RIBA Gloucestershire is delighted to invite you to an evening with Chris Dyson, Jury Chair for the RIBA South West Awards 2017 and Principal Partner at Chris Dyson Architects.
Chris is to provide a review of the RIBA South West Awards 2017, discussing the process that he and the judging panel undertook on defining award-winning architecture, and highlighting the successful projects in the South West.
The RIBA Awards are considered to be the premier architecture awards for the UK, and Gloucestershire has always been a successful recipient of Awards including in 2017 the Stihl Treetop Walkway (Glenn Howells Architects) and Wolfson Tree Management Centre (Invisible Studio) at Westonbirt Arboretum in 2017.
Alongside discussing his role and critique of the most-recent RIBA Awards, Chris has been given the opportunity to reflect upon his personal experiences of project accolades, and his practices' most recent successes. Chris won an RIBA London Award 2017 for his Clerkenwell Cooperage.
Before establishing Chris Dyson Architects in 2003, Chris previously worked for James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates (JSMWA), was Design Director at Sir Terry Farrell's London studio, and worked on multiple international projects such as Le Grande Bibliotheca National in Paris, the Tokyo and Kyoto Forum projects and the Finance Tower, Shenzhen.
Chris' talk is anticipated to provide an insight into the RIBA Awards process for those interested in entering or just wanting to know more about this rigorous and transparent process, and offering a personal reflection from his vast international project experience of varying scale, complexity and value.
This event is kindly sponsored by the RIBA Local Initiative Fund.