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First KASA Open Lecture of 2017-18: AVR London

KASA is delighted to announce the first KSA Open Lecture of 2017/18 will be given by Joe Robson, founder of AVR London. Prior to establishing AVR, Joe studied architecture at Bath University before working at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA) researching 3D modelling, virtual reality and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

AVR is a London based collective of architecturally trained 3D artists who specialise in producing captivating architectural illustrations. Joe will be speaking to us about AVR’s methodology for producing illustrations and their thoughts on the importance of high quality visual representation in architecture.

[Feature picture by Erik Eastman]

KASA Open Lecture: Jonathan Deeming, Surveyor of the Fabric of Canterbury Cathedral

KASA is delighted to announce the upcoming open lecture will be given by Jonathan Deeming, Surveyor of the Fabric of Canterbury Cathedral on Tuesday 4th April at 6PM in Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1.

Jonathan is a partner for architectural practice Purcell and has achieved qualification as an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation. Jonathan’s role as Surveyor to the Fabric is wide ranging and complex; he is responsible for preparing a survey of the Cathedral every five years, assessing the state of repair of the structure and making recommendations about the priority for repairs to the building. The lecture will discuss the recently completed, in progress and future work planned for Canterbury Cathedral.

KASA Catalogue Competition – Winner Announced!

On Friday 16th June 2017, the Kent School of Architecture will be celebrating it’s twelfth year with a unique take on the end of year show. The show will run through twelve hours of programmed events, exhibiting student work across the school and providing emphasis on alumni and community integration.

KASA (Kent Architectural Student Association) recently ran a design competition for the exhibition catalogue. There were an overwhelming number of submissions this year, so a huge thank you goes to all those involved.

Congratulations to Tom Chappels of Stage 5 for his winning design, and also to runner up Matt Harrall!

KASA have already begun exhibition preparations, and details of the event will follow in due course.

2017 KSA End of Year Show Design Competition!

In preparation for the 2017 Kent School of Architecture End of Year Show, Kent Architectural Student Association (KASA) are launching a competition to design the Degree Show Catalogue. The catalogue will be available to purchase by students, parents and the public during the course of the event and every year it showcases the high standard of work the school achieves.

As this year marks the twelfth event the school will host, the themes for this years show orientate around the twelve hours of the clock. Activities are due to run throughout the day, with events scheduled on the hour every hour, over the course of twelve hours.

This year, we are delighted to announce that the current RIBA President, Jane Duncan will be opening the show on Friday 16th June 2017.


First KASA Open Lecture of 2017 presents Andrew Waugh

The first  Kent Architectural Student Association (KASA) Open Lecture of 2017 will be given by Andrew Waugh, Director of Waugh Thistleton Architects on Tuesday 17th January at 6PM in MLT1. Waugh Thistleton Architects based in Shoreditch, are experienced in delivering a wide range of building types with a commitment to the use of timber construction. This earned them an international reputation in environmentally sustainable architecture and design. For further information about the practice, please click here.

Andrew Waugh was an early pioneer in the architectural quest for tall timber buildings with Waugh Thistleton’s nine-story timber ‘Murray Grove’ project in 2009. The focus for the lecture will be on cross-laminated timber, the growing trend and benefits of building with this innovate technique and sustainable material.


Busy week ahead for KASA (Kent Architecture Student Association)

This week will be a busy week for our student association KASA as they are hosting three events, all of which are listed below:

Tuesday 8th March (17:30) Kasa Open Lecture – Stephen Proctor

Stephen Proctor of Proctor and Matthews will be presenting a lecture at 18:00 with drinks from 17:30:

‘Stephen Proctor and Andrew Matthews established their London based studio in 1988. With projects in the UK and abroad Proctor and Matthews is recognised as one of the country’s leading architecture and urban design practices. 

An extensive portfolio of completed work demonstrates a focused commitment to imaginative and appropriate designs tailored to the specifics of each commission. This combines a regard for historical contexts and cultural identities with the need to create socially and environmentally responsive architecture. 

The studio continues to explore these themes through current projects with a particular focus on the concept of ‘narrative’ in place making. Current work includes the design of new residential neighbourhoods on the expanding fringes of Cambridge and Canterbury and most recently collaboration with the Dutch based practice, Mecanoo, on the design of a new neighbourhood focus to Thamesmead.’

Wednesday 9th March (11:00-12:00) Revit Tutorial

Learn how to create high quality visualisations directly from Revit.

KASA is delighted to announce Revit Class, taught by Serwan Saleme. Serwan has received a high level of interest in using Revit for producing renders; his tutorial may help you to produce time effective visuals to accompany your physical models and drawings in presentations. This tutorial will be particularly useful for 3rd year intercrits this Friday and all school members are welcome – first come first serve:

£2 For KASA Members
£5 For Non-Kasa Members

Monday 14th March: (16:00-18:00) The Architect’s Football Tournament 2016

£5 Entry, 5-a-side, 5 Teams

Team up with your coursemates, tutors, mentors, mentees, Create Staff, Kevin, Collin, or pretty much anyone in our school to pick your best 5 players (+ subs) to enter the architects’ tournament of the year! Bibs will be provided unless you are already colour-coordinated and there will be a FA Certified Referee controlling the games. Four teams will play at a time with the fifth team keeping warm, going over their tactics or simply finishing a round at the Pavillion bar. The session will end with a full-pitch friendly kick about to warm down.

Yoko Kinoshita to give an open lecture on Tuesday 19th November 2013 at 5pm followed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris at 6pm

We would like to invite you all to a double open lecture this Tuesday from K(a)SA and KSA to be delivered from 5pm from Yoko Kinoshita, and then at 6pm from Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Yoko will discuss recent work from the office, including the Makabe Densho-kan, which is a municipal community center for the Makabe district of Sakuragawa City, Ibaraki. This project won the Architectural Institute of Japan AIJ Prize for 2012. Yoko is also a Professor of Kogakuin University, School of Architecture, and C…o-principal of ADH Architects.

Also joining us at 6pm are Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. They make buildings that are satisfying and enjoyable to use, beautiful to look at and easy to understand. They design very different buildings for very different people to use in very different ways. They believe in making places as well as buildings, that work over time and have lasting qualities intrinsic to their architecture.

More details to follow.

We hope to see you all there at these potentially fascinating lectures.

Yoko’s lecture will start at 5pm, followed by free drinks at 5:45pm. AHMM will then commence at 6pm. As ever the lecture will be held in the Marlowe Lecture Theatre (MLT1).

K(a)SA + KSA