This year the Royal Society of Architects in Wales
(RSAW – @ArchitectsWales) autumn Conference is called “Practice Makes Perfect”. We’ll be looking at how the practice of architecture is changing in the UK.
The current recession is dragging on and it is now three years since the first swathe of redundancies in UK Architecture, and in that time hundreds of young practicioners have lost their jobs or have been unable to get jobs. What have they been doing? Some of them have found new ways of working.
At the same time existing firms have come under increased pressure to find new ways to work too. How to differentiate themselves from their competitors, how to get out and meet new people, the right people. How to take their business to where the clients are.
The conference will look at these issues and more, through great group of speakers, and breakout workshops for participants.
- Christine Murray, Editor of the Architects Journal;
- Fran Balaam and Michael Core of Pie Architecture;
- RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2011 winner Phil Coffey;
- Young Architect of the Year David Kohn;
- (and me)
- Edmund Fowles and Fergus Feilden of Feilden Fowles, on starting a practice in the recession;
- Lorna Parsons Looking to new media for ideas and inspiration for the future of practice;
- Micheal Holliday and Chris Hall of Roots Design Workshop, exploring the concept of Archivan, the architect’s mobile office; and
- Andy Thomson of BCA Landscape.
There will follow an Inspiration Hour led by Deborah Saunt of DSDHA.
The conference is a full day in Cardiff and costs just £78 if you book before 20th November.
There is also some £10 student tickets still available – Ring 02920 228987 or email RSAW email@example.com if you’d like to come.
Download the pdf brochure and booking form here.
If you’re thinking of setting up in practice, want some inspiration, or just want to find out what is happening to architectural practice, come and join us.