RIBA Staffordshire Branch with the North Staffordshire Society of Architects

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RIBA Staffordshire Branch with the North Staffordshire Society of Architects

Time: June 9, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ingestre Lodges New Stables, Ingestre, Stafford, ST18 0RF
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Gursharan Kaur
Latest Activity: May 26, 2016

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Event Description

We would like to invite you to attend a meeting at Ingestre Lodges to discuss a few points below and we would appreciate your involvement. 

When - Thursday, 9 June 2016 at 6 pm. 

Where – Ingestre Lodges New Stables, Ingestre, Stafford, ST18 0RF

Food and drink will be provided.

6:00pm Tour - A brief architectural tour around the Historic Buildings of Ingestre including the only Wren Church outside London.

6:45pm Meeting following the agenda below.

We would like to ask members to contribute ideas as to what kind of events and role they feel that the NSSA and RIBA could provide. We are a membership run organisation and volunteer our time to promote excellence in design and Architecture. Please email and propose ideas for what you would like to see your branch activities.

We would like to ask members if they are interested in Building Visits perhaps further afield over a weekend. 

Weekend Architecture Visit –

The Branch could organize design competition with emphasis on the improvement of the existing housing stock, possibly in conjunction with English Heritage.

Ibstock - Following a meeting with Matthew Guy of Ibstock they are willing to fund RIBA events.

We are also looking at a factory tour of Ibstock at Chesterton and Park House and a building visit to the Civic Centre Hanley.

They are also keen to help fund the BCB with the idea of an Architectural Pavilion.

We also have the LIF (Local Initiative Funding) back in place for local events.


NSSA –  NSSA Webpage and social media including a brief History of NSSA and how it was founded.


City of Culture 2021

Contact to be made with prominent people involved with Stoke’s bid, with a view to discuss the bid and how the branch can be involved. 

Michelle Adams - michelle.adams@stoke.gov.uk

Susan Clarke (Arts & Cultural Adviser to City of Culture Bid).

Design Review

We should write to all Local Authorities in the Branch area to determine their policy; copying in John Webb, Chair of UV.  Also contact the Chamber of Commerce and LEP to establish their approach to Design Review.  Should this be sent from the Regional Director?


BCB – British Ceramics Biannual 2017

Following Talks with Iain Cartwright – Looking at a building in clay. WASP Italian architects interested in 3D printing in clay at a large scale.

Also migration and how ceramics have been influenced by incoming and exporting ideas from around the world.  

Elers Brothers influence on Wedgwood.


Date of Future Meetings and Venues

Thursday, 9 June 2016 at 6 pm.                 

Aaron Chetwynd Architect Studio, 3 New Stables, Ingestre, Stafford, ST18 0RE.


Thursday, 11 August 2016 at 6 pm.          

Hewitt & Carr Architects Ltd, 2-4 Cross Street, Cheadle, ST10 1NP.


Thursday, 13 October 2016 at 6 pm.       

Forshaw Greaves & Partners, Linden House, 17a King Street, Newcastle, ST5 1JF.


Thursday, 8 December 2016 at 6 pm.     

Venue to be arranged - Annual General Meeting.


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