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Cornwall Design Review Panel – Recruitment of New Panel Members

The Cornwall Design Review Panel is a partnership between Cornwall Council and the Architecture Centre, Devon and Cornwall. Following three successful years in its re-constituted form, the membership of the Panel (CDRP) is being refreshed. As a consequence, we are seeking to recruit a limited number of new individuals to our multi-disciplinary pool of expertise – from which those attending each panel meeting are drawn.

We are looking for lively and intelligent practitioners who are confident communicators and can demonstrate a good working knowledge of design theory, policy and practice in relation to development projects. They should be able to demonstrate an ability to discuss, analyse, appreciate and promote good design in a critical but constructive manner. This may be evidenced through project work that they have undertaken or other related activity such as teaching, consultancy or, indeed, previous design review experience. We hope to attract diverse applicants of all ages and backgrounds.

Applicants should compose a brief CV together with a covering letter that clearly sets out their motivation and interest in this opportunity and explains the qualities that they believe they can particularly bring to the panel. These should be sent by email to: mark.pearson@acdandc.org.uk.

If prospective applicants have any particular questions prior to submitting, then Mark Pearson can be contacted by email or on mobile number 07969 327525, otherwise we look forward to receiving submissions by the strict deadline of noon on Friday 31st May 2019.

Further details can be found here.

National Churches Trust – 2019 Church Architecture Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Church Architecture Awards are now open.  The awards, run by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association,  are open to projects including new buildings, re-orderings, roof, spire or tower repairs and extensions.

  • The Presidents’ Award is for the best new church buildings and new designs in church re-ordering, alterations or extensions. Projects are eligible if they have been completed within the last three years or after the Practical Completion stage in their development. The award is open to church buildings of all Christian denominations in the UK.
  • The King of Prussia Gold Medal is for the best church conservation or repair projects. The award is open to the architect or chartered surveyor on any scheme of repair for a church or chapel of any Christian denomination in the UK, in use for regular worship, and over one hundred years old. The scheme must have been funded by a grant or loan from the National Churches Trust, or would have been eligible for such a grant or loan, and have been completed within the last three years.
  • The Young Church Architect or Surveyor of the Year recognises the contribution being made to church buildings by architects in the early stages of their career. It is given to young architect who has worked on a winning or shortlisted design entered for The King of Prussia Gold Medal or the Presidents’ Award.

Nominations can be made online by completing a simple form www.nationalchurchestrust.org/how-we-help/2019-architecture-awards

The closing date is 1 July 2019. 

A shortlist will be published in September and  the award ceremony will take place on 31 October 2019. Judges include HRH The Duke of Gloucester and Revd Lucy Winkett. If you’d like to speak to someone about the awards, please contact info@nationalchurchestrust.org or phone 020 7222 0605.

SPAB Presents – Philip Webb Award

First awarded in 1993, the Philip Webb Award sets architects in the early stages of their career a demanding but exciting dual conservation and design challenge.

The brief is to devise a scheme which sympathetically revitalises a historic building for reuse through careful repair of existing fabric and a significant element of new construction in a contemporary design. It’s a unique opportunity for those interested in sustainability, the reuse of old buildings and in developing experience in conservation practice to engage with the SPAB’s principles and showcase their skills. The competition is open to recent graduates and current Part II students at UK Schools of Architecture. 

For more information on the award, visit the website here.

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT)

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINNERING and INFORMATICS

UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage

Full Time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher Position (ESR) in the field of

Enrichment of 3D volumetric data with Metadata and Semantics

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics: The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the ITN CHANGE Marie S. Curie ITN Project, an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners.

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CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT)

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINNERING and INFORMATICS

UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage

FULL TIME EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA (ERA) CHAIR HOLDER POSITION IN THE FIELD OF DIGITAL HERITAGE

UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage

Full Time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher Position (ESR) in the field of

Enrichment of 3D volumetric data with Metadata and Semantics

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) Full-time Researcher Position: Special Scientist for Research / Senior Researcher A / ERA Chair holder on Digital Cultural Heritage) at the newly established UNESCO and European Research Area Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage within the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Digital Heritage and Cultural Informatics.

The selected scientist will work for fifty-four (54) months within the EU H2020 ERA Chair ‘Mnemosyne Project’, a unique EU-funded programme bringing together for the first time a worldwide network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectoral educational, research and training programme between academic research, creative industries and key Cultural Heritage stakeholders.

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UCL Ecclesiastical Heritage Bursary

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the UCL Ecclesiastical Heritage Bursary, which is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the MSc Sustainable Heritage at UCL*. Up to £20,000 is available for Home applicants to cover the cost of fees and a stipend.

The MSc Sustainable Heritage combines aspects of cultural heritage – historic buildings, museums, collections, sites and landscapes – with the best heritage management and preventive conservation policies, projects, methodologies and practices. The closing date for applications for the bursary is Monday 17th June 2019.

*Fully recognised by the IHBC for compliance with ICOMOS conservation criteria

Further details….

Stephen Croad Essay Prize

The Ancient Monuments Society is delighted to announce the launch of its annual essay prize in memory of Stephen James Croad. 
Stephen died in 2017 at the age of 71, after a distinguished career as a researcher and archivist. Stephen was a strong supporter of the AMS, having served as Deputy Editor and Book Reviews Editor of the Society’s Transactions – its peer-reviewed journal – for many years.  In his various professional and voluntary roles, most notably as Head of the Architectural Record of the National Monuments Record, Stephen made a profound impact on the study of architectural history in this country.  AMS Trustees have agreed to the establishment of an annual Essay Prize named in Stephen’s honour, with a financial award of £500. The intention of the Essay Prize will be not only to keep alive Stephen’s memory and to celebrate his contribution but also to encourage architectural research and writing.

Contributions are now invited: in the spirit of Stephen’s own research and practice, these should be on factually verifiable, documented new discoveries on the historic buildings of England and Wales, whether part of the established canon or hitherto less examined. For further details of the Prize   see here.

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship was established in 2010 by a bequest from noted scholar and architectural historian H. Allen Brooks. It is intended to provide emerging scholars the opportunity to study by travel and contemplation while observing, photographing, writing and sketching, and to acquire knowledge that will contribute to one’s profession and to society. Brooks was an active member and past president of SAH.

Applications for the 2019 award cycle will open on August 1, 2019. For more information, visit sah.org/brooks. Fellowship reports from past recipients can be found at sah.org/brooks-reports.

IHBC RURAL PANEL – Call for Volunteers

PANEL PURPOSE
The purpose of the panel is to raise the profile of IHBC by providing a view on rural matters on which the Institute is consulted, be proactive by raising rural issues and also sharing important developments.

We are looking for someone who is willing to take on some of the following tasks:

  1.  going to the IHBC’s policy meeting (twice per year)
  2. scanning the internet for items of interest ( you can do this from home!)
  3. attending Heritage Alliance meetings, attending other similar meetings,
    and responding to consultations on rural matters relating to the
    historic environment

CURRENT PANEL ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
1) CAP Reform (may of course become something else post Brexit)
2) Changes in Planning Policy for redundant rural buildings, especially farm
buildings.
3) Countryside Stewardship (also likely to change)
4) Rural planning generally to include building conservation, and archaeological
issues in the rural context.

SOME OF THE CURRENT PANEL DISCUSSIONS…

1) Working with the Heritage Alliance notably the Rural Advocacy Group (HA represents 100 organizations in the heritage field). HA are engaged in Brexit discussions about the funding of traditional farm buildings, small villages, field boundaries, ancient monuments, woods and parkland, to name but a few.

2) The impact of the changing economics of farming. Elderly farmers struggling
to carry on a way of life, which is not economically viable for many would-be
younger farmers.

3) Curtilage of listed buildings, in particular whether farm buildings can be considered to be in the curtilage of a farmhouse – influencing HE policy on this matter.

4) Concerns about ‘permission in principle’ and what it will mean for farm building
conversions as well as the new extensions to ‘permitted development’ reference the
design of farm building conversions being over-ridden by other planning matters, and the possible effect on archaeological sites.

5) The impact of lack of LA conservation staff in rural areas.

If you feel you want to develop your skills in Rural Issues and contribute to some areas of this, become part of this Panel!
If you want to have an informal chat feel free to contact IHBC at support@ihbc.org.uk
There is no deadline and you can apply anytime.

2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students

The 2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students are now open for applications. The fellowship program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs internationally.

Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

Deadlines:

PhD Fellowships: Monday, October 1, 2018

MFA Fellowships: Friday, November 16, 2018.

One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a complimentary one-year CAA membership and registration to the Annual Conference in New York, February 13-16, 2019. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

CAA initiated its fellowship program in 1993 to help student artists and art historians bridge the gap between their graduate studies and professional careers. Past recipients include artists and thinkers such as Marin Sarve-Tarr(2015), Maggie Cao (2014), La Toya Ruby Frasier (2006), Risë Wilson (2002), Chitra Ganesh (2001), Miguel Luciano (2000), Miwon Kwon (1996), and Blake Stimson (1995), among many others.

Find out more HERE

2018-19 Architectural Education Awards

Each year, Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.
Award winners inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academy into practice and the public sector.

Apply by 26 September HERE

London Parks and Garden’s Trust – Trustees

We’re recruiting to our Board! We want to provide the best possible strategic leadership and support to LP&GT to really make an impact. We want to make sure our Director and her staff can rely on us to help them to take the organisation forward. Would you like to be part of that?

You don’t have to have experience in this field already – perhaps you have knowledge and skills from different areas – but if you’d like to offer your perspectives and commitment, we’d like to hear from you. Neither do you need to have experience as a Trustee – we’ll offer induction, mentoring and training.

We are developing a strong Board with a wealth of skills; we would now particularly like to hear from you if you can boost the Board in any of these areas:
• Publicity, marketing and media
• Campaigning
• Internal and external communications.

We are also keen to hear from you if you are interested, with these skills, in the role of Trustee with the lead for our Research and Publications Working Group.

For more information on this opportunity, please go to our website www.londongardenstrust.org. If you’d like to chat about the role before applying, do get in touch with me, Verena McCaig, Vice Chair verena.mccaig@londongardenstrust.org.

Please send your CV to office@londongardenstrust.org by Tuesday 28 August with a short covering email highlighting your interest in joining the Board.  We shall be holding informal interviews in early September, depending on candidates’ availability, with a view to new trustees joining us for our Board Meeting on 20 September or for our Board Awayday in October.

Bursary funded place for traditional building skills NVQ

The Prince’s Foundation and QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) are collaborating to deliver a training programme in traditional building skills, linking short courses and workshops with a series of live training builds on heritage sites across the UK and are recruiting now.

START DATE
1 October 2018

DURATION
One year

LOCATIONS
Dumfries House Estate in Scotland; Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland; The Royal Gardens at Highgrove and placements with master craftspeople around the UK.

BURSARY
£1,000 a month

The application deadline is 23rd July 2018.