2 + 3 May, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Conference is a flagship event and the largest annual gathering of architects and design professionals in northern Europe. Over two days, it features an excellent mix of both internationally renowned speakers and the rising stars of the home market, showing the latest in inspiring design and discussing current issues and philosophy.
The 2002 Conference will explore the themes of urban design strategies, regeneration and rural design. Inverness, the commercial and industrial centre of the Highlands, will be experiencing significant growth in the built environment over the coming years with opportunities to aspire to excellence given is new City status and its bid for European City of Culture in 2008. The conference will also act as a springboard for some announcements of development projects to be taken forward in the city and the Highlands and Islands region supported by The Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Inverness and Nairn Enterprise.
International speakers: Alvaro Siza from Portugal, Moshe Safdie from the US, Tom Heneghan from Japan, and from the UK, Nicholas Grimshaw (designer of the Eden Project in Cornwall) and Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre, designers of the Magna Centre in Rotherham (winner of the Stirling Prize in 2001).
Other speakers include Mark Walker, designer of the award-winning Cedar House in Perth, Arni Winther from The Faroe Islands and Liza Fior, partner with London-based muf architecture/art.
Full programme details will be available from February.
For more information contact the RIAS Communications Department on 0131 229 7545
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