The East Midlands welcomed RIBA President Elect Alan Jones to the region recently for the first stop on his ‘road trip’ around the country before taking office in September.
In his final year as RIBA East Midlands Chair, Sam Culling gives an overview of events in the region for 2019.
This year the RIBA East Midlands Education Group received a total of 14 submissions from the region’s RIBA-validated schools of architecture for its student awards in Parts 1 and 2. The prize for Part 1 has been awarded to Ross Burns from the University of Nottingham and for Part 2 to Simon Green from the Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University.
RIBA wants to ensure that the next generation of architects is supported to drive the profession forward and that students are able to learn from the best. 55 architects from over 30 RIBA Chartered Practices in the East Midlands are joining the Student Mentoring programme this term.
On a very cold February morning, John Morgan, director at Leonard Design Architects, took a group of nine Year 3 Architecture students from The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University on a visit to see one of the practice’s projects.
On Friday 23 March, De Montfort University, Leicester hosted the first RIBA East Midlands pan-school charrette with students from all six of the region's schools of Architecture taking part.
Ben Derbyshire capped his visit to Nottingham on 9 March by officially opening Nottingham’s Urban Room.
Situated close to the Broadmarsh regeneration area, the space at 38 Carrington Street, is a partnership between the Nottingham and Derby Society of Architects, Nottingham City Council, Urban Design Group, Historic England, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, with support from the RIBA East Midlands office.
Fifteen buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA East Midlands 2018 Awards; the winners will be announced at an Awards evening at The Engineering Building at Leicester University on Thursday 17th May.
On Wednesday 22 November, RIBA members, students and non-members joined us at RIBA Award-winning New Art Exchange for a hugely insightful and entertaining presentation from Senior Partner at Hawkins\Brown Architects, Harbinder Singh Birdi.