The York Architecture Association (YAA) and the Leeds Society of Architects (LSA) has the great pleasure to host this prestigious event in York which will bring together the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist before the awards evening in London.
The event will take place at the stunning newly refurbished Art Deco cinema, the Everyman in York on 27 September 2018 from 6.30pm and we are delighted that Harry Gration MBE, presenter of BBC Look North for the Yorkshire region will be our host for the evening.
In addition to this, we are delighted that the event will also feature a keynote speech from architect, broadcaster and academic, Piers Taylor. Piers founded two award winning practices: Mitchell Taylor Workshop and subsequently Invisible Studio in 2010.
Taylor is a former design fellow at the University of Cambridge and Unit Master at the Architectural Association where he was the inaugural unit master for the masters program AA Design & Make at Hooke Park and led the development of the first phase of new buildings: the Assembly Workshop and Caretaker’s House.
Taylor also founded and convenes the annual Studio in the Woods in 2006 where students test ideas at 1:1 alongside practicing architects.
Taylor studied originally in Australia with Pritzker Prize winner Glenn Murcutt. He has designed a large number of renowned buildings and is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, which has been published widely and internationally.
Invisible Studio - a practice conceived to find alternative modes of operation - have recently won a National RIBA Award for their Tree Management Centre at Westonbirt Arboretum - a project that also won three regional RIBA Awards has been shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Prize .
He lives in a prototypical self built house that won the AJ Small Projects Award. Invisible Studio also manage a working woodland as a research project alongside practice, and built their studio with timber from this woodland using unskilled labour.
Taylor sits on the South West Design Review Panel, and is a regular contributor to the Architectural Journals including the Architectural Review and the Architects’ Journal.
He was an invited member of the Alternative Stirling Jury in 2016 and contributed to the AJ film documenting 20 years of the Stirling Prize. He is currently undertaking a PhD by Practice, for which he received scholarship funding. Taylor is also an architectural broadcaster for the BBC.
The Stirling Prize 2018 shortlisted architects will reveal the stories behind the nominated buildings and what inspired their creations, the shortlisted projects are:
- Bloomberg, London by Foster and Partners
- Bushey Cemetery, Hertfordshire by Waugh Thistleton Architects
- Chadwick Hall, University of Roehampton by Henley Halebrown
- New Tate St Ives, Cornwall by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev
- Storey's Field Centre and Eddington Nursery, Cambridge by MUMA
- The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford by Niall McLaughlin Architects
Join us for what will undoubtedly be the highlight of the northern architectural calendar in 2018.
The evening will run as follows:
- 6.30pm – Drinks and food on arrival
- 7.15pm – Welcome by Charlotte Harrison and Lucy Morris Joint-Presidents YAA
- 7.20pm – Stirling Stories from the 2018 Stirling Prize nominees
- 8.55pm – Drinks break
- 9.15pm – Piers Taylor lecture
- 10.30pm – Drinks and networking
- 11.00pm - CLOSE
Be sure to book early.