January Meeting & AGM – 7 January 2018

Our first meeting of 2018, along with our AGM to elect committee members, chair, secretary and treasurer for the coming year.

Is a great opportunity to get involved or just to find out more about the WSCA.  All welcome, if you want to find out more in advance please drop us an email – mail@ribaworcestershire.co.uk.

7.30pm, Bolero, 34 Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1EE (http://bolerovenues.com/bolero-bar)

Christmas Drinks – 6 December 2017

Calling all architectural professionals! If you work in across come along to our Christmas drinks from 6.30pm, Wednesday 6th 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 2017 and look ahead to 2018!  If you can make it please drop us an email to mail@ribaworcestershire.co.uk.

September Meeting – 5 September 2017

If you do want to get involved ‘behind the scenes’ of the WSCA, help and ideas are always welcome.

We meet for a drink and a chat, normally once a month, but do get in touch for more information.

Following on from the Worcestershire Architecture Awards we will be  planning for events later in the year – hopefully some visits to winning projects but we are also looking for ideas for new events to build upon the success of the awards.

Our next meeting is Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 7.30 at Bolero Bar and Kitchen in Worcester.

Awards Exhibtion- 26 August 2017

The public exhibition of all of the entries to the Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2017 was held at The Guildhall (High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY) on Saturday 26th August 2017 from 10am until 4pm. This was followed by the awards reception. This celebration of local architects and architecture coincides with the end of the successful Worcester Festival.

Entry to the daytime exhibition was free and we were delighted to see so many members of the public stopping in to take a look at the entries.

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The awards for each category were be presented at a ticketed afternoon reception at 4pm.  Click here to see details of the winners and all of the entries to the 2017 awards.

August Meeting – 1 August 2017

If you do want to get involved ‘behind the scenes’ of the WSCA, help and ideas are always welcome.

We meet for a drink and a chat, normally once a month, but do get in touch for more information.

Following on from submission of entries for the Worcestershire Architecture Awards we will be finalising arrangements for the exhibition as well as planning for events later in the year.

Our next meeting is Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 7.30 at Bolero Bar and Kitchen in Worcester.

June Meeting – 6 June 2017

If you do want to get involved ‘behind the scenes’ of the WSCA, help and ideas are always welcome.

We meet for a drink and a chat, normally once a month, but do get in touch for more information.

Following on from the successful Biophilic design lecture at the Hive and the launch of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards, we will be finalising arrangements for the awards and exhibition as well as planning for events later in the year.

Our next meeting is Tuesday 6th June at 7.30 at Bolero Bar and Kitchen in Worcester.

Biophillic Design Seminar: Tuesday 9th May

Biophillic Design Seminar: Tuesday 9th May in the ‘Studio’ at the Hive, Worcester. Arriving from 18.15 for an 18.30 start. The seminar will be 45 minutes, plus questions. Afterwards we will convene in a local pub for a sociable drink! Please email mail@ribaworcestershire.co.uk if you plan to attend.

“Biophilia (meaning love of nature) focuses on human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes. It suggests that we all have a genetic connection to the natural world built up through hundreds of thousands of years of living in agrarian settings. It is a term popularized by American psychologist Edward O Wilson in the 1980’s, when he observed how increasing rates of urbanisation were leading to a disconnection with the natural world. With high rates of migration to urban settings in the developed world and soaring rates in developing countries – Biophilia is of ever increasing importance to our health and well-being in the built environment. Biophilic Design uses these ideas as principles to create a human centred approach that when applied improves many of the spaces that we live and work in today, with numerous benefits to our health and well-being.

Oliver Heath is an industry recognised expert in the field of sustainable architectural and interior design. With strong media and presentation skills, he has also presented television programmes since 1998. As a qualified Domestic Energy and Green Deal assessor he frequently acts as a media spokesperson for the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust and the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP). He is a regular speaker at Ecobuild and Grand Designs Live. He is a trusted voice of authority in interior design having written 3 books.”