09:00 - 17:00

09.00am Registration & tea/coffee

09.30am Welcome

Robin Webster PRIAS

Ben Rainger, EAA President

Scott McAulay, Anthropocene Architecture School

10.00am Jenny Jones, Jenny Jones Studio
The Space Between

10.40am Tea/coffee

11.00am Breakout session 1:*

City Identity and Identity in the City – How to connect the past and the future
Jacob Kurek, Henning Larsen
Upskilling the Profession to
Deliver Maximum Architectural Value - Minimum Environmental Harm.
Curated by SEDA. Speakers: Dr Richard Atkins, David Seel, Ben Rainger, Professor Sandy Halliday
Ethical Education in an Age of imbalance: teaching and taking a position
Suzanne Ewing, ESALA

11.40am Amin Taha, GROUPWORK

Etymology of Architecture

12.20pm Lunch

1.20pm A&DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture Ceremony

1.50pm Roddy Langmuir, Cullinan Studio
Natural Design

2.30pm Breakout session 2:*

Architecture & Contemporary Culture Speakers: Ruta Turcinaviciute & Andy Summers


Wernick: Modern Methods of Resilience:
How offsite construction offers
answers to a changing climate
Chris Hart, Divisional Manager at Wernick
Hardies: Energy
Hefin O’Hare, Head of Non Domestic Energy

 3.10pm Tea/coffee

3.30pm Matthew Wilkinson, AL_A
Beyond the Building – Designing for Participation

4.10pm Breakout session 3:*

Copenhagen's Klimakvarter - co-creating a climate resilient neighbourhood.
Speaker: René Sommer Lindsay, R|S|L|ENT

Biophilic Design for Inclusive Spaces
Speaker: Joe Clancy, wsp

Screening of 3 short films: Torre Davide, Mining Poems or Odes and Stems

4.50pm Robin Webster OBE PRIAS

5.00pm Close

*Delegates will not attend all breakout sessions but will select one from each timeslot. You will be contacted after buying your ticket and asked to select which sessions you want to attend.

Programme may be subject to
slight alteration)


19:00 - 00:00

This year our convention dinner will begin with the announcement of the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. Join us in the stunning surroundings of the National Museum of Scotland, the perfect setting to celebrate great architecture, and an opportunity to kick back and enjoy the company of fellow delegates and our Convention speakers.

19.00 Drinks Reception

20.00 Award Announcement

20.30 Dinner

00.00 Close

National Museum of Scotland,
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF


10.30 - 11.30

Convention delegates can join us on the Saturday morning for a tour of the RIAS Award winning and Doolan Award finalist Collective on Calton Hill by architect Emma Fairhurst.

Pictured Above: NAIC, Cullinan Studio (c) Hufton + Crow