9th June 2004




End-of-year shows by students at the Lincoln School of Architecture will coincide this week with the launch of the new headquarters of the East Midlands branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).


East Midlands RIBA is moving from its former base in Nottingham to the new architecture building at the University of Lincoln.


The degree shows to be staged by final-year students at the Lincoln School of Architecture will open with a private view on Friday (11th June) on the same day as the official launch of RIBA East Midlands by Jack Pringle, Vice President of Education at RIBA and a candidate for the RIBA presidency.


For the first time this year, the Rotary Club of Bailgate in Lincoln will be awarding £50 prizes to the best first-year students in Architecture, Interior Design and Museum and Exhibition Design and a £350 prize to the Architecture student submitting the best building design in the city of Lincoln.


The prizes will be presented by Bailgate Rotary Club President David Lee at a ceremony at 6.15 pm on 11th June. The launch event begins at 5.15pm for 5.45pm.


The RIBA regional office represents more than 1,000 architects practising in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire, as well as student members.


“The relocation of the regional office will enhance the close links that the school already has with the profession,” said Professor John Chilton, Head of the School of Architecture.


The Architects' Registration Board has confirmed the prescription of Architecture courses at the University of Lincoln - this is the second half of the professional validation process which began with the RIBA visit in November last year.


The decision means that undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Architecture at the University of Lincoln are now unconditionally recognised for the next four years.


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