Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture 2020 – Jude Barber, Collective Architecture

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This year’s Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture and the 19th A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards shortlist announcement was held on 24th of Septemeber 2020. The event was exclusively online and exhibited the outstanding talents of students at five Scottish schools of architecture. As ever, the awards mark the quality of Scottish architectural education.

Jude Barber, Director of Collective Architecture, gave this year’s address and a recording has been published.

Photo of this year's Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture, Jude Barber, Director of Collective Architecture, as she discusses the built environment with other practitioners.
Jude Barber, Director Collective Architecture, will speak at the 2020 Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture © Malcolm Cochrane

About Jude Barber, Collective Architecture

Jude Barber FRIAS RIBA of Collective Architecture will present the 2020 Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture.

Jude Barber is an architect and director at Collective Architecture. The studio is 100% owned and controlled by employees, and works on principles of creative freedom, equity and sustainability. Together, the team has delivered several key residential, civic and cultural projects around the UK. These include Glasgow Women’s Library, Anderston Regeneration, Paisley Secret Collection. The practice won awards with projects Barmulloch Residents’ Centre (AJ Public Building of the Year 2018), and the City Observatory on Calton Hill, Edinburgh (RIBA Award 2019). Consequently, the practice was named Architect of the Year at the UK-wide 2018 AJ Awards.

Jude’ s expertise in strategic planning and engagement are seen in masterplans at Water Row in Govan, Glasgow and Granton Waterfront, Edinburgh. She sits on Glasgow’s Place Commission.

In parallel with her studio practice, Jude’s collaborated with writer Louise Welsh for the award-winning Empire Café during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. With Suzanne Ewing and Nicola McLachlan, Jude co-leads Voices of Experience borne from the 2016 Architecture Fringe. This collaborative project highlights the undiscovered, legendary women who made important contributions to architecture and the built environment.

A photograph of a stage, an audience and wooden exhibition rooms at the Briggait used as part of The Empire Cafe, organised by Collective Architecture.
The Empire Cafe at the Briggait for the 2014 Commonwealth Games with Lousie Welsh © Collective Architecture/Chris Leslie

In 2017, Jude with others, formed A New Chapter that spearheaded much needed reform within the RIAS. She is a Board member of the Glasgow Women’s Library, an external examiner at the University of Sheffield (2017-2020), a member of RIAS Council (GIA Rep) and sits on the RIBA Working Group ‘Architects for Change’. Scottish Women’s Awards named Jude ‘2018 Creative Industry Leader of the Year’ .

Drawing of "Crafting the Liminal: A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta's Pavements – Kolkata" by Kate Le Masurier and Andrew Chavet. This was an entrant to the Scottish Student Architecture Awards 2019
Crafting the Liminal: A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta’s Pavements – Kolkata © Kate Le Masurier, Andrew Chavet

About the Student Awards and the Andy MacMillan Memorial Lecture

The student awards mark the high standards of Scottish architecture schools. Crucially, they ensure that construction professionals and the public can enjoy the vision of Scotland’s future architects. All works on display Scottish architecture degree shows were eligible. For more information on the other degree shows, read our article on the degree shows held by Scotland’s architecture schools. 

This years award announcements are online through the RIAS Convention (from 28th September to 2nd October). Here, we will show the creativity and vision of Scotland’s future architects to practitioners and the public. Click here to join us on 1 October to find out who will win this year’s Student Awards.

 You can view past winners through our resources (2016201720182019 are here).

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