Location: Saw Yard Gallery, Bewdley Museum
15 Load Street, Bewdley DY12 2AE
March 3, 2018 to April 29, 2018 – Check museum website for opening hours – http://www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk
2017 saw the launch of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards by the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects. The awards were set up to recognise good architecture across Worcestershire, engage with the public, and promote the value that using an architect can bring to the local environment. A jury consisting of architects and non-architects judged the submissions, and a ‘People’s Choice Award’ was organised by Newsquest Midlands, publishers of the Worcester News and local papers across the county.
The exhibition showcases entries that were received and awards that were given, and celebrates the very diverse mix of architectural practices we have based in Worcestershire as well as working in the county. Practices range from sole practitioners to offices of multi-national, multi-disciplinary teams, all helping Client with projects ranging from extensions and refurbishments for private residential buildings, through to larger mixed-use, public projects. All around us architects are helping to create new buildings and spaces that impact on the lives of both the people who use them and those who pass by.
The awards categories were selected to open up entries to as many practices in the county as possible, raise awareness of as many projects as possible, with the ‘built’ and ‘unbuilt’ categories allowing either unrealised or student projects to be considered.
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The Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2018 will be launched in May 2018. If you know of any projects or practices locally that you think are worthy of recognition, encourage the to find out more and enter!
The Worcestershire Architecture Awards will be launched this year! We are in the process of finalising the details so keep an eye on our website and twitter feed, as well as email updates, for more information. If you are a local artist, or know one, and would be interested in making some bespoke awards for this first landmark year, please get in touch (email@example.com)! It could be sculpted from clay, or honed from timber – we are open to ideas!
Our next get together will be on Tuesday 4th April at 7.30pm at Bolero Bar & Kitchen. At that meeting we are going to review the ‘briefing’ document for the competition, and we are looking to send a draft out in advance for comment – if you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’d also be good to make some progress on our ‘logo’ so we can put this on the brief. Please could you bring any ideas you have along, then we can review these and hopefully choose one.
We have made contact with the Guildhall as a potential exhibition venue and will report on this. We will also decide who we are going to invite to do judging.
We can also have a general discussion if there is anything else anyone wants to raise. There are a couple of visits in the pipeline that the Chair will table.
RIBA Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects are meeting again on Tuesday 7th March at 7.30pm at Bolero Bar & Kitchen on Foregate Street in Worcester.
The main focus of the WSCA this year is to run a local awards programme.
The Manchester Society of Architects already runs a successful awards scheme (http://www.the-msa.co.uk/ma-awards/).
The Worcestershire Awards will help us to raise the profile of architects and architecture locally. We’re really excited about this initiative and this next meeting is to pull together the categories, eligibility criteria and programme etc. Come along with some thoughts to help us get this off the ground this year.
If you can’t come along to the meeting, watch out for the awards scheme going live this spring!
Don’t forget, if you know someone who is interested in becoming a member of the RIBA at any level and hasn’t yet got around to it, if you ‘refer’ them for membership (https://www.architecture.com/RIBA/JoinTheRIBA/Membership.aspx) and they join, you will receive a £25 bookshop voucher! The more people we get involved, the better.