Thursday, 3 July 2008

New case studies published – ACE Capital Arts projects

The practice was appointed by CABE and the Arts Council of England to research and prepare 10 case studies on ACE arts capital projects. These will be published in July and available on CABE’s online library. The case studies range from theatre company headquarters to artist’s studios.
The process-based case studies were researched and written by Short and Associates: Alan Short, Alistair Fair; Sebastian Macmillan (Cambridge University); and Peter Barrett (Salford University) and Adam Whiteley.

New On-Line Publication – Client guide for Capital Arts projects

The practice was appointed by CABE and the Arts Council of England to author and manage the delivery of the new Guidance for Capital Arts projects which is to go live in July 2008.
‘An unprecedented number of building projects for the Arts have been realised in the last decade, both as refurbishments and extensions to existing buildings, and entirely new buildings. There is a growing community of current and former clients for Arts Capital Projects. Frequently this is a single one-off, never to be repeated experience. Some Arts Capital Project clients have asked “why do we seem to be reinventing the wheel for every project?”. This report is designed to capture and communicate the key points from this collective, but largely unpublished experience, and set them into the customary sequence of events in a building project.’
The guide was researched and written by Short and Associates’ team, Alan Short with Alistair Fair, Sebastian Macmillan (Sustainability), Peter Barrett (Briefing), Adrian Cave (Accessibility) and Patricia Sterry (Consultation).

IHEEM Conference ‘Making a Difference’

The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM), Northern Ireland Branch, invited Short and Associates to speak at the Regional Conference “ Making A Difference” on the 21st /22nd May 2008. Dr Sura Al-Maiyah presented a paper titled “Sustainable Hospital Design” reporting current progress on the Institue for Health research funded project “Design Strategy for Low Energy Ventilation and Cooling of Health Buildings” for which the Principal Investigator is Professor Alan Short.

Triennial Award by the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies was awarded the Commendation for Brickwork 2008 at the Triennial Awards ceremony, held in the Cutlers Hall on 19th June 2008. “Overall the detailing was excellent… It was the marriage of modern environmental concerns with traditional building practices and crafts that is to be recommended.”

Local Environmental Award for the Chadwick Centre

Berkhamsted Citizens Association Urban Design Panel chose the new Design Centre for Berkhamsted Collegiate School for their 2008 Environmental Award announced at a presentation in the Town Hall on 13th March 2008.