AIA United Kingdom update

The UK Chapter’s event cycle follows a seasonal pattern, with each season having its own flavour, each month having multiple, individual events.

Spring brings our Design Awards, supplemented by movie nights, emerging professional events and technical lectures.  Summer encourages outdoor events, with frequent building tours, one big bike tour plus a Super Saturday of lectures.  Autumn sees the return of movie nights, etc., but – most importantly – is dominated by three core events in rapid succession. 

Individual write ups for the core events follow.To see the full Autumn Newsletter, click here


Keynote Lecture

The 2018 AIA UK / RIBA Keynote Lecture featured James Timberlake and Stephen Kieran, founding partners of American firm, Kieran Timberlake, and designers of the recently completed US Embassy in London.

Held on Monday, 29th October at the RIBA headquarters on Portland Place, the event was kicked off with welcoming addresses by AIA UK President Alex Miller, RIBA International Vice-President Chris Williamson, and Honorary FAIA member Chris Wilkinson.

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Student Charette

Once a year, visitors to Roca's London Gallery are treated to an unsual sight.The clean lines and flowing geometries of the Zaha Hadid-designed showroom are abruptly broken by unruly piles of paper, cutting mats, and assorted model-making materials. Scattered on all available surfaces, pens roll along the smooth curves of the injection-moulded countertops and shelving. At the centre of each pile of materials is a small group of students, huddled together, lying down, or draped across all manner of high-end sanitaryware.

Visitors could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled across a futuristic performance artwork, but the occasion was, in fact, the 24th annual AIA UK charette.

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City Excursion - Dublin

This year’s AIA UK City Excursion ventured farther afield than mainland UK, and ventured across the Irish Sea to Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland. The two-day weekend was jampacked full of a range of speakers and buildings, entitling attendees to a total of 12 Learning Units (7 HSW credits). We are very thankful to our sponsors TECHRETE for making this excursion possible with their generous contribution.

Saturday 8th September 2018

Royal Institute of Irish Architects (RIAI) - The weekend started in the beautiful Georgian headquarters of the RIAI. Surrounded by the RIAI 2018 awards exhibition,

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