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Events and opportunities for RIBA Future Architects

Our list of upcoming events and opportunities for architecture students and early career professionals.

10 September 2020


UK: all regions

FREESTYLE Curator Tour in Virtual Reality, 16 and 19 September 2020

Online event - free

RIBA has commissioned architectural designers Space Popular to create an online virtual version of our FREESTYLE exhibition. By joining this free virtual curator tour, you can 'visit' the exhibition with RIBA Exhibition Curator Shumi Bose and hear from her about working with Space Popular on our first ever VR exhibition.

RIBA + VitrA Talk: 3XN, 17 September 2020

Online event - Student Member: £4

Join us for a lecture by Danish practice 3XN, where they will present some of the practice’s most innovative and human-focus architecture. This lecture will be digitally streamed and available globally.

RIBA Smart Practice Conference: Confronting the Climate Emergency, 30 September to 1 October 2020

Online event - Student Member: from £15

This year's two day Smart Practice Conference aims to provide you with the knowledge, tools and resources to meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets and be at the forefront of the green recovery.

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Neri & Hu, 20 October 2020

Online event - Student Member: £4

Join us for a lecture by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, founding partners of the award-winning Shanghai based design studio. This lecture will be digitally streamed and available globally.



RIBAJ Rising Stars 2020 - Open call for submissions

Deadline: 2pm, 12 October 2020

RIBAJ, in association with Origin, is on the hunt for construction’s Rising Stars: those reaching for the sky in architecture and the built environment.

Have you kept a project on track through lockdown? Have you used your time on furlough creatively? Whether your talents lie in design, management, clear sighted thinking or working with teams on site, in education or forging your own collaboration network, we want to hear from you.

Tile of Spain Awards - Call for entries

Deadline: 23 October 2020

Architects, designers and students are invited to submit projects for the prestigious global competition. Now in its 19th year, the Tile of Spain Awards are organised by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) with the aim of recognising international projects that use Spanish-made ceramics in innovative ways.

A total prize fund of 39,000 Euros will be divided between three categories, which will highlight creativity in architecture, interior design and a final degree project by an architecture student.

Sw/tch - Winter Pavilion London Competition - Call for entries

Deadline: 30 November 2020

The objective of this competition, Winter Pavilion London, is to create a multi-usage pavilion in the emblematic Hyde Park that can connect people, nature and architecture. The pavilion should celebrate and capture the essence of winter landscape by hosting different activities that would invigorate the zone. Open to entries worldwide, you can participate individually or in a team.

Aarhus School of Architecture Drawing of the Year Competition - Call for entries

Deadline: 1 November 2020

For the last seven years Aarhus School of Architecture has celebrated architectural drawing through the international drawing competition for architecture students. The aim of the competition is to celebrate the architect’s oldest and most important tool, and to continuously explore new tendencies in architecture through architectural drawing.

The competition is open for students of architecture worldwide, including graduates from spring 2020.

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RIBA Future Architects is a network and a community for future and emerging architects, designed to support, inspire and provide a voice as you transition from study to practice. View our resources.

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