10th June 2004




The University of Lincoln will throw open the doors to its School of Architecture as part of national Architecture Week 2004.


A programme of events including tours, talks and exhibitions are planned for the national week which celebrates the built environment.


The week will start with guided tours of the Lincoln School of Architecture building.  Designed by the renowned architect Rick Mather, the building has been home to the university’s architecture-related courses since it opened in October 2003.


The tours will take place on Tuesday 22nd June every hour between 10am and 4pm.  They will start in the café bistro on the ground floor of the building.


Later the same day the university is inviting people to look around the Great Central Warehouse. Once restored the building will be put to use as the university’s new library and will be open in September.


To book a place contact Zoe Harmston on 01522 886413 or email zharmston@lincoln.ac.uk


The university’s in-house architects will introduce local school pupils to the role of an architect and how modern design is applied to the Lincoln campus on Thursday 24th June. Year 10 students will be set a challenge to design a building with materials provided which would form part of the campus.


Students’ end of year shows will also continue throughout the week. The exhibitions, which feature work from Architecture, Museum and Exhibition Design and Interior Design, will be on display between 10am and 4pm from Monday 14th June to Thursday 24th June (excluding Sunday 20th).


Throughout the week there will also be an exhibition on the ground floor of the Lincoln School of Architecture building presenting campus developments and further plans for growth.


For more details of Architecture Week 2004 visit www.architectureweek.org.uk


For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886625                                   lbird@lincoln.ac.uk