This year UCL celebrates 175 years of providing architectural education with a year-long calendar of special events, conferences, lectures and activities to mark this milestone. Thomas Leverton Donaldson’s appointment as the first Chair in Architecture, one of the first in the UK, helped to found what was later to become The Bartlett School of Architecture.
Scott Brownrigg is delighted to be supporting The Bartlett, as both a Silver Sponsor and the Main Sponsor for The Bartlett hosted association of architectural educator’s conference (aae2016). Taking place from the 7-9 April, aae2016 is an International Peer Reviewed Conference on Research Based education.
Darren Comber, CEO at Scott Brownrigg and a Bartlett Alumnus himself said: “We are really proud to support The Bartlett and UCL in their year-long celebration in providing 175 years of architectural education. As a practice with a heritage spanning over 100 years old, we also have a long history in working with the School of Architecture. In particular the aae2016 conference very much aligns with and reinforces the aims of our Design Research Unit, which is committed to collaborating both internally and with external bodies to lead the way in incubating original thought, developing intelligent design and innovative technical solutions.”
The Association of Architectural Educators develops and supports communities of practice in architectural education in the UK and Ireland. It aims to foster inclusive dialogues between students, employers and educational and professional bodies, and to encourage critical and reflective discourses around teaching and learning, promoting the value, diversity and quality of architectural education.
At a pivotal time for architectural education, the conference will bring together global innovators in education, research and practice to interrogate the diverse natures and interrelationships between these realms as they relate to architecture, and to discuss how and why they may evolve over the coming century. The conference will include sessions on the themes of Curiosity, Risk, Participation and Production. Key note speakers include Lesley Lokko, Achim Menges, Izaskun Chinchilla Moreno and Etienne Wenger.
Support from Scott Brownrigg and others will enable the school of architecture to deliver a world-class event with a legacy reaching beyond 2016, allowing them to showcase their work to the highest possible standards and further promote the built environment sector to local, national and international communities.
A special publication in conjunction with Architectural Review will celebrate the history of the School and the work of notable staff and alumni, will launch prior to the aae2016 conference.