AAI 2020 : Looking ahead

Happy New Year from the AAI

We have a lot of events planned for 2020 which are still in formation, so make sure you are signed up to our newsletter for the latest updates and forward this to your colleagues

Starting off the year, we have Hall McKnight on January 30th at Trinity College which is almost sold out. Some tickets are still accessible to members using your promo code. If your practice is not signed up for membership, now is a good time because the Awards 2020 early-bird registration ends on Friday – register now and you will still have until February 13th to submit your boards. Meanwhile, the Awards jury was announced today.

At the end of February we have a site visit to the Wren hotel by BDP on Andrew’s Lane – details to be announced soon. Save the date: Saturday February 29th.

March will be back-to-back events every Thursday with a series of panel discussions on the themes of Community, Culture and Character in collaboration with Dublin City Council at Wood Quay Venue. It will be a break from our usual format, prepare for a discussion.

April sees the addition of a new exciting ‘Lightning Lectures’ event at the Sugar Club on Holy Thursday, April 9th so mark your calendars – not to be missed. We are seeking emerging architects as well as competition winners and losers to present their ideas in less than 10 minutes each.

After another lecture or two, we will finish off the year in May with the Summer Table Quiz before planning for 2020/2021 begins. We invite new committee members to join our AGM.

We are also in the process of formulating our submissions for the Government Policy on Architecture which is now open to public consultation and the deadline for submissions has been extended until March 13th. We may be running a policy discussion, stay tuned.

Submissions are open for Building Material 24 on the theme of Topography. BM23 is still in production as well as IA17/IA18/IA19 which will be released before the end of the year (our apologies for the delay, we are working on a new on-demand self-publishing format).

Thank you all for participating in a successful 2019 with many highlights from Architober and beyond. If you feel like getting involved in the promotion of the culture of architecture with the AAI, do get in touch and come to our next committee meeting on February 11th.

Best of luck to everyone in the awards and we look forward to seeing you at the next event.

Ronan Kenny
AAI President 2019/2020

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