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!
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
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.
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.
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
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”.
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!
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!
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.