EAA Christmas Message


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Merry Christmas from the Edinburgh Architectural Association!


(Please note the EAA office is closed from 21st December 2017 and will reopen on 3rd January 2018)

2017 has been another incredibly busy year for the EAA. The year kicked off with our series of Vision for Edinburgh workshops. These were well attended events, with a series of expert speakers and round table debate, about the future of our beautiful capital city.
April saw the EAA Architectural Awards, which showcase and celebrate the very best buildings, small or large, in our chapter area and beyond. Entries are open for next year's awards here
In September, we hosted the highly successful Scottish Modernism Exhibition at the Lighthouse in Glasgow, a Festival of Architecture event, and in November our Architecture Award Winners Lecture. The first CPD Event of 2018 will be on 21 February, the topic being how to submit a successful Planning Application, for more information and to book click here
November also saw the EAA host a "have your say workshop event" on the draft five year strategy of the RIAS. This event was an open invite to RIAS members and interested non-members to gather as many views as possible. The workshop participants were a very diverse group and together produced a substantial contribution to the debate around the future direction of the RIAS.
The outcome of this workshop, along with individual responses received to our strategy@eaa.org.uk email address, were collated in a report which has been issued to RIAS Council.
If you are interested in reading the workshop report you can download a copy here:

Finally, I'll leave you with a quote received from one of the strategy workshop participants:
"...what I found particularly striking at the workshop was the number of young and engaged practitioners who were clearly interested in becoming involved in a reformed organisation and contribute to the growth and progression of architecture in Scotland."

Wishing all our chapter members a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Julie Wilson
President Edinburgh Architectural Association

Last modified at 2:33pm on Wed 10th January 2018