Archived News 2008

Building Futures: DesiRIBA Results [Dec 2008]

The School has received its accreditation report from RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects) following their visit in March 2008, to view the report please click here


Building Futures: DesiRAE results for Architecture
[Dec 2008]

Click here to view our results


Building Futures: DesiBuilding Futures: Design in practice & Research in action [Nov 2008]

Date:12th-30th of November
Place: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Joint exhibition with Design Research Unit -wales and Centre for Research in the Built Environment.
Exhibiting the design work for DRU-w and research work of CRiBE


Rob Rickey project image Lecture 'The Embodied Imagination in architectural drawing practices' By: Paul Emmons [Oct 2008]
Date: 18th November
Time: 6pm
Location: Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Bute Building


Paul Emmons from Virginia Tech, USA will talk about 'The Embodied Imagination in architectural drawing practices'.

His visit to the School has been supported by the Cardiff University Research Committee as part of the University's 125 Year Anniversary International Visotor Lecture Series. read more


Rob Rickey project image2008 AIA/UK Student Design Charrette [Oct 2008]
Date: Oct 2008

Congratulations to the WSA winners of the recent AIA/AA design charette: Re-think the Museum - House of living Art. The team comprised Emily Cessford, George Metcalfe, Daniel Mahony, Ceri Williams, Rowan Sloss and Andrew Morrison with Pierre Baillargeon from the recently formed practice Mixity. The jury led by Paul Finch. read more


Rob Rickey project imageReflecting Wales Exhibition [Oct 2008]
Date: Oct 2008

The Reflecting Wales exhibition is open at the Welsh Assembly Senedd building, in Cardiff Bay, from Sun 26th October to noon on Sun 2nd November. Free and open to the public, the exhibit celebrates innovative work - conceptual and built - in the built environment, located in Wales or by architects, designers, artists and students residing in Wales. The digital exhibition is also available online at www.designcirclersawsouth.co.uk read more


Rob Rickey project imageSustainability Debate [Oct 2008]

Date: Monday 27th of October 2008

2-5pm in Birt Acres Lecture Theatre
2.00 - 2.15 Phil Jones (head of school) intro/presentation
2.15 - 3.00 Students from years 1-3 presentations
3.00 - 3.45 Members of teaching staff presentations on Social, theory and technology
3.45 - 4.45 General discussion and conclusions.


Rob Rickey project imageStudents at the wsa take part in the Mukono Project
[Sept 2008]

Date: Sept 2008

Three Architecture students from the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, James Mitchell, Julissa Kiyenje and Su Mei Tan, along with a student studying Building Surveying in Birmingham, Oliver Sum, have designed a kitchen for New Hope Orphanage in Mukono to replace the current one and help build it over the summer. They arrived on the 14th of August and construction began on the 18th of August 2008..visit website for more information


Rob Rickey project imagearq Wins Prize [Sept 2008]
Date: Sept 2008

'Architectural Research Quarterly [arq] - published by Cambridge University Press and edited by a team at the wsa led by Richard Weston - has won a prize at the American Association of University Presses' Book, Jacket and Journal Show 2008. arq wins the only prize in the journals category. It is a leading research journal in architecture; innovative in conception, unique in breadth and generously illustrated. arq publishes worldwide research in design, history, theory, construction, structures, environmental design, materials, information technology and practice. This follows arq's previous win of the Charlesworth/ALPSP Learned Journal Award in 2002.'

American Association of University Presses read more


Rob Rickey project imageDesign For Manufacture -- Sustainable Architectural Design Joint-Studio with Shanghai Tongji University  [Aug 2008]
Date: Aug 2008

Entering its 3rd year, Tongji-Cardiff Sustainable Architectural Design Joint-studio has brought students of different educational and cultural backgrounds together. This annual program introduces students to the global conditions of architectural practice...read more


Rob Rickey project imageDRU-w Eisteddfod Pavilions   [Aug 2008]
Date: Aug 2008

The Design Research Unit - wales based within the wsa have designed and built the first two pavilions seen by visitors to the Eisteddfod in Cardiff. The first pavilion will be used to house the translation facilities, where non-Welsh speaking visitors to the Eisteddfod can pick up free translation handsets... read more


April - August 2008

Rob Rickey project imageFormer student at the WSA wins bronze [Aug 2008]
Date: Aug 2008

Congratulations to Bryony Shaw for winning bronze in windsurfing at the Beijing Olympics. Bryony had completed a year here, at the wsa, when she made the decision to defer her studies and go full time with her training. We wish her all the best! read more


Rob Rickey project image2nd Place win in IBPSA Conference Poster Competition  [Aug 2008]
Date: Aug 2008


Du Hu has won 2nd place in the poster competition at the IBPSA-USA conference in Berkeley California. Du's poster was titled ' A case study using simple CFD modelling software: WinAir4'. More than 20 students attended the competition and most of them were PhD students from the US. Teh first place was awarded to a master student from the University of California and the third place was given to one PhD student from Purdue University.

Click here to view Du Hu's poster.


Rob Rickey project imageAMD Open Architecture Challenge | Asia   [July 2008]
Date: July 2008

Rob Rickey, a student studying for our MSc in Environmental Design of Buildings, has won an honourable mention in an international design competition, the AMD Open Architecture Challenge, Asia. Working with colleagues from the Exeter studio of Lacey Hickie Caley Ltd, he drew on his MSc training in satisfying the brief’s requirements for sustainability. Their design for a telemedicine clinic in Nepal. can be seen on http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org/challenge/asia. Rob is a distance student in his final year.


Du Hu Awarded student Scholarship   [July 2008]
Date: July 2008

Du Hu, an MSc Modelling student at the WSA, has been awarded a student scholarship in order to attend and participate in the SimBuild 2008 3rd National Conference of IBPSA-USA on July 30th- August 1st in Berkeley California.  Du will be taking part in the poster competition of the conference, with a poster titled ‘a case study using simple CFD modelling software: WinAir4’.  

Click on this link for more information about the conference.


Tianjin - Cardiff Summer School 2008   [June 2008]
Date: 29th June - 4th July 2008

Arrivals In Cardiff : Developing A Sustainable Hub
For Cardiff And Wales

Cardiff has been developing a whole new range of activities and events in recent years and its local economy is increasingly enjoying benefits from the tourism sector... read more


Sustainability in Dubai' WSA Top of the Times for Architecture   [June 2008]

The Times published their 'Good University Guide 2009' on Thursday, 19th June 2008 and placed the School (Cardiff) at the top of the table for Architecture. With a total Score of 100 this is, once again, excellent news for the school.


Sustainability in Dubai' WSA End of Year Degree Show 2008    [June 2008]

The School is delighted to confirm that its End of Year Degree Show featuring an exhibition of our graduating students' work will be launched at an evening reception on Friday 20th June 2008 by the distinguished practitioner Peter Clegg of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. The exhibition will be housed at the School. Arrive 6-6.30pm... read more


Sustainability in Dubai' Vertical Studio WSA 2008 Final Reviews     [June 2008]

To mark the opening of the Utzon Centre in Aalborg, Denmark, Prof. Richard Weston was commissioned to mount 'Formations: images from rocks', an exhibition of wall-sized enlargements of minerals and stones...read more


Sustainability in Dubai' Vertical Studio WSA 2008 Final Reviews     [May 2008]

The Vertical Studios were a great success. 12 workshops with diverse subjects on design and research. Every workshop consisted of at least 2 tutors leading 12 students ... read more


Sustainability in Dubai' WSA wins Innovation Award 2008 -Sustainability in Dubai     [May 2008]

A partnership responsible for designing an innovative sustainable high-rise building in Dubai has been recognised at the Cardiff University Innovation Awards... read more


Sustainability in Dubai' Potter wins Cardiff University Architecture Library Prize    [May 2008]

The inaugural Cardiff University Architecture Library Prize, the drawing competition award for undergraduate students of the Welsh School of Architecture, has been won by Michael Potter. Students were challenged to produce a hand drawn architectural detail... read more


The IndependentWSA Top of the league table for Architecture     [April 2008]

The Independent published their 'Complete University Guide' on Thursday, 24 April 2008 and placed the School (Cardiff) at the top of the league table for Architecture (Top Universities for Professions). We are the only academic school in Cardiff to be first in the range of league tables they publish. It is excellent news for the School.


WSA makes headline news in 'China Daily' WSA makes headline news in 'China Daily' news feature      [April 2008]

There are many technical challenges and opportunities ahead as sustainability in the built environment becomes a major economic force in relation to... read more


Short film '140 Pennies' by wsaShort film '140 Pennies' by wsa year2 students live on 'You Tube' [March 2008]

Launch of 140 Pennies- Year 2 WSA students completed a short film as part of an Urban Conditions investigation, .......
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Research Studentships in Architectural History and Theory GroupResearch Studentships in Architectural History and Theory Group [March 2008]

Students interested in pursuing a PhD in the field of architectural history or theory at the Welsh School of Architecture, .......
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WSA’s Chinese Connection WSA's Chinese Connection      [March 2008]

In the past five years, WSA has extended its link with Chinese universities and organisations in Xi'an, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangzhou ..................
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MADE Journal out this week MADE Journal out this week      [March 2008]

‘Made’ concerns connections and materials in architecture: physical making, joining and crafting; also its intellectual materials and connections: ......
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Barcelona exploratory study trip, a SUCCESSBarcelona exploratory study trip, a SUCCESS!      [Feb 2008]

Barcelona Exploratory Study Trip (BEST) was a one-week urban experience in one of the most sustainable cities in Europe. It constitutes a regular initiative ......
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WSA's Paola Sassi's home featured in 'The Independent' WSA's Paola Sassi's home featured in 'The Independent'      [Feb 2008]

Paola Sassi decided to take the unconventional approach when it came to building her very own house. Using all sustainable materials to create the........
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Green Leases launch websiteGreen Leases launch website      [Jan 2008]

Green Leases research project at the WSA has recently launched their new website allowing individuals to keep up to date with the latest news and events........
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Welsh Energy Sector Training (WEST) launches websiteWelsh Energy Sector Training (WEST) launches website      [Jan 2008]

Welsh Energy Sector Training (WEST) at the WSA has recently launched their very own website providing more information about the project in conjunction........
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Year 2 Field Trip to London Year 2 Field Trip to London      [Jan 2008]

Year 2 students spent a day visiting precedent buildings in London in mid-February as research for a Figure/Ground project, proposing either a library, ........
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