EUSAS Lecture Series // Lilian Lee
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture Series // Lilian Lee


Lilian Lee is the founder of Fourth World Art, a social enterprise that seeks to help communities in crisis by supporting artisan crafts, as well as working for Grant Property Investments, a Scottish property investment company. She previously worked for 3DReid on disaster relief projects. She is an avid traveller, photographer and loves a good game of tennis. She is a recent graduate of the University of Edinburgh Business School’s MBA programme, and also holds an MA(Hons) in Architectural Design and a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Edinburgh.
She will be talking about her journey, specifically how architecture led her to create a social enterprise and the bridges between the two.


Speakers: Lilian Lee
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture Series // Harbinder Singh Birdi
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture Series // Harbinder Singh Birdi


Harbinder Singh Birdi , Partner and Head of infrastructure at Hawkins\Brown will be describing how cities are defined and shaped by their infrastructure. With the current renaissance of investment in major infrastructure projects in the UK, Harbinder will describe how architects are able to inform the design of these mega projects with reference to the practice delivering two of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects Crossrail and Thames Tideway. The talk will also describe

the political and economic. challenges in delivering infrastructure projects and debate how resilient our infrastructure will need to be to deal with the increase in global temperatures and urbanisation.


Speakers: Harbinder Singh Birdi
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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*SOLD OUT* 2019 Architecture Ball - City of Gold
Apr
7
to Apr 8

*SOLD OUT* 2019 Architecture Ball - City of Gold


Rumour has it that there is a lost city of gold hidden amongst the skyline of Edinburgh. It has been written in ancient scrolls that on the 7th day of April whilst the city is at rest and the sun is about to set the Arched entrance of The Hub will break open and reveal the carpeted Bridge that leads to the Golden promised lands.

Ticket Prices:

EUSAS Member - £55
Student - £58
Non-Student - £60

Each Purchase of a ticket includes a 3 course meal with half a bottle of wine, alongside the after dinner ceilidh and other entertainment during the event with further access to the ball after party.

Dress code:

To pass through the gates of the Hub you must offer a token of Gold this is said to be either an item of clothing or a piece of jewellery alongside your black tie.

 
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EUSAS Lecture Series // Peter Salter
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture Series // Peter Salter


Harbinder Singh Birdi , Partner and Head of infrastructure at Hawkins\Brown will be describing how cities are defined and shaped by their infrastructure. With the current renaissance of investment in major infrastructure projects in the UK, Harbinder will describe how architects are able to inform the design of these mega projects with reference to the practice delivering two of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects Crossrail and Thames Tideway. The talk will also describe

the political and economic. challenges in delivering infrastructure projects and debate how resilient our infrastructure will need to be to deal with the increase in global temperatures and urbanisation.


Speakers: Harbinder Singh Birdi
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture Series // Smout Allen // UCL
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture Series // Smout Allen // UCL


Forming half of the teaching duo SmoutAllen, Laura Allen is a Professor of Architecture and Augmented Landscapes based at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Smout Allen’s research takes two routes: architectural competitions, where the particular rigour of the competition brief, site and program provide the basis for new investigations and, conceptual design projects which test out the agenda and methodology of the design research practice. They focus on the dynamic relationship between the natural and the man-made and how this can be revealed to enhance the experience of the architectural landscape. Laura’s lecture “Model Landscapes” elaborates this further, using current and past projects from their Unit.


Speakers: Laura Allen
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture series // Federica Zambeletti // KooZArch
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture series // Federica Zambeletti // KooZArch


Federica Zambeletti from KooZA / rch: The image is architecture of the critically unbuilt - The truth is that 99% of all architecture is unbuilt, but the history of architecture exists and thrives on paper. The image is the first site where we sketch, construct and challenge architecture in both its built and unbuilt form. From the space of academia to that of the study, we experiment with the discourse and defy boundaries. Through an infinite array of analogue and digital tools we shape our visions with the hope of generating and answering questions which speak of architecture and beyond.
The image is what is and what might not
be physically.

The image is architectural discourse.

The image is vision.

The image is.


Speakers: Federica Zambeletti
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture series // Andy Bow // Foster + Partners
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture series // Andy Bow // Foster + Partners


Architecture in the 21st Century

When I was born in 1961 there were around 3 billion people on the planet, if I live to be 80 there will be around 9 billion. In my lifetime there are 3 times as many people living on Earth than when I was born. This extraordinary statistic has a profound impact on everything our generation of Architects have to consider. From increased density in our cities, to mass transportation and from energy creation to energy conservation.' - Andy Bow, January 2019. Dr. Andy Bow is a senior partner and a deputy head of studio at Foster+Partners. He studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow. As a student, he won numerous awards including the Glasgow School of Art Newberry Medal and the City of Glasgow Silver Medal for Architecture. After graduating in 1988 he moved to London to work with Terry Farrell where he became a design director, working on projects in the Middle East, the Far East, the UK and Europe. Andy joined Foster+Partners in 1996 and has worked on a wide range of projects in 27 different countries. Some of the earliest projects Andy worked on include the Millennium Bridge, the master-plan for Trafalgar Square, Albion Riverside, City Hall and the More London master-plan all in London. In 2000, he was a judge of the RIBA Bronze and Silver student medals and for ten years was an RIBA External Examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture. He has lectured and been a visiting critic in over 30 schools of architecture around the world and is currently a visiting professor at University College London and has been a regular Eero Saarinen visiting Professor at Yale University. He is an ARB registered Architect and became a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland in 2011. In June 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow for his lifelong contribution to architecture.

In this lecture Andy Bow will present some of the recent work of Foster+Partners, illustrating how the practice aims to tackle some of these Global issues.


Speakers: Andy Bow
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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2019 - 20 eusas AGM
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

2019 - 20 eusas AGM


EUSAS is the official student body for the architecture programme; run by architecture students, for architecture students. If you have any interest in becoming a part of EUSAS, the AGM (annual general meeting) is a great opportunity to put yourself forward for a role in the 2019-20 EUSAS committee.

EUSAS relies on a wide range of skills and talents to operate.
Roles include the executive office (president, secretary and treasurer) as well as a number of key supporting roles such as lecture series coordination , graphics/communications, social secretaries (including social media managing), webmaster etc.

Interested?
The committee is open to all years, so if want to find out more then come along and have your say.

The meeting will take place in the Minto house common room

 
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*CANCELLED* EUSAS Lecture series // Jono Smart & Emily Stephen
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

*CANCELLED* EUSAS Lecture series // Jono Smart & Emily Stephen


Jono Smart and Emily Stephen are a Scottish based couple who live and work together. Jono is trained as a garden designer and works as a potter. Emily is trained as an architect and works as a woodturner and in the pottery studio. They also combine efforts to make sculptural works and installations. Their studio is a showcase of the things they make and design, their home, neighbourhood and the landscape they live in.

They will be speaking about the lessons they’ve learned from craft that they wish they'd known as designers.


Speakers: Jono Smart and Emily Stephen
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture series // Richard Murphy // Scarpiani & scarpisti
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture series // Richard Murphy // Scarpiani & scarpisti


Richard Murphy OBE is the founder and principal architect of Richard Murphy Architects operating in Edinburgh. Notably, he is the winner of the 2016 RIBA House of the year and has been nominated for the Stirling Prize for the Maggie's Centre in 1997

Richard Murphy will be talking about the lessons learnt from Carlos Scarpa without reproducing him. Based on the themes of ruins, layering, juxtaposition and erosion, rather than explaining the work of Scarpa, the lecture will be a cross reference between that of his own practice and Scarpa’s.

Richard Murphy has also provided an extraordinary guide to understanding and appreciating the renowned work of Scarpa in his new book 'Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio Revisited'


Speaker: Richard Murphy
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture Series // Arturo Tedeschi // 'Hyper-Meritocracy'
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture Series // Arturo Tedeschi // 'Hyper-Meritocracy'


'Hyper-Meritocracy and Architecture' In his controversial book “The average is over” Tyler Cowen argues that modern world is on the cusp of a sea change, brought on largely by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). That machine intelligence will kill most middle-class jobs, as well as the broad prosperity that has characterised advanced economies since the ’50s. In this sort of social Darwinism the survivors will be those whose skills complement those of the new technologies. One side effect of the rise of automation is that everything we do can will become measurable. In other words, winners will prevail through a process of “hyper-meritocracy” based on measurable skills. Architecture is a field where innovation is very slow and, though architects have always seen change as an opportunity, it is demonstrated a skills gap within architecture around technology and digital aspects of design and construction. Quoting Cedric Price: “technology is the answer, but what was the question?”. What will be the lifeline for architecture allowing a redistribution of work and wealth? Technology is the answer: in terms of new skills and renewed competencies on techniques by which tomorrow’s architecture will be designed and constructed. From parametric design and AAD (algorithms-aided design), to automated manufacturing, to “big data” analytics and virtual/augmented reality, computation will be increasingly important as a tool in our environment (built and virtual). Architects should see computation as a technology leading to a crucial shift in industry and society and, more radically, one that can change the way they work. Far from the current individualistic tendency, a new profession could arise, based on the hyper-meritocracy paradigm extended to the large majority of design-professionals


Speaker: Ben Channon
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture series // Ben Channon // Assael // Happy By Design
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture series // Ben Channon // Assael // Happy By Design


Ben Channon is an architect at Assael Architecture, where he is the Mental Wellbeing Ambassador for the practice, and is also an accredited mindfulness practitioner with the Mindfulness Association. He coaches mindfulness at the practice and in his free time, and in 2017 founded the Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum, which is focused on improving mental health within the industry.


Speaker: Ben Channon
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture Series // Laurence Wood // Transitional Shelter
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture Series // Laurence Wood // Transitional Shelter


Transitional Shelter; between relief and response
As part of a non mainstream architectural practice; Laurence will be asking the bigger questions facing disaster response such as need, timescale, training, context, adaptiveness and political culture and how these are a significant part of Architectural response."Since graduating from Dundee school of architecture in 2005, Laurence has worked in international post-disaster design consultancy for charities and inter-governmental organisations in Mississippi, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines. His experience includes significant ‘Disaster Risk Reduction’ training and supervision, construction design and sustainable initiatives for local communities affected by typhoons and hurricanes. Laurence has also been involved in the collective building of over 800 homes for displaced families.

6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture Series // Andrea Pinazzo // EVA Studio
Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture Series // Andrea Pinazzo // EVA Studio


Emergent Vernacular Architecture, established in 2014, is a London-based research and design practice with an overseas branch in Haiti. 
At the core of their studio approach lies a research and design process that aims to promote equity and fight social ills and aligns with New Urban Agenda as part of sustainable development goals.

‘We provide innovative solutions to the challenges and issues that exist in communities of diverse backgrounds.’

EVA adopt “top-down” and “bottom-up” strategies, where local government and grassroots become integral to the implementation of the design. Architects, as process makers, may play a key role in facilitating the conversation between stakeholders of urban development and local communities. In addition to an honest assessment of existing framework and problematics, their work is founded on the research of a project’s context from a cultural perspective, which encompasses local language, daily habits, locally-available technology and where the interaction of local traits develops into patterns that define the identity of a place.


Speaker: Michela Falcone
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture series // Alex de Rijke // dRMM
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture series // Alex de Rijke // dRMM


Alex de Rijke founding Director of dRMM Architects will explore ‘The Edges of Architecture’ through the Hastings Pier, 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize winner, and Maggie’s Oldham, 2018 RIBA National Award, projects. He will discuss the boundaries of architecture, the changing role of the architect, and why timber is the new concrete. Alex oversees the concept, construction and delivery of dRMM’s well-known timber projects and conducts ongoing research into contemporary materials, technologies and methods of construction. Through his leadership, dRMM has become a recognised pioneer in engineered timber design and construction. With extensive teaching experience, especially in his role as Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art from 2011-2015, he encouraged design leadership as well as a culture of invention, research, and speculation with an emphasis on construction. Alex is a visiting professor to the Royal College of Art and external examiner to the London Architectural Association timber MA & MSc programmes.

dRMM is a London-based, international studio of architects and designers founded in 1995 and led by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh, Sadie Morgan and Jonas Lencer. dRMM is renowned for creating architecture that is innovative, high quality and socially useful.


Speaker: Alex de Rijke
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture series // Samantha Hardingham // AA // Cedric Price: A Forward-Minded Retrospective
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture series // Samantha Hardingham // AA // Cedric Price: A Forward-Minded Retrospective


This talk from the editor and writer of the award-winning two-volume publication of the same title will both introduce the broad scope of Price’s work beyond his most iconic and well-referenced projects and give insights - the pleasures and pains - that went into the process of researching, writing and designing a book of this magnitude.


Speaker: Samantha Hardingham
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture series // Christopher Pierce // AA's Intermediate9
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture series // Christopher Pierce // AA's Intermediate9


Christopher Pierce is the Head of the AA Visiting School as well as Unit Master in AA's Intermediate 9 program. Chronicling his recent collaborations with chef René Redzepi and his team at Noma in Copenhagen, and chef Esben Holmboe Bang and his team at Maaemo in Oslo - Christopher's lecture explores developing context-driven architectural projects that learn and take inspiration from how particular chefs and restaurants reinvent and reimagine food based on their context and traditions.


Speaker: Christopher Pierce
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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EUSAS Lecture series // Mollie Claypool // Bartlett unit 19
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

EUSAS Lecture series // Mollie Claypool // Bartlett unit 19


Mollie Claypool is an architectural historian, theorist and critic whose work addresses the consequences of the digital and automated technologies in speculative and experimental architectural design and practice. She is currently a Lecturer in Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture where she is Co-Director of Design Computation Lab, a research laboratory where alongside Gilles Retsin, Manuel Jimenez Garcia and Vicente Soler she develops discrete, automated frameworks and design methods for the production of architecture. For the last 5 years at the Bartlett she has been Co-Director of the BSc Architecture programme and for the last 6 years Unit Tutor in MArch Architecture Unit 19. She has taught widely across the UK, notably the AA where she taught from 2009-2017 in the Design Research Lab (AADRL) and the History & Theory programme. 

Mollie will be answering the following questions in her lecture: 

What are the social, economic and political consequences of current shifts towards a discrete, fully automated system for the production of architecture? How can automation enable us to rethink the way in which we incorporate new technologies and changes in social and economic frameworks into architectural design and construction practices that engage with wider communities outside of our discipline? How does this social awareness affect historical and cultural understandings of the meaning and value of that the discrete holds for architecture? These are some of the questions which have been the catalyst for a body of work I have co-produced with students in Design Computation Lab (DCL) at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL that develops discrete, automated frameworks for the production of housing.

Speaker: Mollie Claypool
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 

 
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Lecture Series | Random International
Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture Series | Random International


This week EUSAS welcomes Dev Joshi from Random International.
Random International was founded in 2005 by former Royal College of Art students, Hannes Koch, Florian Ortkrass and Stuart Wood. They set up the collaborative studio with the intention to expand the perspective of contemporary artistic practice.They develop installations that encourage a performative relationship between the animate (audience) and inanimate (object or space). The studio likes to question aspects of identity and autonomy in the post-digital age. They were the creators of the massively successful Rain Room, which allows visitors to play in the rain without getting wet. It was first installed at London's Barbican Centre, and its popularity led to a tour of locations including New York and Shanghai before it was moved to LACMA. 

Dev Joshi, Associate Director at Random International, is an award-winning designer who likes solving problems. He has been working at Random International for seven years as a designer and technologist, working with people across a wide range of disciplines and a number of sectors to provide solutions to their design needs.

Speaker: Dev Joshi
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

Image: ‘Tower: Instant Structure for Schacht XII’ at Zeche Zollverein

 

 
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EUSAS Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
4
12:30 PM12:30

EUSAS Easter Egg Hunt


Easter isn't over yet! 

Do you need a chocolatey break from crits? Are you celebrating having finished your final crit? 
Come to the Minto House common room for 12:30, and the EGG-citing hunt will start from there!
FREE CHOCOLATE FOR EVERYONE! Plus, additional prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! 

Everyone is welcome!!

Lots of love, EUSAS x

 
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Lecture Series | GRAFT
Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture Series | GRAFT


This week EUSAS welcomes Anaïs Chanon and Alex Pirks from GRAFT.

GRAFT is made up of four landscape architects based in Scotland and France. GRAFT projects are used as creative and critical platforms to interrogate contemporary landscape architecture practice through the exchange of ideas, debate and experimentation.

GRAFT's work combines elements of art, ecology, architecture and other related fields into holistic and multi-layered landscape interventions and research projects.

The lecture will be articulated around one of GRAFT’s ongoing projects located in Possilpark, a highly deprived area of Glasgow. Through this project, the lecture will discuss the latent socio-ecological potential of vacant and derelict sites and how they can help us critically reflect on challenges we are inheriting from post-industrial cities. 

Speakers: Anaïs Chanon and Alex Pirks
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

Image: Possilpark, Glasgow

 

 
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Lecture Series | Hawkins\Brown
Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture Series | Hawkins\Brown


This week EUSAS welcomes Siobhan O’Boyle from Hawkins Brown.


Hawkins\Brown is an internationally-renowned, modern British architectural practice with an award-winning approach to design. Their expertise covers a range of building types and mixed-use schemes, across new developments and regeneration programmes.
Hawkins\Brown are now home to over 290 architects, interior designers, urban designers and researchers, bringing a fresh and collaborative approach to each new design challenge, creating places with personality and purpose that are well-made, well-used and well-loved. 


Hawkins\Brown are a progressive, award-winning studio, and one of the UK’s leading design-based architectural practices with studios in London, Manchester and now Los Angeles.

Siobhan O’Boyle, alumni of ESALA is an Architect at Hawkins\Brown on Crossrail, one of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects of its kind currently being undertaken in Europe. She will be discussing the design and delivery of Tottenham Court Road Station, including the complex process of collaboration between engineers, the fine arts and the supply chain to deliver a world-class station, capable of carrying over 400,000 passengers
daily.

Speaker: Siobhan O’Boyle
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

Image: Tottenham Court Road Station, London

 

 
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Lecture Series | Angelos Chronis
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture Series | Angelos Chronis


This week EUSAS welcomes Angelos Chronis from IAAC.

Angelos is a PhD Candidate of the InnoChain programme at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. He teaches at IAAC and at the Bartlett School of Architecture of University College London. Previously, he worked as an Associate for the Applied Research + Development group at Foster + Partners. He holds a diploma in Architecture from the University of Patras, Greece and an MSc in Adaptive Architecture & Computation from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, with distinction. He is a registered Architect both in Greece and in the UK. He is also actively involved in scientific committees as an author, reviewer and organiser as well as participating in lectures, workshops and architecture crits internationally. His talk for TedX, ‘The role of education in building meaningful VR’ can be found here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyN5xKU7xCU
 

His main research interest lies in the integration of simulation, optimisation and performance drive in the design and fabrication process with a deeper expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) but he has worked across many fields including virtual & augmented reality, interactive installations, 3D scanning, spatial analysis and parametric design.

Speaker: Angelos Chronis
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

 
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Lecture Series | Simpson & Brown
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture Series | Simpson & Brown


This week EUSAS welcomes John Sanders from Simpson & Brown.

John has been a partner at Simpson & Brown since 1999. His role is to contribute to the management of the firm and to set and maintain standards of historical research, conservation approach and architectural design throughout the practice. John studied Fine Art at Central (London) School of Art and Design. He gained a post graduate diploma in Architectural Conservation at Edinburgh Heriot Watt University in 1988. Since joining Simpson & Brown, John has been responsible for over 500 conservation projects in successive roles as project administrator and designer, associate and partner in charge.

Founded in 1977 as an architectural practice, Simpson & Brown has evolved into a multi- disciplinary firm which now also offers archaeological, architectural history, heritage consultancy and master planning services. They aim to improve the quality of the built environment through scholarly conservation work and well-mannered contextual design that is true to its time and place. Whilst respecting and acknowledging the past, our architecture strives to respond to the challenges of the future, particularly with regard to sustainable design. Simpson & Brown also operate an archaeological division – Addyman Archaeology – which has extensive experience and expertise in constructional and field work, historic building analysis and specialist survey techniques.



Speaker: John Sanders
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:00)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

Image: Chapel of St. Albert the Great - George Square, Edinburgh (Photographer: Chris
Humphreys)

 
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Have your say | EUSAS AGM
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Have your say | EUSAS AGM


Hello Everyone!

On Monday 5th March we will be hosting the EUSAS Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018.

EUSAS is the official student body for the architecture programme, and is run by architecture students, for architecture students. If you have any interest in becoming part of EUSAS, come along to the AGM to find out more and put yourself forward for a role!

EUSAS relies on a wide range of skills and talents to operate - roles include the executive office (president, secretary and treasurer) as well as a number of key supporting roles. Positions availiable to run for are: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Lecture Series Coordinators, Webmaster, Membership Coordinator, Social/Social Media Secretary, Graphics & Communication, Sustainability Coordinator and just general members to help out!

Interested? The committee is open to all years, so if want to find out more then come along and have your say. The only requirement to run for positions or vote, is that you have to be a member of the society. Memberships can be bought here (http://www.eusas.co.uk/membership/) or at any of our Friday lectures!

If you have any questions about any of the above positions please don't hesitate to contact!

Thank you and see you there!

Love,

EUSAS

 
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EUSAS Sustainability | Beach Clean
Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

EUSAS Sustainability | Beach Clean


Each year our coastal communities brace themselves against the winter conditions that create a ‘Perfect Storm’ of plastic pollution on our beaches. By 2050 there is expected to be more plastic in the ocean than there is fish. We can prevent this!

EUSAS invites you to join us on a beach clean at Cramond, in collaboration with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). We will be helping SAS to meet their targets of reducing marine litter from the UK coastline by 50% by 2020. Come along for an afternoon of fun on both Cramond mainland and Island beaches to keep our Edinburgh coastline clean and beautiful! 

We will provide gloves and bags but please remember to wear warm clothes! We'll meet at the flagpole next to Cramond Causeway and will finish the clean with a social event at a nearby pub / cafe.

12:00 - 16:00
Meet at Cramond Causeway flagpole
Cramond Beach, Edinburgh
Bus 41 from Edinburgh
Everyone is welcome, the more hands the better!

Please register here:
http://www.festivalofcreativelearning.ed.ac.uk/event/cramond-beach-clean

 
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Lecture Series | Sir Peter Cook
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture Series | Sir Peter Cook


This week EUSAS welcomes Sir Peter Cook.

Professor Sir Peter Cook is the co-founder of Archigram, director of CRAB Studio, former Chair of The Bartlett School of Architecture and author of many essential architecture books, such as Drawing - the Motive Force of Architecture. A graduate of the Bournemouth College of Art and the Architectural Association in London, he has been a pivotal figure within the architectural world for 50 years.

His work has been recognised with many awards and titles, including the Royal Gold Medal of the RIBA jointly awarded to the Archigram Group in 2004, a Knighthood for his services to architecture in 2007 and an honorary Doctorate of Technology by the University of Lund granted in 2011. He is also a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France and a member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

CRAB Studio was founded in 2006 after Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham curated the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. CRAB studio has become world renowned for delivering complex and innovative buildings and landscapes at a variety of scales. Their most recently completed building and Peter Cook’s first built project in the UK, Drawing Studio for Arts University Bournemouth in 2016, has won many awards including a RIBA National Award 2016.



Speaker: Sir Peter Cook
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:00)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

Image: Drawing Studio, Arts University Bournemouth (Photographer: Richard Bryant)

 
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Lecture Series | John McAslan + Partners
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture Series | John McAslan + Partners


This week EUSAS welcomes Paul East from John McAslan + Partners.

‘We believe that buildings should be underpinned by a powerful idea; that the idea should be an intelligent and logical response to functionality and a sense of place; and the power of that idea should be embedded in the built form.’

John McAslan + Partners is developing a masterplan which will enhance the celebrated Burrell Collection, with its spectacular setting in Pollok Park. Completed in 1983 and designed by Barry Gasson, John Meunier and Brit Andresen, the Burrell's vast collection of art and artefacts is world-renowned. However, in recent years the Museum's attendances have been declining and the aim of the project is to develop a long-term strategy to address and reverse this position, returning the Burrell to its pre-eminent position as a world-class cultural institution. The restoration will bring about a fourfold increase in the L-shaped building’s floor space, allowing 90 per cent of the museum’s 9,000-item collection to be displayed.



Paul East is currently working on the practice’s refurbishment of the Burrell Renaissance in Glasgow, having joined JMP as an Associate in 2017 to head up the Edinburgh office. During his career he has designed, developed and completed a wide range of projects across all sectors, including cultural, education, retail, residential, commercial and health ranging from £20K to £150 million. He has particular expertise in the heritage, cultural and museum sectors.



The lecture will be preceded by a short talk about EASA, the European Architecture Student Assembly. Founded in 1981 by architect students, EASA organises a workshop every summer which Edinburgh architecture students will have the chance to apply for this year.

Speaker: Paul East
6:30 - 7:45 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

Image: The Burrell Collection (Image: John McAslan + Partners)

 

 
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Lecture Series | Baxendales
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture Series | Baxendales


This week EUSAS welcomes Lee Ivett from Baxendale.

“We value ideas and facilitate public agency in the re-imagining of place through collaboration, active making and thoughtful analysis. We believe that conceiving ideas, prototyping interventions and creating local capacity to enact sustainable change can be an organic and responsive process that brings communities together to work towards common goals.”

Baxendale has projects at a variety of scales and duration, from immediate and improvised interventions to the establishment of more permanent pieces. They focus on multidisciplinary collaboration by engaging and inspiring both individuals and communities in a participatory and sustainable way. As well as identifying and using reclaimed material in creative ways, Baxendale also creates projects that are embedded within social, economic, cultural and physical contexts.

A Glasgow based practice, Baxendale has projects in architecture, art, design and education. Their work has been recognized internationally for its innovation, impact and quality. They have exhibited, produced and presented work in Poland, Hungary, Nuremburg, Los Angeles, Venice, Ljubljana and throughout the UK and the practice was selected for inclusion in the recent publication New Architects 3 – the definitive survey of the best British architects to have set up practice since 2005. Baxendale has also written for the Architectural Review, Architects Journal, the RIBA Journal, Metropolis and within academic publications. 

After the lecture, join us at our sponsor bar Pilgrim for a drink and to continue the conversations from the lecture!

Speaker: Lee Ivett
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
Free to all EUSAS members
Complimentary drink
£5 For non-members £6 For non-students
Membership available at the door (cash only)
Or online at http://www.eusas.co.uk/

Image: “Test Unit Hub” in Glasgow (Photographer: John Devlin)

 

 
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