ASA Design Awards 2012
The ASA Design Awards have been established to raise the public profile of good architecture creating a showcase for the profession, recognising quality whilst demonstrating architects' skills and contribution of projects to the built environment. This year the awards are generously sponsored by McLeod + Aitken. Projects undertaken within the Aberdeen Chapter area by ANY registered Architect/Practice are eligible for all awards. A copy of the Application Form and the Rules and Regulations is available in the download section of this website.
CPD event: Build-Ex Aberdeen, 25th October 2011
The upcoming Scottish Build-Ex Exhibition inc. CPD Seminars is being staged in Aberdeen on October 25 at the Thistle Aberdeen Altens. Attendance is completely free of charge with lunch and refreshments also provided courtesy of the exhibitors and organisers. Registration is quick and easy, either email, fax, or call. Please see this link– http://www.directcontactexhibitions.com/seminarinformation.php?showid=852&scrid=852,876
5710 Lecture Series - 27th October 2011
The 5710 Society at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture are pleased to announce an exciting year ahead with a diverse range of guest speakers, ranging from well established international names to some exciting young practices. As in previous years, the Chapter have arranged a sponsorship deal with the students to allow access to Architects to the above series of lectures. Access is FREE to Members of the Aberdeen Society of Architects
All Architects are cordially invited to attend any or all of the lectures per the attached programme, which includes full details of events and times/dates etc and also to join the students thereafter for a drinks Reception. Further information can be downloaded at www.5710.org.uk
The series continues on 27th October 2011 with Holmes Architects on the redevelopment of Marischal College.
CPD event: Balmoral Group, 3rd November 2011
In conjunction with the Architects Network Group we have arranged a CPD with the Balmoral Group. It is intended that the Seminar will cover all aspects of their comprehensive range of tanks and their use in fuel storage, rain water harvesting and sewage treatment. There will also be an opportunity of 'fact finding' and Networking during a food + drinks Reception.
Date: Thursday 03 November 2011
Location: Balmoral Park, Loirston, Aberdeen
To assist in catering and numbers may have to be limited. Please indicate your attendance at this event prior to the date.
APP Forum: Research in the Commercial Property Market, 15th November 2011
The Directors and Executive Committee of Aberdeen Property Professionals take great pleasure in inviting you to an Expert Forum – Research in the Commercial Property market. Our guest speaker, Alex Fowler, will present an insightful talk on the role CoStar?s research plays in the UK?s commercial real estate industry. The talk will be followed by a Q & A session and an evening of relaxed networking.
Date: 15th November 2011 Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Venue: The Rubislaw Suite, Malmaison, 49 – 53 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP
To confirm your attendance please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Hoolie, Turriff, 18th November 2011
Fundraising event on behalf of the Turriff + District Heritage Society. Currently 2 museums are under threat of closure due to Council cutbacks and in need of funds to keep them open. Annie Kenyon has organised an fundraising evening including dancing to 'The Limit' on Friday 18 November 2011. You are cordially invited or if you are unable to attend but wish to support this venture in another way; the organising committee would be grateful for donations etc. Full details of the event can be obtained by contacting Annie direct at: email@example.com
CPD event: Maximum Timber seminar, 25th November 2011
Edinburgh Napier University’s Forest Products Research Institute is charged with delivering Wood for Good’s continuing professional development programme for architects in Scotland and the first of a series of major CPD events designed specifically for small to medium-sized practices in the Grampian region will take place on Friday 25 November 2011. Structured around the use of UK grown timber, this intensive half-day session aims to provide practitioners with a wealth of information not only about the range of material and products available but also about best practice in the design and use of timber.
In addition, the event will introduce an exciting new EU supported initiative of potential benefit to every small to medium-sized practice in Scotland and will also include presentations based on two new and invaluable reference publications for architects – one on the properties and construction potential of Sitka spruce, the country’s largest softwood timber resource, and the other the result of eight years of intensive research on the design, installation and performance of external timber cladding. Both publications are intended to encourage greater - and more creative - use of UK grown timber and these, together with a third providing guidance on the specification of locally grown timber and valued in total at £75, will all be available free to attendees on Friday 25 November 2011.
This major CPD opportunity will take place in the Council Chamber of Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB. The event itself is offered at no cost whatsoever to small to medium sized architectural practices in the Grampian region and CPD certificates of attendance accredited by Edinburgh Napier University will be provided to all who attend. Due to venue size, numbers are restricted to 60 in total and so early booking is essential. To secure your place(s), simply click on the following link –
Aberdeenshire Design Awards 2012 - Nominations now open
Aberdeenshire Council recognises that good design is important to the public realm and in a wider context believes that development must be of benefit to the people. The aspirations of the Aberdeenshire Design Awards are to encourage the very best in environmental design, to stimulate and develop a deeper and broader interest in our traditional and recent architectural surroundings, and to improve the built environment within Aberdeenshire, thus raising the profile and benefit of good architectural design within our communities.
Nominations for the 2012 Design Award Scheme commenced on 17th October 2011. If you require assistance in completing the online nomination form please do not hesitate to contact Mr Shaun Norman (Environment Planner North) 01467 628632 or alternatively Ms Clare Tierney (Environment Planner South) 01569 768291.
Call for entries to the above awards scheme. this year Aberdeenshire are accepting entries electronically and forwarded the link to the 2012 electronic nomination form below –
Householder Permitted Development Rights
Scotland will get new permitted development rights for householders in February 2012, Planning Minister Aileen Campbell has confirmed. The new regulations will, within limits, allow new extensions to be built without the need of planning approval. Also allowed will be access ramps, sheds, garages and decking, though restrictions will still remain for conservation areas and listing buildings. Changes are expected to remove around one fifth of householder applications for changes to existing dwellings from the system. The Scottish government faced criticism from Audit Scotland last month over delays to the introduction of the new development rights, which the watchdog said were preventing planning authorities from diverting more resources into the production of up to date local development plans.