PAST EVENTS: 2019
A selection of the events and activities that took place in 2019.
We held our first branch meeting of the year at Waterside at Lanivet, near Bodmin. We had around 10 branch members turn up to discuss upcoming events and activities. We were also delighted to welcome Richard Tosic and David Edmondson who are joining the committee as joint Vice Chairs. Lots of great ideas for the future.
RIBA President Elect Alan Jones Visits Cornwall
County Hall, Truro
In May RIBA President Elect Alan Jones visited Cornwall Council with members of the Branch Committee to talk about the relationship between the Branch and the Council Planning Department, following on from President Ben Derbyshire's visit last year. There was an opportunity to discuss Alan's ideas for his time as president. He also went on to meet other branch members and students at the Summer Lecture and at a special lunch event the next day.
Cornwall Architectural Trust Summer Lecture: Amin Taha
This year's Summer Lecture speaker was Amin Taha of Group work who gave an honest and frank talk about his career and the realities of delivering projects as well as an overview of his past and present architectural schemes.
Following this we once again were invited to the Falmouth University School of Architecture end of Year Show and awards ceremony. Another great porfolio of work on display again this year.
Tintagel Bridge Visit
An exclusive chance to view the much anticipated new footbridge at Tintagel. Organised in conjunction with English Heritage, a small group of lucky branch members were taken across the soon to be completed bridge and given a guided tour around the rest of the site. It was a beautiful sunny day and a fascinating and informative tour detailing the complexities of working with such an important historic site. It also followed on from the excellent talk we had by William Matthews, the project architect who spoke at our Summer Lecture last year.
Pan Professional Boat Trip
The Pan Professional Networking Boat Trip was an opportunity to talk to people from across the industry and was organised in conjunction with the Planners. Against a dramatic skyline we cruised up the Fal Estuary whilst enjoying a pasty and a complimentary drink. Fantastic scenery and good conversations.
Kresen Kernow, Redruth
This year we were very lucky to hold our A.G.M at the new Cornwall Archive Centre, Kresen Kernow, in Redruth. After the A.G.M.s for RIBA Cornwall and the Cornwall Architectural Trust we were taken on a tour around the newly completed project. We found an exciting mix of old and new, sensitively delivered. A chance to explore the extensive archive room prompted much excitement. So much fascinating history.
Planning and a Pint: CIL
Pydar House, Truro
Our pilot 'Planning and a Pint' (or 'Design and a Drink' event marks a new collaboration between RIBA Cornwall and Cornwall Council. The aim being to have a short talk on a topical subject, followed by a drink and chance for Planners and Architects to get to know each other better. The first theme was CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) which has recently been introduced in the county. It was a quiet start with not many Planners but informative and enjoyable.
Planning & a Pint: Climate Change
The second of the Planning and a Pint sessions focused on the important issue of dealing with Climate Change in the construction industry. This also included some case studies on applying the principles of sustainable architecture.
RIBA & CAT Autumn Lecture and Dinner: Laurent Ney
Maritime Museum, Falmouth
We were delighted to welcome Laurent Ney of Ney & Partners, international engineers whose talk covered a wide variety of bridges from around the world including Tintagel footbridge. This completed our trilogy of events with links to the new footbridge. The lecture was followed by an excellent meal at The Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
The Heron Inn, Malpas
This year the Christmas event was a relaxed lunch at the Heron Inn in Malpas. This was an enjoyable three course lunch enjoying views over the river and chance to discuss ideas for the future of the branch.