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Several events are being planned for 2019 and the website will be updated as these are confirmed. 


Overseas Visit to Barcelona

16th and 17th May 2019


There has been considerable recent investment in higher education and reseach in Barcelopa, including the La Massana Fine Arts School, Harbour.Space University, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Ca l’Aranyo Audiovisual Campus (UPF) and the Sant Pau Research Institute.  The programme is currently in planning to make the most of the time available on the days and the availability of the buildings to visit. 


Annual Conference:  Edinburgh University:  Designing for Wellbeing

18th June 2019 with a reception and presentations on the evening of the 17th of June


The conference will be based in the Informatics Forum by Bennetts Associates adjacent to the newly-opened Bayes Centre, also designed by Bennetts Associates, which brings together academic staff and students working in the fields of Data Technology, Design Informatics, Maths and Robotics with start-up / spin-out companies and industrial collaborators and acts as a gateway into the university's campus at George Square.


The conference will explore the theme of Designing for Wellbeing and we hope to include visits to buildings on the campus, potentially on the evening before the main conference day.


Current confirmed events are:

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Day Visit to Birmingham City University


When: 3rd April 2019 at 9.30 for 10.00 am start

Where: Birmingham City University, The Atrium, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD


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Birmingham City University celebrates the 150th anniversary of its origins in the Birmingham Government School of Design and is achieving a physical transformation with its £260 million investment programme including the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire building at the City Centre Campus by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, winner of the RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year and a RIBA National Award in 2018.  The visit will start with a welcome from John Plumridge, Director of Estates and Facilities and introduction to the Royal Conservatoire project by Professor Lamberto Coccioli, Associate Principal (International)  with presentations from the project manager, architect (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) and acoustic consultant (Hoare Lea), and from the Estates team on the University’s masterplan, current developments and the implications of HS2, along with a tour of the Conservatoire and of the University’s new Curzon Buildings.


The afternoon will continue with presentations and discussion facilitated by Eleanor McGennis from the University of Glasgow and Caroline Paradise from Atkins Global on the recently-published Learning Spaces Toolkit, research into where students learn and study and the ongoing HEDQF research project to develop a briefing tool for the design of future learning and teaching spaces..


Morning coffee and lunch is included and the afternoon will conclude with a drinks reception at around 4.45pm.  Refreshments are sponsored by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Hoare Lee.

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