Friday, 11 May 2012

RIBA Yorkshire visit York on their Architecture Forum roadshow

In 2012, RIBA Yorkshire are bringing their Regional Council meetings to its members. Each quarterly meeting is to be held in different parts of the region, each followed by a building visit and Architecture Forum discussing relevant topics. The second was held last night in York. 

After our Regional Council meeting (download meeting minutes hereElizabeth Heaps, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Estates and Strategic Projects at University of York, Tony McGirk and Stephen Hill from BDP showed us round the buildings of the Heslington East Campus. Local Members were also invited to have an in depth back stage tour of the impressive department of Theatre, Film and Television.

Some photos can be seen below.
The Ron Cooke Hub
Elizabeth Heaps and local architects
The Theatre, Film and Television Centre
The interior of the television studio
Elizabeth and Tony then discussed their involvement in the project over a glass of wine.  

An audience of architects captivated by Elizabeth Heaps and Tony McGirk
Thanks to everyone who made this such a successful event.

Our next Forum will be held at the Hepworth, Wakefield on Wednesday 26 September. Oliver Ulmer, project Architect from Chipperfields will talk to us about his involvement in the project. We hope to see you there!

Thanks to James Mate, Doma Architects and Charlotte Harrison, Mass Architecture for their photographs.

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