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Talk: Collaborative Placemaking 

Meredith Bowles of Mole Architects  Meredith will talk about recent projects where better places have been brought about through collective design. Bio: Meredith is the principal of Mole Architects and is visiting Professor of Architecture at The University of Suffolk. Mole Architects is an award-winning RIBA Chartered Practice, who design low energy buildings and are…

Talk: 2023 Norwich Lecture – ‘Buildings’

by Niall McLaughlin of Niall McLaughlin ArchitectsKindly sponsored by R G Carter.  Bio: Niall McLaughlin is the principal of Niall McLaughlin Architects and Professor of Architectural Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Niall McLaughlin Architects is an award-winning practice that designs high quality modern architecture for a range of clients. They…

Talk: Common Ground: a shared future in Norfolk and the East

by Saul Humphrey and Hudson Architects  Bio: Professor Saul Humphrey is the founder of Saul D Humphrey LLP, a construction consultancy with an emphasis on sustainable solutions. They deliver sustainable success and add value through collaboration with dynamic, innovative, and driven solutions to provide a more holistic and strategic approach to the management of construction…

Architectural Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing the work of local architects and Norwich University of the Arts architecture students.  The Architectural Exhibition is one of the highlights of the FANN festival and is a regular event, having featured at all seven festivals RIBA Norfolk have hosted. The exhibition showcases work of local architects and from architectural students at…

Exhibition: Common Ground: a new East Anglian vernacular

Exhibition presented by Hudson Architects Hudson Architects will present ideas on making low carbon and community focused neighbourhoods in the more rural and suburban contexts we find in Norfolk, as a response to the Greater Norwich Local Plan, which aims to deliver 40,000 homes between now and 2038.  East Anglia has an abundant supply of…

Walking tour: George Skipper in Cromer

With Paul Dickson This 1 hour 45 minutes walking tour in Cromer looks at architect George Skipper’s legacy in the Norfolk seaside town. He worked on projects in Cromer from the late 1880s through to the 1930s. Skipper designed seven hotels, notably the Hotel de Paris, overlooking Cromer Pier and the Cliftonville and Sandcliff on…

Walking tour: Boardman & Skipper in Norwich

With Paul Dickson This two-hour guided walking tour celebrates the architectural legacy of the great Norwich architects Edward Boardman and George Skipper. Boardman was active in Norwich from 1860 to 1900 and was heavily involved in the development of Victorian Norwich. His work can be seen in hospitals, factories, offices, and chapels that demonstrate the…

Walking tour: Great Yarmouth medieval town wall and towers

With Paul Kings (architect at Kings & Dunne Architects), Lenko Grigorov, Darren Barker (managing director of Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust) and Stephen Heywood (architectural historian) The tour will present the medieval town wall and towers of Great Yarmouth. Architectural historian Stephen Heywood will share some of his latest research and observations. Darren Barker, director of…

Walking tour: 21st Century Norwich

With Jon Boon, architect at Jon Boon Architects and Chair of the Norwich Society This tour by Jon Boon will take you around Norwich’s well-known 21st Century architecture. The tour will start at Potters House Church, as prominent building at the corner of Dereham Road and Goldsmith Street, home to the Stirling Prize winning social…

Building tour: BlueSky Barn, Norwich

With the owner and Draper & Nichols BlueSky Barn is a luxury dwelling converted from a disused grain store whilst maintaining the exterior appearance of the original grain store and the utilisation of surprisingly simple palette of materials. The owner purchased the disused steel-clad grain store with planning permission but were restricted to creating a…

Building tour: Duration Brewery, King’s Lynn

With Duration Brewery and Ruth Brennan Duration Brewery wanted a home for their new venture which would compliment their farmhouse style craft beer and the 16th Century barn at West Acre fit the bill! The barn itself sits on the site of the medieval West Acre Priory and is built of the stone which once…

Building tour: The Lookout, Holkham

With John Western from Lucas + Western Architects The Lookout is a visitor facility and café which opened at Holkham’s National Nature Reserve in 2018. Lucas+Western Architects undertook the development and implementation of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio’s approved scheme. The building sits above flood level on a new earth mound, which used earth generated by…

Building tour: Norwich Castle – an update and site visit

With Erin Davidson This talk and tour led by Feilden and Mawson Partner Erin Davidson will delve into the exciting vision for the redevelopment of Norwich Castle. With a focus on preserving its historical significance while embracing modern functionality, Erin will discuss innovative architectural approaches that seamlessly integrate contemporary elements into the castle’s Norman structure.…

Building tour: Great Yarmouth Winter Gardens

With Faye Davies, Stacy Cosham and Rachel Daniel Faye Davies, RIBA Registered Specialist Conservation Architect and Managing Director of Burrell Foley Fischer, is leading the restoration of the Grade II* Listed Winter Gardens in Great Yarmouth. Designed by architects John Watson and William Harvey, the Winter Gardens were first built in Torquay between 1878 and…

Pecha Kucha

20 slides x 20 seconds. 6 minutes 40 seconds total talking time for each speaker. The PechaKucha presentation format is a slide show of 20 images, each auto-advancing after 20 seconds. It’s non-stop, with 400 seconds to tell a story, with visuals guiding the way. PechaKucha was created in Japan in 2003 by renowned architects…

Design & Craftsmanship Awards

Organised by RIBA Norfolk, the Norwich Society and Norwich University of the Arts The Design & Craftsmanship Awards are a celebration of projects throughout Norfolk that positively affect our built environment. Awards are given to outstanding projects across four categories – houses and housing, conservation, non-residential and community. There is also a student award for…

Mixed Reality and the Future

Demonstration and hands-on event by Norwich University of the Arts and Urban XR If you’re interested in architecture, interior design, and how mixed reality technology works, come along and see what we do! James Lee Burgess from Urban XR, together with Neal Lewis, Interior Design Lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts and Ben Salter,…

Photography competition

RIBA Norfolk is looking for your best photograph of a favourite or well-loved contemporary building in Norfolk. Please send us your digital photographs (which need to be a maximum 10MB size and in a standard format) to photocomp@fann2023.org.uk. So, get taking those photographs now and send them to us by Wednesday 29th November 2023. Local…

Agora Architects

Hethel Engineering Centre,Hethel,Wymondham,Norfolk,NR14 8FB Tel: 01953 456722 Email Agora Architects » www.agoraarchitects.co.uk »

A Squared Architects

A Squared Architects is a collaborative studio based practice located in the centre of Norwich, we work throughout East Anglia on a mixed range of projects from private domestic extensions and alterations through to larger developer led schemes. A Squared Architects always look to offer imaginative and practical advice helping to unlock the potential of…

Anglia Design

11 Charing Cross,NorwichNR2 4AX Tel: 01603 666576 Email Anglia Design » www.angliadesign.co.uk »

Atelier Bill

St. George’s Works,51 Colegate,NorwichNR3 1DD Tel: 01603 461171 Email Atelier Bill » www.atelier-bill.com »

Brown&Co Architecture & Planning

Brown&Co Architecture & Planning is a dynamic chartered practice forming part of a multi-disciplinary consultancy business. The practice, which has grown substantially over the past decade, specialises in delivering Rural, Residential and Commercial design schemes which are efficacious, innovative, and creative. Where design plays a central role to a project, the team knows that the…

NUA Norfolk Architecture Talks – Negotiating Margins

For our second lecture in the autumn series, we warmly welcome Perry Kulper, a world renowned architect and educator based in Michigan. Perry has won several awards for his drawings, and will be speaking about ‘Negotiating Margins’. Further talks in the series (all take place online via Zoom) include: Dr Noe Badillo – Thursday 28…

The Change in Norfolk Architecture since 1921

Join us for a panel discussion with past presidents of the NAA discussing how Norfolk, its architecture and architects has changed over the last century and looking ahead to how it might change in the future. Event information: Speakers: Anthony Hudson, Chris Garner, Michael Innes, Jerene Irwin and Jon BoonDate / time: TBC November 2021…

3/11: Accessible Utopias and ‘Costs in Use’

We all know we should be re-shaping society for a post-pandemic, climate-changing world and pushing for a new ‘governance’ with updated objectives. Do I have anything worth saying? In a period of seeking maximum activity but only if in the right direction, nostalgia will be of little help. What can be gleaned from past visions?…

Camal Architects Ltd

The Clock Tower,Church Road,Old Hunstanton,NorfolkPE36 6JS Tel: 01223 728000 Email Camal Architects Ltd »

CAM Architects

CAM Architects is a small, award-winning architecture practice based in Norwich. Our range of work in recent years has encompassed public housing, private residential, healthcare, retail premises, restaurants, hotels, and heritage projects. More recently, the research and development side of the practice has been developing our own computational tools to assess, optimise and detail the Nearly…

08/09 – 09/09: Feltwell Working Party

A group of volunteers and master craftspeople will gather over two days to repair an ancient churchyard wall at Feltwell, near Thetford. Every year the SPAB organise working parties to rescue historic buildings in need and teach practical craft skills. Building craft skills are in real danger of disappearing, and through events and educational work…

01/10: The Great Hospital – Guided Building Tour

An exceptional set of medieval hospital buildings, in continuous use for more than 750 years. The Great Hospital was founded in 1249 by Bishop Walter de Suffield with the original beneficiaries being aged priests, poor scholars, and sick and hungry paupers. It is situated on a 7-acre site in a bend of the River Wensum…

08/10: Dragon Hall, Norwich – Guided Building Tour

Dragon Hall is a Grade-1 listed medieval merchant’s trading hall located in King Street, Norwich, Norfolk close to the River Wensum, and since 2015 home to Writers’ Centre Norwich. It is thought to be unique in being the only such trading hall in Northern Europe owned by one man. The first floor of the 27-metre…

18/10: Norwich City Centre Walking Tour

Walking tour of Norwich City Centre, focusing on the old, new and re-cycled parts of Norwich City Centre. The walk around Norwich city centre will highlight architectural innovations where old office blocks have been recycled into smart student accommodation and derelict buildings reinvented, by clever use of modern materials. Interesting building details that may be…

19/10: UEA Walking Tour 1

Walking tour of UEA, led by local Architect Jason Bill and focusing on the work of Denys Lasdun, Norman Foster and Rick Mather. This event is free to attend but numbers are limited so please book your place via the link below. Event information: Date / time: 19 October 2019 at 11am Venue: Sainsbury Centre…

11/10 & 19/10: Boardman and Skipper Walking Tour

This 2-hour guided walking tour celebrates the architectural legacy of the great Norwich architects Edward Boardman and George Skipper. The tour starts outside Surrey House (Aviva) and finishes outside Princes Street United Reformed Church. Boardman was active in Norwich from 1860 to 1900 and was heavily involved in the development of Victorian Norwich. His work…

16/10 – 1/11: Unbuilt Norwich

Unbuilt Norwich is an insight into what Norwich might have been; an exhibition of significant buildings that did not go forward to construction stage in Norwich. Event information: Date / time: from 16 October 2019 to 1st November 2019. Open Thursdays and Fridays 12pm – 2pm until 1st November or by appointment. Venue: Hudson Gallery,…

24/10: Goldsmith Street Tour and Talk

Goldsmith Street, Norwich is a scheme of 100% social housing– developed by Norwich City Council working with Mikhail Riches Architects. It has been built in a very typical English provincial city residential neighbourhood but is an exception. It communicates the best of enlightened modern domestic European architecture from the outset and captures the spirit of…

16/11: Heritage Skills Training Day

Saturday 16th November 2019 – 10.00 – 16.00 – new date confirmed. We believe that the best way to learn traditional building skills is through hands-on experience. The heritage skills training day offer a unique opportunity to learn from experienced craftspeople and professionals.  Join us for a training session and get up close to a…

26/10: UEA Walking Tour 2

An Hour’s Walk round the UEA Campus – with David Luckhurst Walking tour of the UEA campus, exploring the work of architects Denys Lasdun and Feilden and Mawson during the 1960s and 1970s. The walk will concentrate on the buildings created on the campus in the first ten years or so of its existence, under…

27/10: PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery/lounge/bar/club/creative kitchen, SuperDeluxe,…

28/10 – 03/11: FANN 19 Architectural Exhibition

Our exhibition showcasing the work and ideas of the county’s architects featuring buildings, interiors, landscape design and master planning. Projects cover a wide geography and are an opportunity to celebrate the work of architects in the region. The exhibition also features work from NUA architecture students and Local Authorities exhibit winners of various design awards.…

28/10 – 03/11 & 18/11 – 24/11 – William Talman 1719-2019

Exhibition to mark the 300th anniversary from of the death of William Talman, English architect and landscape designer. During his long career, Talman worked on many of England’s country houses. His principal work is recognised to be Chatsworth House, considered to be the first baroque private house in Britain. He acquired Felmingham Hall around 1700…

28/10 – 03/11: Architecture Photography Competition

We will be showcasing the work of local photographers in the county with our photography competition based on this year theme of Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent. We will be focusing on how Norwich and Norfolk has reinvented itself over the years and we are keen to see how the county’ photographers respond to this theme. The…

02/11: Backwater, Wroxham – Guided Building Tour

A unique opportunity to see inside the private home ‘Backwater’, a RIBA Award winning new build house, in Wroxham, designed by Platform 5 architects. The tour will be led by the owner and architect, Patrick Michell. 1st tour starts at 10am 2nd tour starts at 11am The building tour is free to attend but numbers…

02/11: Assembly House – Talk and Tour

One of the Norwich 12, the Assembly House is a landmark building in Norwich city center. Best known for the Georgian interiors of the assembly rooms, it incorporates built fabric from the medieval times onwards. It is the site of the medieval Chapel and later College of St Mary in the Field, which became a…

7/11 – 10/11: Max Bill Exhibition

Max Bill (1908-1994), as one of the most important representatives of concrete constructive art, he places scientific paradigms and mathematical formulas in a strictly constructed context in his artwork. The teachings of the Bauhaus school, where he studied, characterised his further career. His oeuvre combines elements of architecture, design, fine arts and applied art to…

13/11: The Norwich Lecture

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, renowned British architect known for his Modernist public buildings and large-scale infrastructure projects, is the 2019 recipient of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal. This year the annual Norwich Lecture will be given by Neven Sidor, a senior partner at Grimshaw. ‘MORE WITH LESS’ As Climate Change has become Climate Emergency our practice…

20/11: Design & Craftsmanship Awards

The Design and Craftsmanship Awards 2019 is a collaborative event between the Norfolk Association of Architects, Norwich Society and Civic Voice. This new collaboration celebrates the best of Norwich and Norfolk in our built environment by Architects, Building Contractors and Communities. It is a biennial event that gives support to the national charity ‘Ataxia’. Please…

07/11 Earth Building East Anglia

Earth Building – Looking to the Future   This afternoon conference is for building professionals, practitioners and other interested parties to meet and discuss modern and developing sustainable earth building techniques. East Anglia has a long history of unfired earth construction, from Saxon roundhouses, through wattle and daub to Victorian and C20th ‘clay lump’. There…