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New York City, NY, USA

LOT-EK + RUCKERCORP at 57W57 ARTS New York Building Event
photo courtesy of LOT-EK

March 5 – April 16, 2020

57 West 57th Street, 12th floor #1207


57W57 ARTS

Forest Of Fabrication – dRMM: Pioneers Of Timber Architecture

RIBA North, The Building Centre and RIBA Chartered Practice dRMM present Forest of Fabrication, an exhibition celebrating the possibilities and significance of modern timber architecture.

England – Northwest

27 September 2019 to 11 April 2020 (open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm)

RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP


Forest Of Fabrication – Drmm: Pioneers Of Timber Architecture – RIBA Architecture Exhibition

Into The Blue

Historic pools are undergoing restoration and architects are designing inventive new places to swim. This display explores the architectural, cultural and social history of indoor and outdoor swimming baths and pools in the United Kingdom.

20 July 2019 to 19 April 2020, 10am to 5.45pm

V&A+RIBA Architecture Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL

Free display

Into The Blue – RIBA Architecture Exhibition

Sea Change: Flood Resilient Architecture for the 21st Century

1 Feb – 16 May 2020
Location: Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, London, SW6 2PY, England, UK
Exhibition Curator: Eva Woode
Marlies Rohmer Architects’ Floating Houses, IJburg, Netherlands
image courtesy of Roca
Roca London Gallery Spring Exhibition

Your Practice: How To Survive And Succeed

This workshop is an introduction to the approach to business applied by the best business coaches in the world. It has led to success for a vast range of businesses, and covers the key areas that will ensure a solid business model for the future.


4 February to 7 May 2020

Creative Quarter, Cardiff, CF10 1AF

Members £60 + VAT; non members £90 + VAT (for both sessions)

Your Practice: How To Survive And Succeed

Freestyle – Architectural Adventures In Mass Media

Through a mesmerising virtual reality experience, this new commission by multidisciplinary design studio Space Popular raises one of the most enduring concerns of architecture: the rise and fall of architectural styles.

England – London

26 February to 16th May 2020

Architecture Gallery, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Free exhibition

Freestyle – Architectural Adventures In Mass Media

Forms Of Industry: Photographs By Alastair Philip Wiper And Eric De Maré

Bringing together contemporary photographs by Alastair Philip Wiper and archival images by Eric de Maré from RIBA’s Collections, this display offers a commentary on our changing attitudes to mass production and sustainability.


26 February 2020 to 16th of May 2020

First Floor Gallery, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD


Forms Of Industry: Photographs By Alastair Philip Wiper And Eric De Maré

President’s Medals 2019 Exhibition At RIBA North

The annual RIBA President’s Medals exhibition showcases the talent of students, nominated by schools of architecture across the globe for the RIBA Bronze, Silver, and Dissertation Medals. These are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards in architectural education worldwide.

England – Northwest

29 February to 18 April 2020

RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP


President’s Medals 2019 Exhibition At RIBA North

Crash Course

Architecture Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Every Friday, a Crash Course on Amsterdam architecture and urbanism.

Date & time: every Friday, from 1.30 to 2.15 pm
Location: Arcam
Language: English
Price: € 7,50 p.p

Substantial Style: A Guided Tour Of The RIBA

Swedish modernism or Art Deco? Richly decorative or formally functional? A building with many interpretations but one never lacking style. Visit 66 Portland Place, the iconic home of architecture and headquarters of the Royal Institute of Architects.

England – London

Select Saturdays, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, and Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD


Substantial Style: A Guided Tour Of The RIBA

Art Workshops: Explore And Make At The RIBA

Join each month for a friendly creative workshop, where you’ll explore architecture and make art using a different medium. For retirees or those aged 50 and over.

England – London

The last Thursday of each month. Workshops start 2pm and end 4pm. No workshop in December 2020.

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD


Art Workshops: Explore And Make At The RIBA

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Playing the Picturesque Interactive Installation, The Edge & Andrew Brownsword Gallery, Bath, England

Tue 24 Sep – Sat 14 Dec 2019

Tue – Sat · 11am-5pm

The Andrew Brownsword Gallery at The Edge to present Playing the Picturesque this autumn, premiering a new virtual environment of Bath’s much loved Palladium Bridge at Prior Park:

Playing the Picturesque Interactive Installation in Bath

An exhibition by You + Pea, commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Located in: University of Bath

Address: The Edge University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1225 386777

Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa
Curators: Raul Betti and Greta Ruffino

Location: Santa Maria della Scala – Piazza Duomo, Siena, Italy

ortraits and travel drawings by Álvaro Siza on display in Siena
The travelling exhibition “Viagem Sem Programa” at Santa Maria della Scala

Dates: from 6 June to 8 September 2019

Travel without Program Alvaro Siza Exhibition in Sienna

The travelling exhibition “Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa” opened in Siena and was curated by Greta Ruffino and Raul Betti. This architectural exhibition was a side event of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Travel Without Program Álvaro Siza Exhibition in Sienna

“shaping everyday life! bauhaus modernism in the GDR”, Germany

9 Apr 2019 – 5 Jan 2020

Bauhaus Centenary in 2019

9/9 – Big Ideas: Finalists’ Presentations, AIA New York | Center for Architecture, NYC, USA

Aug 1 – Nov 2, 2019

ON VIEW: Big Ideas Small Lots

Brutalism on a Human Scale. Post-war Architecture by Léon Stynen (1899-1990)

Venue: Silver Building, 60 Dock Road, London, England, UK

Dates: 6 – 30 June 2019

Admission: free

London Festival of Architecture Exhibition

Flanders Architecture Institute Exhibition in London

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Portugal

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing, London, England, UK

24 Nov 2018 – 30 Jun 2019

Gallery 128a, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Free exhibition

A collaborative display by the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership. Drawn from the RIBA Collections and V&A archive, this display presents six UK social housing projects from the last 100 years, each with an experimental approach in addressing the provision of a home for all.

Bauhaus Centenary in 2019, Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Eastern Germany

Exhibition: Pioneer Romanian Women in Architecture, London, UK

19 June – 28 June, 2019

Venue: Romanian Cultural Centre, 18 Fitzhardinge St, London W1H 6EQ

Part of London Festival of Architecture 2019

The Romanian Cultural Institute London (RCI)
Romanian Architects’ & Urbanists’ Forum (RAUF)

Discussions on the role and recognition of women in architecture, with a focus on the achievements of outstanding Romanian women architects – from trailblazing pioneers to contemporary masters of their trade.

The ‘Pioneer Romanian Women in Architecture’ exhibition opening event brung together Dr. Maria Boștenaru Dan – the exhibition curator, Rosa Rogina – London Festival of Architecture Head of Programme, Jane Duncan OBE – RIBA Past President, Azlina Bulmer – RIBA Director of International Regions and Prof. Doina Petrescu – School of Architecture, University of Sheffield.

Organised jointly by the Romanian Architects’ and Urbanists’ Forum in Great Britain (RAUF) and the Romanian Cultural Institute in London (RCI), with the support of the Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation.


Flat Lands & Massive Things – From NL to NYC & Beyond, Berlin, Germany
Exhibiton by Archi-Tectonics – Winka Dubbeldam & Justin Korhammer, New York
Archi-Tectonics Building Events
image © Archi-Tectonics
Archi-Tectonics Architecture Event

Making It Happen: New Community Architecture
30 January – 29 April 2019
RIBA Architecture Gallery, 66 Portland Place, London, W1
How are architects working directly with community groups to create inspiring local buildings and places during times of economic and political austerity?
RIBA Architecture Event 2019

YTAA – Young Talent Architecture Award 2018, Venice, Italy
26 May – 25 Nov 2018
YTAA Young Talent Architecture Award 2018
photographer: Alice Hiley Courtesy: Fundació Mies van der Rohe
YTAA – Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 Event

Atlanta Design Festival 2018, Georgia, USA
26 May – 3 June 2018
Atlanta Design Festival 2018 Event
image courtesy of architects
Atlanta Design Festival 2018

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Key Building Events, recently finished, listed by country:


London Festival of Architecture Events

RIBA Architecture Exhibition, London

AA School Architecture Events, London

V&A Architecture Gallery, London

Pitzhanger Manor architecture exhibition, PM Gallery, Ealing, west London


SCI-Arc Architecture Events, SCI-Arc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

AIA San Francisco Architecture Events, CA

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri

Guggenheim Exhibition, New York City

Center for Architecture in New York Building Events, New York City

Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, CA

Architecture and the City Festival San Francisco Events, CA

Cooper Union Building Events, NYC

Gagosian Gallery Exhibition, New York City

Heinz Architectural Center Events, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Kansas City Design Week Architecture Events


ARCAM Architecture Exhibition


Carré d’Art-Nîmes Architecture Exhibition


Mediterranean Academy Architecture Event, Italy


Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne Events

Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Event, Australia

Gold Coast City Gallery Architecture Events, Queensland, Australia

CUSP Architecture Event, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Aedes Gallery Architecture Exhibition, Berlin, Germany


Kiev Architecture Event


Danish Architecture Centre Events, Copenhagen, Denmark


Lisbon Architecture Triennale Event, Portugal
Lisbon Architecture Triennale Event


Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery Architecture Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel Architecture Event
image by architect
Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery in Tel Aviv Exhibition – Exhibition of Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings


Museum of Finnish Architecture Events, Helsinki


GIS Architecture Expo Event, Bucharest

INGLASS Architecture Conference, Romania

Events for the World Building Events page welcome

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