Festival of Architecture 2017

LIS are delighted to collaborate with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) on the Festival of Architecture 2017 (FOA 2017).

The aims of FOA 2017 are to provide:

  • Opportunities for the public to participate and engage in an activity that recognises and celebrates architecture / the landscape profession;
  • Opportunities to reach a wide audience locally, nationally or internationally
  • Bring architecture/ the landscape profession into education / working with young people or children
  • increase awareness and skills in architecture and the built and natural environment.

The following projects are currently being considered for funding:

‘Prospect & Refuge’

An exhibition based on the creation of ‘The Garden Office’ encouraging people at home to take their working environment outdoors.
Glasgow based Landscape Architect, Anca Panait has been shortlisted for The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) 2017 Young Designer of the Year Competition at the RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park.
As part of the competition, her garden will be constructed, exhibited and judged in July 2017.
the FOA2017 will be a photographic and time lapse exhibition of the construction progress illustrating the progress from start to completion

‘At Home with Landscape Architecture’ – Doors Open Day September 2017

The LIS wish to participate through the Scottish Civic Trust ‘Doors Open Day’ scheme. We are inviting practices and organisations to celebrate by opening their doors for one day in September under the title of ‘At Home with Landscape Architecture’ with the aim of:-

  • Showing best practice examples of residential design and place making from macro to micro.
  • Demonstrating to members of the public and other built environment professionals how the landscape profession helps create great places for communities to live as well as increase natural capital, integrate aesthetic issues with practical demands for safety, access, property value, water management, habitat improvement and health.
  • Providing an opportunity for young people to experience the exciting creative possibilities that the landscape profession offers as a career.

We hope practices and organisations will be willing to spare some time for this celebration of our profession’s unique skills in creating outstanding places for people to live.

We are looking for initial expressions of interest in this worthwhile initiative and in the first instance could members email their willingness to participate to: mail.scotland@landscapeinstitute.org

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact LIS Chair, Rachel Tennant at the email address above.