Holding Scotland’s Architecture Degree Shows Under Lockdown, Student Showcases in 2020

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For many, lockdown has meant postponing or cancelling key events on the calendar. However, for the architecture students, graduates and graduands of 2020, the show must go on. We looked at the Scottish architecture degree shows our institutions are holding this year’s through their online exhibitions.  

Crafting the Liminal: A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta's Pavements - Kate Le Masurier and Andrew Chavet, University of Edinburgh 
A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture Past winner, 2019: Crafting the Liminal: A Clay Scaffold for Calcutta’s Pavements – Kate Le Masurier and Andrew Chavet, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 

Some 300 graduates are displaying their work at The ECA Graduate Show. Of this, 139 portfolios are from the Architecture and Landscape Architecture School. Several online events are available, offering practical advice on building a creative network and working as a freelancer.  

University of Dundee 

At the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture, this years’ cohort are on display, with 30 portfolios covering studies of Gdansk to Newcastle to Perth.  Cameron Wilson, Head of Architecture and Urban Planning, commented on their architecture degree show that  To prepare students for the future, we challenge them to embrace collaborative learning and to work within a creative environment which facilitates ‘thinking through making. 

Mackintosh School of Architecture 

At the Mackintosh, all students in stage 3, 4 and 5 were given chance to curate their latest work. All the work is available at the Graduate Showcase Platform. Head of Architecture Sally Stewart highlighted how the Showcase will be added to over time” as the work develops.   

Past entry winner 2016 Student Awards Daniel Cardno for Norwegian village of Eidsvåg
A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture Past-Winner of Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best 5th year student Winning Project. Marine Research Centre, Eidsvåg, Norway By: Daniel Cardno – Scott Sutherland School (2016)

 

Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment 

Launched on the 17th of July, Robert Gordon University’s architecture school’s exhibition is being hosted through Aberdeen Art Gallery &Museums and The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney‘Drawn North’ writes Professor David McClean, “is the culmination of three years’ work by talented Architecture students to reimagine waterfront areas in Aberdeen and Orkney.  

University of Strathclyde 

Strathclyde launched its online architectural showcase in early July and covers 200 exhibitsSatisfyingly, you can browse the library of work as a whole or choose an exhibition at random.  

Past winner Ryan Canning's entry to the Student Awards 2016
A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture Past-Winning Project ‘The Copiapó Brine Network.’ Ryan Canning and Gabriela Mill – University of Strathclyde (2016)

A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2020

we recently announced our annual student awards with RIAS. In response to lockdown the events will be held completely online in 2020. Now in their 19th yearthe student awards are a mark of the continuing high standards of Scottish architectural education and ensure that both construction professionals and the public can enjoy the creativity and vision of Scotland’s future architects. All exhibited at Scottish architecture degree shows are eligible to enter. 

 A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2020
A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture 2020

We welcome students from Scotland’s architecture schools showcasing work this year to submit their work, available at our Eventbrite page.  You can view past winners through our resources (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 are here).

We must receive all entry forms must by the deadline of Monday 24th August (11.59pm).  Good luck! 

 

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