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Climate Change, Conservation and Conservative Repairs

Tuesday 29 October 2019 – 1.00pm – 5.00pm The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ Topics will include: climate change and the historic environment, fungal decay of historic timber, stained glass (what to look for in a quinquennial inspection & protective glazing) and building maintenance in a changing climate. Get more information & book…

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Aberdeen CARS – Traditional Shopfront Repairs and Historic Significance

A one-day course looking at shopfront repairs and improvements. Course instructors will be Dr Lindsay Lennie, Andrew Wright, Dr James Simpson and Prof David McClean.The course is organised and led by Dr Marc Ellington of the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre. This course is being run as a part of the Union Street Conservation Area…

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RIAS Convention 2019

This year’s event combines the Conference and Doolan award for best building in Scotland on Friday 4th October 2019. https://riasconvention.squarespace.com/ Climate of opinion takes place in Edinburgh with a day of discussion, debate and celebration around designing for climate resilience, diversity and northern Europe. The A&DS and RIAS student awards ceremony will also take place…

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#ASAPOP2019

Local Chapter members, and anyone interested in taking part from outwith the chapter, are invited to submit a ‘Portrait of a Place’ to be exhibited in a public exhibition. The exhibition will run from 8th November to 30th November at PARX Cafe, Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen, with an opening evening on 8th November. We ran a…

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A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2019

The A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2019 are now open for entries! The awards are an annual highlight – marking the vigour of Scotland’s architectural schools and the tremendous talent of our student members. The submission deadline is Monday 19th August 2019. Award categories: 1) RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best…

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Scott Sutherland School values its distance

An interesting article about the modern Scott Sutherland School. It may not be as you remember it, and that goes further than the relocation.Eleanor Young in the RIBA Journal. https://www.ribaj.com/intelligence/scott-sutherland-school-robert-gordon-university-aberdeen-reiach-and-hall-eleanor-young Aberdeen’s Scott Sutherland School sees distinct advantages in being so distant from London Aberdeen’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment is the northernmost of…

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RIAS Quarterly Chapter Report July 2019

We were asked to write something related to the theme of health and well-being, so I’ll try to at least be concomitant to that theme, no matter how tedious. I was on a train recently and found myself reading an arduous article about Niksen and the health benefits of doing nothing. I gave up after…

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CPD Afternoon – SER & Section 6 – Energy

Chapter members are invited to attend a CPD afternoon focusing on two separate subjects, both relating to sections of the Building Standards Scotland. Please register by emailing social@aberdeenarchitects.org The event will be held at 1-4pm on 30th July, at the Music Hall in Aberdeen. Following the CPD presentations there will be a short tour of…

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Build Your Future Schools Challenge

The Build Your Future Schools Challenge is a new initiative based on long running schemes elsewhere in Scotland. It is shaping up to be a really interesting and worthwhile event to be involved with. They are keen to have representation and involvement from different aspects of design and construction. A flyer is available here. If…

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RIAS Inspiring – The RIAS Strategy

Strategy Document Images The RIAS are preparing a national strategy document & they are looking for images of projects which are of Scottish architecture and are relevant to the specific parts of the document.  If you have images of projects that you think are suitable and applicable please sent them to us.  There are details…

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