On 5 December, RSAW Immediate Past President Robert Firth welcomed Menna Richards, former Controller of BBC Wales, as our 33rd Honorary Member, in a ceremony at Insole Court, Llandaff. Menna Richards has been a client of award-wining buildings, a lay assessor for the RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards and a panel member for the Dewi-Prys Thomas prize.
The Royal Society of Architects in Wales has published its Review of the Year for 2017 which documents key news, events, and initiatives that have occurred this year; for the benefit of members, the general public, and architects across Wales.
The Royal Society of Architects in Wales and the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University are pleased to announce 2018's Practice Experience Programme, enabling current 2nd year students to connect with a local practice between January and April 2018. Practices based in South Wales can apply to be Host Practices by downloading and returning the Register of Interest form.
Four schemes have been selected for exhibition at this year's National Eisteddfod of Wales, Anglesey and will form the shortlist for The Gold Medal for Architecture and the Plaque of Merit
This statement, provided by the RSAW, gives additional information regarding the Welsh context around designing for fire safety and builds upon the RIBA statement issued following the devastating and tragic fire at Grenfell Tower. Topics covered include the matter of devolved Building Regulations and the Welsh Government's official response to the fire in West London.
This year's judges are pleased to announce that two buildings have been awarded Welsh Architecture Awards in addition to also receiving special category prizes: The Silver House, by Hyde+ Hyde Architects, and The Chickenshed, by Hall + Bednarczyk Architects.
Four buildings have been shortlisted for the RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards: the first stage of the RIBA Awards 2017.
The judges of the Welsh Architecture Awards praised the imaginative approach of the architects and clients whose buildings have enriched and revitalised communities across Wales in 2016.