Architecture and Design

The Architecture & Design club dates from 1999 when the University ran a series of seminars, during Glasgow’s year as City of Architecture and Design. Now in our 23rd year, we are pleased to bring you a diverse and interesting programme of talks for this coming year.

We look forward to returning to the University in October and having talks in person. Programme information will also be posted on the notice board in the 2nd floor Common Room, Graham Hills Building.

 

All talks will take place on the second Thursday of the month in GH742 and commence at 2.00pm apart from the AGM which will be at 1.30pm. The membership fee for 2022-23 is £12

 

Contact: secretary.archdes@outlook.com

Modern Bridge

Meetings

October 13th THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE JET AGE Professor Bruce Peter, professor of Design History at Glasgow School of Art, will give a talk on the architecture of the jet age, the post-war period from 1950-1965. During this time a number of international airlines built iconic hotels.
 

November 10th FROM GLASGOW TO NEW YORK

Dr Juliet Kinchin, a former lecturer in history of art and design at Glasgow School of Art, and curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, will talk on her life in curating.

November 17th (Date TBC) VISIT TO NEW LEARNING AND TEACHING HUB

A talk and visit to the new Learning and Teaching Hub of the University of Strathclyde formed from the old Architecture and Colville buildings which demonstrate the carbon savings that can be made by retaining and reusing existing facilities.

December 8th For our CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER we return to the Glasgow Art Club, a venue much loved by our members. You will be able to mingle and chat over a glass of wine, and a new quiz is in store. Charge is £15 (non-refundable). Meet 2pm at The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street. Book your place on the membership form.

2023 January 12th UPGRADING A TRADITIONAL TENEMENT BUILDING

Chris Morgan, of John Gilbert Architects Ltd, will give a presentation on the work done for Southside Housing Association to a block of flats in Niddrie Road, Strathbungo to bring them up to current energy and insulation standards and aid with fuel poverty.

February 9th THE WESTERN BATHS – A FIVE-YEAR PLAN Peter Richardson, of ZM Architecture, talks on the works done to the Western Baths, believed to be the second oldest private indoor swimming club in the world. Much work has been done to keep the club relevant and still usable in the 21st Century.

March 9th IN SEARCH OF URBANISM - CONFESSIONS OF A DESIGN NOMAD

Professor Brian Evans, professor of Urbanism and Landscape at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art, and, since 2019, Glasgow’s City Urbanist, will explain his role.

April 13th AGM plus THE WORK OF THE GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO

Following a short AGM, Claire Forsyth, of Glasgow Print Studio, will give a talk on the work of the studio. This will be followed by wine and nibbles. Please note earlier start time of 1.30pm.

May 11th SUMMER OUTING

A visit to Alloway to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and then on to Cumnock to visit Dumfries House and Gardens.