Sunday
Jun022013

AIA UK 2015 Bike Tour

 

AIA UK 2015 Bicycle Tour

“Romney March:

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.

 

Sunday
Jun092013

12 May - AIA UK Seminar

 

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

 

Sunday
Sep222013

AIA UK Building Tour - 07 May 2015

 

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.

 

When: Thursday, 7th of May 2015 at 6:30pm

Address: The RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ

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.

Sunday
Nov102013

AIA UK Legal Seminar - 15 April 2015

 

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.

 

Sunday
Dec222013

AIA UK Building Tour - 09 April 2015


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.

 

Sunday
Jan122014

AIA UK Building Tour - 05 March 2015

 

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.

 

When: Thursday, 5th of March 2015 at 6:30pm
Address: Ossulston St, Kings Cross, London NW1
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.

 

Sunday
Apr062014

AIA UK 2015 Excellence in Design Awards Gala - 28 April

 

The AIA UK invites you to join us for the:

Excellence in Design Awards Gala 2015

 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 7-11pm

 

The Magazine Restaurant
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Kensington Gardens
West Carriage Drive
London W2 2AR

 

Admission is free but spaces are limited.

 

Priority will be given to award entry guests.

 

Please RSVP here

 

Sunday
May182014

10 March - AIA UK Technical Lecture

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

Glass as a building Material / New Developments in Processing

 

Presented by Ralf Scheurer, Sedak GmbH & Co

 

When: Tuesday 10th March 2015 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Address: Herman Miller Showroom Design Centre, 61 Aldwych, London WC2B 4AE

 

1.5 CES Credits are available and admission is free of charge.
Places are very limited. Please RSVP online by clicking here.
Sunday
Aug172014

18 February - AIA UK Film Night

 

AIA UK Film Night
The Edge of the Impossible: 
The Story of Jørn Utzon and the design and construction of the Sydney Opera House.
Wednesday, 18th of February 2015 at 7:00pm

 

This documentary from Film Art Media charts the dramatic course of the creation of a this iconic building, and includes a rare interview with Jorn Utzon as he reflects on his role in the compelling story of the conception and construction of the Sydney Opera House.

Jorn Utzon, Denmark’s most celebrated architect, was awarded the first prize in an international architecture competition to design an Opera House for Sydney. In 1957 he flew to Australia to begin work on the construction of the greatest building Australia has ever seen and, indeed, one of the finest achievements of modern architecture. Utzon was forced from the project in 1966 after nine years of work on the Opera House. Utzon fled Australia with his young family and never returned.

 

Admission for AIA Members: £3

General Admission/Non-members: £5

CES Credits: 1.5 

Places are limited. Please RSVP online by clicking here

Sunday
Sep212014

05 February - AIA UK Building Tour

 

 

AIA UK Building Tour
Roca London Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects
Thursday, 5th of February 2015 at 6:30pm

 

Meeting Point: Main reception

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

 

Maha Kutay, Director from Zaha Hadid Architects, Gonzalo Coello de Portugal from Empty (construction managers) and David Bromell from Roca London Gallery will host a guided tour of the gallery and will discuss the project from the perspective of the architect, the owner and the contractor. 

Gallery Manager, Eva Woode, will also be on hand to introduce the current exhibition, Urban Plunge: New designs for natural swimming in our cities. Curated by Jane Withers.

 

Places are limited. Please RSVP online by clicking here