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					       Prominent architects guest lecture at Robert Gordon University
The 57’10 Architectural Society Lecture Series at Robert Gordon University’s Scott
Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment will continue with a
presentation from Simon Conolly and Caroline Akiboye of Akiboye
Conolly Architects, on Thursday 9th April at 5pm.


The partnership was formed in 1985, following a year of working together on the
Tottenham Green Sports, Social & Cultural Centre for the London Borough of
Haringey. The practice operated initially part-time, whilst Simon Conolly worked
as an Associate with Ian Ritchie Architects. His work there included directing a
number of projects throughout the UK and Europe, development of glazing
systems, and large structural glass and steel buildings.


Connolly and Akiboye have built their own passive solar house and studio in Cork,
in steel and glass, as a live-in test bed for a number of ideas and experiments in
construction technology, design and energy, such as simple, variable-
transmission, insulated glazing.


Their work has includes a number of one-off houses in the south and west of
Ireland, offices in Cork city, and continuing work on developing glazing systems,
including the museum of World Culture, Gothenburg.


The practice is very small, and the aim is to maintain this small size, so that each
project receives the full attention of a partner from inception through to
completion.


The lecture series, which will run until May, is celebrating 57’10’s 20 years as a
student-run Society. President of the Society Ciaran Garrick, said: “The 57'10
Lecture Series offers both students and practicing architects a valuable insight
into the works and thoughts of many of the leading architects and artists of our
generation. Through featuring a balance of internationally established architects,
up and coming professionals of the future and leaders in the field, we seek to
inspire students of the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in their studies.”




The event takes place at 5pm in room SB42 of the University’s Scott Sutherland
School Building, Garthdee Road. The cost is £4 per event or £20 for a yearly
membership which includes a cheese and wine reception after the talk.

ENDS                                        3 April 2009

Gail Caie
Senior Communications Officer
Robert Gordon University
Schoolhill
Aberdeen
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262210
Email: g.caie@rgu.ac.uk

				
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