Upcoming ADAS lectures

ajfitchet —  18 November 2015 — Leave a comment
The students at Duncan Of Jordanstone have organised a couple of great lectures over the next couple of weeks.    For only a £2 entry fee these are well worth going along to.
This Friday 20th November Rob Duncan from JM Architects will be presenting. He will be talking about their work in historic Edinburgh as well as some residential projects across Scotland.
On 3rd December Robin Baker from Robin Baker Architects will talking about the restoration of Birks cinema in Aberfeldy.
Both of these lectures start at 6pm and are held in LT5018 in the Matthew Building at the University of Dundee.
Anyone is welcome to the lectures, and they usually last around an hour with and opportunity for a q&a after.
On Wednesday 18 November 2015, 6pm in the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee the second evening event to accompany the Lamb Gallery exhibition is to be held, titled ‘Activism in the Built Environment: Media’.
Event Poster Media 18 Nov 15
This double bill should be of interest to architects planners lawyers psychologists, artists and other agitators, anyone interested in the city as the arena in which our social political and legal relations are played out and inscribed in our collective memory.
Mike Small – Geddes and the 5th Estate: Publishing, Citizenship and Cultural Insurgency
Mike Small is the editor of Bella Caledonia, a columnist for the Guardian and a lecturer in Food Citizenship as part of the UNESCO Chair of Sustainable Development and Territory Management at the University of Torino. He founded the Fife Diet local eating experiment which aims to re-localise food production and distribution in response to globalisation and climate change. He worked with the anarchist ecologist Murray Bookchin. He has published widely on Geddes. His lecture will put Geddes’ civics in the context of the contemporary outlier press.
Paul Guzzardo – A Septic Turn in the Space of Appearance: A Brief for the City with Elites in Decline
Paul Guzzardo is a Fellow at the Geddes Institute for Urban Research. He is a media activist, designer, and lawyer based in St Louis and Buenos Aires. He maps the devolving state of the American public sphere. He has published papers in Urban Design Journal and AD: architectural design, and co-authored with Michael Sorkin and Mario Correa Displaced: Llonch+Vidalle Architecture. His installations and theatre pieces have been exhibited and performed the US and the UK. His lecture will focus on the role of digital media in collective consciousness.
The lectures will be followed by questions and answers from the audience.
The questions and answers will be followed by a wine reception in the Exhibition in the Lamb Gallery.
The event will be recorded and posted on the Geddes Institute website.
The event is free and everyone is welcome.
This event is sponsored by the Geddes Institute at the University of Dundee and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland


The annual series of Dundee Conservation Lectures has again been launched. The programme is long established, with 8 double lectures on Tuesday evenings, fortnightly at 6.00pm through the autumn and spring semesters. There is no charge for entry to lectures, and they take place in Dundee University’s Dalhousie Building, on Old Hawkhill. A glass of wine or juice at the break is provided, however a donation is sought to cover the cost of that bit!

This year’s talks range from the issues concerning the restoration of the fire damaged Mackintosh building at Glasgow School of Art and new uses for the former Edinburgh Royal High School, to historic concrete and brickwork, canal & sporting buildings, innovative new uses for abandoned Italian hill villages, funding issues, and historic architects/designers such as the 6th Earl of Mar, Philip Webb, Patrick Geddes and George Jack.

Please click here to see the programme of upcoming lectures.

You can now get your ‘tickets’ for the DIA Design Awards 2015!   These awards are a fantastic opportunity every year to invite staff, clients and contractors alike to enjoy a great evening celebrating the best in local Architects and Architecture. With 2016 and the Festival of Architecture just round the corner this is an exciting time for architecture in Scotland.

Tickets can be obtained by emailing dunarddesign@live.com and stating how many tickets in total you will be wishing to reserve.   They are priced competitively at £42.50 each – for this you will get a great meal, to enjoy in the celebrating of the local Architectural talent, and the after dinner entertainment.

The 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize has been won by Burntwood School in Wandsworth, London.   Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris this building has taken the most prestigious award for Architecture in the UK in the Stirling Prize’s 20th year.


Read about the winning building here.

CDM2015 Course in Carnoustie

ajfitchet —  29 September 2015 — 1 Comment

A 1 Day CDM 2015 Course provided by MacPherson Construction Services is directed towards all members of Construction and Design Teams with the course material set to involve all parties.   This will take place on October the 29th at the Carnoustie Golf hotel, and booking is essential – click here for the booking form.
The course identifies employee and employer responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, to help them understand why they are carrying out their identified duties and explains what is expected of them to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace.
This course will look at the Principal Designers role in ensuring the Health and Safety information flow through the project team is pure, correct and compliant together with a risk management exercise that involves a core exercise in preparing a CDM risk register.
The focal point of the day is specialised discussions in the realities of Construction and the connection of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 moving into CDM 2015 in today’s industry.
The programme will include audio visual presentation and practical class workshops.
The method of assessment will be by a 30 minute, 25 question examination at the end of the course as well as all attendees being expected to be interactive during the course.
Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of achievement.
Tea, coffee and a lunch will be provided


More information on the itinerary for the day can be found here.