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RIAS Committee Reports – 4th December 2019

ConservationConvenor: Jocelyn Cunliffe FRIAS Last: 31st October 2019 Next: 30th January 2020• Monitoring Conservation Accreditation• Reviewing, via a working group, support available to practitioners interested in accreditation.RIAS mentoring scheme for those seeking accreditation under review.• Autumn Conservation Seminar took place on 29 October 2019 at the Engine Shed• Trying to get HES to respond regarding…

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ASA Report to RIAS Council November 2019

Following a relatively quiet summer Autumn it feels like The ASA have had a hectic Autumn. In September I was invited to represent The ASA at an event hosted by ASPC in the centre of Aberdeen.  The event was titled ‘Improve to Move’ and was aimed at informing potential or current house sellers on how…

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CPD – Scottish Building Contracts

3rd December 2019 – The Station Hotel, Aberdeen – 1.30pm – 4.00pm – RIAS members free to attend. Places are limited – Register with social@aberdeenarchitects.org Len Bunton Hon FRIAS will be discussing issues that cause construction disputes; presenting some solutions; & highlighting recent changes to SBCC Contracts. Len Bunton has previous been chairperson of SBCC…

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Aberdeen City Planning Consultation Documents

Aberdeen City Council Masterplanning Design & Conservation team have prepared documents relating to planning policy. These are currently out to consultation and we have been asked to share with out members in order to get some constructive feedback. The documents are: Draft Local Planning Policy – Development Along Lanes Draft Technical Advice Note – Materials…

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Celebrating the architect Sir Ninian Comper – Free Talks & Tours

Historic Churches Scotland, with the support of the St Margaret’s Trust (Braemar), St Margaret’s Gallowgate and the Braemar Local History Group, are delighted to announce a weekend of talks and tours celebrating the work of the architect Sir Ninian Comper. St Margaret’s Church, Gallowgate Saturday 16th Nov 12noon-1pm Join the Very Reverend Dr Emsley Nimmo…

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Present Voices – Future Lives: Housing to 2040 Exhibition

The Scottish Government has begun to consider how our homes and communities should look and feel in 2040 and the options and choices to achieve this. The travelling exhibition is curated and designed by Edinburgh University’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), award-winning Scottish practice Collective Architecture and Peak15 Design, together with Chris Leslie…

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Aberdeen City Heritage Trust – Lecture Series

There are still two remaining lectures in the Aberdeen City Heritage Trust lecture series. Detail of which can be found on the eventbrite links below. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/john-ruskin-1819-1900-the-good-steward-and-his-influence-for-us-today-tickets-72705864197 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paradise-lost-reflections-on-the-evolution-and-decline-of-great-gardens-designed-landscapes-tickets-72702293517

Sustainability Now – Mini Convention Findhorn 8th – November 2019

IAA Mini convention discussing issues of Sustainable Practice and Climate issues, with an update on RIAS issues and Rural Practice. The Universal Hall, Findhorn Community, near Forres Friday 8th November – 9.30am – 4.30pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-practice-now-tickets-76440634997 Includes presentations titled:What can practices do to address the Climate Emergency?What Sustainable Practice means to me…Sustainable Practice in ConstructionRIAS ForwardSustainable…

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Sketching Workshop – Braemar – 27th October

Join artist Mel Shand for a 2hr sketching workshop, in the beautiful St Margaret’s Church. Designed by the architect Sir Ninian Comper, the church is a nationally important building, with elegant interiors, stunning stained glass and an intricately carved rood screen and chancel. The workshop will start with a practical demonstration and is suitable for…

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Robert Matthew – Modern Architect

“Robert Matthew -Modern Architect” An illustrated talk by Professor Miles Glendinning on Friday 18th October at 7.30pm at Church Hall, Dunbar Street, Old Aberdeen AB24 3UJ on Friday 18th October at 7.30pm at Church Hall, Dunbar Street, Old Aberdeen AB24 3UJ Old Aberdeen Heritage Society is delighted to welcome a most distinguished speaker to Aberdeen…

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