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Edinburgh Architecture Events in 2020

Scottish Architectural Talks + Exhibitions – East of Scotland Construction Lectures

Edinburgh Architecture Talks in 2020

Edinburgh Architectural Events for 2020

Architectural Conservation Masterclass


5 March 2020

The next session of the 43rd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses is:

How Lime Mortar Works

This masterclass is jointly offered by the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies and the Institute for Historic Buildings Conservation – IHBC.

Drawing on research and practice, an examination of technical masonry conservation, focussing on the functional behaviour of lime mortar and its role in keeping buildings dry and conserving the masonry fabric in the process.

David Wiggins has a doctorate in the functional behaviour and technical conservation of heritage masonry. He is a CARE-Accredited structural engineer, part of the Conservation & Heritage team at Curtins. His work focuses on the structural repair and conservation of architectural and civil engineering heritage.

Time: Thursday, 5 March 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Venue: Adam House Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR
(map here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/maps?building=adam-house#main-content)

2020 programme:

Masterclasses 2020

Bookings: https://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-humanities-and-social-science/edinburgh-college-of-art/esala (£20 / £5 students).

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh

More Edinburgh Architecture Events for 2020 are welcome!

Recent East Scotland Events:

EAA Awards News

Submissions Deadline – Wed 26 February 2020 – 4pm

EAA members, and non-members, are invited to submit nominations in the following award categories.

Please see Rules of Entry below for full entry criteria.

Large Project / Small Project / Wood Award

Regeneration&Conservation / EAA Ambassador

All entries built within the chapter area are eligible for the highest accolade of Building Of The Year.

Short-listed entries will be notified in March with site visits proposed to take place in May. The winners will be announced, and presented with their awards, at a Drinks Reception held at St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh on the evening of 4th June.


Rules of Entry

Submit a Project

Edinburgh Architectural Association | 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BE United Kingdom

Free lunchtime talk for Scottish Architecture firms

Date & time: Thursday 20 February 2020 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

Location: The Merchants’ Hall, 22 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EP

Free lunchtime talk

Architecture is amongst the most targeted sectors in Scotland when it comes to cyber crime.

During this free lunchtime talk, we’ll explain the implications of the growing cyber crime threat that is now one of the biggest business risks you face.

In a short, non-technical session we’ll be discussing the most common ways businesses like yours are targeted and how this is likely already happening with or without your knowledge.

We’ll also give you some information on how succesful Architects’ businesses are ensuring they are best protected.

Please note – the talk is not for people working in IT but aimed at business owners and senior management.

Full details and registration are in the link below:

Free lunchtime talk for Architecture firms in Scotland

Architectural Conservation Masterclass – Human Habitat as a System: Soviet Mass Housing since 1948

The next session of the 43rd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses:

This masterclass is jointly offered by the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies and DOcumentation and COnservation of the MOdern MOvement – International Scientific Committee on Urbanism and Landscape docomomo ISC U+L.

Soviet Mass Housing is arguably the largest project in the history of architecture. Harnessed by Soviet authorities and confined by rigid regulations, it nevertheless begot a great variety of standardised designs, representing both different stages of development and different geographical areas of the Soviet Union. This variety was codified through an intricate naming system, which—at the most abstract level—was intended to describe the whole human habitat. In his lecture, Dimitrij Zadorin will introduce the origins and the functioning of Soviet Mass Housing as a system and explain what consequences this perspective has for working with standardised residential blocks and estates as architectural heritage.

Dimitrij Zadorin (Minsk, 1983) is an architect and a doctoral student in Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh. Since 2013 he has been a freelance writer and lecturer on post-war modernism and mass housing in the USSR, as well as on his native city. He is a co-author of the book Towards a Typology of Soviet Mass Housing (2015) and the author of the Architectural Guide Minsk (2018).

Time: Thursday, 6 February 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Venue: Adam House Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR
(map here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/maps?building=adam-house#main-content)

2020 programme:

Masterclasses 2020

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Architectural Conservation Masterclass – Conservation and Climate Change

Next session of our 43rd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses:

There would appear to be a conspiracy of silence about the extent to which construction contributes to carbon emissions. We are all familiar with the need to replace fossil fuel use with renewable energy, to stop forest clearance and plant trees, to insulate our homes and to support domestic re-cycling: but do we think about the impact of construction?

Statistics suggest that construction is responsible for 11% of total global carbon emissions, including 8% associated with the manufacture of Portland cement. If we believe in the risks associated with climate-change, then we cannot allow development and construction to be as market-driven and as unfocussed in this respect as they currently are.

A hundred years ago, Sir Patrick Geddes, a biologist who became a pioneer of town-planning and urban conservation, regarded towns as ‘complex living organisms’ and advocated a cautious approach to change, for avoidance of unintended consequences. Fifty years ago, Alex Gordon , then President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, advocated ‘Long Life, Loose Fit, Low Energy’ construction. Both men foresaw the importance of sustainability well ahead of their time. Climate-change was the sort of unintended consequence that Geddes and Gordon had in mind.

If the impact and carbon footprint of construction are to be reduced, we must plan to reduce land-take, build less, build better and build to last. At least as importantly, we should learn to value, to maintain and to make maximum use of our existing building stock: re-purpose it, improve its performance and enhance its appearance. While both matter, climate-change may supersede heritage as the principal driver of urban conservation.

It is well-known that re-use is preferable to recycling, but when a building must be demolished, its materials should be salvaged and all new construction should be designed with recycling in mind. If anything approaching carbon-neutral construction is to be achieved, the industry must undergo rapid change, re-learn some of the lessons of pre-industrial building and reduce its dependence on cement, concrete and steel. There is considerable scope for using natural materials in new ways. ‘Engineered timber’ is well-known, but there is also scope for engineered and post-tensioned stone, which may be stronger in compression than concrete. Lime should be preferred to cement and there is potential for building with earth and bricks of naturally dried clay: a tradition which clings on in corners of the UK and which has been used in parts of the world for buildings of up to twelve storeys.

Climate-change will affect every aspect of our lives, requiring us to re-assess the consequences of the industrial revolution and our dependence for over two centuries on fossil fuels. Construction can be no exception and we must look to the industry, and to the architectural and engineering professions in particular, to lead us towards new ways of building which are sustainable in the true meaning of the word.

Dr James Simpson OBE, Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh studied Architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art and received his BArch(Hons) degree from Heriot Watt University. He trained with Ian G Lindsay & Partners and with Sir Bernard Feilden at his practice in Norwich. After returning to Edinburgh in the mid-1970s, James continued to work with Sir Bernard on St Giles’ Cathedral and began teaching Architectural Conservation at the Edinburgh College of Art. In 1977 he joined Stewart Brown to form Simpson & Brown. With Simpson & Brown, James has worked personally on major conservation projects in Scotland including Yester House, Arniston House, Auchinleck House, Law’s Close, Stirling Tolbooth and many others. In England, James led the team that restored Alderman Fenwick’s House, Newcastle and he was appointed Surveyor of the Fabric of York Minster in the 1990s.

James became a consultant to the practice in January 2010. James has been a member of numerous boards and committees, including the Ancient Monuments Board, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland and the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. He is a Vice President of ICOMOS-UK. He has initiated and co-founded several charitable trusts, including the Cockburn Conservation Trust, the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust. Some of his current interests are in India, where he is a consultant to the Punjab Government for heritage projects in Amritsar and has advised on the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta. He continues to lecture and campaign for heritage causes in Scotland and beyond.

James has published widely. Principal publications include: Vitruvius Scoticus facsimile, introduction and notes on the plates (Paul Harris, 1980, and 2nd edition, Dover Press, 2011); contributions to The Care and Conservation of Georgian Houses – A Maintenance Manual for the New Town of Edinburgh (ENTCC, 1991); The Care and Conservation of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings by Government Departments in Scotland (DNH, 1994); The British Standard Guide to the Principles of the Conservation of Historic Buildings (BS 7913-1998).

Time: Thursday, 30 January 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Venue: Adam House Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR

Tickets at the door (£20 / £5 students).

RSA Metzstein Architecture Discourse 2020

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 from 18:45 to 20:30 (GMT)

Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre
32 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LH
United Kingdom

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The RSA is delighted to announce that Snøhetta will present this years Metzstein Architecture Discourse.

Snøhetta is an international integrated architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, product design and graphic design firm. The firm has offices in Oslo, New York, Innsbruck, Paris, Stockholm, Adelaide, Hong Kong and San Francisco.

“A definite relationship between multiple disciplines is a driving force in all of Snøhetta’s work. Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit. All our projects get the same care and attention to purpose.

Snøhetta’s working method practices a simultaneous exploration of traditional handicraft and cutting edge digital technology.

With more than 230 employees from 30 different nations we know that it is people that drive the creative processes. We use the expression “singular in the plural” to emphasize the value of the individual and ones interests in the performance of a group.

Snøhetta thrives on rich collaborations to push our thinking. A continuous state of reinvention, driven by our partners in the process, is essential to our work”.

The RSA is indebted to the continuing support of the Scottish Government.

Snøhetta Architects, Oslo

Architectural Conservation Masterclass

The first session of the 43rd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses is organised jointly with the British Council, Cultural Protection Fund:

The Soqotra Heritage Project

The Soqotra Archipelago is an isolated continental fragment 300km south of Yemen in the Arabian Gulf. It was designated as a World Heritage Site in 2008 for its unique and globally important biodiversity, which has been well documented following years of research. However, the cultural heritage of Soqotra is very poorly known. The Soqotra Heritage Project was established to redress this imbalance, through training a cadre of Soqotri experts in a selection of methods to locate, document and assess a wide range of both tangible and intangible heritage assets, to raise awareness about their importance, and to start to deliver practical conservation measures in a complex and challenging physical, social and political environment.

Dr Alan Forrest is not what would be traditionally described as an expert in cultural heritage, and his research has mostly focused on biodiversity conservation. Since joining the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants in 2012, his work has diversified to bring together strands of natural and cultural heritage in a region where they are inextricably linked and have evolved together, as well as working towards sustainable use and associated conservation and governance measures. His work on Soqotra has involved consideration of spatial evolutionary diversity measures as predictors of Protected Areas, conservation assessments, and working with global experts on the heritage of Soqotra to bring natural and cultural heritage conservation under a single banner leading to sustainable livelihood options.

Time: Thursday, 23 January 5.30-7.00pm

Architecture and Collective Life conference, Dundee

Thursday 21 & Saturday 23 November

Architecture and Collective Life takes place between and will include highly anticipated tours of Dundee’s industrial docklands as well as its architectural heritage, including the recent V&A Dundee on the city’s waterfront, designed by the award-winning architect Kengo Kuma.

Dundee Architecture Event

Edinburgh Architecture Events 2019

Recent Edinburgh Architectural Events

Scottish Parliament entrance:
Scottish Parliament entrance - Edinburgh Architecture Events

Architects and designers to discuss sustainable renovation, RGU, Aberdeen

19 Nov 2019

Event co-hosted by RGU and The Pebble Trust to discuss the major issues of climate change and fuel poverty, and the role architecture and innovative design can play in providing solutions.

‘Sustainable Renovation’, which takes place at RGU on Tuesday, November 19, will feature presentations from local architects and academics which focus on their work on renovation projects and present case studies on successful work carried out.

RGU sustainable renovation event


The APEAS Part 3 professional practice exam is soon approaching! From personal experience we know this can be a stressful and overwhelming time.

We want to invite you to a social evening where you will have the opportunity to meet other students currently undertaking Part 3 and others who have been through the process already for informal discussions, moral support and sharing personal stories.

Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Promenade

Open Exhibition Promenade
Event Dates:
20 November 2019

A fabulous opportunity to listen to a selection of exhibitors in the RSA Open Exhibition discuss their work, influences and future plans over a glass of wine. Led by Kate Downie RSA.

RSA Galleries | 6.30 – 8pm
Tickets £10 | RSA Friends & Patrons £8 (includes a glass of wine)

Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Promenade


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EAA CPD & SOCIAL // EAA Award Winners 2019: A Showcase of the Best – 6th Nov

Introduced by EAA Council members, the EAA & ESALA have brought together architects and clients from different projects to talk about their 2019 award winning projects. The concluding event to the EAA’s annual programme of CPD, this packed evening will include short presentations on each project followed by some drinks and a chance to socialise with speakers and fellow attendees.

Confirmed Speakers:

Sebastian Coupe || Winner of the J R McKay Silver Medal – Tectonics of the Immaterial: The Rings of Flotta

Henry McKeown || J M Architects || Winner of the Ambassador Award – Alyth Primary School

Kieran Gaffney || Konishi Gaffney Architects || Winner of the Small Project award – Blackford Road

Annie Macpherson || Gray Macpherson Architects || Winner of the Regeneration//Conservation Award – The Borders Distillery

Sally Mackay || Bennets Associates || Winner of the Large Project award – Bayes Centre

Dermot Patterson || LDN Architects || Building of the Year – St John’s Church

Date: 6th Nov 2019 Time: 5.30-8.00pm
Registration from 5.15pm
Location: Edinburgh College of Art, West Court (room C13)
74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

£10 Members // £15 non-members // £5 concessions // £free RIAS Students/Associates & ESALA Students

Info on Speakers

Proposals Invited – Biennale Architettura 2020

Applications welcome

The deadline for submissions was noon on Monday 9 September 2019.

The Scotland + Venice partnership has announced details of the open tender for Scotland’s proposal for the Biennale Architettura in 2020. Creative teams are invited to submit proposals for a project to celebrate architecture, with the potential to showcase the work at one of the most prestigious architecture events in the world – the Biennale Architettura, Venice.

23 May to 29 November 2020

Biennale Architettura 2020

EAA SGM & SOCIAL – 23rd Oct

Join us for welcome drinks (on us!) from 17:45. EAA President, Ben Rainger, will outline the proposed new Constitution, then, teams will compete to become EAA Lego Champion 2019! Click the link below to register your team.

Register Team

Read proposed Constitution

New Edinburgh World Heritage Lecture

29 Oct 2019 6pm

“All in a Blaze”: The Story of African-American Freedom-Fighters in Edinburgh

Last year’s ‘Strike for Freedom’ exhibition at the National Library brought to the public’s attention for the first time the remarkable story of anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass and his time in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh World Heritage are delighted that the curator of the exhibition, Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier, will give EWH’s Black History Month lecture this year on the little-known story of 19th-century African American authors and activists who had links to the city.

Professor Bernier is Personal Chair in English Literature and Professor of United States and Atlantic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She will be signing copies of her biography of Frederick Douglass and his family If I Survive after the lecture.

The publication maps the activism and writing career of Frederick Douglass and his sons, and contains full colour facsimile reproductions of over 80 previously unpublished speeches, letters, autobiographies and photographs.

Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Start time: 6pm
Lecture venue: Auditorium, Carrubbers Centre, 65 High Street, Edinburgh.
Duration: The lecture will run for around an hour, followed by a 45 minute reception for members of Edinburgh World Heritage at Trinity Apse.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite:
New Edinburgh World Heritage Lecture

EAA CPD – Community Engagement in City Development

9 Oct 2019

Edinburgh Architectural Association hosts a series of alternative perspectives on Community Engagement in Edinburgh from a number of industry leaders.

Elliot Wishlade from ARUP will provide an insight into the ongoing Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan. Councillor Neil Gardiner will discuss the 2050 city vision and the 2030 city plan. Linda Somerville of the grassroots community campaign Save Leith Walk will discuss the campaigns approach to engaging the community and David Wood from Scotland’s leading place and active citizenship charity, PAS, will give insight into their approach to community engagement.

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Date: 9th Oct 2019 // Time: 6.00-7.30pm

Registration from 5.45pm

Location: Edinburgh College of Art | Lecture Theatre E22 |

74 Lauriston Place | Edinburgh | EH3 9DF

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Monday 30th September 2019


Book Now: https://holyroodinsight.com/booking/3387/SNZEZO-1241058>

Expert Speakers:

• (Chair) Nigel Henderson, Chief Executive, Penumbra

• Yvonne Stewart, Assistant General Secretary, Operations and Equality, Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC)

• Philippe Guijarro, Responsible Business Leader, PwC in Scotland, Chairman, This Is Me Scotland

• Catherine Eadie, Founding Director, MH Scot Workplace Wellbeing

• Representative, NHS Health Scotland

• Colin Borland, Director of Devolved Nations, Federation of Small Businesses

• Lorna Davis, Senior Associate, Harper Macleod LLP

The Farmer/Stevenson Review 2017 identified that a major contributor to the increased levels of absence in the UK is a rapid rise of mental health issues.

Business in the Community’s Mental Health at Work Report 2018 found that in Scotland, employees are more likely than the overall UK workforce to have been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition, at 36% compared with 32% for UK workforce.

Now is the time to prioritise and invest in improving mental health. It is clear that good employee mental health is crucial to running a successful, sustainable organisation, with employers who take steps to support mental health at work benefiting from a more productive and loyal workforce.

Holyrood Insight’s Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Conference brings together highly instructive, cross- sector speakers, who will discuss culture change and ways to destigmatise mental health.

Attend this conference to learn how to safeguard staff wellbeing, address problems before they become severe, and support staff when issues do emerge. Improve your confidence in approaching distressed employees, creating reasonable accommodations, resolving performance concerns and managing an effective return to work.

Key Points

• Understanding Modern Working Practices and their Effect on Workplace Stress

• The Importance of Good Leadership and Culture Change in Tackling Stigma and Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

• Providing High Quality Training for Managers and Mental Health First Aiders to Spot the Early Warning Signs and Provide Appropriate Support

• Making Reasonable Adjustments, Successful Interventions and Supporting the Recovery Process

• Low Cost and Scalable Interventions for SME’s

Conference details:

Monday 30th September 2019

09:20 – 15:40


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Free CPD – Building Standards Technical Updates 2019

25 Sep 2019

As part of Building Standards continuous improvement and engagement with internal and external stakeholders, they will present the latest updates to the Technical Standards to members of the EAA.

Scottish Building Standards Technical Updates 2019 Tickets

RIAS Convention & Doolan Award – Climate of Opinion

4 – 5 Oct 2019

This year’s event combines the conference and Doolan Award. 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 and the students will exhibit their work.

In the evening the Best Building in Scotland Award will be presented by Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell in the stunning surroundings of the National Museum of Scotland. The event will be rounded off on the Saturday morning with building visits and a city tour exploring some of Edinburgh’s award winning architecture.

RIAS Convention Tickets

JUPITER RISING, near Edinburgh

23 – 25 Aug 2019

JUPITER RISING, Scotland’s newest festival of music and contemporary art will unfold across the iconic landscape of Jupiter Artland.

Headliners include Mercury-prize nominees The Comet is Coming, The Vaselines and Cate Le Bon, alongside site-specific commissions from Mary Hurrell, Ain Bailey, Steve Warwick and Carlos Maria Romero.

Festival goers will be able to camp in the sculpture park and experience woodland-dining, lakeswimming and a variety of artist-led workshops.

EAA Summer Building Visits

Edinburgh Architectural Association (EAA), with the kind support of practices and building users, have lined up a series of fantastic building visits over four July lunchtimes.

A rare opportunity for a guided tour of these recently completed projects, including a chance for question and answer with the architect and/or client.

Tuesday 9th July 1pm
Edinburgh Law School

Wednesday 10th July 1pm
Observatory Road

Friday 12th July 1pm
St John’s Church

Tuesday 16th July 1pm
Collective on Calton Hill

Cost: £5 – limited to a maximum of 15 tickets per building. Please select the applicable date for the event you would like to attend from the drop down menu – see the link below:

Edinburgh Architectural Association Summer Building Visits

Reasons Offsite

Venue: Edinburgh College of Art

Dates: June 20th – 30th

The Reasons Offsite is an exhibition on prefabricated and modular architecture. This project was displayed in Albania (at Tirana Architecture Week, September 2018) and at the United States of America (at Boston Society of Architects, March 2019):

Edinburgh College of Art Architecture Exhibition

Architecture Fringe: In Real Life

3 – 23 June

Initiated by a group of architects, designers, photographers, engineers, visual artists, curators and musicians the Architecture Fringe is an independent contributor-led series of projects and events across the arts which explores architecture and its impact.

Architecture Fringe Edinburgh


Exhibition of evidence drawn from the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire

Syahirah Hanis Abd Ghafar, Katherine Black, Erin Blyth, Iona Brady, Si Chen, Sonja Draskovic, James Forde, Josef Grostern, Kerim Karagic, Nur Farihah Binti Khariudin, De Rui Lee, Santong Li, Shi Hong Lim, Yan Hei Lung, Farah Nadhiera Binti Mohammad Fuad, Sukhraj Kaur Puwar, Yifei Ren, Liam Ross, Zain Al Sharaf Samer Moh’D Wahbeh, Jennifer Stevenson, Nurul Safuhah Binti Suhaidi, Yuet Wan Wong, Vsevolod Yurchenko


Mon – Fri 17 – 21 June 2019 / 12pm – 5pm


ESALA Project Office
Rm 2.63, Minto House
20-22 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JZ

Not accessible / Accessible WC / Children welcome

What lessons should architects, and architectural students, learn from the Grenfell Tower fire? During the past semester 22 undergraduate architecture students at the University of Edinburgh have been asking themselves this question. They have been following phase 1 of the public inquiry, studying evidence submitted by core participants; planning statements, warrant drawings, manufacturer’s instructions, test results, testimonies of survivors, commemoration hearings from the bereaved, reports from the attending fire-fighters.

In dialogue with expert witnesses and fire-safety engineers they have sought to understand the construction of Grenfell Tower, and the way it reacted to fire, as an ‘object lesson’ for future designers. For this exhibition, each student offers a spatial representation of one item of evidence as a means to share their reflections with the broader professional community.


EAA Awards Shortlisted entries Exhibition

14 May – 6 June

View the shortlisted submissions at an exhibition to be held in he RIAS Members Room, 15 Rutland Square Edinbugh EH1 2BE. Weekdays 9am-5pm

SELECT’s Toolbox Talks Tour 2019

8 May – 19 June

From the Borders to the Isles, SELECT’s Toolbox Talks Tour 2019 is Set to Hit the Road

The SELECT Toolbox Talks Tour 2019 is set to hit the road. An annual event since 2013, the Toolbox Talks Tour is one of the most keenly anticipated events amongst the members of Scotland’s electrotechnical industry.

Aimed at electrical professionals across Scotland, the Tour, which will visit twelve venues, from the Islands to the Borders, is the focus point for technical presentations dealing with up-to-the-minute matters of interest to the widest possible number of trade professionals.

Topics aimed at addressing contemporary issues of concern to Scotland’s electrical professionals will this year be:

• Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems in Dwellings. An amendment to BS 5839-6 this year brings changes to standards for fire detection and fire alarm systems. In Scotland, further changes are coming due to the extension of the tolerable standard and updated guidance on the repairing standard that will see the introduction of enhanced fire safety requirements across Scotland’s housing stock.

• RCD Selection in accordance with Chapter 53 of BS 7671:2018. An overview of RCD types, correct selection and selectivity to ensure correct levels of circuit and individual protection. In this topic we’ll cover which circuits require RCD protection and the types of RCD protection.

• Building Standards in Scotland an Update. Following the review into Building and Fire Safety Regulations across the UK, we’ll look at what changes to expect in Scotland as the full recommendations from the Dame Judith Hackitt report are implemented. We’ll also report on an important change to the way Certificates of Construction are accessed and completed.

Going by SELECT’s experience in the recent past, the free-to-attend events are expected to attract large audiences of directors and managers, company owners, qualified electricians and apprentices.

Alan Wilson, SELECT’s Acting Managing Director, said: “The steadily growing numbers attending our Toolbox Talks is highly encouraging and given this year’s important topics we expect to attract record numbers of professionals.

“One issue in particular which we expect will be well-attended, and is already creating a buzz throughout our industry, is the impact of the 18th edition of the Wiring Regulations which come into force next year.”

The 2019 Toolbox Talk Tour will kick off at The Walled Garden in Edinburgh on Tuesday 7 May. Other venues are:

Borders, Tweed Horizons, Wednesday 8 May;
Dundee, Apex Hotel, Tuesday 14 May;
Glasgow, Hampden Park, Wednesday 15 May;
Dumfries, Easterbrook Hall, Tuesday 21 May;
Ayrshire, The Gailes, Wednesday 22 May;
Inverness, Tulloch Stadium, Tuesday 28 May;
Aberdeen, Pittodrie Stadium, Wednesday 29 May;
Oban, The Wide Mouth Frog, Tuesday 11 June;
Isle of Islay, The Bridgend, Wednesday 12 June;
Orkney, The Pickaquory Centre, Tuesday 18 June;
and Shetland, The Lerwick Hotel, Wednesday 19 June.

Dave Forrester, SELECT’s Head of Technical Services, said: “Every professional needs to keep up to date with their skills and knowledge and Toolbox Talks are designed to bring the latest developments into focus.”

As well as the technical presentations, the events feature a small-scale exhibition, which this year will feature SELECT; SJIB; Megger; Martindale; Aurora Lighting; KSR Lighting; AICO; Scolmore; Wylex; Electrical Industries Charity; and SECTT.

SELECT is Scotland’s largest trade association and its members have a collective turnover of more than £1 billion and provide employment for more than 15,000 people. Its member companies account for over 90% of all electrical installation work carried out in Scotland.

For more information please contact Alan Wilson, Acting Managing Director at SELECT, the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland, The Walled Garden, Bush Estate, Midlothian, EH26 0SB. T: 0131 445 5577. F: 0131 445 5548. E:admin@select.org.uk. W: www.select.org.uk

Twitter: http://twitter.com/updates_select

Docomomo Scotland; Glasgow Motorway Archive, Glasgow

Date: 6 June 2019

Time: 18:00 – 19:00 – doors 17:45

Venue: Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF

Cost: £6. Concessions at £4 are available for Docomomo members and students and staff of the University of Edinburgh.

Talk by Stuart Baird, Chairperson of the Glasgow Motorway History Archive. The Glasgow Motorway Archive is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of records relating to the planning and construction of the city’s motorways and major roads.

Docomomo Scotland Event in Edinburgh

A Public Inconvenience: Better Toilets for Inclusive Travel, Edinburgh


Monday 10th June

Being able to find and use a toilet when on a journey is essential if you want to participate in society – yet it is often difficult or even impossible for people with disabilities and their supporters. Some of the responsibility rests with architects who locate and design the toilets in bus and train stations, service stations, ports etc.

Our research project: A Public Inconvenience. Better toilets for inclusive travel is hosting a major event at which we will be presenting the findings from a study undertaken by a dozen people with disabilities (dementia, wheelchairs, profound and complex needs) and their supporters who have been recording their experiences whilst travelling. Please contact the project directly if you would like to be invited.

CPD: Climate Change Adaptation in Tradition Buildings, Edinburgh

Date: 12 June 2019

Time: 13:- 14:00

Venue: Architecture and Design Scotland, Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

Cost: Free

This CPD talk presented by Roger Curtis from Historic Environment Scotland will describe the changing weather conditions in Scotland and how that is having an impact on older buildings. It will consider what was done in the past, with the external envelope, what these details can teach us now, and what architects and designers need to think about now to prevent damage to facades and internal problems.

Edinburgh CPD: Climate Change Adaptation in Tradition Buildings – link archived

Talks at the Lane present IF_DO on Architecture as a Social Art, Leith, Edinburgh

Date: 14 June 2019

Time: 18:30

Venue: Custom Lane, Leith

Founded in 2014 by Thomas Bryans, Sarah Castle & Al Scott the practice has an interest in the wider repercussions of architecture which provides a catalyst towards creating sustainable and healthy environments in which to live, learn, work and play.

Leith architecture event June 2019

RIAS Awards Dinner 2019

30th May 2019, 6.30pm-late

Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

The RIAS Awards Dinner is generously supported by GEZE, James Latham, Lockton, Nevin of Edinburgh and Tobermore.

Dress code: Black tie

About the Awards Dinner

This prestigious, black tie event, presented by broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson Hon FRIAS, will include the presentation of this year’s RIAS Awards (which will become the longlist for The Doolan 2019) and the presentation of the Scottish Forestry/Wood for Good, Historic Environment Scotland, Saint-Gobain (Emerging Architect) and Scottish Government (Client of the Year) special category awards. The RIBA National Awards will be announced in June 2019.

How to attend

Simply fill in the PDF form – see link belwo – email back to events@rias.org.uk and make your payment. Places will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served, basis. The RIAS are unable to accept bookings after Thursday 23rd May.

Please note that cancellations can only be accepted with a minimum of one week’s notice (otherwise full fee will be chargeable).

Guest names required by Thursday 23rd May, however name changes accepted until Monday 27th May

Reserve your Place:


EAA Awards 2019 Drinks Reception

Wednesday 22nd May

The winners of this years EAA Awards will be announced at a drinks reception at St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh.

Limited tickets available to book through the link below:

EAA Awards 2019 Drinks Reception tickets

CPD: Traditional Roof Slating, Edinburgh

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 13:00 -14:00

Venue: Architecture and Design Scotland, Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

Cost: Free

This National Federation of Roofing Contractors CPD touches on many topics relevant to the maintenance and upgrade of tradition Scottish slate roofs. It will be presented by Graeme Miller from Bain & Irvine.

Traditional Roof Slating Edinburgh event – link archived

Scotland’s Housing: More than Just Numbers, Edinburgh


Wednesday 22 May

Topics to be covered include:-
Community Housing Initiatives UK // Placemaking, Procurement & Cities of Small Distances // Funding models // Future Proofing – Design Qualities

Play, Social Justice and Urban Space – Perspectives from India and Scotland

18 May 2019, 9:30 – 13:00

Venue: Bellfield, Portobello, Edinburgh

Cost: Tickets from £20

This exciting international event will explore children’s use of space. The programme includes a rich mix of speakers from Scotland and India, music, art and dialogue.

International Masterclass on Dementia Care, Design and Ageing, Edinburgh


14 & 15 May

IMDDA brings together experts from across the globe to discuss ideas from design innovation through research to policy development.

Stone Cold: The use of natural stone Seminar

Wednesday 15 May

An afternoon of short seminars on the topic of Natural Stone as well as a tour of the stone cutting facility at Hutton Stone as part of the Jedburgh CARS Traditional Skills Training Programme.

Hutton Stone Seminar

EAA CPD – Fire: Pitfalls and Compliance with Regulations, Edinburgh

24 April 2019


Hugh McNamara
Associate Director, Fire Engineering – ARUP

Felix Wiesner
Doctoral Student, BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering
University of Edinburgh

Ross D Buchan
Consultant Surveyor & Principal Designer

Join the EAA for this informative evening discussing responsibilities and considerations for Architects when considering fire safety and the CDM regulations.


Date: 24th April 2019 Time: 5.00-7.00pm
Registration from 4.45pm Light refreshments provided at interval
Location: University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8 9YL

£10 Members: £15 non-members £5 concessions free RIAS Students/Associates & ESALA Students

Edinburgh Architectural Association | 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BE United Kingdom

Are we sitting comfortably?, Edinburgh


Thursday 25 April

Join Crumble at the RIAS Bookshop for an evening of discussion on the notion of comfort, and how we feel about the environments in which we live. Crumble is an independent architecture magazine edited and published by students from the University of Edinburgh.

This event is FREE to attend.

Waverley Station Masterplan, Edinburgh


Closes Thursday 25 April

Have thoughts on the proposed Masterplan for Waverley Station? Now is the time to have your say.

Karl-Heinz Schmitz on Architecture as a Public Commodity, Edinburgh


Tuesday 23 April

Karl-Heinz Schmitz, architect and professor at the Bauhaus University, shares his views on public architecture as part of the Talks at the Lane series.

EAA SGM & AGM , Edinburgh

Tuesday 9th April

Come along and hear about what the EAA has been up to over the past year, and what’s planned for the year ahead.

Followed by drinks.

42nd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses, Edinburgh

Rediscovering lost Mackintosh for the V&A Dundee

Thursday, 28 March

This masterclass will give unique insight into the conservation principles, process and craft practice behind the restoration and reconstruction of an extraordinary Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed tea room. The Oak Room, originally built at Ingram Street Glasgow, was conserved by Charles Taylor Woodwork in collaboration with Smith & Garratt and presented as a walk through main exhibit, within the Scottish Design Gallery at the V&A Dundee ready for the September 2018 opening.

Charles Taylor has been designing, manufacturing and conserving woodwork for Scotland’s most prestigious clients for over 30 years. He trained in the London College of Furniture then began his own business, Charles Taylor Woodwork which is now one of Scotland’s best resourced specialists. Over the years he has developed expertise in the specification and manufacture of period joinery and cabinetmaking within historic houses. Prominent projects include extensive works for the Sotheby’s Restoration Award (2018) winning Marchmont House, the recent renovation of Edinburgh Universities McEwan Hall, the conservation of the Sir Walter Scott Hope Scott gates and extensive conservation works on the Robert Lorimer designed Thistle Chapel, St Giles cathedral.

Time: Thursday, 28 March 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Venue: Adam House Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR
(map here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/maps?building=adam-house#main-content)

Bookings: epay

2019 Programme: https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/sccsmasterclass

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace, Edinburgh

Thursday 28 March 2019

A major contributor to increased levels of absence in the UK is the rise in mental health issues, with the Farmer/Stevenson Review 2017 estimating the cost of poor mental health to employers to the tune of £42 billion annually.

A report released by Business in the Community, Mental Health at Work, found that 60% of employees had experienced a mental health issue in the last year because of work. Ranging from complex mental health conditions to more commonly experienced symptoms such as stress and anxiety, the report identified a number of work-related indicators to a person’s mental wellbeing.

Discussing how to create an organisational culture that lends itself to positive mental health, industry experts will provide insight into safeguarding staff wellbeing and how to address problems before they become severe. Through attending this conference, you will improve your confidence in approaching distressed employees, creating reasonable accommodations, resolving performance concerns, and managing an effective return to work.

Expert speakers include:
• Guest of Honour: James Jopling, Executive Director for Scotland, Samaritans
• Chair: Toni Guigliano, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Mental Health Foundation
• Mairead Rowan, Workplace Officer, SeeMe

What you will learn:

• Identify early warning signs and address problems before they become severe
• Support staff when issues emerge, creating reasonable accommodations, resolving performance concerns and managing successful returns to work
• Create an organisational culture that promotes positive mental health

Briefing Details:
Thursday 28th March 2019
08:30 – 12:30

In conjunction with this, Holyrood Insight will be running a full-day conference, Reducing Employee Abenteeism, on Wednesday 27th March 2019. Providing you with the latest research, case studies and innovations to tackle absenteeism in the workplace, you will learn how to boost employee engagement, increase productivity and ultimately, improve your organisation’s bottom line. This conference will be of particular interest to senior management within HR, occupational health teams, and other professionals who are responsible for employee wellbeing.

They can offer 10% off the standard delegate rate, however if you book two places or more on any event, they can increase that discount to 20%.

In the “promotional code” section of the booking form, use the code WKMH1O-1241058 to receive 10%, and the code WKMHZO-1241058 for 20%.

Promotional codes will expire at 9pm, Friday 8th February 2019.

Pay with a Credit or Debit card and receive a further 10% off*

t: 0345 647 9000 info@holyroodinsight.com

42nd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses, Edinburgh

Thursday 21 March 2019

The Royal High School: An Edinburgh Controversy
by John Lowrey and Stuart Eydmann

John Lowrey is a senior lecturer in architectural history at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), part of Edinburgh College of Art within Edinburgh University. He has specialised in the study of classical architecture in Scotland and in the architectural history of Edinburgh. He has published widely on the New Town, the Greek Revival, Scottish landscape design and on the Scottish Parliament site.

Stuart Eydmann is an independent professional based in Edinburgh with extensive expertise in built heritage and the traditional arts. He undertakes research, writing, consultancy, teaching, recording and advocacy within these sectors.

Time: Thursday, 21 March 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Architectural Conservation Masterclass

18 March

42nd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses:

No. 7 eccles street, Dublin – In Praise of the Ordinary

No. 7 Eccles street, Dublin is one of the most famous addresses in modern literature and unlike 221b Baker street the property really did exist. Late in its life this ordinary Georgian house had fame bestowed upon it – but that fame was not enough to save it from the wrecking ball. This talk will try and explain how and why it was lost and what remains or can be recovered of the history of this building. It will also ask how do you conserve the lost and does it matter? (Research to date can be seen at: http://www.no7.org.uk/)

Ian Gunn was educated at the Edinburgh College of Art. He has lectured in information technology and electronic publishing, and co-founded the Split Pea Press, which published a number of Joyce-related titles. He co-authored, with Clive Hart, James Joyce’s Dublin: A Topographical Guide to the Dublin of Ulysses. Ian is currently Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh.

Time: Monday, 18 March 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Are we Making Things Last in Construction? The Scottish Circular Economy – Design, Materials and Construction

Date: 13 March 2019 ; Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Venue: Gallery 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

Cost: Free

Making Things Last: a circular economy strategy for Scotland was launched in 2016. This strategy aims to build a strong economy, protect our resources and support the environment.

This event will explore how the Circular Economy can be adopted in Scottish design and construction.

Are we Making Things Last in Construction?

Practice Essentials CPD, Edinburgh

Date: 13 March 2019, 13:30 – 16:00

Venue: CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN

Price: £48 (or £24 for Chartered Practices /Practice Services subscribers)

RIAS Practice Services has arranged an essential CPD afternoon focusing on the day-to-day issues affecting Scottish practices. This event will highlight practitioners’ queries to Practice Services on various aspects of running their business. The programme will be specifically tailored to architects’ needs and will leave ample time for questions and answers.

We anticipate that this event will sell out quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.

42nd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses:

Date: 7 March 2019

‘The Conservation of Montreal’s Urban Heritage’

Montreal is an island. Mount Royal, located at its center, is only one of the city’s many geographical and topographical characteristics that determine its urban heritage. This heritage is also the result of the different layers of development, starting from the 17thcentury. The presentation aims to showcase Montreal’s urban heritage. With the help of examples of urban transformations taken from history as well those presently underway, the presentation will also discuss some of the conservation issues.

Claudine Déom is a professor at the School of Architecture. Her research is on the history of architecture and conservation of the built environment, with an emphasis on the process of attributing heritage values, in particular those of public buildings in Montreal and Quebec. Claudine Déom is also interested in the history of conservation in Canada since the 1960s.

She works with conservation organizations such as Heritage Montreal and ICOMOS Canada and chaired the Canadian Educators in Conservation Round Table, a national network of professors and professionals involved in conservation education, from 2009 to 2013. She has been a member of the Conseil du patrimoine culturel du Québec, the province’s heritage advisory body, since 2017.

Time: Thursday, 7 March 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Architectural Conservation Masterclass, Edinburgh

28 Feb 2019

Adam House Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers St

The next session of our 42nd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses:

‘Conservation across cultures: An Indian Experience’

New York city has more protected buildings than there are protected monuments under the Archaeological Survey of India. The heritage protection laws in India are either not fully understood or in some cases not fully enforced. With the fast and reckless pace of modern development and an exploding population in India, architectural conservation has taken on a different meaning.

The country has a continuous living tradition with crafts being passed down in an unbroken thread for several centuries. Employing these craftsmen not only upholds ancient traditions but creates employment and provides a building vocabulary that is both local and sustainable.
The presentation will focus on the approach to conservation work through case studies of projects in and around the southern city of Hyderabad. It is the story of how attempting to understand the context and local culture has guided my work over the past eight years.

Anuradha Naik is a conservation architect and has been based in Hyderabad since 2009.
She studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and returned to India after having worked for two years at Purcell Miller Tritton, Canterbury.

She has undertaken restoration at the Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, a UNESCO award winning project. She has been involved in the restoration of the Domakonda Fort in the Nizamabad District for the past 7 years where she has revived traditional techniques and skills.

She has been associated with the WMF funded restoration of the erstwhile British Residency and the Agha Khan Trust for Culture for work on the Qutub Shahi tombs complex. She was appointed by the Nizam’s Jubilee Pavilion Trust to design the City Museum of Hyderabad.

She is a member of the Technical Committee, Department of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Telangana and is guest faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. She is a founding director of the ICFAI School of Architecture, Hyderabad.

Time: Thursday, 28 February 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Scottish Centre For Conservation Studies
Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh

SER Certification Scheme & The Edinburgh Schools, Edinburgh

DATE: Wednesday 27th February 2019

TIME: 5.00 – 7.00pm (registration from 4.45pm / light refreshments provided at interval)

VENUE: West Court, ECA Main Building, 74 Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF

TICKETS: £10 Members / £15 Non-Members / £5 Concessions / £0 RIAS Students/Associates & ESALA Students


Robert Jopling
Chairman, Scottish Registration Board, SER Ltd

Mark Lawler –
Consultant, Harley Haddow
Member, Scottish Registration Board, SER Ltd

Stewart Macartney –
Director, Blyth & Blyth
Member, Scottish Registration Board, SER Ltd

The Scottish Registration Board are conducting this talk on SER Certification to provide Architects with a background to the Scheme, what it covers and how it is carried out. Specifically discussing Contractor Designed Elements and the need for close collaboration between Structural Engineers and Architects throughout the process. With a view to raising awareness of SER Certification and it’s impact on the design and Building Warrant process the Scottish Registration Board hope that an improved understanding of the various stages of the Scheme could help all design team consultants better manage relating factors within project programmes.

Since the collapse of a wall at Oxgangs Primary in January 2016 safety inspections on school buildings across the country have discovered many situations of similar defects. We will hear about the typical defects that have been discovered, their causes and the ongoing implications and challenges of the Edinburgh Schools issue. Going forward, The Scottish Registration Board will explain how the SER Certification Scheme could help to prevent such design problems in the future.

Detroit: Ghosts from an Industrial Past – A Docomomo Scotland travelogue

Date: 19 February 2019

Venue: Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, 24 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

Time: 18:30

In this free talk, Simon Montgomery, an artist and caseworker for Historic Environment Scotland, will reflect about his private visit to Detroit Michigan, USA, in 2010 when the city, following decades of economic decline, was approaching its lowest ebb.

Docomomo Scotland Travelogue Event

Scotland’s Queer Heritage Workshops, Edinburgh + Ayr

2 February 2019 (Edinburgh)

The Scottish Civic Trust and Scotland’s Urban Past are co-hosting two different events for LGBT+ history month.

In Edinburgh, LGBT Health & Wellbeing’s QTIPOC (Queer Transgender Intersex People of Colour) group will be creating a community map of Edinburgh at the City Art Centre on the afternoon of Saturday 2 February.

Ecology & Geo-Environmental in Architectural Practice

Wednesday 30th January
TIME: 6.00 – 7.30pm
VENUE: West Court, ECA Main Building, 74 Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF
£10 Members / £15 Non-Members / £5 Concessions
/ £0 RIAS Students/Associates & ESALA Students
(Registration from 5:45pm)

SPEAKERS // Nathan Coughlan and Phillip Thompson of REC
(Resource & Environmental Consultants Ltd.)

Nathan Coughlan will first explain protected species and mitigation measures in architectural design and scheme development including the regulations, survey types and timings, and the potential for biodiversity enhancement. Phil Thompson will then explain how land quality (contaminated land and geotechnics) is assessed and what architects need to consider in their scheme design. In both instances, relevant case studies will be used.

Nathan Coughlan is a Senior Ecologist at REC who has a strong knowledge of planning policy and legislation through his management of numerous ecological impact assessments and provision of ecological advice to local planning authorities. Prior to his senior role at REC, he was employed as a biodiversity officer with a local authority in the south-east.

Phil Thompson has worked in the industry for 10 years, the first 4 of which was spent working on landfill engineering contracts across Scotland. He moved to REC to specifically work within the geo-environmental sector, working as part of team covering Scotland and Northern England. Philip now leads the Scottish geo-environmental team, covering a wide range of projects for both private and public sector clients with a specific focus on REC’s Local Authority Framework Contracts portfolio.

EAA Awards 2019

Submissions close Tuesday 29th January 2019 at 16:00

The awards showcase and celebrate the very best architecture in the chapter area and beyond, which enhances the built environment and people’s lives, regardless of size, form or budget.

The awards are also open to chartered architects working in other areas of the UK, who have completed projects within the chapter area.

Short-listed entries will be displayed, and the winners announced and presented with their awards at a special reception at St Cecilia’s Hall in May 2019 (winner of the 2018 Regeneration & Conservation Award).

World Heritage Site of Strasbourg

Next session of our 42nd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses:

Discussing heritage values: World Heritage Site of Strasbourg

Sophie Eberhardt

24 Jan 2019

The cultural heritage of Strasbourg was built within the context of a boundary city, in which different influences, mainly French and German, have contributed to shape a singular character. Nonetheless, the values attributed to the site are not only determined by the restrictive field of national considerations.

They have continually evolved, and especially since the decades following the Second World War. From the heritage values recognised for the Old City, those of the urban extension (Neustadt) conceived during the German annexation from 1871 to 1918 were only attributed very recently, when the Neustadt was listed on the World Heritage List of the Unesco in 2017. The aim of the public lecture is to consider and to explore how this evolution has happened throughout time.

Doctor in Geography and Land Settlement, historian of Architecture and Art and professional in World Heritage Management, Sophie Eberhardt is currently a researcher and teacher at Czech Technical University and Architectural Institute in Prague. She had her first work experience in cultural institutions specialised in architecture and heritage in France – notably at the Ministry of Culture, in Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg and Czech Republic –. She contributed to the coordination and elaboration of the application file of the Neustadt in Strasbourg (urban extension of the late 19th and 20th centuries) for World Heritage inscription successfully listed in July 2017.

Time: Thursday, 24 January 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Venue: Adam House Lecture Theatre at 3 Chambers Street, EH1 1HR

2019 Programme: https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/sccsmasterclass

Architecture and Design Scotland Event, Edinburgh + Glasgow

Edinburgh: 14 January 2019

9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

Both events run from 17:00-18:30.

Information Events: Join Architecture and Design Scotland’s Board

A&DS is currently looking for four new board members. The deadline for applications is 25 January 2019. To help prospective applicants, A&DS has organised a series of events.

If you would like to attend one of these events or would like further details, please contact us on info@ads.org.uk or call 0131 556 6699.

GIA CPD – GIA Design Awards Winners

Date: 16 January 2019

Venue: Mackintosh at the Willow, 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX

More information on the Glasgow Architecture events page

Architectural Conservation Masterclass

Thursday 17 January, 5.30pm

We are delighted to announce the first session of the 42nd annual series of Architectural Conservation Masterclasses:

Tom Addyman
Unravelling the spirit of place at Edinburgh’s Old College

This masterclass will explore the history and significance of 500 years of education on the site of Edinburgh’s Old College, corroborating findings from historical sources, historical building surveys and a major archaeological programme.

Tom has worked in archaeology, heritage and architectural conservation for 25 years and has long specialised in the recording and analysis of historic buildings. After undergraduate study of Archaeology and Anthropology, he gained an MA (with distinction) in the Conservation of Historic Buildings (York University).

He has extensive overseas work experience (USA, Central America, Puerto Rico, India and elsewhere), and throughout Scotland and the British Isles on many important sites and structures, for example: Queensberry House (Scottish Parliament), Brodick Castle, Craigievar Castle, Newhailes House and Estate, amongst others, for the NTS; Lindisfarne Castle (NT); major excavations at Old College Quadrangle (Edinburgh University).

Time: Thursday, 17 January 5.30-7.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Venue: Adam House Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR
(map here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/maps?building=adam-house#main-content)

Bookings: epay

Website: https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/sccsmasterclass

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