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Glasgow Architecture Events by GIA
Origins, Narratives and Architecture
7 Apr – 6 May
The Lighthouse – Review Gallery
Graeme Nicholls Architects is an emerging architectural studio formed by Graeme Nicholls, an award winning architect, educator and critic based in Glasgow.
Graeme’s work is characterised by an interest in proportion, innovative use of materials, and a rich layering of cultural references to create a unique ‘narrative’ for each design. The exhibition consists of visuals and physical models and will cover a wide range of the practice’s early projects in the UK and abroad.
Exhibition ‘Professors’ Sketchbooks’ – Glasgow School of Art
Date: 22 – 30 April 2017
Venue: The Reid Building Ground Floor Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art
Taken from over 300 sketchbooks generously loaned to Glasgow City Heritage Trust by the architects’ families, the drawings included in this exhibition offer unique insight into the workings of two great architects’ minds.
Professors Andy MacMillan and Charles MacCallum were colleagues at the iconic post-war Scottish architectural practice, Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, and at consecutive times, Heads and Professors at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art, one of the world’s great architecture schools.
The exhibition, Professors’ Sketchbooks, has been created by The Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions team in collaboration with Glasgow City Heritage Trust and the Mackintosh School of Architecture.
SEDA Green Drinks in Glasgow
Date: Thursday 27 April
Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow – Note Change of Venue
Cost: £7.50 – non-SEDA members / £5.00 – SEDA members
All You Want to Know About Hempcrete with Gillies MacPhail and Alex Sparrow and with presentations by Scott Simpson, Sue Manning, Stephen Farrar and Nick Voase.
Looking at hemp fibre reinforced lime mortar as an environmentally friendly alternative to concrete, with some of the people who have worked with and developed this innovative building material. Anyone interested in green building should attend.
The evening will include presentations from:
Alex Sparrow – Director, UK Hempcrete Ltd
Gillies MacPhail – Architect, John Gilbert Architects
Scott Simpson – Research Scientist, University of East London
Sue Manning – Architect and partner at Ecological Architecture LLP
Steve Farrar – Principal Engineer at JBA Consulting
Nick Voase – Hemp Farmer
RIAS Spring Seminar – More Conservation Challenges
31 May 2017, Edinburgh
Early booking is recommended! This seminar will constitute excellent CPD and we anticipate that places will sell out fast.
Date: 31 May 2017
Venue: The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
Time: 13.00 to 17.00
Cost: RIAS accredited members and members of Practice Services: £22 inc. VAT
RIAS member: £28 inc. VAT
Non-members: £40 inc. VAT
The RIAS conservation spring seminar is now open for bookings. Chaired by RIAS Secretary, Neil Baxter, topics will include conservation work at the Capitol, Washington DC, and the Scottish architectural legacy in India. The technical components will include climate change adaptation for traditional buildings, interpreting thermal imaging and advice on working with lime for pointing and harling, including specification advice and guidance on the causes of failure, 3D laser scanning technique as used in the restoration of Glasgow School of Art.
If you wish to book a place, please complete a booking form and email to Hayley.Kyle@rias.org.uk.
RIAS Awards Dinner 2017
14th June – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Bookings being taken for this year’s RIAS Awards Dinner 2017 on 14th June at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
This prestigious, black tie, event, presented by Scottish Television’s Political Editor, Bernard Ponsonby, will include the presentation of this year’s RIAS Awards (which will become the shortlist for Doolan 2017), the announcement of the RIBA Awards for Scotland and the presentation of the Forestry Commission Scotland/Wood for Good, Historic Environment Scotland, Saint-Gobain (Emerging Architect), Scottish Government (Client of the Year) and Zero Waste Scotland special category awards.
This year’s Awards Dinner is generously sponsored by GEZE, Hadden Construction, Nevin of Edinburgh and Tobermore.
More Glasgow architectural events welcome
Unbuilt Mackintosh 7 Feb – 24 Mar
Exhibitions at Mackintosh Centre Review Gallery
Unbuilt Mackintosh showcases stunning architectural models based on the unbuilt designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The models produced by Glasgow-based model-makers Ozturk, are fantastically accurate and help us to appreciate Mackintosh’s architectural vision.
From Tuesday 7th February 2017, all Unbuilt Mackintosh models will be available to view in our Review Gallery on Level One. This will be the first time in over a year that all models are displayed together.
CDM 2015 Principles and Practice
5 Apr 2017
A one-day interactive training course on CDM regulations from Glasgow Caledonian University
The CDM Regulations were updated in April, 2015, when they were revised to bring them into alignment with the European Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites Directive (TMCSD). The new Regulations affect clients (including domestic clients), designers, consultants and contractors. This course will outline duties under CDM 2015, including the specific duties owed by Clients, Principal Designers and Principal Contractors, as well as guidance on how to discharge these duties with real-life scenarios.
Where: Glasgow Caledonian University campus, Glasgow
When: Wednesday 5 April 2017
Times: 09:30 – 16:00
Cost: £195 exc. VAT
There is a high level of interaction and Q&A included in the course, which makes for a more engaging experience. For more information and to book a place, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
GIA CPD Event 7 – Asbestos awareness
22 March 2017, 6:00 pm
Roger Willery of ACS will provide asbestos awareness training.
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Complimentary tea and coffee will be available.
CPD certificates will be provided to all attendees as evidence of participation
Places still available – Book Now!
Season Ticket for all 7 Events £65.00
Individual Event Ticket £20.00
1/2 Season ticket for Events 5-7 £38.00
Website: Glasgow Architecture Events by GIA
GIA CPD Event 6 – Building Tight – Ventilating Right? Studies of ventilation in new homes
22 February 2017, 6:00 pm
Changes in buildings standards and construction techniques have led to increasing ‘tighter’ buildings, with much lower levels of air infiltration. This has been an important step toward making more energy efficient and comfortable buildings. However, it also means that the vast majority of ventilation provision in homes now has to be ‘designed’.
FOA 2016 Events
Festival of Architecture events across Scotland:
– Scotstyle – Building the Century
Celebrating the top 100 buildings from 1916-2015, nominated by the Scottish public.
This Scotland-wide tour will showcase the best of Scotland’s architecture, both historic and recent, to a very wide audience. The selection of the 100 buildings was from public nomination, informed by an expert panel.
Scotland Policy Conferences Keynote Seminar
The future of housing in Scotland – delivery, demand and the impact of policy
Lesley Fraser, Director for Housing, Regeneration and Welfare, The Scottish Government
Nicola Barclay, Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland; Kay Blair, Chair, Scottish Housing Regulator; Amanda Britain, Associate Director, Craigforth and Chair, CIH Scotland; Dan Cookson, Head of Research, PRS 4 Scotland; June Gilles, Head of Planning, Davidson Chalmers LLP and David Melhuish, Director, Scottish Property Federation
Douglas Cochrane, Lloyds Banking Group; David Goldie, Highland Council; Hew Edgar, RICS; Adam Lang, Shelter Scotland and James Strang, Parkhead Housing Association
Kate Forbes MSP, Member, Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee
@ScotlandPolicy | This seminar is CPD certified
Timing: Morning, Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Venue: Central Edinburgh
Policy priorities for housing over the next Parliamentary period.
• Comes at a period of uncertainty for the housing sector, in light of the outcome of the EU referendum;
• Follows recent publication of the Fairer Scotland Action Plan, which includes measures to improve affordability and access to homes and tackle homelessness;
• The Government’s response to the planning review – which was published in May 2016 and offered a number of recommendations including forming a clearer definition of effective housing land, aligning housing strategies with local development plans and steps designed to unlock land for development;
• As the Scottish Government consults on the Scottish Social Housing Charter, with the intention to approve a new Charter from April 2017;
• The Scottish Government’s investment of £3 billion over the next Parliamentary period, in order to deliver 35,000 homes for social rent; and
• Also follows the passage of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.
Key discussion points:
• Housing within the wider policy context: ensuring housing policy takes into account broader influences, including health and wellbeing;
• Supporting the housing market: access, affordability and economic benefit, as well as discussion on how to encourage investment;
• Tackling the challenges facing the delivery of new homes – with a contribution from Nicola Barclay, Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland;
• Assessing the legal implications of the planning review on housing delivery;
• Responding to local housing needs;
• Ensuring best use of current investment and existing stock – with contributions from James Strang, Chief Executive, Parkhead Housing Association and Adam Lang, Head of Communications and Policy, Shelter Scotland;
• The private rented sector: collaboration, investment and the impact of the Private Tenancies (Scotland) Bill;
• Priorities for regulating social housing – in light of the new Scottish Social Housing Charter; and
• Next steps for the housing policy in Scotland – informed by a contribution from Lesley Fraser, Director for Housing, Regeneration and Welfare, The Scottish Government.
Keynotes: Lesley Fraser, Director for Housing, Regeneration and Welfare, The Scottish Government; Nicola Barclay, Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland; Kay Blair, Chair, Scottish Housing Regulator; Amanda Britain, Associate Director, Craigforth and Chair, CIH Scotland; Dan Cookson, Head of Research, PRS 4 Scotland; June Gilles, Head of Planning, Davidson Chalmers LLP and David Melhuish, Director, Scottish Property Federation.
Further confirmed speakers include: Douglas Cochrane, Head of Housing Development, Lloyds Banking Group; David Goldie, Head of Housing and Building Maintenance, Highland Council; Hew Edgar, Policy Manager, Scotland, RICS; Adam Lang, Head of Communications and Policy, Shelter Scotland and James Strang, Chief Executive, Parkhead Housing Association.
Chair: Kate Forbes MSP, Member, Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar. Further senior participants are being approached.
Places have been reserved by officials from The Scottish Government and the Valuation Office Agency. Also due to attend are representatives from Aberdeen City Council; ALACHO; ARK Housing Association; Austin-Smith:Lord; Bield Housing & Care; Big Society Capital; Brodies; Burness Paull; Cairngorms National Park Authority; CALA Homes (West); CBRE; Certsure; Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland; Clyde Gateway; CMS Cameron McKenna; Cockurn Association; Cruden Homes (East); Department for Social Development; Disabled Persons Housing Service Aberdeen; Dunedin Canmore; East Ayrshire Council; Edinburgh Cyrenians; Edinburgh Napier University; Esh Developments; Everwarm; Fife Housing Group; Get Rugged SCIO; Gillespie Macandrew; GL Hearn; Harper Macleod; Hebridean Housing Partnership; Houseability; Hub West Scotland; Hurlford Tenants & Residents Association; ILiS; INCH Architecture & Design; Keepmoat Homes; Link Group; Loreburn Housing Association; Luc; Maclay Murray & Spens; Mactaggart & Mickel Homes; MAST Architects; Max Fordham; Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners; Neo Environmental; Newton Property Management; NG Homes; NLP; North Ayrshire Council; Ogilvie Construction; Orkney Islands Council; Page Park Architects; Peter Brett Associates; Peter McVerry Trust; Reliance Worldwide Corporation; RSM; Rural Housing Scotland; SafeDeposits Scotland; Saltire Society; Scottish Land & Estates; South Lanarkshire Council; Stirling Council; Tenants Information Service; The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust; The Salvation Army; TPAS Scotland; Travis Perkins Managed Services; University of Stirling; University of the Highlands and Islands and West of Scotland Housing Association.
Organised impartially by Scotland Policy Conferences
Architectural Conservation Masterclass, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2 Mar 2017
Thursday, 2 March 2017, 5.30 – 7.00pm (followed by a wine and nibbles reception).
Adam House Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR (map here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/maps?building=adam-house#main-content)
Heritage and Sustainability: The improbable couple
Ana Pereira Roders, Eindhoven University of Technology
More details on the Edinburgh Architecture events page
This year’s full programme: http://sites.ace.ed.ac.uk/sccsmasterclass
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Recent architectural events in Strathclyde and Scotland generally:
12 & 24 Nov
This is a construction expo dedicated entirely to opportunities in Scotland: “Scotland Build is attended by thousands of ‘movers & shakers’ in the Scottish construction industry from: contractors, developers, government, architects, solution providers and more.”
Scotland Build 2016 includes:
• Conference & Workshop floors providing hundreds of hours of expert and CPD-accredited insight, case studies and training from a wide-range of industry experts.
• An Exhibition Floor featuring a very-wide and fascinating range of leading international solution providers
• The Scotland Construction Awards.
• The construction industry’s very own Whisky & Beer Festival – network, unwind and have fun
• Multiple Zones and Feature Areas including: an Architects Zone, a Skills Zone, a Tools & Tradesmen Show, a Sustainability Zone; plus much, much more!
• Meet the Buyer sessions providing face-to-face meetings with a wide range of VIP attendees from Contractors, Architects and Developers (please note, attendance to Meet the Buyer sessions is limited to exhibitors only).
• Huge amounts of entertainment, competitions, prize give-aways and fun
Register for your free ticket at: www.scotlandbuildexpo.com
Contemporary Architectural Drawing by Minty Sainsbury – Exhibition
1-31 Oct 2016
Minty Sainsbury is an artist specialising in architectural drawings and has an exhibition in The Mackintosh Church opening at the end of the month and running for the whole of October.
Website with info for the exhibition: http://www.mintysainsbury.com/exhibitions/
Architects’ Conversations, Edinburgh
National Museum of Scotland presents ; Architects’ Conversations: John McAslan in conversation with Pedro Mendes da Rocha.
The next event in the Architect’s Conversation series, to be held at the National Museum of Scotland on the evening of 21st September 2016.
Join John McAslan in conversation with Pedro Mendes da Rocha, son of esteemed Paulo Mendes da Rocha, winner of this year’s Golden Lion award at the Venice Architecture Biennale and The Pritzker Architecture Prize winner 2006, as they discuss Paulo’s work and the relationship between architecture and engineering.
The evening will commence with a drinks reception from 18.00, followed by an introduction and welcome at 18.45, with ample time being given for Q&A and discussion with the audience.
Ticketed – additional information about the event, included advance ticket booking:
John McAslan in conversation with Pedro Mendes da Rocha
Built Environment Glasgow Event
Martin McKay, Executive Director of Regeneration at Clyde Gateway
Patrick Flynn, Head of Housing Services at Glasgow City Council
Ross Nimmo, Head of Planning & Development at Glasgow Airport and
Gordon Maclennan, Chief Executive at Stratchclyde Partnership for Transport
Book online:- https://www.built-environment-networking.com/event/glasgow-development-plans-2016/
1530 – 1600; Registration
1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
Built Environment Networking Limited
4100 Park Approach, Thorpe Park, Leeds, LS15 8GB
Back to the City Conference, Glasgow
Date: 5th – 6th May Time: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: Glasgow of Art, Reid Auditorium
This conference is part of the ongoing research programme. The New Tenement, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, currently being undertaken by Florian Urban at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art.
Conference organisation has been a collaborative effort between Florian Urban and Ambrose Gillick at the Glasgow School of Art, DOCOMOMO International and Miles Geldinning and Ruxandra Stoica at University of Edinburgh.
(Re)Imagining Glasgow – Architecture Event by GIA
Premiere screening of (Re)Imagining Glasgow, on Sunday 20th March at 3:15pm.
For Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016, the Glasgow Institute of Architects have commissioned filmmaker Chris Leslie to create a new short film. (Re)Imagining Glasgow looks at Glasgow’s regeneration over the past forty years and the pledges made by the Corporation of the City of Glasgow.
The film playfully reworks Oscar Marzaroli’s 1970 film Glasgow 1980 and uses previously unseen footage shot by Marzaroli for an uncompleted follow-up film, Glasgow’s Progress, alongside new footage of Glasgow today. It shows how Glasgow has been torn down, reimagined and transformed, and questions the city’s seemingly never ending urban renewal.
The premiere screening of (Re)Imagining Glasgow will be held during the Glasgow Short Film Festival at the GFT Cinema, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by the Glasgow Institute of Architects.
The guest panel:
– Chris Leslie
BAFTA Scotland (New Talent) Award Winner, Documentary Filmmaker, Photographer + Visual Artist
– Emily Munro
Learning + Outreach officer at the National Library for Scotland’s Moving Image Archive
– Karen Pickering
Director, PagePark Architects
– Riccardo Marini
Director, Gehl Architects + former Edinburgh City Design Advisor
– Johnny Rodger
Writer, Critic, + Professor at The Glasgow School of Art
Tickets via the GFT website: £6 (Concession £5)
NVA’s Island Drift Exhibition
14 November 2015 – 24 January 2016
Street Level Photoworks, Trongate103, Glasgow, G1 5HD
Island Drift is an immersive photographic installation, created in partnership with Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. During an eight month programme of creative interventions at Loch Lomond, designer James Johnson, photographer Alan McAteer and NVA’s creative director Angus Farquhar worked with park rangers to manipulate moving and static light sources on land and water, creating a powerful series of images articulating the Highland boundary fault line.
This gallery-based exhibition is a significant departure for NVA. For the first time performing in and with the landscape is not the main intention. Instead the manipulation of light and movement in real time, over large physical spaces, existed purely to release the untouched photographic artwork.
Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2015
26 – 27 Sep 2015
following the theme of Edinburgh’s Food & Drink.
Over 100 venues, with activities to celebrate the 25th year of organising this popular event.
Website: Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2015
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