Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2019 – Call for Entries

Following the success of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards last year, the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects are excited to announce the call for entries to the 2019 Awards.

The Worcestershire Architecture Awards recognise inspiring new architecture in the county and the work of Worcestershire architects. 2018 was the second year of the Awards which successfully engaged the community, promoting local architects with a public exhibition of entries at the Guildhall, Worcester, followed by a presentation of awards. Entries were subsequently exhibited at St Helen’s Church and in the Henry Sandon Hall.

Entries are invited from 1st June 2019 and will be accepted until 5pm on Friday 28th June 2019. Full details of how to enter along with an archive of last year’s entries can be found on the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects website www.ribaworcestershire.co.uk/awards.

A jury consisting of architects and non-architects will judge the entries. In addition to the six category awards, The People’s Choice Award will allow the public to vote for their favourite from a shortlist of eligible entries decided on by the editors of the Worcester News and associated Newsquest newspapers. Shortlisted entries will be displayed online and in Worcestershire based Newsquest papers.

Entries will be exhibited at the Guildhall, Worcester, from 10am to 4:00pm, Saturday 17th August 2019, during the Worcester Festival. Admission is free.

If you require any further information, please get in touch via one of the following:

website: www.ribaworcestershire.co.uk

email: mail@ribaworcestershire.co.uk

twitter: @RIBAworcester

Tour through Malvern Evangelical Church and official launch of Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2019

Join us for a tour of Malvern Evangelical Church on Wednesday 29th of May 2019 for an insightful talk on the design of this magnificent, award winning, ecclesiastical building. Helen Rea, the lead Architect, will narrate the exciting journey of the project, its challenges and its opportunities. The new church forms a hub for the community and provides the required facilities in a unique and fascinating manner. A must see for you and your clients.

To view Glazzard Architects 2018 awards submission visit our Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects  website (https://www.ribaworcestershire.co.uk/WAAwards2018/cat3_boards_malvern_evangelical_church.pdf) 

In addition, and on the success of the previous Worcestershire Architecture Awards, WSCA are delighted to announce that we will also be launching the Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2019.

Arrival for the event is from 6pm, with a prompt start at 6.30pm.

Due to the WSCA being awarded RIBA LIF funding this year there is no charge for the event, but if you could let us know if you plan to come along it would be much appreciated.

WSCA Meeting – 6.30pm 14 May 2019 – Community Room, Waitrose, Worcester

Our next meeting will be Tuesday 14th May at 6.30pm in the Community Room at Waitrose, Worcester.

There is free parking available in the main store car park. The room is in the far corner of the store. Refreshments will be available.

Please sign in at the customer service desk on your way into the store.

The meeting will be an opportunity to plan the launch of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2019.

All welcome – if you have any questions in advance please email chair@ribaworcestershire.co.uk.

NOTE: Due to the new GDPR regulations last year, it is now more difficult for us to contact people. If you would like to receive updates from us, please sign up to our emails. As with all these things you can unsubscribe again any time.

WSCA Meeting – 6.30pm 12 March 2019 – Community Room, Waitrose, Worcester

Our next meeting will be Tuesday 12th March at 6.30pm in the Community Room at Waitrose, Worcester.

There is free parking available in the main store car park. The room is in the far corner of the store. Refreshments will be available.

Please sign in at the customer service desk on your way into the store.

The meeting will be an opportunity to plan the launch of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2019.

All welcome – if you have any questions in advance please email chair@ribaworcestershire.co.uk.

NOTE: Due to the new GDPR regulations last year, it is now more difficult for us to contact people. If you would like to receive updates from us, please sign up to our emails. As with all these things you can unsubscribe again any time.

WSCA AGM – Tuesday 12th February

Thank you to everyone who attended the WSCA AGM on Tuesday 12th February – it was great to see familiar and new faces and that so many people wanted to get involved.

Emily Kippen was elected as Chair, Matthew Adams as Vice-Chair, Phil Kavanagh as Secretary and Kevin Davis as Treasurer.

Full minutes are available here WSCA_AGM_2019.

Our next meeting, to plan the launch of the 2019 Worcestershire Architecture Awards will be on Tuesday 12th March 2019 also in the Community Room at Waitrose, Worcester.

WSCA AGM – Tuesday 12th February, 6.30pm – Community Room at Waitrose, Worcester

Calling all architectural professionals living or working in Worcestershire! Please come along to our Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects AGM on Tuesday 12th February at 6.30pm in the Community Room at Waitrose, Worcester. The agenda is available here. If you need a lift from the train station, please let us know. There is free parking available in the main store car park. The room is in the far corner of the store. Refreshments will be available.

During 2018 we were pleased to hold the second year of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards. We were delighted to have over 35 entries, a slight increase on last year. Press coverage was good and the exhibition has already been displayed in 3 locations, with more planned next year including a provisional booking at the Hive. We hope the awards will continue to run as it’s a great way to raise the profile of what we do in the county.

This year are appealing for some volunteers to take small roles to help with running the society and in particular the awards. We now have an established format, and the dates are provisionally scheduled for the year, so we know what is involved and when. (The draft schedule is available here for your information.) We are just asking for a few people to offer to give up to two days of their time over the course of the whole year to manage a small part.

We have also prepared a document that helps illustrate our thoughts regarding the roles, but we will explain these in more detail at the AGM. The summary demonstrates that jobs will be varied, small and manageable, and hopefully there might be something there to interest you. They are open to discussion and amendment if there is something you’re particularly interested in in one of the roles, or likewise would like to exclude.

Most importantly you don’t have to be a chartered member to get involved! It’s good experience for Part 1s and 2s as you will get to broaden your experience, and can be logged as ‘general’ CPD hours. Please do give this some thought and spread the word – it’d be great to see a good turn out to guarantee the future of the society. It would be a shame for the awards to come to an end after only 2 years when it feels to be gaining some momentum.

In the meantime, thanks to everyone who came along to our Christmas Social at Bolero. It’s always great to catch up with people, the sharing platters there are really tasty, and we had a fun evening.

NOTE: Due to the new GDPR regulations last year, it is now more difficult for us to contact people. If you would like to receive updates from us, please sign up to our emails. As with all these things you can unsubscribe again any time.

WSCA AGM 2019 – Tuesday 8th January

Tuesday 8th January 2019 – 6.30pm 

Bolero, 34 Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EE (http://bolerovenues.com/bolero-bar), Worcester

Calling all architectural professionals living or working in Worcestershire! Please come along to our Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects AGM on Tuesday 8th January at 6.30pm. Bolero, 34 Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EE (http://bolerovenues.com/bolero-bar). Although there are a few formalities to cover, this will be a social occasion.

During 2018 we were pleased to hold the second year of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards. We were delighted to have over 35 entries, a slight increase on last year. Press coverage was good and the exhibition has already been displayed in 3 locations, with more planned next year including a provisional booking at the Hive. We hope the awards will continue to run as it’s a great way to raise the profile of what we do in the county.

We will explain in more detail at the AGM, but we are appealing for some volunteers to take small roles to help with running the awards in 2019. We now have an established format, and the dates are planned for next year already, so we know what is involved and when. We are just asking for a few people to offer to give around a day of their time over the course of the whole year to manage a small part. We are going to group tasks by themes, for example:

  • someone to contact the judges to invite them to be involved, and coordinate when judging will take place. This involves a couple of emails and / or phone calls
  • someone to check off entries and arrange for the exhibition boards to be printed
  • someone to make any agreed amendments to the ‘call for entries’ document
  • someone to liaise with the exhibition and awards venue

These examples demonstrate that jobs will be varied, small and manageable and hopefully there might be something there to interest you. I hope you can give this some thought and will come along to the AGM and get involved. It would be a shame for the awards to come to an end after only 2 years when it feels to be gaining some momentum.

Christmas Drinks 2018

Calling all architectural professionals! If you work in across come along to our Christmas drinks from 6.30pm, Thursday 13th December  Bolero – 34 Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EE (http://bolerovenues.com/bolero-bar).

It will be an informal evening and a chance to catch up with others in the profession, reflect on 2018 and look ahead to 2019!  If you can make it please drop us an email to mail@ribaworcestershire.co.uk.