Derby Silk Mill – Next Phase

Silk Mill section

We are delighted to have been appointed to progress Derby Silk Mill through to RIBA Stage 3 and thus be given the opportunity to continue working with Derby Museums’ Silk Mill team to support their innovative approach and their vision of what museums can be in the future. We are also pleased to continue our involvement with Derby, where we have worked on other schemes, such as the refurbishment of Marble Hall in Osmaston and Sadler Bridge Studios.

Joining our team will be Leach Studio, specialists in developing inspirational visitor environments, to develop the look and feel of the exhibition and learning spaces.

“Challenging Practice” /// ASF-UK one day symposium

ASF_keynote_Irena_5March

Irena will be Keynote speaker at this one-day symposium “Challenging Practice: Designing in Uncertain Global Times” organised by Architecture Sans Frontières on Saturday the 5th of March in London.

More information and how to book can be found here.

SSoA “Scale of Resilience” Symposium

SSoA_ChangesEverything_SymposiumOn Wednesday 24th of February, 11.00-14.00, Irena together with SSoA staff and students have organised a one-day symposium “Scale of Resilience”.

This is part of the SSoA Building Local Resilience Platform project “This Changes Everything”, a PGT/MArch Cross studios Think Thank.

This symposium will explore how adaptation to climate change, onset of new technologies and the emergence of new forms of governance play out at city, neighbourhood and single citizen scales. 

Programme

11.00 Introduction: Irena Bauman

11.10- 11.40

Tina Saaby, Chief Architect od Copengahen and Visiting Professor  @SSoA : On citywide Cloudburst Strategy

11.40 -12.10

Signe Kongebro, Partner, Head of Sustainability @ Henning Larsen Architects, Visiting Professor  @SSoA: On KlimatKvarter and Climate Block

12.10- 12.30

Discussion: chair Aidan Hoggart

12.30-13.00

Indy Johar, co-funder of  Projects 00 and of multiple social ventures such as Impact Hub: on the New Town Hall

13.00- 13.30

Melissa Mean, Head of Arts,Knowle West Media Centre:The Factory:  on Making, Co-Production and Community Factory.

13.30- 13.50

Discussion: chair Doina Petrescu

13.50- 14.00 Next step

“Digital Making – What Kind of Future in the Construction Industry”

MassBespoke workshop

We held a great workshop here at BLA on Digital Making – What Kind of Future in construction Industry. A lot of good discussions amongst Irena Bauman, Matt Murphy and Maria Hensall from BLA, Melissa Mean from The Factory, Ivan Rabodzeenko from Chop Shop, Phil Langley from Bryden Wood Architects, Jonathan Wilson and Colin Dixon from Citu as well as Alastair Parvin from WikiHouse.

The workshop was hosted as part of our Innovate UK funded feasibility study into integrating construction supply chain.

Job opportunities at BLA!

We are looking for a number of architects with 3-4 years post Part 3 experience with diverse skills sets.

We invite applications from architects with strong design skills and excellent construction knowledge as well as familiarity with Passivhaus standards and other aspects of sustainability and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Archicad and BIM skills would be an advantage.

We are also looking for architects with co-production and engagements skills, experience of working with user centred design on buildings and strategic frameworks . Strong graphic and social media skills would be an advantage.

We are also looking for Part 2 students who wish to develop some of the skill sets listed above but also graduates with interest and skills in parametric design and coding. We are happy to consider applicants who are wishing to combine study for part 2 with working.

We are working on a variety of projects in the North of England including masterplanning, regeneration strategies, new build low carbon housing schemes, listed buildings refurbishment, light touch/high impact improvements to social housing, bottom up regeneration strategies and research projects.

We work 5 days in 4 – long days but 3 day weekends! We are keen on good gender balance in the team.

Leeds Station South Link

South Link update

The South Link to Leeds Station has now been open for a few weeks and it’s been great to see how well it’s used and the benefit it has brought to passengers accessing that part of Leeds. Some of our staff now find their commute up to the office a lot easier and faster too!

The South Link was a project that we were involved with up to design development “Network Rail GRIP Stage 4”, which included the planning permission for the £16m new southern entrance to Leeds City railway station, extending out over the River Aire and connecting into the Dark Arches, a designated heritage asset beneath the railway viaduct.

Leeds Art Hostel

Leeds Art Hostel website

We are delighted to share the new website for Leeds Art Hostel, due to open its doors soon!

The Art Hostel in Leeds, is a project developed by East Street Arts and supported by Bauman Lyons Architects and Key Fund. It plans to harness the creative talents, and pure imagination, of artistic practitioners; welcoming audiences from in and out of Leeds to engage in a new cultural experience.

You can follow how the hostel is developing and looking so far on Twitter.