Sustainable Architecture graduate to present at global conference

​Manvi Mukesh Vyas, who recently completed the MSc Sustainable Architectural Design programme at the University of Lincoln, created a blueprint for new accommodation that would enhance the quality of life for elderly people as part of the worldwide Integrated Communities: A Society for All Ages student design initiative.

The competition was part of the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) global activity. It invited Architecture students around the world to apply their design talents in developing solutions that place elderly people at the heart of their communities. It was organised in conjunction with the UN Programme for Human Settlements (UNHABITAT) and the UN Programme on Ageing from the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), to meet the needs of an ageing society while showcasing the world’s most innovative design talent.
In February 2014, Manvi was selected as one of nine winners from hundreds of entries. Alongside Dr Amira Elnokaly, Programme Leader for Sustainable Architecture & Design, she was invited to present to ambassadors and officials at the 52nd Session of the Commission for Social Development at the UN headquarters in New York.
Now, Manvi will present her work at the 16th China International Real Estate and Architectural Technology Fair (CIHAF).
Manvi’s work includes suggestions for a new design of care home community in India, based on sustainable principles. As well as ecological accommodation, her proposal makes the case for workshops, games, entertainment and handicraft activities, which could dramatically improve the lifestyle of elderly residents and encourage community cohesion.
Manvi said: “My design is centred around the four pillars of sustainability; environmental, economic, social and cultural; and is focused on empowering the senior community by enhancing physical, spiritual, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. The project makes a proposal for a comfortable and safe home, which is important for developing confidence and independence among older members of society, and the fact that it is environmentally friendly and requires low maintenance ensures that the development would also be financially and socially sustainable.”
Manvi’s tutor and programme leader at the Lincoln School of Architecture & Design, Dr Amira Elnokaly, said: “I am so proud of Manvi and would like to congratulate her on her great success. One of the main objectives on our Sustainable Architectural Design programme here at Lincoln is to encourage students to get involved in real-life projects and international competitions, which are invaluable means of progressing professional development.”
For more information on the competition, visit:

Lincoln Architecture Society Guest Lecture Series

The Lincoln Architecture Society (LAS) is pleased to announce the resume of our guest lecture series on Tuesday the 20th of January, the guest lecture is with the AJ100 Practice of the year 2014, Make Architects.
MAKE is an award-winning international architectural practice with a reputation for design excellence.
The guest speaker is Justin Nicholls, he will be presenting the lecture titled ‘Technology Vs Context’. Make sure not to miss what promises to be an exciting event.
Tuesday 20th Jan// 6pm // University of Lincoln,  AADOW25.

One Day Symposium on: Lincoln Cathedral and Architectural Theory


For an exciting start of the new year the School of Architecture and Design research forum is organising a Public Symposium on the 15th of January, 2015, EMMTEC Building (MT007 Lecture Theatre), 4.00pm-8.30pm.

We would like to cordially invite you to what promises to be a very exciting and wealthy Symposium and debate titled:

‘Lincoln Cathedral and Architectural Theory’

As part of the symposium a launch of the book ŒBishop Robert Grosseteste and Lincoln Cathedral: Tracing Relationships between Medieval Concepts of Order and Built Form Bishop Robert Grosseteste and Lincoln Cathedral² Edited by Nicholas Temple, University of Huddersfield, UK, John Shannon Hendrix, University of Lincoln, UK and Christian Frost, Birmingham City University, UK will take place. A finger food buffet reception and hot drinks will be served at 4.00pm at the EMMTEC foyer, and we start at 4.30 pm.

Distinguished Speakers include:

  1. Prof. Nicholas Temple: Bishop Robert Grosseteste And Lincoln Cathedral; Tracing Relationships between Medieval Concepts of Order and Built Form (Introducing the book: Edited by Nicholas Temple, John Hendrix and Christian Frost
  2. Prof. John Hendrix: ‘Architecture and Cosmology’
  3. Dr. Nicholas Bennett: ‘Robert Grosseteste and Lincoln Cathedral’.
  4. Dr. Philippa Hoskin:’Robert Grosseteste and pastoral care in the diocese’
  5. Prof. Christian Frost: ‘Festival, Time and Order in the Medieval City’

Please book your place on the booking form here.

You can find more information on the book here.

We hope to see you there!