Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Sheffield Society of Architects take in the sights of Sheffield with a sketch pad and pencil

The Sheffield Society of Architects organised an evening sketching tour of Sheffield. The format proved very successful and we are sure it will be the first of many such evenings.

Architects sketching

The sketching tour started at Pearl Works on Eyre Lane; a small single storey brick industrial building so typical of Sheffield's industrial past and in danger of disappearing from the city centre. The route chosen picked up a number of interesting buildings along the way including Branson Coates Architects' National Centre for Pop Music and Field Clegg Bradley's Persistence Works. As you might expect some less notable buildings peaked people's interest becoming popular sketching subjects.

HUBS (formally the National Centre for Contemporary Music)

Architects' sketches

The tour finished in the beer garden of the Rutland Arms, with a great view of Persistence Works as a back drop to conversations about sketching, buildings, the profession and Pubs.

Persistence Works from the beer garden of The Rutland Arms
The next event to be organised by the Sheffield Society of Architects will be an architectural pub quiz following their AGM on Thursday 06 October at 6pm. If you would like to be informed about this and other Sheffield Society events please contact their Chair Alastair Norton by email alastair@nortonmayfield.co.uk

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