RIBA - Launch: Romanian Architects and Urbanists Forum

We are pleased to request your presence at the launch of the Romanian Architects’ and Urbanists’ Forum (RAUF) on Saturday 14th October at the RIBA HQ in London.  The event is organised with the support of the Royal Institute of British Architects and part of ‘’Nice to meet EU’’ campaign.

RSVP via link RAUForum - Event Registration Form


Venue: RIBA Forum Venue, 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1N

Duration: 2h,  14h00 - 16h00

Start: 14h00 sharp



13h45  Arrival

14h00  Opening: Iolanda Costide, Ana Becheru

Message from Sherban Cantacuzino CBE FRIBA - RAUF Life President

Message from Serban Tiganas, President of Romanian Order of Architects

14h30  RIBA Introductions

Dian Small - Director of RIBA London

Mitch Steprans - RIBA Membership Development Manager

15h00  Networking Session

16h00  Closing and departure

Serban Cantacuzino, CBE, is a Romanian architect, former secretary of Royal Fine Art Commission, but also the founder and president of Pro Patrimonio foundation. Cantacuzino was educated at Winchester College and Magdalen College, Oxford. He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Romanian Architects’ and Urbanists’ Forum (RAUF) is an association formed at the initiative of a group of Romanian architects, town planners and designers, practicing in the United Kingdom.  The Forum proposes to promote and favour professional contact through a series of cultural and educational exchanges.  

Royal Institute of British Architects  RIBA aims to support British architects and introduce new people to the world of architecture.

Nice to meet EU Call for all EU Architects living and working in London.

Date Submitted: 25/9/2017


Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of the Registered Members (“Council”) of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London, WC1 on Monday, 2 October 2017 at 5.30pm.

Date Submitted: 21/9/2017

Term Dates 2017/18

Monday 18th September - Friday 22nd September 2017 Introduction Week for all new students 

TERM 1 Monday 25th September to Friday 15th December 2017 (12 Weeks)

TERM 2 Monday 8th January to Friday 23rd March 2018 (11 Weeks)

TERM 3 Monday 23rd April to Friday 22nd June 2018 (9 Weeks)

TERM 4 (Graduate School MA/MSc students only) Monday 25th June to Friday 21st September 2018 (13 Weeks)

Please visit /STUDY/ for the calendar as a PDF and Google/iCal subscription.

Date Submitted: 18/9/2017


The Premises in 32-39 Bedford Square, 4 Morwell Street and 16 Morwell Street will be closed from Saturday 19 to Monday 28 August 2017 (inclusive).

Please check the studio closing dates with Duty Managers.

Date Submitted: 15/8/2017

AR Emerging Architecture Awards 

For 19 years, the AR has raised the profile of talented architects under the age of 45 through the Emerging Architecture Awards, granting early recognition to young designers and catapulting them onto a global stage at a critical point in their career. This is your opportunity to have a recently completed key project reviewed by the AR editors, who see every entry before choosing a shortlist to present to an esteemed judging panel in person. The winner will receive a £10,000 prize and receive extensive coverage online and in the pages of The Architectural Review.

This year, AREA judging and awards ceremonies will take place at the World Architecture Festival, which will be held in Berlin from 15 to 17 November.The entry deadline is the 25th of August.

Entry Price: £280

This awards is open to anyone who completed their undergraduate or equivalent course within the last 20 years. Entries can be made for any completed building, interior, landscape, urban or product design.

For more information and entry requirements please visit: https://emergingarchitecture.architectural-review.com/

Date Submitted: 7/8/2017


The Audiovisual Department will close at 5.00pm Thursday 10th August and re-open Tuesday 29th August at 10.00am

Date Submitted: 27/7/2017

Call for entries Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition

The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (KRob) is the most senior architectural drawing competition currently in operation anywhere in the world.

The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition has celebrated the best in architectural delineation for 43 years. A Dallas classic that has received international recognition, KRob honors hand and digital delineation by professionals and students throughout the world. Averaging over 400 entries from 25 countries in the past several years, the competition’s visibility continues to grow.

Entry Deadline
All entries must be received by Friday, October 13th, 2017, 5:00pm CDT.

For further details please visit KRob website - https://krobarch.com/

Date Submitted: 17/7/2017

AA Search Committee website


Find information about AA Search Committee's progress and give feedback related to the search for a new Director for the Architectural Association.

Date Submitted: 17/7/2017

Save the Monument

Today, on the 5th of July 2017, Sofia Municipality has begun the destruction of an emblematic late socialist monument in the centre of Bulgaria's capital. Turns out that 30 years after the fall of communism, politicians can still attack art for popularity and political PR. Help us bring this problem outside of our country. We believe this monument, controversial as it is, is unique not only on a national, but also on a global scale. 

The formal reason for dismantling the monument are repairs of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia and its surrounding public areas which will be the seat of Bulgaria’s first Presidency of the Council of EU starting in January 2018. Artistic and experts’ organizations in Bulgaria have reacted strongly against, however, their voice has been ignored. Until this moment there is no specific project what will replace the monument.

The monument was built in 1981 to celebrate 1300 years of the foundation of the Bulgarian State. Its sculptor is professor Valentin Startchev. The monument was planned as part of the urban ensemble including the National Palace of Culture and is a peculiar part-brutalist part-deconstructivist structure, lacking in fact any communist symbols. An aesthetically bold composition, it has been marked with almost general public disapproval both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989). It is usually defined as “ugly”, mostly due to its visual abstractness and the quick disintegration for lack of municipal care.Yet it’s current state of half-decay makes it even more interesting as a symbol of our turbulent post-socialist history. 

We want to show the reality in our country and ask the world for help to stop this demolition. Coming soon is a documentary film about the whole history of the monument and it's current state of being. If you need any more information, please, do not hesitate to contact us. Help us by supporting our cause to prove that art is stronger than politics.

Date Submitted: 5/7/2017

AA Members discount available for the BFI's 'Architecture on TV' Series: 8 - 26 June 2017

AA Members and Students can enjoy exclusive BFI Members' rates on tickets to the BFI's This Was Tomorrow: Broadcasting the arts - Architecture on TV June series.

Simply quote ARCHITECTURE17 when booking.

This instalment of Broadcasting the Arts explores the rise and fall of Britain’s post-war spatial imagination, as seen through the BFI’s television archive. It features films that document the lost futures of the 1960s, critique the vilification of modernist tower blocks, and draw intimate portraits of the key thinkers, designers and writers that have shaped our experience of cities. The season reveals contrasting sides of the same story: it celebrates the experimental spirit and ambition behind the modern movement, and considers its reverse – the contested legacy of postwar city planning and the people who were left behind. This is an investigation into visionaries and their interpreters, from principle figures of the architectural modernism like Le Corbusier and Buckminster Fuller, to its most imaginative critics: Jonathan Meades, Stuart Hall and John Berger.

Date Submitted: 7/6/2017

The WCCA Drawing Prize 2017, The Jonathan and Victoria Ball Award 
Closing Date 16th June 2017 @ 5pm

The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects is offering drawing prizes to students from the London Schools of Architecture. The aim is to encourage excellence in traditional drawing, but computer generated images will also be considered.
Schools are invited to submit one drawing for RIBA Part 1 and one for RIBA Part 2. The first prize is £300, with a runner up of £150, in each category.

Drawings should be reduced to A3 and mounted on foam board and submitted with a brief description of the project or existing building/location, as well as a note on the media used, on A4 paper and a PDF copy of the drawing on CD or memory stick, which can be returned.The student’s details, including home address and e-mail address, printed on School headed paper, should be placed in a sealed envelope, labeled Part 1 or Part 2, to be taped, firmly, to the back of the board.  

NB: There should be no indication of the student identity or school on the outside of the envelope or on the drawing itself.

Submission: To the Director’s Office.

Closing Date: Friday, 16th June 2017 @ 5pm 

Exhibition:  All entries will be exhibited at the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects’ Election Court Dinner at RIBA Headquarters, 66 Portland Place on 5th July 2017

John Bushell: jbushell@kpf.com
Hannah Probert: hprobert@kpf.com

Date Submitted: 30/5/2017

Volunteers needed for Beyond Borders exhibition as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017

Dates: 7 June - 25 June
Location: 53-55 East Street
Contact: Eira Szadurski eira.szadurski@riba.org / 020 7307 3694

Currently looking for a small team of enthusiastic volunteers to help look after our Beyond Borders exhibition at East Street, Elephant and Castle as part of the London Architecture Festival during June 2017. We are seeking friendly and approachable people to welcome visitors and answer general enquiries, help to provide security for the installation during opening hours and record visitor numbers and feedback. Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed up to £10.00 per day and we are looking for volunteers to join on a sign-up basis, depending on their availability.

The exhibition includes works by large to small practices and students, responding to ideas of how architecture can stretch Beyond Borders. 

If you enjoy interacting with public, work well as part of the team and have passion for architecture please send a short CV and covering note, outlining why you are interesting in volunteering with us and your availability to Eira Szadurski eira.szadurski@riba.org before Tuesday 30 May.

We will hold an introductory briefing meeting on Friday 2 June at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD

Date Submitted: 25/5/2017



Monday 26 June – Friday 28 July : open 10-6 Mon-Sat
Closed Saturday 29 July – Monday 28 August inclusive
Tuesday 29 August – Saturday 23 September : open 10-6 Mon – Sat
Normal term-time hours resume from Monday 25 September
M-F 10-9, Saturday 10-6

The Photo Library and Cinema may not be useable at times this summer because of noise from building works.

Closed from the Wednesday 26 July - Monday 23 September

Date Submitted: 22/5/2017

The Roca One Day Design Challenge

One Day Design Challenge is Roca's design competition that will take place at it's flagship showroom in Roca London Gallery on 17th June 2017. 

The design brief of the competition will be announced the same day, and the contestants will have until 4.30pm to submit theirs designs. The registration is open for students and professionals under 30 years old. 

Participants can win three prizes worth up to £2,000 and their designs will be seen by a prestigious jury of leading architects and designers. Woody Yao (Director Zaha Hadid Design), Sam Jacob (Director, Sam Jacob Studio Ltd) and Yasuyuki Sakurai and Risa Sano from Mentsen will critique all work entered and select three winners. 

Please see website for further details: http://www.onedaydesignchallenge.net/en#introduction 

Date Submitted: 17/5/2017


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