Walking Tour of The Calls, Leeds
Maurice Lyons will be giving a talk during the YORnet and RIBA Walking Tour of The Calls on Tuesday 30th April. You can book a free place on the tour here.
Hostel for the Homeless, Bolton
Bauman Lyons are pleased to be novated to Globe Construction to build a hostel for the homeless in Bolton for the Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA). Peter Latham of SAHA expressed his delight in our continuity of the project!
Design Culture Salon at the V&A on 26th of March 2013
Irena Bauman is a panellist at the 4th in a series of 5 Design Culture Salons.
The subject of discussion is :’How would design function in Recession?’
‘These are tough times for all creative fields. Some practitioners baton down. Others see the economic slowdown as an opportunity to rethink what they do. Can design really re-invent itself or will it be ‘business as usual’? How might scarcity impact on design culture? What can be done with all those unemployed designers? How does a recession impact on public practices?’
Irena will be sharing a platform with :
Conversation with Officers of City of Copenhagen
Irena presented some thoughts about the challenges ahead for city makers and the need to accept that architecture is a political act.
The event was organized by the wonderful city architect Tina Saaby.
Copenhagen, Malmo and Gleadless in Sheffield
MArch Students from Studios 18 applying lessons from Copenhagen and Malmo to propositions for retrofitting 60’s housing estate in Gleadless, Sheffield
Lecture at Mackintosh School of Architecture on 8th March 2013
Irena will give a talk on the subject of ‘Architecture of Consequence’ at the Mackintosh School of Architecture on Friday 8th of March 2013.
The talk will explore the theme of architects taking responsibility for their actions and making themselves accountable for what they build.
The talk is the last one in the series of Friday lecture 2013.
Carillion for Centrica (Gas Provider)
Bauman Lyons are working with Carillion to carry out fabric surveys on a number of Centrica premises to help develop a strategy for retrofitting to allow the reduction of the carbon emissions footprint.
We have started work on production drawings for the Yorkshire Water pumping station, new toilet block and chalets on the South Foreshore of Bridlington. This is our 5th project in 18 years on the promenade and it's great to be back!
Marble Hall, Osmaston, Derby
Bauman Lyons are pleased to be selected by Derby City Council to work on Marble Hall in Osmaston Derby. We are also looking forward to working with OSCAR - Osmaston Community Association of Residents.
Bridlington Spa receives Concrete Society Award
Working a 5-day week in 4
From Monday we will begin working a 5 in 4 day week. We are looking to find more sustainable ways to live.
This may or may not work but we have good reasons for trying and we will document the experience in our blog:
Video: Tower Works - Office and Studio Space in Leeds City Centre
Creative Space Management have published a video of the completed office and studio spaces at Tower Works.
Click here to view the video!
Video: Designs On The Future NOW
The inaugural lecture series 'Designs On The Future NOW' is now available to watch online via the Sheffield School of Architecture website.
Irena Bauman's lecture was entitled 'Architecture of Consequence' and took place on the 27th November.
Click here to view the lectures.
BLA Christmas Gathering
BLA staff Christmas gathering before the lovely meal at Salumeria restaurant in Headingly!
Article for proposed Homeless Hostel in Bolton News
We are delighted with this positive article on the Bolton News, for the proposed facility for a homeless hostel for the Salvation Army Housing Association.
See the full article here.
Designs on the Future NOW - Lecture series
Irena will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at Sheffield University School of Architecture on the 27th November 2012.
She will be speaking about 'Architecture of Consequence' which will be the second of a series of three lectures.
The other lectures in the series are by Professors Fionn Stevenson and Doina Petrescu.
BLA participates in MAKE:shift
We were delighted to have been invited to attend the MAKE:Shift event in Wolverhampton to present and share the practice's approach to public consultation and engagement by illustrating the work done for Dewsbury Strategic Development Framework.
See photographs from the event here!
Irena Bauman speaking at Guerrilla Tactics 2012
Irena Bauman will be talking about new opportunities for architects at the Guerrilla Tactics 2012 conference at the RIBA on the 6th of November 2012
Irena Bauman will be supporting the motion… 'that London will become more trouble than it’s worth'
Irena Bauman will be supporting the motion... that London will become more trouble than it’s worth: The UK needs more than one global city: Unequal investment is undermining the true potential of UK plc
Tower Works Shortlisted for Yorkshire Property Awards
The shortlist has been unveiled for Insider's Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2012 and we are delighted that Tower Works has been shortlisted for the Restoration/Refurbishment Award.
Cathedral Quarter Enterprise Centre, Derby
We have began working on the planning application for a new enterprise centre located in the beautiful cathedral quarter in the city of Derby.
Revisiting Utopia: The Post-Regenerate City
Owen Hatherley and Irena Bauman will be debating ‘the post-regenerate city’ at the In certain places programme of debates in Preston, hosted by
Harris museum &Art Gallery and the University of Central Lancashire.
Tuesday 10th July 2012
University of Central Lancashire/ Preston Bus Station
10 am - 4 pm (9.30 am registration)
Tower Works Ceremonial Planting
The office has recently been getting very knowledgeable about all aspects of water planting! With the completion of Tower Works, Bauman Lyons took a final trip to site to install their very own ornamental water plant feature; complete with Lilies, Water Iris’ and a varied selection of tall grass reeds. It will take around a year for the plants to become fully established but we hope that by this time next year the feature will be awash with striking colours greeting people in and out of Tower Works.
Bauman Lyons are now ISO 9001 & 14001 accredited
After years of slogging through PQQ forms and having to justify non accreditation by outlining full details of our systems (or course in response to slightly differently worded questions every time) we can now tick the box that says YES!
Other than that we think we have just bought an expensive badge as it doesn’t really change anything about the way we work. But we are hoping that it will at least make the process of filing out PQQs less onerous at least until another policy or standard becomes required.