RSAW’s 2019 Festival of Architecture, Discovering the Unexpected, launches on 16 March with the Progressive Landscapes symposium at National Trust Dinefwr Park and continues to 28 June.
The Wales Future Practice programme is the Royal Society of Architects in Wales' alternative to RIBA Core CPD in England and offers a variety of seminars, tours and conferences that cover the 10 RIBA core curriculum topics at various venues across Wales. All CPD sessions are tailored to the Welsh context and respond to recent changes in Welsh Government legislation.
The Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) has published its Review of the Year 2018.
Authored by Dr Peter Wakelin on behalf of the RSAW, this feasibility study explores the best way forward for coordinating and archiving material pertaining to architecture in Wales. This includes material produced by Welsh practices themselves, and material produced in response to Welsh architecture.
The RSAW 25th anniversary conference on 30 November 2018, co-hosted by Rockpanel Group, will mark 25 years of national debate on architecture and the built environment with an unflinching and far-reaching exploration of 'The Value of the Architect'. Speakers include RIBA president Ben Derbyshire, RIAI Presdeint David Browne, Sarah Featherstone of Featherstone Young Architects, Irena Bauman of Bauman Lyons Architects and Richard Murphy, founder of Richard Murphy Architects, Edinburgh.
The 2018 edition of Touchstone, the annual review of architecture in Wales, will be published this autumn with a brand new design. It will be published along with this year's Touchstone Directory of architecture practices in Wales, and registration for the directory section is now open. Registration costs start from £35+VAT, and registration closes on the 28 July 2018.
The RSAW is pleased to promote a new awards scheme for 2018; the Heritage Angel Awards Wales. These awards are designed to recognise and reward those individuals who have made a significant contribution to saving our heritage, particularly through projects involving the built environment. The awards are administered by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and are sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd-Webber Foundation.
The Royal Society of Architects in Wales have announced the winners of the 2018 Welsh Architecture Awards and special prizes. Yr Yswgrn by Purcell, University of Bangor Arts and Innovation Centre (Pontio) by Grimshaw, and St Davids Hospice New In-patient Unit by KKE Architects have all received awards, with Yr Ysgwrn winning the coveted 2018 RSAW Building of the Year Award for the best new building in Wales this year.
The Royal Society of Architects in Wales are delighted to announce the six buildings that have been shortlisted for the RSAW 2018 Welsh Architecture Awards. The shortlisted schemes include a dignified new In-Patient Unit for a hospice in Newport, and a school in Port Talbot that recently won the 2017 National Eisteddfod's Gold Medal for Architecture.
The Wales Festival of Architecture returns again in 2018, bringing together a diverse programme of interesting and architecturally-related events for the general public, delivered by local RSAW branches and partner organisations. This year's festival runs across April and May, at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and other venues across Wales.