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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)! 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 email@example.com.
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.
You can follow us on twitter @RIBAWorcester, and we have space on Architecture WM too: