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Glasgow Events & Lectures

Architecture Talks in 2005-06 – Glasgow Architecture Lectures

Glasgow + Edinburgh Exhibitions / Events

GLASGOW: Northern City (Between Light and Dark)
Exploring the dual nature of Edinburgh
until 25 Feb 2007
before transferring to Palagio di Parte Guelfa, Florence: 12 – 25 Mar
The Lighthouse, Gallery 4

GLASGOW: Glasgow Mackintosh Festival listings

GLASGOW: Doves and Dreams: the Art of Frances Macdonald and J Herbert McNair
until 18 Nov
Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow University

GLASGOW: Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh
until 18 Nov
Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow University

GLASGOW: Lecture series: Taking care of older buildings 2 : (Evolution + Transition)
started 16 Oct
20 Monday evenings 19.30 – 21.30
Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow

A course on aesthetic and technical aspects of caring for the interiors and exteriors of Glasgow’s mainly Victorian and Edwardian property.
Hosted in the first two years by David Martin, Conservation Consultant, this year we have the established 20 specialist speakers and 2 guided walks hosted by Adrian Stewart, Young Architect of the Year 2002.
This highly acclaimed course is aimed at professionals working in this field, and a basic knowledge is assumed. It is approved for CPD purposes by the RIAS.
More information from University of Glasgow DACE on 0141 330 1853 + the web: +

History of Glasgow’s Architecture – James Macaulay
A Predicament of Buildings – David Martin
Roofs and Chimneys – Hamish Macbeth
Tiles, Slates and Metalwork – David Martin
Services – Fiona Sinclair
The Joy of Wood – Ross Samson
Stonework – Gordon Urquhart
Decorative Ironwork – David Mitchell
Tilework and Ceramics – Pauline Muir
Philosophy and Presentations – Angela Livingston
Brick and Concrete – Hamish Macbeth
Foundations and Structures – Stuart Nisbet
Windows and Doors – Gordon Urquhart
Decorative Glass – Linda Cannon
Interiors – David Martin
Legislative Context – Jim MacDonald
Property Management and Maintenance – Ann Flint
Old and New – Brian Park
Case Study: Cottier’s – David Robertson
Conservation: the Wider Context – John Hume

EDINBURGH: Construction & Engineering Law Conference
20 Nov
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Construction & Engineering Law Conference –

GLASGOW: Glasgow Caledonian CPD event : Planning & Decision Making in
Refurbishment Projects

21 Nov
Speaker : Professor Charles Egbu, Chair in Construction and Project Management at Glasgow Caledonian University
Cost of the course : £60 + VAT (incl light buffet, tea/coffee)
Book your place : 0141 331 8051 / [email protected]

KINCARDINE: SBCC Annual Update Seminar
23 Nov
Scottish Police College, Kincardine
Event registration : [email protected] or 0131 240 0895

PERTH : RIAS Convention
5 May
speakers included Massimiliano Fuksas + Mario Botta

GLASGOW: RIAS HQ Relocation Consultation
8 May
The Lighthouse

EDINBURGH: Plain Modern – Brian Mackay-Lyons
11 May
Napier University

GLASGOW: Scottish Property Awards 2006
17 May
Organised by Property Week magazine: Glasgow Hilton

GLASGOW: Scottish Design Awards 2006 – Dinner:
Crowne Plaza, Glasgow
26 May

EDINBURGH: Exhibition of Graeme Massie Architects’ recent work
4 May – 2 Jun

EAST KILBRIDE: East Kilbride Walking town tour – Architecture Week UK
18 Jun
Meet at East Kilbride train station
Tour and learn about the unique architectural features and designs adopted by Corporation and local architects in planning East Kilbride

EDINBURGH: Premature Dereliction: Cardross past/present/future
5 – 19 Aug
Exhibition of work inspired by the derelict buildings of St. Peter’s College, Cardross. Featuring work by artist Toby Patterson and filmmaker Murray Grigor, alongside recent student projects that point to an exciting and vibrant reuse of the college. Organised by The List magazine and St. Peter’s Building Preservation Trust.
Scottish Arts Club 24 Rutland Square Edinburgh

17 Aug

GLASGOW: Marcel Breuer Exhibition at The Lighthouse
16 Jun – 27 Aug

GLASGOW: Doors Open Day
16 + 17 Sep
Doors Open Day Glasgow

GLASGOW: Speculations on an Architectural Language
until 30 Sep
Rennie Mackintosh Exhibition
Glasgow School of Art

GLASGOW: Mackintosh Flower Garden
until 30 Sep
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow

GLASGOW: Mackintosh up Close
until 30 Sep
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow

GLASGOW: Property Executive Development Awards for Excellence 2006
28 Sep
Property Executive Awards

GLASGOW: GIA Awards 2006 – deadline
29 Sep

EDINBURGH: Doors Open Day
30 Sep
Doors Open Day Edinburgh

GLASGOW: NORD Exhibition at The Lighthouse
19 Aug-8 Oct
Level 1 Review Gallery
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat 10:30am – 5pm ; Tue 11am – 5pm ; Sun 12pm – 5pm

EDINBURGH: Bennetts Associates Exhibition – Edinburgh College of Art
5-21 Oct
The exhibition is named 10 Projects: Bennetts Associates
Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh,
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm / Fridays 10am to 4pm
Saturdays 10am to 2pm / Closed on Sunday
Exhibition Details on the Edinburgh Events page

GLASGOW: Waterfront Expo 2006
17 – 19 Oct
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre – SECC Glasgow
Clyde Waterfront Expo 2006: gm+ad – Press Release 16 Oct
Glasgow Harbour Phase 2
Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects will be exhibiting their Glasgow Harbour Phase 2 proposals at the Clyde Waterfront Expo 2006. The international exhibition and conference on waterfront regeneration will take place in the SECC from the 17th to the 19th of October 2006.

Glasgow Harbour Phase 2 is a major new development on the Clydeside and one of the largest regeneration projects in Scotland. It is situated on the historical site of the former Granary buildings.

The project, for developer Dandara, will be be exhibited along side their recently completed project at Lancefield Quay. The gm+ad presentation will also feature the architect’s proposals for the Tradeston Bridge.

The mission of WaterfrontExpo is to make a positive difference to waterfront developments – both existing and new – around the globe, primarily through the creation of an annual conference and exhibition where professions involved in waterfront development come together to share knowledge and promote best practice.

GLASGOW: Construction & Engineering Law Conference
Pinsent Masons Annual Conference:
15 Nov
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

GLASGOW: GIA Awards 2006 – dinner
17 Nov at Oran Mor

Key Architecture Event

VENICE: Venice Biennale 2006
1 Sep – 1 Nov
Venice Architecture Biennale

Glasgow + Edinburgh Events from 2005-06

EDINBURGH: Rennie Mackintosh Exhibition
22 Nov – 5 Feb 2006
Rennie Mackintosh watercolours at the Dean Gallery

EDINBURGH: The Architecture Research Futures Conference
15 – 16 Dec
UK National Conference on Current / New Research Agendas: Edinburgh Events

GLASGOW: International Conference
“Making Space: Architecture and Design for Young Children”
8 + 9 Dec Speakers were to include Benedetta Tagliabue

EDINBURGH: Wind POWER – Small Scale & Building Integrated
One-day conference & exhibition organised by Building Research Establishment
29 Nov
Dynamic Earth Conference Centre, Edinburgh

GLASGOW: Taking Care Of Older Buildings – 3a: Stonework
12 Nov
David Martin with Specialist speakers. David Martin was consultant for the recent interior stone-cleaning of Kelvingrove Art Gallery

GLASGOW: Restoration of the Kibble Palace Lecture
Kibble Palace
17 Nov
Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow

GLASGOW: Life Along the A8 Corridor
17 Sep – 3 Nov: The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Initiated by the proposed redevelopment of the Sugar Warehouse in Greenock by John McAslan & Partners, the exhibition features a selection of photographs by Martin Parr depicting life along the A8 corridor from Port Glasgow to Gourock

EDINBURGH: Eusas Lecture Series
4 Nov
Bennetts Associates
Edinburgh University, Architecture Department

GLASGOW: Talk Event – Life Along the A8
26 Oct
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Architect John McAslan and photographer Martin Parr will chair a presentation and discussion on the inspiration for this exhibition and associated journal

EDINBURGH: Autumn Prospect Debate on the City
27 Oct
40 Princes Street, Edinburgh
The purpose of the event is to take a critical look at the assumptions that underpin urban design and city development.
Speakers for the debate:
Martha Schwartz, Landscape Architect
Robert Adam, Robert Adam Architects
Richard Williams, Author of The Anxious City
Professor Jules Lubbock ­ University of Essex

EDINBURGH: Eusas Lecture Series
28 Oct
Edinburgh University, Architecture Department

CUMBERNAULD: Carbuncle Awards 2005 Winner
21 Oct
Announced in Cumbernauld, current holder of the ‘Plook On The Plinth’

EDINBURGH: Stirling Prize
15 Oct
RIAS announced 27.07.05 that the cottish Parliament – as expected – is shortlisted for the Stirling Prize:
McLaren Technology Centre, Woking – Foster and Partners
Jubilee Library, Brighton – Bennetts Associates with Lomax Cassidy + Edwards
Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork – O’Donnell + Tuomey
BMW Central Building, Leipzig – Zaha Hadid Architects
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh – EMBT / RMJM
Fawood Children’s Centre, Harlesden – Alsop Design

The winner was announced at an awards night held in Benson and Forsyth’s
National Museum of Scotland extension

GLASGOW: BLOCK Architecture Festival Glasgow
8 – 15 Oct
Keynote lecture by architect Zaha Hadid + first UK showing of NORD Exhibition, which formed the Scottish display at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale. The Lighthouse will host a major urban summit – New Urbanism and the Future of Place Making, featuring high profile speakers: 0141 204 4400

GLASGOW: Scottish Design Show – Carbuncle Awards
6 + 7 Oct
The shortlist for this year’s Carbuncle Awards will be announced on October 6 at the Scottish Design Show. The competition to win the Plook on the Plinth for the most dismal town has been particularly strong, with an advisory panel including Alan Taylor, Associate Editor of the Sunday Herald and Ricky Demarco, the arts impresario examining towns and city areas as diverse as Ardrossan and Granton in Edinburgh to draw up assessment criteria. Images of the six short-listed towns will be unveiled at the Tramway Theatre in Glasgow as part of the Scottish Design Show

179th RSA Annual Exhibition

Royal Scottish Academy
13 Aug – 25 Sep

Civic Trust Awards
Scottish Civic Trust Awards deadline for entries was 16 Sep

EDINBURGH: RIAS Festival Fringe Exhibition
10/10: Buildings that made a difference
RIAS Gallery, 15 Rutland Square
1 Aug – 2 Sep
The ten featured building in 10/10 are:
1996 Maggies Centre, Edinburgh Richard Murphy Architects
1997 Archaeolink visitor centre, Aberdeenshire Edward Cullinan Architects
1998 St Aloysius’ Junior School, Glasgow Elder and Cannon Architects
1999 The Lighthouse, Glasgow Page and Park Architects
2000 Graham Square, Glasgow Page and Park, Richard Murphy Architects, McKeown Alexander
2001 Dance Base, Edinburgh Malcolm Fraser Architects
2002 Radisson Glasgow gm+ad architects
2003 An Turas, Tiree Sutherland Hussey Architects
2004 A’Chrannag, Rothesay Gokay Deveci
2005 The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EMBT/RMJM

An interesting omission is the Museum of Scotland: mail us your views or other building you feel should be included to [email protected]

GLASGOW: Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth
18 Jun – 28 Aug
Exhibition presenting overview of Scandinavian design, including all the countries in the Nordic community that have contributed to the formation of this identity: Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

GLASGOW: Café in the Square Exhibition
27 – 29 May
Glasgow City Council Design Competition

GLASGOW: * 6,000 Miles
until 7 Jun
Lighthouse Glasgow
Block Architecture
Graven Images
Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects
Wiszniewski Thomson Architects

25 Mar – 17 Apr
New Architecture for Arts brings together three prominent architect members of the Royal Scottish Academy:
Ric Russell RSA (Elect), Malcolm Fraser ARSA and Richard Murphy ARSA

CHICAGO: gm+ad architects
Trip supported by Glasgow City Council: Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop joined the Lord Provost for most civic receptions and a visit to the new Millennium Park, a regeneration project by Frank Gehry

LONDON: Sutherland Hussey
19 Apr RIBA
“Their An Turas shelter on the Isle of Tiree, designed in close collaboration with a group of artists, won RIAS building of the year 2003 and was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize in the same year. Current projects include work at Grizedale in the Lake District for the Forestry Commission”.

GLASGOW: Prospect Debate on Iconic Architecture
21 Apr
Key Speaker was Charles Jencks
Panopticon, Trongate, Glasgow

GLASGOW: RIAS one-day conference on Healthy Workplaces
22 Apr
Tramway Theatre Glasgow

LONDON: Malcolm Fraser
26 Apr RIBA
“Malcolm Fraser Architects are recognised for making simple, modern buildings that gain richness through a sense of place and of belonging. Completed buildings in Edinburgh include Dance Base, the Scottish Poetry Library, the Holyrood Park Education Centre, the Water of Leith Walkway and Visitor Centre and numerous bars, restaurants and hotels. Projects to come include the Scottish Storytelling Centre (incorporating John Knox House and now onsite), the remodelling of HBOS’ Bank Headquarters on the Mound, and many residential projects for clients that include several volume housebuilders.
Malcolm Fraser has recently been appointed Deputy Chair of the newly established Architecture and Design Scotland (Scotland’s CABE), and will lead their Design Reviews.”

SCOTLAND: RIAS Sketch Design Competition Deadline
27 Apr

GLASGOW: RIAS Convention, hosted by Glasgow Institute of Architects:
5 & 6 May

GLASGOW: Scottish Energy Debate
11 May Debate chaired by Louise Batchelor from BBC Scotland

LONDON: Benedetta Tagliabue
17 May RIBA

GLASGOW: Kelvingrove Art Gallery
26 May CBE seminar

GLASGOW: Scottish Design Awards
27 May Winners announcement

Buildings in Glasgow

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previous events from Jun 2002 archived

GLASGOW: RIAS Annual Lecture
was on 3 Nov during Scotbuild
John McAslan of John McAslan & Partners (JMP)

SECC, Glasgow


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