Category Archives: Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture Ranked 7th in Guardian Good University guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bachelor of Architecture team is incredibility proud to be able to announce that the programme has jumped to number 7 out of 49 schools of architecture in the country! Well done to our students who work closely with us to improve the programme. Thank you to the wonderful team of staff who work so hard! Thank you to all that contribute from industry too, particularly the Lincolnshire Architects! Upwards and onwards! See the ranking herehttps://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2018/may/29/university-league-tables-2019

Great news! Construction Science programmes validated!

News from Professor Stephen Pretlove!

‘We are pleased to announce that our new BSc(Hons) and MSc programmes in Construction Science and Management were successfully validated last week and we are now ready to deliver these new programmes from September 2018. Having achieved internal validation, the next phase of this development will be to ensure that the programmes are external accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) – the professional body which represents construction.’

Architecture Trail created by Architecture students

 

This year our Year 2 students also worked on a new Lincoln Architecture Trail. This is now available through Visit Lincoln’s interactive map app or through their website. The trail brings you on a journey of architecture around the Brayford Pool
area highlighting interesting architecture along the way!

Visit the Architecture Trail here

 

New Theatre Royal Architecture Exhibition

Year 2 Architecture students have designed proposals for the New Theatre Royal in Lincoln as part of their course this year. This gives the students an opportunity to work with real clients on an exciting project, considering complex programme of spaces and offering opportunity to learn about working with historic buildings in the city.

The exhibition showcases a selection of project proposals, allowing for some poetic license with thorough consideration for the concept right through to the technical resolution of how this projects would be built and how the buildings would function!

In addition the exhibition also showcases a number of Master of Architecture projects to demonstrate the progression of our students from undergraduate to post graduate study. If you are interested to see the complete end of year show for the University of Lincoln Architecture programmes it will be on the Architecture Building on the University campus on the 8th of June at 6pm 2018.

 

 

Architecture End of Year Show 2018

We would like to invite everyone to our end of year show this year. The preview and awards are on the 8th of June at 6pm! Please do come along. The work in the show will once again demonstrate the talent and ability of our students and we look forward to seeing lots of people there!

For more details please contact Barbara Griffin bgriffin@lincoln.ac.uk

Winner of the RIBA Regional Student Prize !! Congrats Joseph Istance!

Fantastic news this week with our Part 1 student Joseph Istance winning the RIBA East Midlands Student Award! We were very proud to attend the event and celebrate with him. Upwards and onwards Joe. Good luck with your Part 2 study and we look forward to seeing you in Lincoln some time soon!

RIBA Regional Education Group meet in Lincoln

Our quarterly meeting for the RIBA East Midlands Education Group has met in Lincoln last week. It was a great opportunity to get professionals and academics together to discuss architectural education and this time we had the pleasure of having a presentation from Lisa McFarlane from Seven Architecture on Architecture Apprenticeship schemes! Very interesting debate on how this could work and hopefully Schools will take up the opportunity in order to give students more routes through architectural education!

 

Great News! Tiffany Worrall wins Travel Scholarship!

Example of one of Tiffany Worrals hand drawings: Brihadeeswara Temple in India.

Congratulations to our Architecture student Tiffany Worral who has been award the English Speaking Union John Roberts Travel Scholarship this year! Tiffany will travel to to Indonesia to work in the renovation of Hindu temples and construction of schools/houses for 3 months. We really look forward to getting updates on Tiffs travels and what she learns and experiences from her adventure!

LADS go to Liverpool!

 

This term our student society, LADS, organised a trip to Liverpool to explore a city rich in historic and contemporary architecture! The seem to have taken on the spirit of the city! Many more trips to come!

Quote from LADS:

“Our first UK trip of the year was to Liverpool, with 20 of us rambling around Liverpool visiting sights such as Albert Dock, Tate Museum, The Beatles Story, Liverpool Cathedral and taking part in an RIBA tour of Liverpool”.

 

Welcome Jessica Yarrow to the RIBA Regional Education Group!

We have nominated our Year 1 BArch student, Jessica Yarrow to be a member of the RIBA Regional Education Group who will be meeting this week in Lincoln. Its a great opportunity for Jessica to influence and inform decisions relating to architectural education from a student perspective!

Jessica has already shown dedication to extra curricular activities within the school. She completed the RIBA Ambassador Training and we look forward to working with her on workshops with school children in Lincolnshire!

Upwards and onwards team….

RIBA Architecture Ambassador training in Lincoln!

Last week, we had the fantastic opportunity to organise the RIBA Ambassador Training at the School with Architecture students, staff and Lincolnshire Architects! Thank you Fiona MacDonald and Lucy Grierson for presenting to us and setting us a workshop task that immediately got us all thinking doing and talking! We are looking forward to organising workshops with school children in Lincolnshire very soon! For more information or if you wish to be involved please contact us!

https://www.architecture.com/education-cpd-and-careers/learning/architecture-ambassadors

 

what makes architecture alive – The Organe Accumulator!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year our 4th year students contemplated the question of “what makes architecture alive” and designed the Orgone Accumulator which is a tribute to the work of Wilhelm Reich. This student and research project came into being thanks to the cooperation between our Master’s Course, the Library and the Centre of Experimental Ontology (CEO) run by Graham Freestone.

The project was not easy to turn from visions into reality but thanks to external funding from the CEO and the creativity of our great students, as well as help from our Friends at the Workshop, now a real Orgone Accumulator is to be enjoyed at the Library and it will soon begin its trip across the University and Lincoln.

This year also a journal will be published which will talk about this project. The journal will also contain essay contributions from some of our students. Two radio programs about this project have been broadcast at Radio Sirene and BBC featuring interviews with Graham Freestone and Dr Marcin M Kolakowski, the 4th year coorodinator.

We would like thank in particular 4th year students, who dedicated a lot of energy and work to this project, Doina Carter – a fantastic course leader who really knows how to support this kind of projects, and of course Graham Freestone without whom this project would not have been possible. Special thanks go to our friends from the workshop team who helped us tremendously with the construction of this project.

Great job everyone!

Architecture Mock Interviews

As a part of the collaboration between the Lincolnshire Society of Architects and the University of Lincoln we organised mock interviews for our students to give them a valuable experience to help them prepare for finding employment. We have to thank our Lincolnshire Architects for their enthusiasm and support for the initiative.

Thank you to

Niall McQuitty – https://www.arctica.co.uk

Jonathan Thorns – http://www.bedesign.co.uk

Damien Hodgson – https://www.oldschoolarchitects.co.uk

Steve Dunne – https://www.stevendunnarchitects.co.uk

Sam Culling – http://www.core-architects.co.uk

Peter Baldwin

LADS go to Barcelona

What a fantastic trip this year! The LADS organised a wonderful Architecture trip to Barcelona to explore the wonders of the city… From the 20th-26th March we visited Barcelona, visiting sights such as Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Barcelona Pavillion, Casa Mila and Batin, Gothic Quarter.

Lincoln Architecture students participate in RIBA pan-school Charrette!

On Friday 23 March, De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester hosted the first RIBA East Midlands pan-school charrette with students from all six of the region’s schools of Architecture taking part.

The event was organised as part of the work of the RIBA East Midlands member-led Education Group on which all of the Schools are represented, alongside practice-based members. The charrette was inspired by the highly successful Northern Soul model (which takes place each year in the northern regions). It is hoped that this will be the first of many such events in the East Midlands.

The morning started with a presentation from Grant Butterworth, Head of Planning at Leicester City Council, providing some context for the brief which focused on the City’s historic Corah buildings to the North of the city’s retail and commercial centre. Students then headed out on a site visit before starting work on their designs after lunch.

A total of 55 students attended the charrette, along with teaching staff, and were divided into mixed university and year groups, working in teams of five or six.

Students attended from all of the region’s schools of Architecture: De Montfort University, Leicester; Loughborough University; Nottingham Trent University; University of Derby; University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham. They worked throughout the afternoon on their ideas before pin up, final presentations and judging.

Once all of the final presentations had taking place, the judges (Grant Butterworth; RIBA East Midlands Education Group Chair, Richard Crowson and Leicestershire and Rutland (LRSA) Joint President, Sylvester Cheung), spent over half an hour deliberating in order to choose the winning team.

The charrette was followed by a social for participants on the school of Architecture’s open-air terrace with views out to the city.

The charrette was generously sponsored by Ibstock and the LRSA.

International Womens Day; She Draws She Builds

 

This year for International Womens Day we celebrated women in Architecture by screening She Draws She Builds along with the RIBA Portland Place and many other locations around the country. The screening was sponsored by Forterra and we had an excellent attendance of students and Lincolnshire Architects. Another excellent coming together of the University and practice with great conversation and positive atmosphere for all who came!

We are organising an event in July to celebrate Ethel Day, celebrating Ethel Mary Charles the first female member of the RIBA!

Here is a link to the trailer for She Draws She Builds https://vimeo.com/245425450

LADS do it again! Music fundraiser organised!

As always, LADS organise a successful night raising money for the Society! Well done to them and may there be many more events ahead! Such a talented bunch!  the students performed in front of a live audience!

“LADS live music night was our fundraising event in order to fundraise for the end of year advent ball. We made over £542”.

Time to get festive! LADS Student Society organise Advent Ball!

This is becoming an annual thing! Word has it that we will have a summer ball too! Hot off the press! The Advent Ball takes place in the wonderful atmospheric uphill area of Lincoln. This makes it a wonderful and special event for students to experience and marks the end of the term for students!

“Our final celebration to finish off 2017 was our Advent Ball, an occasion we use to celebrate with a 3 course meal. With over, 120 people in attendance, the night was a success”.

Well done also the LADS who manage to organise such a fantastic night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Architecture cakes by Year 1 Architecture students!

This year we set the year 1 students the challenge to produce cakes of famous buildings and they really rose to the challenge! Check out these beauties! The winner is the Will Allsop Peckham Library by Zak Craig (the blue one with the chocolate fingers!). What is not appreciated in this picture are the KitKats structure within the cake to support the front portion!

 

Well done to all who put such a great effort in and thank you to the Lincolnshire Architects for judging the event! The purpose of this was to engage students in a rigorous and different way of understanding precedent, structure and key contemporary architecture!

White T-Shirt Social with Architecture Student Society, LADS!

Some news from our student Architecture Society, LADS!

“White t shirt social; our annual white t shirt social is the social we use to kick off our events every year. It’s an opportunity for the new first years to mingle with the existing years in a sociable environment. Here’s a few photos of the committee members at our first ever social as a committee”….

The Society is really active and organises fantastic trips, building visits and nights out to develop relations within the student cohort and a great spirit in the school.