AIA United Kingdom update

The UK chapter has been extremely active.  A summary of 3 recent events - Design Awards, Super Saturday, and a Bike Sketching Tour of the Kent Coast give a flavo(u)r of the diversity of activities.  To see a full list of activities please click here.

Design Awards

The AIA UK Chapter hosted the Excellence in Design Awards Gala 2018 on the 18th April at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London. The Grade-I listed building designed by Denys Lasdun, itself considered an architectural treasure,  provided an exceptional backdrop to celebrate design excellence and welcome the guests who arrived from different parts of the world to celebrate creativity, design and architecture.

Full article here.

Professional Winner:
Niall McLaughlin Architects  |  West Court Phase 1, Jesus College

Professional Commendations:
AHMM  | Weston Street
David Adjaye Architects   |  Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
Lynch Architects  |  Kings Gate London

Young Architect Winners:
Brian Heron Architects  |  The Water Tank
IF_DO  |  Dulwich Pavilion

Ross Gribben  |  Hydra

Winning projects (l-r / top-bottom) per listing above.

Super Saturday

This year’s summer event started when several members requested an opportunity to attend sessions that were not on a week night and would maximise the opportunity to get credits in a single day. Responding to this, the AIA UK Chapter decided to hold its first Super Saturday event for many years on 16 Jun 2018.  

With this in mind, the programme for the day was an experiment to see if we could offer something smaller than a full weekend conference by combining the various types of events we host throughout the year, running them in a back-to-back 

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Bike Sketching Tour of the Kent Coast

Adding on perhaps only an additional mile or so (and ignoring some generous rounding up), it looks like the participants in this year’s annual AIA UK Bike Trip on 30 Jun 2018 earned at least 1 Continuing Education Credit for every 6+ miles of biking.  So – after battling vicious headwinds in relentless heat under a blistering sun – were the CEU points really worth 36 miles of knee pumping effort?

For the first mile or so, we walked our bikes through the pedestrian zone of the refreshingly unpretentious, historic town of Faversham.  There were unexpected 

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