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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

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!


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”.


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 –

Jonathan Thorns –

Damien Hodgson –

Steve Dunne –

Sam Culling –

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.

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

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!







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.

RIBA Mentorship Scheme for year 3 BArch students!

The University of Lincoln, Leicester School of Architecture in De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. This is the fourth year that the scheme has been run in the region, starting at the University of Lincoln in 2014.

Cecilia Godoy, RIBA Project Coordinator leading this programme is very pleased with the scheme’s development:

“We are delighted that the RIBA student mentoring scheme in the East Midlands continues to grow year after year. We are very grateful for the involvement of new Chartered Practices, as well as Architect members who are willing to help the students at this stage of their careers”.

RIBA student mentoring is a chance for participants to get a real insight into practice by being welcomed into the team with the support of their own personal mentor. It is seen by participating schools of Architecture as an excellent preparation for their students’ forthcoming year out.  For the practices it is an opportunity to benefit by engaging with the next generation of architects and by keeping in touch with emerging talent.’

We are grateful to be supported by the following practices in the Lincolnshire/Newark Area:Core, Benoy, Be-Design, Steven Dunn Architect, Neil Cawley Architect, John Fowkes Architects, Studio G Associates, Simons Group, XL architects, RPS, Steven Dunn Architects.

KIER and Year 1 Architecture students visit building site!

Over the past month the year 1 architecture students have been getting the high viz on and trekking around the building site on campus, the extension to the engineering building! Kier, a leading property, residential, construction and services group, has been great in supporting student learning in accommodating us on site. Colin Low, site manager has been fantastic and so enthusiastic in giving students insight to the making of buildings!

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Student architects host free public exhibition

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A team of student architects will launch a free public exhibition in Louth, showcasing creative suggestions for the historic site of the town’s former cattle market.

The exhibition of architectural designs and models will open at St James’ Church in Louth from Wednesday 1st – Thursday 9th July, hosted by final-year students from the University of Lincoln’s School of Architecture & Design.

The work includes a number of three dimensional drawings and architectural sketches, which illustrate a range of theoretical development ideas, from food and market activities to a care hotel and education centre.

The collection of designs was showcased as part of the students’ recent Degree Show at the University, which concluded a project exploring the future development of Louth’s livestock market site.

The Louth Cattle Market Site: Ideas for a Community project was launched last year by John Napier, Senior Lecturer at Lincoln’s School of Architecture & Design, together with Nicola Marshall, a former Town Manager in Louth.

John Napier said: “It is always a bonus for our students when they can work with a real-life scenario – as is the case with Louth livestock market site – for their final project before going into practice. The students have worked hard on their plans and have come up with some extremely creative ideas.”

Nicola Marshall said: “I am delighted that people from the town will have a chance to see the students’ work first-hand. I have seen the ideas develop over the last year and I am sure they will offer a new perspective. I am grateful to Reverend Nick Brown and St James’ Church for hosting the exhibition, and for the support of local councillors.”

The exhibition opens at the church at 5pm on Wednesday 1st July and runs until 12pm Thursday 9thJuly. It will be open to the public during normal church opening times.

NCCD Free Taster Day


Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a contemporary craft & design gallery? Whether you’re interested in curating, marketing, designing, making or anything else to do with craft and design NCCD want you to join them for their FREE taster day on Saturday 7th of February. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in their live exhibition project. For more information visit their website.


Wolfgang Buttress Guest Lecture



The University of Lincoln Architecture Society presents a free Guest Lecture by artist Wolfgang Buttress, winning designer of the United Kingdom Pavilion at the World Expo, Milan 2015.

The theme of the Milan Expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. It will be the world’s largest ever event exploring food and nutrition – a global showcase of the best technologies designed to help guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone.

The UK Pavilion, titled BE, the “pulsating virtual hive” was designed to call attention to the plight of the honeybee, highlighting the important role honeybees play in food production. The Nottingham-based artist, whose team includes fashion designer Paul Smith and specialist engineer Simmons Studio, hopes that BE will help bring visitors closer to the British landscape and inspire ways to help solve the dying honeybee populations.

Wolfgang Buttress opened his first studio in Nottingham after graduating in 1987. Over the last 12 years he has won numerous national and international awards, including the International Structural Steel Award for projects under £2 million in 2013. Earlier this year he received the Kajima Gold Award in Japan for his work ‘Space’.

Wolfgang Buttress said:

“I’m happy and honoured that I have been selected for this prestigious commission. My wish is for visitors to engage with the UK Pavilion as a whole and for the hive to be recognised as a barometer for the health of the earth; drawing parallels between a hive and human society.”

Dr Amira Elnokaly, Programme Leader for MSc Sustainable Architectural Design at the University of Lincoln, said: “I am delighted that Wolfang Buttress will be presenting in the School of Architecture & Design, as the talk represents a great opportunity for our students. Over the past six years, our Lincoln Architecture lecture series has provided an important connection with the built environment industry and practice, and this event is another great example of that.”

Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear from one of the Country’s leading designers as Wolfgang gives us an insight into the creation that will represent our nation.

For updates on the UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 see Wolfgang Buttress’s website.

The lecture will be held in the main lecture room in the AAD Building in the Brayford Pool Campus.

Tuesday 10th February // 6pm // University of Lincoln,  AAD0W25 // Free






LAS Guest Lecture Series: Glenn Howells Architects

The Lincoln Architecture Society (LAS) guest lecture series continues this evening with speaker Dav Bansal, a director from Glenn Howells Architects.


Come along if you can!

Tuesday 27th 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!