanying film were instantly labeled classics, and launched a mini-revolution in the planning and study of public spaces. They have since become standard texts, and appear on syllabi and reading lists in urban planning, sociology, environmental design, and architecture departments around the world.

Admission for AIA Members: £3

General Admission/Non-members: £5

1.5 CES Credits

Seating is limited. RSVP required.

Register Here

 

WEBINAR - CDM REGULATIONS 2015 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Jan
20
12:30 pm12:30

WEBINAR - CDM REGULATIONS 2015 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Wednesday 20th January 2016 at 12.30pm

Earn 1 Learning Unit at lunchtime by participating in another of our lunchtime webinars hosted by AIA UK Chapter sponsor Beale & Company! 

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 ("CDM Regulations 2015") affect almost all construction projects in Great Britain and so all consultants need to ensure they are familiar with them.

They have now been fully in force for a few months (since 6 October 2015) but the industry is still adjusting to the changes brought about by them and there remains some uncertainty as to their practical application to construction projects, as shown by a number of common queries which we have been asked.

Beale & Company is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 20th January 2016 to answer some FAQs on the new regulations and to offer you the opportunity to ask us some of your own questions. Beale & Company will also be updating you on the latest developments including whether or not an ACOP will be issued for CDM

Regulations 2015 and possible amendments to aid house builders. 

REGISTER NOW

Beale & Company Associates James Vernon and Andrew Croft, both specialists in Health & Safety in the construction industry, will lead the webinar and offer guidance on what you need to know about the CDM Regulations 2015.

The webinar will start at 12.30pm and last no more than one hour. If there are any specific questions you would like us to answer during the webinar, please feel free to send these to us in advance by emailing webinars@beale-law.com

We hope you will be able to join us.

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AIA UK Annual General Meeting 2016
Jan
13
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Annual General Meeting 2016

  • Herman Miller Showroom

We cordially invite you to attend the AIA UK's 2016 Annual General Meeting.

A drinks and canapé reception, hosted by Herman Miller, will be held prior to the approval of the 2015 Annual Accounts and election of Board Officers and Directors.

The evening will also include a brief overview of the Chapter’s activities for the past year and a discussion on what events are being planned for 2016. 

 

Nominations

You are welcome to make nominations for the Board of Directors and the four Officer positions. The Officer positions would ideally be a held by US licensed architects, but we could also accept foreign licensed architects for nominations. The Board of Directors could be either licensed or non-licensed architects, US or foreign.  All members of the Board should be willing and able to help with events coordination and other Chapter activities.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Chapter, please even consider nominating yourself for a position on the Board.

 

Attendance

Attendance is not obligatory, but we strongly urge you to attend this very important event and participate in the governance of the Chapter.  A quorum of AIA members is required for us to fulfill our responsibilities.  It is also a great opportunity to meet AIA UK members, give feedback to the Board and influence the Chapter’s plans going forward.

It is also always a pleasure to visit the showroom of Herman Miller, our long-time Chapter supporter.

 

RSVP Here by noon Monday 11th January 2016

Free Admission

1.0 CES Credits

AIA UK Film Night - The Spirit of Architecture: John Lautner
Jan
5
7:00 pm19:00

AIA UK Film Night - The Spirit of Architecture: John Lautner

  • Jarvis Auditorium

AIA Film Night - The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner

A Documentary by Bette Cohen

 

The Spirit in Architecture examines the work of John Lautner, one of the most visionary and profound architects, who began his career in Los Angeles in the 1930's. This illuminating journey into Lautner's world features never before seen footage from his apprenticeship with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin; extensive documentation of his extraordinary buildings; and interviews with historians, critics, collaborators, clients, and Lautner himself, which put his achievements in perspective. His building's use in feature films and his Googie's coffee shop design demonstrate his contribution to popular culture.

Q&A Session with drinks following screening
 

Admission: Free Entry but spaces are limited. 
 

1.5 CES Credits

Register Here

AIA UK Film Night - The Socialist, The Architect & The Twisted Tower
Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

AIA UK Film Night - The Socialist, The Architect & The Twisted Tower

  • BFI Screening Room

AIA Film Night: The Socialist, The Architect and The Twisted Tower

 

The film will be preceded by a short introduction. 

This is a dramatic, behind-the-scene-story about the building of Santiago Calatrava’s ‘Turning Torso’ in Malmö, a 190 meter high, twisted residential building which was appointed “worlds best residential building project” at

Mipim in Cannes, 2005.

Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten documents the construction of the visionary Turning Torso public housing structure. In 1999 Johnny Örbäck saw celebrated architect Santiago Calatrava’s “Teisting Torso” sculpture and immediately knew what he wanted for the construction of a proposed residential building. Determined to

construct a skyscraper based on the same concept, Örbäck contacted Calatrava and convinced him to design the building. This documentary highlights the difficulty in seeing such an ambitious project through to completion.

 

Admission: AIA UK Members - £3. Non Members - £5

1.5 CES Credits

Places are limited.  Please register here.

AIA UK 2015 Keynote Lecture
Nov
3
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK 2015 Keynote Lecture

  • RIBA

The AIA UK Chapter is proud to present this year's keynote lecture with:

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien 

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, New York based architects and winners of the 2014 RIBA International Fellowship and 2013 AIA Architecture Firm Award, will present their work in this lecture jointly sponsored by the AIA and RIBA, followed by a canape and drinks reception.

The duo are known for their site-sensitive and well-crafted buildings. Their work encompasses a wide range of programs and geographies - from a single family residence in Long Island to a technology campus in Mumbai. Yet each project bears evidence of their astute sensibilities in place-making.

Get a sneak peek at their current oeuvre in the April 2015 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

1.0 CES Credit

Click here to register your place 

AIA Members, please contact us directly to obtain the promotional discount code:chapterexecutive@aiauk.org

AIA UK Exhibition Tour - The World of Charles and Ray Eames
Oct
28
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Exhibition Tour - The World of Charles and Ray Eames

  • Barbican Art Gallery

The AIA UK Chapter invite you for a guided exhibition tour of: 

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames are amongst the most important designers of the 20th Century. This extensive new exhibition surveys their careers and extraordinary work at the Eames office. 

 

Tickets: £10 for AIA UK Members, £14 for Non Members

2.5 CES Credits for AIA Members

Register your place here

AIA UK Film Night - How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
Oct
21
7:00 pm19:00

AIA UK Film Night - How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

  • BFI Screening Room

AIA UK Film Night:

How Much Does Your Building Weight Mr. Foster

This film, from Art Commissioners, traces the rise of one of London's and indeed the world’s premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

The title is taken from a question put to him by his hero, American architect Buckminster Fuller, referring to the Sainsbury Centre next to UEA, a quirky question designed to get him and us thinking about the concept of mass in architecture. Portrayed are Foster’s origins and how his dreams and influences inspired the design of projects such as the largest building in the world Beijing Airport, the Reichstag, the Hearst Building in New York and works such as the tallest bridge ever, in Millau France. 

Admission: AIA UK Members - £3. Non Members - £5

1.5 CES Credits

Places are limited.  Please register here.

Legal Helpline Launch Event
Oct
6
6:30 pm18:30

Legal Helpline Launch Event

  • Beale & Company Solicitors LLP

Please join us at the launch reception of the AIA UK's new Legal Helpline and learn how the new 2015 CDM Regulations affect you!

The AIA UK Chapter and Beale & Company cordially invite you to the launch reception of the new AIA UK Legal Helpline and a discussion on how the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 affect you.  There will also be a workshop session where you can discuss any particular questions you might have with the Beale & Company legal team.  Drinks and canapés will be provided.

The new CDM 2015 regulations introduced several important concepts, including the new role of “Principal Designer”.  Following a transitional period for existing projects, the new regulations will apply to all construction projects in Great Britain, including domestic projects, from 6 October 2015.  

As well as being on hand to answer your queries, Beale & Company will discuss the potentially onerous consequences of non-compliance, the newly introduced role of Principal Designer and offer practical tips for Members working under the new regulations.

This event is being hosted by chapter sponsor Beale & Company at their new London office located near Bank Tube Station.

1.5 CES Credits are available and admission is free of charge.

Places are limited.  Please RSVP here.

AIA UK Building Tour - The Shed, National Theatre
Sep
3
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Building Tour - The Shed, National Theatre

  • The National Theatre,

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

The Shed - National Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Paddy Dillon will give a short introduction to the project, followed by a general building tour and discussion.

 

2 CES Credits are available and admission is free of charge.

Places are very limited.

Please RSVP online by clicking here.

 

AIA UK award winning building.

The Shed is a temporary venue for the National Theatre on London’s South Bank. Its simple form houses a 225-seat auditorium made of raw steel and plywood. The rough sawn timber cladding refers to the National Theatre’s iconic board-marked concrete, and the modelling of the auditorium and its corner towers complement the bold geometries of the National Theatre itself.

AIA UK Building Tour - Ironmonger Row Baths
Jun
18
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Building Tour - Ironmonger Row Baths

  • Ironmonger Row Baths

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

 

Ironmonger Row Baths

by Tim Ronalds Architects

Tim Ronalds will give a short introduction to the project, followed by a general building tour and discussion.

 

Meeting Point: Outside main entrance

2 CES Credits are available and admission is free of charge.

 

Places are very limited. Please RSVP online by clicking here.

 

Ironmonger Row Baths was built in 1931, designed by Alfred Cross PRIBA, a distinguished architect who specialised in public baths. In 1938, Cross’s son Kenneth added two swimming pools to the side, with a small Turkish baths in the basement. It was listed Grade II in 2006.

Tim Ronalds Architects design repositions the entrance to the Baths to face St Luke’s Gardens. This allows the building to be made accessible and exploits the lightwell spaces between the 1931 and 1938 buildings to make a new coherent circulation.

The building was made to feel lighter, more transparent and more welcoming, but has a new, durable, civic quality that will withstand another fifty years of public use. The project was technically extremely complex and achieved BREEAM Excellent standard.

The building has received several awards:

  • RIBA National Award for Architecture
  • RIBA London Award for Architecture
  • AJ Retrofit Award
  • Civic Trust Award Winner
AIA UK Bike Tour 2015
Jun
13
12:00 pm12:00

AIA UK Bike Tour 2015

AIA UK 2015 Bicycle Tour

“Romney Marsh:

Varied Landscapes and Architecture”

Meeting point: Rye Train Station, Sussex

 

4.0 CES Credits (to be confirmed)

Register here

Contact:

lorraine_king_pmss@msn.com

 

This year’s bicycle tour will take us from Rye in Sussex via Brooklands, Lydd, Dungeness, New Romney and St Mary’s Bay to Folkestone in Kent along easy – essentially flat – terrain. The architectural content, however, will be anything but flat as we will take in the various village charms of Rye and Lydd, the fabulous Marsh churches and several examples of experimental contemporary architecture in Dungeness - Britain’s only official desert.

 

Along the way, we will also see lashings of English vernacular domestic architecture, evidence of military structures from several wars as well as modern environmental coastal defences.

The tour will be led by Architect and Architecture Historian Benedict O’Looney who will encourage us to take the time to sketch. His own simple crayon sketch from 2011 should give us an inspirational boost. Also, perhaps this year – after many dashed hopes – we really WILL be able to swim.

 

Travel Advice:

 

  • To Rye: 9:45am from London Charing Cross (slowest, cheapest)
  • 9:59am from London Charing Cross (faster, most expensive)
  • 10:37am from London St Pancras International (fastest, mid-range)
  • Return: From Folkestone Central or Westenhanger Railway Stations circa 7 or 8:00pm

 

Please advise us of your mobile phone numbers and travel arrangements in advance as we will need to

coordinate on the day. Further details and a contact mobile will be issued to Eventbrite registered participants closer to the day.

 

Essential Notes

 

Please bring your own lunch, snacks and water, although there will be a few places to eat towards the end of the tour. We suggest you bring cameras or sketch pads. Helmets and weather gear are essential. If we are lucky with the weather, we will be able to swim at several locations. Make sure your bike is in order and you are fit and ready to ride. Although we will try to avoid traffic, etc., along the way, all participation is at your own risk. Spaces will be limited for safety reason.

 

UPDATE

  • Please confirm all train times and possibility of bring bikes in advance.
  • It will be possible to buy a pub lunch in Lydd, circa 2:00 or 3:00, but we advise that you also bring refreshments of your own.
  • Although a predominately flat ride, the distances are long and we will not expect to get back to Folkestone until late in the evening.
  • We are going to try to do some sketching, so please consider bring sketching materials.
  • Please make sure you register via Eventbrite so we can keep track of who is coming. 

 

 

The tour will be led by Architect and Architecture Historian Benedict O’Looney who will encourage us to take the time to sketch.  His own simple crayon sketch from 2011 should give us an inspirational boost. Also, perhaps this year – after many dashed hopes – we really WILL be able to swim.

May
12
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Seminar - The New London Economy

  • Pilbrow & Partners

The AIA UK Chapter and Pilbrow & Partners cordially invite you to a seminar on the new economic engines of London’s growth. From the transformations of life sciences research, to the changing face of the music industry, the evening will offer insights into the developments that are shaping the future of the capital.

Speakers include:

  • Stewart Murray Assistant Director - Planning, Greater London Authority
  • John Anderson Financial Strategist, Imperial College London
  • Andy Martin Senior Partner, Strutt and Parker
  • Nick Keynes Partner, Tileyard Music Studios

 

Tuesday, 12th May 2015. 6.30pm onwards

2-5 St John’s Square

London

EC1M 4DE

 

Drinks and music by 4th Project following the seminar

 

Admission is Free, Spaces are Limited.

 

RSVP Here

AIA UK Building Tour - The Royal Society of Arts
May
7
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Building Tour - The Royal Society of Arts

  • Royal Society of Arts

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

The Royal Society of Arts 

by: Matthew Lloyd Architects 

Alex Sherratt will give a short introduction to the project, followed by a general building tour and discussion.

 

Meeting Point: Main Reception area

2 CES Credits are available and admission is free of charge.

Places are very limited. Please RSVP online by clicking here.

 

Designed by Robert and James Adam and completed in 1774, the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) is the earliest example in English architecture of purpose-built headquarters for a learned society. Described at its opening as ‘beautifully simple without meanness, and grand without exaggeration’, it underwent numerous architectural transformations in the 19th and 20th centuries, with some of the renovations diminishing its Georgian purity and splendour.

The building is composed of a five-housed Georgian terrace; nos 2-8 John Adam Street and no 18 Adam Street. The buildings have three basement levels and the lowest brick arches sit on top of the former North bank of the Thames. No. 8 John Adam Street is Grade 1 listed and the remaining houses are Grade 2* listed. 

The client’s brief was to produce a space with state-of-the-art technical capabilities, accommodating a wide variety of functions, but in keeping with the fine 18th century architecture. The design of the interior was developed in long and close collaboration with the RSA’s House Development Committee, and sought to restore the beauty of the original architecture where it had been diminished, while retaining, where appropriate, later interventions of good quality to reveal the building’s evolution over some 250 years.

AIA UK Legal Seminar with Beale & Company
Apr
15
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Legal Seminar with Beale & Company

  • Herman Miller Showroom

The AIA UK Chapter cordially invites you to the fourth in our series of legal seminars:

In association with Beale & Company:

Risks of Design Team Novation

 

What are the risks to architects and how can these be managed when your contract is novated to a design-build contractor?  

Design and build projects and the novation of appointments from the client to the contractor are increasingly prevalent in the construction industry.  Join the AIA UK and our colleagues at Beale & Company Solicitors on Wednesday, April 15th for a presentation and discussion about novation.  This presentation will focus specifically on design and build projects and the issues to be considered when negotiating novation agreements.

This discussion is the fourth in our series on legal matters of interest (and concern) to architects and will:

 

• Provide an introduction to novation

• Identify the risks arising from novation

• Discuss different approaches to novation 

• Highlight key issues in novation agreements, and

• Discuss practical issues associated with novation

 

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session where the speakers will address all of your questions.

The event is being hosted by chapter sponsor Herman Miller in their London Showroom.  Herman Miller is providing drinks and canapés!  

 

1.5 CES Credits are available and admission is free of charge.

Places are very limited. Please RSVP online by clicking here.

AIA UK Building & Brewery Tour - The White Building
Apr
9
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Building & Brewery Tour - The White Building

  • The White Building

The White Building and Brewery Tour

David Kohn (DKA) will give a short introduction to the project followed by a tour of the arts facilities and events spaces.
 

Following that, James Kellow (Crate Brewery) will give a tour of the Crate Brewery facilities, including a tasting session of their current creations.
 

Participants are invited to stay following the tour to enjoy further Crate’s fine craft beer and artisan pizzas (cost not  included in the tour).  
 

2 CES Credits are available.
 

Admission is £5 for AIA members and £10 for Non-members.
 

Places are very limited.  Please RSVP by clicking here.

AIA UK Building Tour - The Francis Crick Institute
Mar
5
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Building Tour - The Francis Crick Institute

  • The Francis Crick Institute

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

The Francis Crick Institute
by HOK and PLP Architecture

Fred Pilbrow and and Andy Smith (Construction Director) will give a short introduction to the project, followed by a general building tour and discussion.

Meeting Point: Laing O’Rourke Security on Ossulston Street

2 CES Credits are available and admission is free of charge.
Places are very limited. Please RSVP online by clicking here.
 

AIA UK Technical Lecture - Tensile Fabric Architecture
Dec
1
6:30 pm18:30

AIA UK Technical Lecture - Tensile Fabric Architecture

  • Herman Miller Design Centre

AIA UK Technical Lecture

Tensile Fabric Architecture

1.5 CES Credits

Admission is free but spaces are limited

 

Click here to reserve a place

Jason Smith is the former Business Development Manager of Architen Landrell Associates, a specialist tensile fabric company which designs, engineers, manufactures, installs and maintains tensile fabric structures, ETFE systems and fabric canopies. As part of the continuing lecture series on different façade materials, he will speak on the varied uses of fabrics and ETFE, and give an overview on the forms, benefits, practicalities and processes of Tensile Fabric structures.

 

The lecture will be progressed via a fully insulated tensile fabric structure case study, The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, in participation with Torsten  Broeder, Lead Architect of Zaha Hadid Architects. He will touch not only on technical design development of the roof of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, but will also share his own experience working on the project. 

 

Lance Rowell, the Managing Director of Architen Landrell Associates who has worked with Zaha Hadid Architects on the design and delivery of the structure will be in the to handle technical questions on the project along with Jason Smith and Torsten Broeder.

Feedback from the audience will be encouraged.

AIA UK Film Night - Alchemy of Building: Tate Modern
Nov
19
7:00 pm19:00

AIA UK Film Night - Alchemy of Building: Tate Modern

  • BFI Screening Room

Architects Herzog & de Meuron: Alchemy of Building - Tate Modern

 

1.5 CES Credits

Admission for AIA Members: £3

General Admission/Non-AIA Members: £5

 

Click here to reserve a place

This film visits examples of Pritzker Prize winning Swiss Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron’s ground-breaking style, and their capacity to astonish and explore what might otherwise be ordinary shapes, materials and surfaces through innovative treatments and techniques. Their perspective on and approach to architecture; their design dialogue; the way their strenghts and weaknesses complement each other, and their collaborations with others, particularly artists. The last segment of the film covers the Tate Modern and has Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Gallery, recalling his idea of turning the disused power station into the Tate Modern, a successful conversion which has been applauded by professionals and art lovers alike.