LSA Annual Dinner Friday 23 November

ArkleBoyce directors James and Graham along with significant support from Kate were delighted to host the Leeds Society of Architects annual dinner last night. Thank you to James Gorst for sharing his beautiful work. We are delighted to have raised over £1200 for Architecture Sans Frontieres.

Graham voted onto RIBA National Council Thursday 9 August

Graham is delighted to have been voted onto the RIBA National Council to represent the Yorkshire Region. He'd like to thank everyone for the support and looks forward to working closely with the RIBA.

Kate speaks at Leeds Based Ethel Day Celebrations Thursday 19 July

We are delighted ArkleBoyce architect, Kate, was invited to speak alongside Catherine Ince (Chief Curator, V&A East) and Bianca Mann (Recent Masters Graduate, Sheffield School of Architecture) at RIBA Yorkshire Leeds based Ethel Day Celebrations, last month. Part of the RIBA’s wider celebrations of women in architecture and architecture pioneer, Ethel May Charles, the first female architect to gain admission to the RIBA in 1898.

Kate, alongside Bianca and Catherine, delivered a pecha kucha presentation sharing her own personal experiences of the highs and lows, the successes and challenges and inspiration and support required, en route to becoming and architect and in her continuing career progression.

Discussion was then thrown open to the floor to continue the conversation on the current state of play for female architects today and how the profession might continue to bring about greater equality and diversity!

Graham runs for RIBA National Council Wednesday 27 June

Graham is passionate about architecture, architects and the RIBA. He has been an active member of the RIBA since he was 26 and has seen our organisation change and evolve significantly over the last 11 years. The perception of the RIBA has perhaps been the biggest improvement and he would wish to continue this positive trend, taking it forward and use some of his grass roots involvement and first hand experience to influence the National Council on behalf of the Yorkshire Region.

As Co-Chair of the Leeds Society of Architects for the past 2 years, he has helped to re-established an active and relevant society, which through its activities, has significantly helped to raise the profile of architecture and educate the public about the role of architects. He would continue to closely engage his peers, the profession and key stakeholders to further our profession and the reputation of architects in the construction industry and the public arena.

He believes that Yorkshire has much to offer the wider markets, not just London, and he sees that there is a huge benefit in the ongoing discussions around how the RIBA can develop its service and representation of the Yorkshire Region. We, as a region, can trade on the strengths of the reputation and the ‘Yorkshire Brand’, looking further afield to Europe and beyond and grow our own aspirations, raising the bar and the general upward trend we see in the quality and status of architectural practices in this region

In short, he would propose, support and promote:

Reputation of Architects

Rebalancing north, south and beyond

Promote Good Design

Strengthen the Architecture Community

Architectural Education

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Stirling Stories North Friday 20 October

Graham and James were delighted to host Stirling Stories North last night on behalf of the Leeds Society of Architects to a sold out Holy Trinity Church. Thank you so much to the Stirling Shortlist and Reinier de Graaf for the keynote.

Stirling Stories and Reinier De Graaf (OMA) Monday 16 October

James and Graham are delighted to be hosting the Stirling Stories and Reinier De Graaf on behalf of the Leeds Society of Architects.

RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK's most coveted architecture award and this unique event in Leeds will bring together the architects shortlisted for the Stirling Prize to reveal the stories behind their buildings, the things that inspire them and what it would mean to win the UK’s most prestigious award which will be announced in London on 31st October 2017. LSA is privileged to be the first branch of RIBA in the 22 years of the Prize’s history to be hosting a pre-Stirling event of this kind.

The event will also feature world renowned architect Reineir de Graaf of OMA, Rotterdam as the keynote speaker. He is responsible for building and masterplanning projects across the world including Holland Green in London, the Timmerhuis in Rotterdam and OMA’s proposal to design the masterplan for the Moscow Agglomeration: an urban plan for Greater Moscow.

Leeds Society of Architects Thursday 29 June

James and Graham are delighted to announce that they have agreed to become joint chairs of the newly reformed Leeds Society of Architects. The role runs for two years during which time they will be involved with a variety of activities working with architects and the RIBA in Leeds and around the region.