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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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”.
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….
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!
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!
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.
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