Thursday, 29 March 2012

The York Branch of RIBA has a makeover

After much enthusiasm, the York branch of RIBA is on its way to revival and re-invention.
“Support for the York branch’s revival has been fantastic. We’ve had some brilliant ideas already, not to mention great branding designs for the new image of the society. There’s a lot of energy for a bright, new perspective on what the branch can offer and we’re really excited about things to come!”
New Branch co-Chair Lucy Morris, Native Architects

A new committee has been formed to take the reformed Branch forward:

  • Charlotte Harrison, Mass Architecture: co-Chair
  • Lucy Morris, Native Architects: co-Chair
  • Robin Jackson, Bramhall Blenkharn: Treasurer
  • Colin Briggs, W R Dunn: Secretary

A competition was held for a new logo and name which would signify the branch’s rebirth. The rules were simple:
  • Name must contain York and provide a reference to Architects;
  • all submissions to be on one A3 sheet;
  • to include max 200 words about the design and supporting design development sketches;
  • The new logo would be used as a stand alone logo as well as being used on letter heads, email signatures etc.
The competition was judged by the York based creative branding company Beautiful Meme.

Entries were varied. See below to take a look:

and the winner is.....

Owen Turner of United by Design will speak for the new YAA on Tuesday 6 April at The Black Swan pub in York. If you would like to attend, or would like to get involved with the YAA, please email the new committee at

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