Maggie’s Centres Design Competition Glow Meet

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres are running an exciting design competition for pupils interested in architecture. Open to standard grade and higher students this is an opportunity to work on a design project which could be used as coursework or a portfolio piece. The challenge is to design a Maggie’s centre that combines visionary architecture with an informal and domestic feel.

This Glow meet, organised by Architecture + Design Scotland, gives teachers an opportunity to learn more about the competition and get ideas and support for teaching architecture in the classroom from Stone Opera architect Hanneke Scott-van Wel. There is a great prize for students interested in making architecture a career and an opportunity to have work featured in an exhibition at The Lighthouse.

“Maggie’s Centres are designed by some of the world’s leading architects. We understand the importance of good architecture and design and the difference our centres can make to people with cancer and their family and friends. We feel it is very important to demonstrate the difference good architecture and design can make and hope to inspire students to learn more about Maggie’s and architecture by designing their own centre”.

Join us on Wednesday 20th March at 4pm to get some great ideas for using architecture in the classroom. For more architecture related resources, information and ideas please visit Architecture + Design Scotland’s glow group here and website here.

Glow meet with Architects

World of Work Wednesdays – Working in Architecture
Are you creative? Do you enjoying building and designing? Are you interested in spaces, places and the environment? Ever wonder why buildings are the shape they are? Then join our World of Work Wednesday event about the world of architecture and the built environment.

We will be joined on the day by two architects who will talk through their inspiring careers and answer any questions you may have about joining this exciting and creative profession.

Why not sign up and join us for this interesting event?

Exciting Opportunities from Architecture+Design Scotland

Upcoming opportunities that we are taking bookings for now:

Portfolio Building Course

An intensive four day course on every Saturday in November for students thinking of applying to study architecture at university. Students will gain insight into what universities look for in their applicants and receive help with putting together a quality portfolio. A popular course which fills up fast! Further details available here.

Architecture Academy

A 3-day taster course in the October holiday for those considering going on to study architecture. Students will gain an insight into architectural study and complete a portfolio ready mini project. Another popular course which fills up fast! Further details are available here.

Please note participation in the above courses does not guarantee entry onto any university course.

Free teacher CPD

‘High Street Stories’ is an exciting, interdisciplinary project for upper primary/lower secondary students in the same vein as our very successful ‘Model School’ project. The training workshops provide the resources, understanding and confidence needed for teachers to bring the project to life and teach children how places shape lives. More information is available here.

Teacher Focus Group Opportunity

We are looking for interested teachers to take part in our focus group to help deliver high quality education resources on the built environment, architecture and place-making. More information is available here.

Bespoke workshops for schools

Architecture + Design Scotland can design workshops to your requirements. Just tell us your ideas and we can design something to suit you and your students. More information is available here.

Reminder: Maggie’s Competition

Two weeks to go until the deadline for the Maggie’s Architectural competition related to their exhibition at The Lighthouse. A great project for a standard grade or higher art class and a great prize for someone interested in architecture. More information is available here.

Maggie’s Architectural Competition

Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres are running an exciting competition for secondary students interested in architecture.

Coinciding with their new exhibition at The Lighthouse, Maggie’s would like to invite students to submit their own design for a cancer caring centre to be displayed in The Lighthouse in October 2011.

Winners will be invited to the opening of the new Maggie’s at Gartnavel
Hospital, designed by world renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, and will win a work experience placement with Reiach & Hall Architects in Edinburgh.

Students can enter as individuals or teachers can enter a class. Closing date is 23rd September 2011.

More information is available here.

Summer Streets – Active Architecture Summer School

Book now for our exciting summer school for 9 – 12 year olds. This week long workshop will keep them entertained and teach valuable skills for budding designers. Including large scale building this is an exciting summer holiday activity.

See our website for more information.

CPD for teachers ‘Model School’

Are you making the most of your school building? Would you like to learn more about how to use architecture as a teaching resource to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence? Architecture and Design Scotland offer FREE twilight CPD sessions in your school to give staff the tools and ideas they need to really make the most of their own school building and deliver built environment education without having to leave the school grounds. Learn to look at your space in a new and exciting way.

This CPD will provide staff teaching upper primary classes the tools and resources necessary to teach the project ‘Model School’. An exciting cross curricular project that can be taught intensively over one week or spread across a few. The project builds through a series of sessions covering most subject areas of the curriculum to give children the skills and experiences necessary to design their own perfect school. Teachers taking part in the CPD will be offered the opportunity to exhibit their students work in The Lighthouse.

Call 0141 204 7912 or email to book your session now.

Portfolio Building Course!

Education Workshop

Our Portfolio Building course starts this Saturday, 6th November, and runs for the next 4 Saturdays. 15 young people hoping to apply for Architecture courses at University will be taking part in the free workshops in which they will learn skills and techniques to help them create a quality portfolio and presentation for University interviews. The course is now full but if you are interested in hearing about opportunities like this in the future please email or sign up to our facebook page.

Architecture Academy – Book now

Architecture for Everyone Workshop

11th – 15th October              FREE

A five day workshop for students aged 16 – 18 interested in learning more about the design process. Students will gain experience based on working architectural practice responding to a brief linked to the development of the Commonwealth Games sites around Glasgow. They will be able to gain skills in Photoshop, Sketchup and in modelmaking, developing an idea from brief to presentation. A great introduction to architecture and a headstart for those considering going on to further study.

Booking essential as places are limited. Contact: 0141 204 7912 for more information.

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