Archived News 2011
Forgotten Spaces Exhibition

WSA students Tom Sykes and Alice Brownfield were shortlisted for the Forgotten Spaces London RIBA competition.

Click here to view pdf of their submission

For further details about the Forgotten Spaces Exhibition click on this link

Post-Industrial Transformations Post-Industrial Transformations
Sharing knowledge and identifying opportunities

Tuesday November 22 & Wednesday 23, 2011, 9.30am-6pm

Crit and Exhibition rooms, The Welsh School of Architecture, Bute Building King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF11 7LH ... read more
Please RSVP to Katrina Lewis at

Altered Landscapes:
Design Research Unit Wales

Main gallery, The Architecture Centre, Bristol:
28 September to 6 November 2011

This exhibition presents recent projects by Design Research Unit Wales including Margam Discovery Centre outside Port Talbot, an Environmental Resource Centre located in a post-industrial landscape in Ebbw Vale, and Annedd, an integrated elderly care home in rural Carmarthenshire. The exhibition describes ... read more

Designing Low Carbon Homes: Lessons from Practice
A conference at the Welsh School of Architecture
Friday 14th October 2011

‘Designing Low Carbon Homes: Lessons from Practice’ will focus on the definitions, standards and challenges of delivering zero carbon homes in Wales. Since the announcement of the zero carbon ambition in 2008, the construction industry has seen a severe downturn that has impacted on all sectors. This conference will attempt to address the delivery of zero carbon housing in this challenging economic climate. ... Read more

previewCongratulations to the 2011 graduates of the Welsh School of Architecture

View exhibition opening photos / View award giving photos

National design awards success for Trevithick Library

The Trevithick Library has won the 'smaller buildings' category in the prestigious SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) Library Design Awards.

The refurbishment of the Trevithick Library was possible due to the co-operation and team work between Information Services, the Design Research Unit Wales... Read more

Wrapped in thought

"How did an architecture professor become the hot new thing on Liberty's books? By turning his hobby of scanning rocks into a unique range of vibrant scarves"
Read the artical from the Inependent on Sunday

made issue 6made Issue 6 now available

Issue 6 of made, the journal of the Welsh School of Architecture, is now available. made is about materials and connections in architecture: physical making, joining and crafting; also the intellectual materials and connections of architecture: its science, histories, theories, practice and material culture. Issue 6 focuses on extremities in architecture - extremes of climate and geography; social, economic, and programmatic extremities; the limits of materials and construction, with articles from WSA staff, graduates, and guest lecturers, tutors and reviewers,, including, amongst others, M.J. Long, Hugh Broughton, Sarah Featherstone, Cristian Suau, Sam Clark, and Sylvia Harries and David Lea.

Copes are available for £10 at Architecture reception, or by post at made, Welsh School of Architecture, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB more info

Quality Conference

Lecture by Christian Derix and Lucy Helme of AEDAS R&D

Spatial Speculation AssembliesArchitectural of Simulations

Christian Derix and Lucy Helme of AEDAS R&D ( are giving a lecture at the WSA next Wednesday 16 March 2011 at 11:00 in Room 2.32 as part of the digital tectonics studio.


Design Research Unit Wales
Exhibition of recent projects
28-30 Royal Arcade
8th-11th March
Open 11am - 4pm
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Welsh School of Architecture awarded British Council funding for UK-US New Partnerships

The Welsh School of Architecture has been successful in a bid to the British Council's 'A Meeting of Minds: UK-US new Partnerships' initiative which will fund several new partnerships with UK-US institutions... read more

""Nikola Enchev, a 3rd year student at the wsa, has been declared the ‘Green Design Award Winner’ in the ‘Design Against the Elements’ international competition.
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Urban Design Awards 2011

Wednesday 2 February 2011 saw the Urban Design Awards take place in the prestigious and historic setting of 61 Whitehall. As the Urban Design Group's first large-scale awards event, it was a truly momentous occasion and a real celebration of the very best urban design being carried out today.

The assembled audience from around the UK and beyond saw prizes awarded in six categories and the evening was compered by the as ever witty and sagacious Rob Cowan. read more

WSA graduates placed 2nd in International Design Competition

Recent graduates, from the wsa MARch programme, Simon Hampshire and Jack Lambert, along with two other architecture graduates from Roderick James Architects in Devon, placed 2nd in the professional category in the International Design Competition, 'DATE' (Design Against The Elements) . read more

economyExhibition: ''Pontypridd: Urban Conditions'

WSA students from Year 2 have analysed and represented key qualities of urban fabric of Pontypridd through inventive and didactic urban analysis methods: factual, sensorial and geometric. The exhibition explores the role of social, physical, intellectual, historical, economic and political factors within an changing urban context.
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