Latest News 2013

Architects Journal
Tom Bassett, LCRI Researcher, discusses urban solar reflections in the Architect's Journal

The Architect's Journal is featuring an article by Welsh School of Architecture's Tom Bassett, reflecting on the recent intense solar reflections as generated by Rafael Viñoly's 'Walkie Talkie' building.
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Parametric design
Dr. Wassim Jabi, Senior Lecturer, publishes a book on parametric design

This clear, accessible book will have a wide appeal to practitioners and students who would like to experiment more with parametric techniques but lack the skills and knowledge to do so
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DesignScript screenshot
Dr. Wassim Jabi, Senior Lecturer, develops an EnergyPlus/OpenStudio plug-in for DesignScript

Dr. Wassim Jabi, in collaboration with Autodesk and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed the DSOS plug-in to analyse the energy use of a parametrically designed building
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MSc Alumni Event
WSA MSc 20 year Celebration Success

This year WSA is celebrating 20 years of our Masters programmes. As part of the celebration we held a poster competition with prizes awarded at our 20 year celebration alumni event
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MSc Sustainable Mega-Buildings
MSc Sustainable Mega-Buildings

The Welsh School of Architecture is launching its new MSc programme in Sustainable Mega-Buildings in September 2013. The programme is aimed at building design professionals who intend to develop their skills in addressing the subject of sustainable design and planning of mega-buildings.
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MSc Alumni Event
MSc Alumni Event

WSA is celebrating 20 years of our Masters programmes! As part of the celebration, we're holding an alumni event at Cardiff University on Sunday 14th July 2013
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(Un)framing the picturesque
WSA Exhibition - (Un)Framing the Picturesque

An exhibition by Year 3 students from Unit 4 (led by Stephen Kite) exploring the potential of Chepstow and the Wye.

Chepstow Museum, Bridge Street, Chepstow - Saturday 6 July - Sunday 6 August
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WSA Masters Exhibition
WSA Masters Exhibition

The WSA Masters Exhibition is being held at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London on the 11th July, 2013 at 6:00pm.
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SBED
Building a low carbon future

A project to explore solar energy technologies and their role in a low carbon future will be launched by the Welsh School of Architecture in partnership with Tata Steel.
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WSA Exhibition 2013
WSA Exhibition 2013

An exhibition of the work of graduates from the BSc and MArch of the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University will be open to the public from Monday 24th June until Wednesday 10th July.
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MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation
MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation

Open evening: 27th June 5-7pm at the Bute Building

The final approval of WSA's new MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation has been announced by the University yesterday. The course will start in September offering both full and part time versions.
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Kuka Robotic Arm
New Robotic Arm

An application led by Dr Wassim Jabi to the Cardiff University Research Infrastructure Fund has been successful.
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Masarra Alameri
Middle East Excellence Awards Institute

The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute has presented wsa PhD student Masarra Alameri with the Woman Leader in Technical Engineering Excellence 2013 Award.
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Bramall Music Building
Civic Trust Award

One of our graduates, Will Schofield (2003), has scooped a Civic Trust Award for the Birmingham School of Music.
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Open Day
Undergraduate admissions Open Day April 24th

Cardiff University's next open day for undergraduate admissions is April 24th 2013, and there's plenty going on at the Welsh School of Architecture with talks and tours throughout the day and a lunch reception with Architecture staff and current students.
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BEST
Launch of BEST
Built Environment Sustainability Training Programme

Venue: Senedd, Cardiff Bay
Date: 20th March 2013
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
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Alan Lipman 1925-2013

On 27 January 2013, architect, teacher, writer and political activist Alan Lipman, passed away peacefully at his home in Johannesburg. He is survived by his wife Beata and his children Peter and Jane. Read more

The South China Unviersity of Technology's China-UK Low Carbon City Research Centre (LCCRC) Unveiled

On 15 Dec 2012, the unveiling ceremony and the first seminar of China-UK Low Carbon City Research Centre (LCCRC) were held in the Liwu Science and Technology Building at South China Unviersity of Technology (SCUT). Read more

Tom Sykes Awarded Commendation

Tom Sykes, who graduated from our MArch last year has been awarded a Commendation in the RIBA President's Medals 2012 for his dissertation: The Site as Muse: Georges Perec and Walking into Topophilia. Read more

WSA Commendations for the Dewi - Pry Thomas Prize 2012

The triennial Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize is Wales's prestigious award that recognizes the importance of good design to the quality of life, identity and regeneration of Wales. Read more

Low Carbon Architecutre Summer Programme 2013

The Welsh School of Architecture is launching its Low Carbon Architecture Summer Programme (LCASP) taking place from 13th to 27th July 2013 in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

A two week programme aimed at undergraduate architecture students keen to develop a UK/International experience in low carbon design. An opportunity to participate in design workshops, field trips and visits, and practitioners' lectures and seminars. Read more