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Edinburgh Architecture Events 2018

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Edinburgh Architecture Talks 2018

Recent Edinburgh Architectural Events

Recent South East Scotland Events:

Education Buildings Scotland

Date: 21 – 22 November 2018
Venue: EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE

Education Buildings Scotland Exhibition, Conference and Awards Dinner brings the Scottish education built environment and policy professionals together from early years, schools, colleges and universities for two days under one roof.

Whether attendees are looking at adding new buildings, considering refurbishing existing buildings or ongoing maintenance Education Buildings Scotland is here to help them.

Howard Liddell Memorial Lecture; Eco Max 4

Date: 22 November 2018, 18:00 – 20:30

Venue: Lecture Theatre, G.03, University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU
Cost: £6.00

Sandy Liddell Halliday will share Howard’s enthusiasm about Ian McHarg – the Scottish Landscape Architect and pioneer of regional planning using natural systems. Born in Clydebank, Ian McHarg (1920-2001) established the Landscape Architecture department at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His book Design with Nature (1969) pioneered “Ecological Planning” and is a seminal book on landscape architecture and land-use planning.

The A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2018

Date: 3 July 2018
Time: 13:00 – 19:30
Venue: The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Cost: FREE

Join us to celebrate the Scottish Student Awards for Architecture, jointly promoted by Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

You are welcome. to join us for the whole day, just for the Chiff Chaff from 13:00 – 16:00, or just for the Lecture and Prizegiving from 17:30 -19:30. Please select from ticket options accordingly.


Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture

from Sarah Castle, IF_DO

Date: 3 July 2018
Time: 18:00 – 18:40
Venue: The Lighthouse, II Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Cost: Free


SPF hosts diversity & inclusivity forum

Date: 26 June 2018


Practical initiatives to unite the Scottish real estate sector behind the principles of diversity and inclusivity will be put forward and discussed at an industry event in Edinburgh on June 26, 2018.

Led by the Scottish and British Property Federation (BPF), the Association of Women in Property, Freehold and Revo, the event will focus on inspiring best practice in the workplace and the built environment to allow people and businesses to flourish.

The aim is to create a collective force for progress, with panel discussions on inclusive place-making and building a more diverse and inclusive industry.

Chairing the event will be Brenda Jones, Developments Manager for Stornoway Port Authority and currently delivering their 2017 master plan. She has over 20 years’ experience in managing construction projects throughout Scotland and is the outgoing National Chairman of the Association of Women in Property.

She said:
“The real estate sector is vital to our economy and for any economy to thrive it must embrace the economic, social and business benefits of genuinely diverse organisations and places. I believe we can do that. As an industry, we can influence how places are designed, how they work for the people who live and work there – and we can start to do that by ensuring that our own organisations are attracting the best talent and creative thinking the industry needs.”

David Melhuish, Director of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) added:
“This Diversity and Inclusivity Forum builds on similar successful events run by the British Property Federation and partners in London and Manchester, and I’m delighted that BPF President Paul Brundage will be joining the debate to lend a global perspective on these key issues. As an industry we have a pivotal role in inclusive place-making and appealing effectively to the changing communities in which we live and work.

“The event aims to ensure everyone is united behind these goals and that we are capable of meeting the challenge and opportunities in Scotland effectively.”

The Diversity & Inclusivity Forum takes place on June 26, 2018, at the SPF Office in Edinburgh. Speakers include:
• Brenda Jones, Former Chair, Association of Women in Property and Developments Manager Stornoway Port Authority (Chair)
• Paul Brundage, Executive Vice President, Senior Managing Director – Europe & Asia Pacific, Oxford Properties and President, BPF
• Emma Mackenzie, Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland, NewRiver Retail
• Stefano Faielli, Threesixty Architecture & Rev
• Chris Edwards, Founding member, Freehold and Executive Partner Tuffin Ferraby Taylor
• Giulia Bunting, Past President, Revo & Planning Director GL Hearn
• Andrew Sutherland, Chairman SPF and Joint MD, Miller Developments
• Morag Henderson, Burness Paull LLP, Partner, Employment Law
• Emma Watson, RICS Registered Valuer, Cushman & Wakefield

About Scottish Property Federation

• As a membership organisation the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) is the voice of Scotland’s real estate industry. Established in 2007, SPF represents 185 organisations operating in Scotland. We include among our members: property investors including major institutional funds, developers, landlords of commercial and residential property, and professional property consultants and advisers.
The SPF works closely with those who advise and decide on public policy in Scotland to ensure that they are aware of the consequences of their decisions for the property industry and wider economy.

• As part of the British Property Federation we also benefit from close links with the leading UK property companies and investors in the UK as well as the BPF’s contacts with Westminster.

• For more information, please visit http://www.scottishpropertyfederation.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @ScotPropFed.

Architectural Conservation Masterclasses

Masterclasses 2018

Thursdays, 5.30pm – 7.00pm, followed by a wine and nibbles reception in the Foyer of Adam House.

Venue: Adam House Lecture Theatre, The University of Edinburgh, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR.

Further details: SCCS Masterclass Edinburgh Events

BOOKINGS: e-pay £20 (£5 students – must present with a valid ID card at the door).

N.B. It is possible to add to the basket bookings for several delegates before proceeding to payment.


Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Edinburgh College of Art

The University of Edinburgh

Series convener: Dr. Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica, Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies ([email protected])

BOOKINGS: e-pay £20 (£5 students – must present with a valid ID card at the door).
N.B. It is possible to add to the basket bookings for several delegates before proceeding to payment.

VENUE: Adam House Lecture Theatre

SERIES PROGRAMME: https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/sccsmasterclass/masterclasses-2018/

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

RSA Scotland: MCICH Network – Politics of Cultural Memory in the nations of Europe

Date: 18 June 2018
Time: 17:45 – 19:30
Venue: Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Galleries of Scotland on the Mound, EH2 2EL

RSA Fellows and guests, IIC Members and NGS Patrons, friends and supporters are warmly invited to attend this lecture, the second in an RSA Fellows’ Media, Creative Industries, Culture & Heritage Network (MCICH) Series to mark 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. The MCICH Network extends its thanks to the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, National Galleries of Scotland and RSA Scotland for support of this event. Early booking is advised.

Stonework CPD Event

19 June 2018, 09:00 – 13:00

Venue: Walpole Hall, Chester Street, Edinburgh EH3 7EN (Next to St Mary’s Cathedral)

Cost: £50/£40 EWH members

Join EWHT comprehensive training session where we will explore all aspects of stonework from the quarry to the workshop and beyond.

Topics covered include:
• Quarries
• Geology of the World Heritage Site
• Stone matching, workability and maintenance
• Health and safety
• Practical demonstrations

Booking will commence shortly. To register your interest please email [email protected] or phone 0131 220 7733

Bike Tour – Edinburgh’s 20th Century Buildings

20 June 2018, 13:00 – 16:30
Venue: Middle Meadow Walk, Edinburgh
Cost: Free Event

Take a bike tour of some of Edinburgh’s 20th century architecture, built in an era that is often maligned and excluded (rightly or wrongly, depending on your opinion) from the tourist’s popular image of Edinburgh. Please bring a bike in roadworthy condition.

Website: https://edfoc.org.uk/events/bike-tour-edinburghs-20th-century-buildings/

The Publisher, the Architect and the Sculptor: The Building of Fountainbridge Library

20 June 2018, 18:30

Venue: Fountainbridge Library, Dundee Street, Edinburgh

Cost: FREE

This illustrated talk by Alice Strang, Senior Curator, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, will focus on the publisher Thomas Nelson’s bequest for Nelson Halls in Edinburgh, the architect John A.W.Grant who designed Fountainbridge Library and the sculptor Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson, who created the stone carving and iron friezes on the library’s facades. It celebrates this important and rare example of Scottish modernist architecture, which opened to the public in 1940. The event will begin with a brief look at the outside of the building and its ground floor.

To book a free place please ring 0131 529 5616 or email [email protected]

Copenhagenize Scotland

Date: 21 June 2018
Time: 20:00 – 21:00
Venue: Pleasance Theatre, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Cost: Adult £11, Concession £9

Morten Kabell will speak on transport in modern cities and show how the bicycle should be and can be a major part of urban mobility in the future. Copenhagen today has a higher number of bicycles than cars crossing the city centre, and more than 60% of Copenhageners commute by bicycle on a daily basis; only 9% drive a car.

Website: https://edfoc.org.uk/events/copenhagenize-scotland/

Architecture Fringe 2018 | Closing Lecture

Date: 24 June 2018
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ
Cost: £1 – £10

The provocation for the Architecture Fringe 2018 – COMMON/SENSES – is explored through design, art and architecture.


Date: 28 June 2018

A Special General Meeting (SGM) Calling Notice was issued to all members on Thursday 7 June.

An SGM is now called for 28 June 2018 to allow proposed changes to the Bye-laws to be considered by the wider membership of the RIAS. The approval of the proposed Interim Bylaws will allow the RIAS to move forward positively in this first phase of review and change. They will allow the election of the President to be opened up to all Members and any Member to stand for the Presidency.

They will allow Students and Associates to vote for their Council Members who will be able to play an active part on Council. It is therefore very important that as many members as possible attend the SGM and make their views known. A 75% vote in favour is required for approval. We hope you will join us.

Edinburgh Architecture Events April 2018

Lecture at Adam House, Edinburgh

Preservation in Historic Areas of Spain: Panorama of a Shifting Paradigm – Santiago Rodriguez-Gimeno

Date: 23 April 2018
Venue: Adam House Basement Lecture Theatre
Time: 5.30pm to 7.00pm, followed by a wine reception
Cost: £10 (£3 students). Free entry for the University of Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh staff and students.

Spain reached the first years of the XIX century having assembled a very rich multicultural heritage. From then on to today, that unique heritage underwent the impact of ravages of wars, reiterated disentailment laws and side effects of both economic development and financial crises.

This is a state of the art account of the shifting paradigm informing actions to preserve, enhance, increase, restore and revitalize the cultural heritage of Spain, coupled with large area, territorial and landscape actions, society reading, typology studies, etc, portraying both the mutual dependencies of those approaches and their synergies, and illustrated with examples of World Heritage cities and other historic areas.

Jointly organised by the MSc in Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage at the University of Strathclyde, the MSc in Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh World Heritage.

Book from 9th April

Further details: https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/sccsmasterclass/23april/

VENUE: Adam House Lecture Theatre

e-pay (from 9 April 2018) or at the door
£10 (£3 students with a valid ID card)

Booking queries: Ryan Buchanan, Research, Knowledge Exchange and Outreach Office ([email protected])


Submitting your Applications for Planning Permission and Building Warrants

25 April 2018, 16:30 – 17:30

Venue: RIAS Council Room, 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BE

Cost: ECAN members Free, non-members £5 (Pay on the door)

“Submitting your Applications for Planning Permission and Building Warrants” – talks by Nancy Jamieson (CEC Planning Team Manager) and David Givan (Service Manager in Planning and Buildings Standards) with Ken Baillie (planning application validation technician).

Innovative Design And Management (IDAM) Conference 2018, Aberdeen

Date: 4 – 5 April 2018
Time: 9:00 – 14:15
Venue: Robert Gordon University, N242, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen
Cost: £250 and includes refreshments, lunch and dinner

The IDAM Conference 2018 will explore, examine and discover excellence in the design and the use of major public investment projects in the cultural and governmental sectors.

Scottish Capital Architectural Event News March 2018

Scotland Innovates: New Approaches for Energy Efficiency

Date: 20 March 2018
Time: 09:30 – 17:00
Venue: Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
Cost: Free

see our Glasgow Architecture events page on our sister site

CIBSE Scotland Conference 2018

Date: 20 March 2018
Time: 9:30 – 16:30
Venue: Technology Innovation Centre, University of Starthclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD

Tenement Maintenance and Repair: Cross Party Group on Architecture + the Built Environment

Date: 6 March 2018
Venue: Committee Room 1, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Time: 18.00-20.00
Cost: Free

Our next meeting will consider how the Scottish Parliament can help find solutions to the known challenges and how stakeholders can support a cross party working group on the topic. Our speakers will be David Gibbon MRICS MCABE a RICS Certified Historic Building Professional from the Tenement Action Group, Professor Douglas Robertson who has spent his career researching private housing issues and the third speaker is yet to be confirmed.

Their short presentations will be followed by an open discussion chaired by Tavish Scott MSP.

Healthy Passive Buildings: Reality and Lessons from Practice

EAA and SEDA CPD Event

Date: 7 March 2018
Venue: University of Edinburgh, LG.09 David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX
Time: 16.30 – 19.30
Cost: £20 Members / £30 Non-Members / £10 Concessions / Free for Students

The EAA and SEDA invite you to an afternoon to discuss and address how problems of polluted internal environments in low energy buildings can arise, and what can be done to address this.

Scottish Capital Architecture Events February 2018

EAA CPD Event, Edinburgh

21 Feb 2018

Guidance on National Standards for the Validation and Determination of Planning Applications and other related consent

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Time: 18:00 – 19:00 (refreshments and registration from 17:30)
Venue: University of Edinburgh, Room G.06, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH
Cost: £10 Members; £15 Non-Members; £5 Concession; £0 Students

Speaker: Nancy Jamieson, City of Edinburgh Council

A talk on the general principles, validation requirements and related documentation. Exploring common pit falls and confirming assured way to successful application for consents. There will be ample discussion time also for any related queries with knowledgable officer dealing with on the ground issues attending.

Nancy Jamieson is a team manager with the City of Edinburgh Council Planning Service. She is a chartered town planner with a background in listed buildings and conservation but now leads a team dealing with service improvements as well as statutory functions such as local reviews and appeals. She is part of the Heads of Planning Scotland editing team who worked on the National Validation Standards.

Scott Brownrigg Charity Quiz Night

Date: 1 February
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Lulu Bar, 125b George Street, Edinburgh

Scott Brownrigg invite you to attend their Charity Quiz Night, in support of Hopscotch Children’s Charity.

AHSS Lecture – Elizabeth Darling – Heroines of the Canongate: Urban Reform in Edwardian Old Town

Date: 5 February
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA
Cost: £5, Students £2.50

Dr Elizabeth Darling is Reader in Architectural History at Oxford Brookes University. Her work focuses on gender, space and reform in the 1890s – 1940s. Elizabeth offers us a different perspective on urban reform in the Old Town, highlighting the many women working around the same time as Patrick Geddes, and the change they effected in environments in and around the Canongate.

Website: AHSS Edinburgh Architecture Event

Scottish Capital Architecture Events January 2018

Tower Blocks: History and Heritage of Social Mass-Housing

25 Jan

Masterclass by Hannah Garrow and Miles Glendinning

The masterclass will combine a wide-ranging international overview of the evolution of mass housing during the 20th and early 21st centuries with focused explorations of local housing ‘hotspots’, including the phenomenal hyper-dense housing programmes of Hong Kong and Singapore.

You will also be able to hear about the ongoing work of an innovative University of Edinburgh project seeking to document and re-evaluate the importance of post-war multi-storey public housing projects in the UK.

Further details: SCCS Masterclass Edinburgh Event

Architectural Conservation Masterclasses – January 2018

Date Speaker Title Details


Beria Bayizitlioğlu

Conservation and Maintenance of Earth Constructions: Cases from around the world


with docomomo ISC U+L

Hannah Garrow and Miles Glendinning

Tower Blocks: History and Heritage of Social Mass-Housing

ECAN Fire Safety CPD, Edinburgh

Date: 24 January 2018
Time: 2:45pm – 5.30pm
Venue: RIAS, 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BE
Cost: £5.00 payable on the day

The Edinburgh Chartered Architects Network is holding a CPD on the fire safety of thermal insulation. Presentations will be given by Sandy Killbourn from Gartcarron Fire Engineering Ltd, Craig Biggins from Knauf Insulation UK, Emmet Carolan and Tony Ryan from Kingspan Limited and Angus Law, BRE Lecturer in Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering.

Please note that only ECAN members may attend the Business Meeting prior to the CPD event.

Website: http://www.ecan-architects.com/CPD/

Secured by Design – APS Breakfast Event, Edinburgh

17 January 2018

Time: 8am-10am
Venue: RIAS, 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BE
Cost: APS Members £30 + Vat, Non Members £40 + Vat (RIAS Members – APS Members rate, using discount code RIAS2018)

In recent times acts of terrorism are becoming more frequent and are targeting individuals, public spaces, and organisations. Designers, Principal Designers and Clients need to consider the spaces they are designing to safe guard these (as far as is reasonably practicable), using the best information and resources that are available that will mitigate against a terrorism event.

Clive Johnson the Group Head of Health, Safety & Security for Landsec will be presenting and discussing the impact of anti-terrorism and his experiences. He will explain the way Landsec are addressing the changing climate around security in the environments that we occupy.


GIA CPD Event 5 – Housing Case Studies, Glasgow

17 January 2018

This talk will focus on Building performance, including lessons learned. Final details to be confirmed.

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