Façade Materials & Brick Cladding Systems case study: 

Cambridge Mosque

Date: Tuesday 14 May | Time: 18:00 - 20:30 | Location: Roundhouse 12 Sussex Street Cambridge CB1 1PW

Please book your tickets by clicking the link below:

Facade Materials & Brick Cladding Systems - Case Study : Cambridge Mosque Tickets, Tue, May 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite 

Façade Materials & Brick Cladding Systems

Case study : Cambridge Mosque.

A CPD talk Presented by Aaron Rea & Graham Kent Jackson of Taylor Maxwell

Roundhouse will be providing the venue in their showroom offering Champagne, soft drinks and nibbles and a chance to win a case of Nyetimber champagne in a prize draw raffle and goody bag for guests on leaving the event.

The presentation will be given by Taylor Maxwell who have been providing timber and external facade products to the construction industry for over 60 years - a national business, with offices in key locations across the UK. The majority of the products supplied are sourced from manufacturing partners within the UK and Europe. The core range of products offered includes bricks, masonry and cladding systems.

The CPD will be an overview of the products they are involved in, with a focus on brick cladding façade systems, touching on the case study completed for the Cambridge Mosque.

CPD certificates will be Issued and emailed to those in attendance.

Brick Matters CPD Seminars

Date: Thursday, 25 April | Time: 10:30 - 14:30 | 

Location: The Cambridge Union Fairfax Rhodes Reading Room 20 Park Street, Cambridge CB4 8AS

Please RSVP to by 17th April 2024

Council Led Housing Seminar - Cambridge & Hackney

Date: Wednesday, 24 April | Time: 09:30 - 17:00 | 

Location: Mill Road Community Centre

Council Led Housing Seminar: Cambridge & Hackney

The Cambridge Association of Architects and RIBA East are proud to collaborate with LB Hackney Council and Cambridge City Council in a day long seminar discussing the state of Council led housing, with leading experts and successful case studies.

This event is aimed for design, planning and housing professionals.


9:30 Tea/ coffee

10:00 Welcome

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Panel presentations

14:30 Panel discussion and Q&A

16:00 Guided Site visit at Ironworks

17:00 Finish, followed by pub sessions

This seminar will be held at the Mill Road Community Centre, and thanks to funding by Cambridge City Council and Altro it is free but requires booking.  Here: Council Led Housing Seminar: Cambridge & Hackney Tickets, Wed 24 Apr 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite 

In case you registered for the day and can't make it, please cancel your order so we can let people in the waiting list in.

Note: Since food will be provided, if you have any food allergies please let us know in advance.

For questions please email:

In case you registered for the day and can't make it, please cancel your order so we can let people in the waiting list in.

For questions please email:


Architecture of Migration

Date: Tuesday, 12th March 2024 | Time: 13:00 - 14:00 | 

Location: Department of Architecture, Scroope Terrace

On Tuesday March 12, between 1:00pm and 2:00pm, we will be hosting Dr. Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi for a talk about her newest book, Architecture of Migration: The Dadaab Refugee Camps and Humanitarian Settlement.

As a global expert on the relationship between architecture and the sociopolitics of injustice, her scholarship aims to foreground histories of marginalized people and figures and promote practices of collaboration and support, especially concerning the lives and narratives of communities that have been systematically excluded or silenced.  Thinking through objects, buildings, and landscapes, her work examines intellectual histories and diverse forms of aesthetic practice and cultural production.

In this talk on Architecture of Migration Siddiqi examines how the refugee camp’s aesthetic and material landscapes—even if born out of emergency—reveal histories, futures, politics, and rhetoric's. She identifies forces of colonial and humanitarian settlement, tracing spatial and racial politics in the Dadaab refugee camps established in 1991 on the Kenya-Somalia border—at once a dense setting that manifests decades of architectural, planning, and design initiatives and a much older constructed environment that reflects its own ways of knowing. 

Join us either in person in the Classroom at the Department of Architecture, or online at:

Registration Link:

CAA Annual General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 6th March 2024 | Time: 18:30 - | 

Location: Old Bicycle Shop

On Wednesday March 6th at 6.30PM we will be holding our AGM both in person and on-line. Further details will be provided nearer the time however you may have already received an email from RIBA announcing vacant seats via their website. We have a few vacancies and in particular are seeking volunteers to join us in the positions below. We would also like to welcome two new volunteers, Sarah Shaw who will be joining Margherita with Event Coordination, and Eliza Papoutsi who will be helping Ann in our Outreach programme. Being part of the Committee is a very rewarding experience and brings you to the heart of the Cambridgeshire architectural community so it's well worth it!

We also have vacancies for Secretary, Outreach Coordinator, and an Editor for Cambridge Architecture. Ann Bassett will be stepping down in March and Tom Foggin is wishing to focus on other commitments - an enormous thank you to both for the years of help. We already have potential candidates, however if you feel you would like to stand for these roles, then please do. Nominations will open at 9am on Wednesday, 7 February 2024 and close at 4pm on Wednesday, 14 February 2024. By that time, completed nominations must be received by the Returning Officer through the online nominations form as set out in the RIBA Guidance Notes. Candidates can nominate themselves by submitting nomination papers using this link by the deadline.

CAA: Chesterton Community College Workshop

Date: Wednesday, 1st  March 2024 | Time: 08:15 - 16:00 | Location: Chesterton Community College

The CAA is running a workshop through our Outreach program.  The workshop will take place at Chesterton Community College.  If you are interested in contributing to this exciting event and teaching young individuals about the nature and importance of architecture in the built environment, please send an email to, by 22nd February.

CAA: ArcSoc Careers Evening / 

Entering Practice

Date: Wednesday, 28th February 2024 | Time: 16:00 - 19:30 | 

Location: Lecture Room Scroope Terrace, Department of Architecture

The CAA have invited 10 speakers from a range of practices to talk about the work they do and the journey they have taken. This will be given to final year students to help them understand the wide range of possible career choices in architecture. Members are welcome to attend and should inform ArcSoc in advance via e-mail.

Cambridge Arts Network Conference 2024

Date: Tuesday, 27th February 2024 | Time: 17:00 - | Location: Cambridge Corn Exchange CB2 3QE

More info can be found here: 

Cambridge Arts Network Conference 2024 | Cambridge Live 

The Academy of Urbanism presents The John Thompson Memorial Lecture

Date: Tuesday, 13th February 2024 | Time: 16:30 - 19:30 | Location: Department of Architecture, Scroope Terrace

Individual Member tickets £12 with code individualmember

Join the Academy of Urbanism for this inaugural John Thompson Memorial Lecture, held in memory of the AoU’s late Founder and Honorary President, John Thompson, and his legacy as a pioneer of community architecture.

Sadie Morgan OBE, co-founder of Stirling Prize winning architecture studio dRMM, will deliver this lecture, using her background as a design advocate, educator, and advisor to delve into the theme of community architecture.

This early evening event will take place in the University of Cambridge’s Architecture Department, John’s alma mater, and the lecture will be followed by a Q&A and drinks reception.

More details and booking can be found via the button below or at

John Thompson Memorial Lecture

CAA Christmas Social

Date: Wednesday, 13th December 2023 | Time: 17:30 -

To finish the year we will be hosting our Christmas Social together with RIBA East at Art Space, 5-7 Portugal Place in central Cambridge.

As always, this event is free but please book your tickets below so that we can make sure we provide enough drinks and nibbles for all!

Looking forward to celebrating the end of year festivities with all of our members and supporters together in style!

RIBA East & Cambridge Association of Architects Christmas Social Tickets, Wed 13 Dec 2023 at 17:30 | Eventbrite 

'Emergence: Nature, Context, and Community' 

Date: Thursday, 30th November 2023 | Time: 17:30 -

Cambridge Architecture Research Ltd. is delighted to announce the next CAR Showroom will take place on the 30th November; entitled 'Emergence: Nature, Context, and Community'


Emily and Rowan Haysom will be discussing the overlap between their independent creative practices and their shared vision for design.    


Emily’s particular interest is in working with the energy of natural systems to enliven human and natural habitats. She questions the dominance of the ‘view’ and ‘plan’ in design. Rowan will be discussing his experience of community-led design and how such engagement has resulted in more integrated and coherent outcomes. Together they will be reflecting on their search for more grassroots models for development, based on inherent patterns of growth, open systems, and relationship-based planning, for the creation of resilient habitats and communities. 



Time and Date: Thursday, 30th November, 2023. Drinks reception from 5.30pm, talk at 6pm

Location: CAR Offices, 25 Gwydir Street, Cambridge


Registration is essential. Please simply email: Please state if you have any access requirements.   

The talk will not be recorded nor streamed online. 

What does the future hold for sustainable housing?

Date: Thursday, 16th November 2023 at Entopia, Cambridge | Time: 15:00 -

We have brought together a wide-ranging panel from the built environment including Emma Fletcher from Octopus Energy, Keith Bradley from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio, James Cox from TOWN, and Patrick Usborne who is Chair of the CAA and Canopy member at Entopia running his practice Perpendicular Architecture, who will explore where sustainable housing is in the current market and what we should be expecting from our houses in the future. Tickets sold here.

Three years on from the government funded Home of 2030 Competition, led by Homes England and hosted by the RIBA, we will look at where are we now against those key areas of Inclusive Living, Healthy Living, Environmental Impact, and Deliverability. The panel will also look at what we have learnt from existing projects and what barriers remain, and what solutions lay ahead to deliver better homes for the future. RIBA invites you take part in the panel discussion at the Entopia Building, CISL's ultra-sustainable home in the heart of Cambridge. Then onto a local bar, The Castle to continue the discussion along with drinks which has kindly been sponsored by Altro.

Now in its fifth year, Citymakers returns in 2023 with a series of talks in key cities around the country.

This year's Citymakers - City Knowledge, Knowledge City - explores the relationship between knowledge production and city renewal in three cities: London, Cambridge and Manchester - looking at how research and academic institutions continue to grow, thrive and redefine their relationship in these very different urban contexts.

The series will be chaired by Jeremy Till. We hope you can join us at one, two or three of this year's events. Find out more and register here: On Eventbrite link. For the live stream for Day 1 in London (as the in person event is sold out) the link.

Annual Reception

Date: Wednesday, 18th October 2023 | Time: 18:30 -

Our main event of the year! The Cambridge Association of Architects Annual Reception will be held at Cripps Court, Magdelene College on the 18th October 2023. Please arrive for 6.30pm. The evening will be an opportunity for our members and guests to discuss the year ahead and include drinks and canopes, with a short welcome speach. A guest list will be held at the door, therefore please signup to the event here to reserve a place.

Historical Events

Date: Wednesday, 27th September 2023 | Time: 18:00 -

POSTPONED - updated 27.09.2023

On the evening of the 27th September, RHP Studios, Cambridge have very kindly offered their offices to host a CPD for CAA Members by Taylor Maxwell. This will be a great opportunity to hear what Taylor Maxwell are doing with regards to innovation and sustainability. To be held from 6pm with an approximate 6.30pm start, drinks and nibbles will be provided and an event booking page will be sent out prior to the event and be available on our website.

Open Cambridge: Entopia Building Tour

Date: Saturday, 9th September 2023 | Time: 10:00 - 11:30 & 14:00 - 15:30

There will be a tour of the Entopia Building on 9 September as part of Open Cambridge weekend.

Bookings open on 14 August and can be made here: Open Cambridge: celebrating an iconic city

CAA Summer Social - Punting & Picnic

Date: Thursday, 10th August 2023 | Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Our annual summer social will be held again on the banks of the Cam on Thursday 10th August at 6pm. Punts will be hired from St John's College where we will meet with Punts leaving the inlet adjacent to Upper River Court shortly after. Nibbles & drinks will be provided, and we'll aim to moor on the banks of Laundress Green (the island near The Mill) before returning to St John's. 

This is a free event however for catering purposes, please book your place here 

Ely Museum Architecture Tour

Date: Tuesday, 4th July 2023 | Time: 17:30 - 19:00

The Cambridge Association of Architects and RIBA East are delighted to invite you to a special tour of Ely Museum, Winner of the RIBA East Award 2022 and RIBA East Conservation Award 2022.

The tour will be guided by Elie Hughes, the museum’s curator and architect Hana Loftus, director of HAT Projects, followed by drinks and snacks.

Please join us on 4 July 2023 at 5.30pm in the main entrance at The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely CB7 4LS

All our events are free but require registration here. Please avoid double booking as numbers are restricted.

More information on the project here.

In-person Seminar at Roundhouse

Date: Wednesday, 7th June 2023 | Time: 18:00 -

How do you know the true cost and value of every hour each architect, designer or project manager spends on your projects? How do you know you are building fees or charging these resources out at the best rate to make profits?
In this free event, Damiaan van Zanen from Total Synergy and Dan Crompton from ActionCoach will take you through some great practical solutions to help you run your business better. You’ll have an opportunity to set up sessions post the event with both ActionCoach and Total Synergy to build on what you’ve learned here.

Entering Practice: Professional Skills with the CAA

Date: Thursday 4th May 2023 | Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Excited to be bringing practice and education together at this joint event between the CAA and ARCSOC The University Cambridge of Architecture Society this Thursday, 4th May from 18:30 at the Department of Architecture.

10 speakers introduce us to the range of work an architect might be involved in, offering insights from their current work, upskilling ideas during one's career and highlighting the versatility of applications of architectural education, inspiring potential next steps in their career as they enter the industry. 

Chesterton Community College Design Challenge Exhibition Event

Date: Tuesday, 7th March 2023 | Time: 17:00-19:30

What a great turnout for what was a wonderful evening celebrating the impressive work of year 7 pupils of Chesterton Community College with students from years 2, 4 and 5 from the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. Thank you to the Department for hosting the evening, and to all the Cambridge Association of Architects architects for volunteering on the day of the workshop. Well done and thank you to the organisers Ann Bassett, Irit Katz, Anastasia Orphanidou for another successful workshop. 

Chesterton Community College Design Challenge Exhibition Event

Open to all as a walk-in event - please join us! 

Date: Tuesday, 7th March 2023 | Time: 17:00-19:30

The CAA, Department of Architecture and Chesterton Community College are thrilled to invite you to join the exhibition of the work produced during the Chesterton Community College Design Challenge. 

CAA Outreach have been working alongside students from the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, on developing a design workshop for Year 7 pupils from Chesterton Community College. In this full day design challenge on the 3rd of March, architects and students will work to give pupils the opportunity to develop their design ideas and STEAM skills. The day will include several design exercises to introduce the pupils to some fundamentals of design and creative thinking, design development and architecture. 

It’s this work produced on the day that will be exhibited on the 7th of March, where we hope pupils and their parents, architecture students and local practitioners can gather to celebrate this exciting collaboration and network and meet each other. Drinks and nibbles to be provided.   

The CAA invite you to join its Christmas Party 2022 on Wednesday 14th December at 18:30, at the Old Bicycle Shop Cambridge. 

Please RSVP at

The Drive for Building Quality

Half day conference, CFCI and Cambridge University Land Society

The Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry supported by the Cambridge University Land Society Residential Forum has set up a focused half day conference for members of the construction industry in our region which will address key issues given rise to by the new Building Safety Act 2022. The conference features speakers from the RICS, the RIBA, NHBC and the Insurance sector. 

The conference will be of benefit to building industry professions, as well as employers, contractors and suppliers to the sector and include a networking lunch.

To find more details and book tickets, click here.  

People City Planet Festival

Shirley Community Primary School

Sat 29th Oct 10am-5pm

Sun 30th Oct 11am-4pm

The People City Place Festival, hosted by U+I and TOWN as part of the Core Site engagement, will take place at Shirley Community Primary School this weekend, 29th and 30th October.

There will be a wide range of events and performances, including music and magic, talks and workshops, and circus performances and storytelling.

The People City Planet Festival is free to attend and open to all. 

View full programme here:

Guided Building Tour - Magdalene College New Library

by a Niall McLaughlin Architects representative

2 September 2022, 17:00-18:30

We are delighted to invite members to join us for a building tour of the Stirling Prize 2022 nominated and multi-award winning Magdalene College New Library, guided by a Niall McLaughlin Architects representative.

Two guided tours are scheduled to take place prior to the CAA's Summer Reception at Magdalene College on Friday, 2nd of September. Attendees are invited to join the reception for drinks and canapes at the end of the building tour.

The tours are free to attend but registration is mandatory as there are restrictions on visitors group numbers. Click here to book and find out more details about the day. Please register by 31st August 2022. 

CAA Summer Social 2022

Punting & Picnic

Wednesday, 10th August 2022

August is the month of our summer social, so instead of a monthly meeting, we invite our members to join us for a punting-picnic along the college backs, for a relaxed and fun evening, on the 10th of August from 6pm.  We will be meeting at the Cripps Porters' Lodge of St John's College where we will be commencing our punting excursion along the College Backs. We will be stopping at Laundress Green for a picnic and return to St John's by 9pm. 

Refreshments, snacks and punts will be provided. Keen punters would be very much welcome, but don't let that stop you from joining just to be punted around. We will be stopping for a picnic to share some more snacks, drinks and friendly chats.  

The event is free but booking is required to ensure there are enough seats/punts. Please RSVP by email by the 7th of August. Members can opt to attend the picnic portion only, if they prefer.  


2 September 2022, 18:30 at Magdalene College

Register here

RSVP by email to by Friday 11th February.

Alison Brooks Architects: Cultural Formations - Selected Works 2002-2022


18 February – 7 April 2022

Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Open 9am-5pm daily

One of the most exciting and innovative contemporary architectural practices, Alison Brooks Architects, is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at Clare Hall. Models, mounted on pedestals, drawings and photographs represent 20 years' work and include major building projects, such as that recently completed at Exeter College, Oxford. All are on show in Clare Hall’s main building, designed by Ralph Erskine, an Englishman who established a practice in Sweden and became part of Scandi Modernism. His work and that of Alison Brooks establish an immediate connection, through a sympathetic use of materials, an interest in simplicity and a desire for architecture that relates to a way of life and the needs of those who live or work in it. 


Each of the displayed works demonstrates Alison Brooks Architects’ ability to reveal and translate social histories, urban archetypes and iconographies into contemporary space and form; at the same time, they celebrate locality and craft with a tectonically inventive architecture.


Find all details via

Annual General Meeting : Wednesday 2nd February 2022 : 6.30pm

To ensure equal opportunity and fresh ideas once a year the elected positions of the committee are refreshed.

If you'd like to put yourself forward and help the CAA to deliver or organise its events in the comming year, or just get involved please contact our secretary.

Each position is refreshed annually, so all positions are reconsidered.

Thanks to the current committee of dedicated leading volunteers that have helped to steer our events over the last year!  

  1. Chair (currently Mart Barrass)

  2. Seceretary & Data Champion (currently Quratulain Hafeez)

  3. Treasurer (currently Kelly O’Doherty)

  4. Communications (currently Mark Richards)

  5. Events (currently Eliza Papoutsi-Lentzos)

  6. Outreach (currently Ann Bassett and Margherita Cesca Nelda-Haynes)

  7. Climate Champion (currently Alice Hamlin)

  8. Urban Room (currently Ze’ev Feigis)  

What's involved - Find out more and use our contact page to email any of the above with your questions.

Mince pie anyone!

Stirling Prize 2021

Join us to celebrate two shortlisted Cambridge projects this coming Thursday 14th October at Cambridge Central Mosque for the live viewing of the awards.

Registration available HERE

CAA Site Visit

Feilden Fowles

Hommerton Dining Hall

Look out for the invitation on Eventbrite to join this event!

CAA Topic Talk

Rion Willard

Business of Architecture

3 November, 2021 6.30pm

Look out for the Zoom meeting password in the CAA newsletter. Not registered follow the LINK


CAA Summer Reception

Thursday 2 September, 2021 6.30 - 8.30pm


CAA Topic Talk

Feilden Fowles

2 June, 2021 6.30pm

Look out for the Zoom meeting password in via our newsletter


CAA Climate Action Series


Embodied Carbon

12 May, 2021 5.30pm

For the second in this series looking at embedding sustainability in practice, Mathai Mathew of Michael Hadi Associates will be sharing insights on how to calculate, benchmark and reduce embodied carbon in design.

Zoom pre-registration below


Decolonise Architecture

ARCSOC - talks

The Martin Centre

for Architectural and Urban Studies


How do we achieve Zero Carbon?

CFCI Climate Emergency Webinar - WEEK No.3

Wednesday 16 December 1pm

Case studies, ambitions, future standards and legislation

Chair : Joel Gustafsson, CFCI Trustee, JG Consulting

Linda Thiel, White Architekter

Patrick Bellew, Atelier Ten

Tumi Hawkins,  South Cambs Council Lead Cabinet member for Planning Policy and Delivery

Zoom pre-registration below


Cambridge Climate Emergency Month

The Green Agenda - unpicking the barriers to change

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

The first regional meeting in the East will be looking at The Green Agenda and how to unpick the barriers to change.

The meetings are taking place on Zoom and are free to attend.


Towards a Low Carbon Future with LETI

RIBA S/SE region -Sustainability Talks- 19th November- James and Kat are going to present the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide and embodied carbon primer as part of the RIBA's 'People, Place, Planet' series, so if you are new to LETI and haven’t heard a presentation about these guides, this is a good chance to get up to speed!


Passivhaus Conference

Passivhaus conference- Online Wednesday afternoons in November- Join the very first virtual UK Passivhaus conference to discover the latest Passivhaus developments - the theme is a healthy & Green Future.

There are heavy discounts are available for Local Authorities, Social Housing Providers, and Educational Institutions. If any keen students are interested in attending but seeking a discount – do contact


Calling all chartered practices

As a result of the current crisis, RIBA East Regional Chair Tom Foggin is organising an online forum via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 22 April between 4 pm and 5.15 pm, specifically for Chartered Practices in the East of England. This is one of a number of similar RIBA regional forums taking place nationwide.

The purpose is to provide an opportunity for you to discuss how you are being impacted by the crisis, socialise with other practitioners, and to propose ways in which the RIBA could support you now and in the coming months, both nationally and via the regional office. The intelligence gained will be fed into colleagues for further review and response.

Tom will be joined by Adrian Dobson, RIBA’s Executive Director Professional Services, and Lucy Monks from RIBA’s Public Affairs team, to both update you on the extensive work that the RIBA is currently doing on your behalf and to respond to any specific questions you may have. 

An outline agenda is as follows:

4.00 pm - introduction – Tom Foggin

4.05 pm - overview of RIBA activity – Adrian Dobson

4.20 pm - overview of public affairs work – Lucy Monks

4.30 pm - open discussion / Q&A

5.15 pm - close


Please do bring a flavour of ‘after work’ with you by having your favourite tipple, or a cuppa, to hand, just to help oil those vocal chords!

In terms of accessing the meeting, simply click on the link at the foot of this email at 4pm next Wednesday, and, if you don’t have Teams software, you can access via the web based application. Alternatively you can put your questions to Tom on an email addressed

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Given the Corona-virus situation, we have decided to Postpone the 2nd April 2020 launch event for the upcoming issue of the Cambridge Gazette and the CAA+ Climate Action CPD series.

CA79 will still go out to all our members. It is an in-depth focus on the climate and biodiversity crises with some fantastic contributions from Mole, GHA and others across the construction industry - it should be an interesting read!

We will update you on our new program of events in due course.

Climate Emergency Conference

8.45AM  24th March 2020: Robinson College, Cambridge

Join us at the CFCI to discuss the climate emergency with industry experts at this half-day conference. The conference is supported by the City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, and organised together with Carbon Neutral Cambridge. There will be ample opportunity for networking and for meeting the speakers.

Early booking is recommended for what looks likely to be a very popular event!

08:45 - 09:15 Registration & coffee

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome & Introductions

9:30 Session 1: Construction Overview in a Zero Carbon Context

11:30 Session 2: Exemplars of zero carbon construction

More details HERE

Public Climate Change Seminar

Cambridge Climate Lecture Series 2020 #CCLS2020

13 February - 12 March 2020 – Cambridge, UK


Winstanley Lecture Theatre - Blue Boar Court, Trinity College

Trinity Street 



2019 was a seminal year for awareness of climate change. However, if we're going to confront the climate crisis, we need to do something. Now is the Time For Action.


Attend the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series 2020 #CCLS2020 to explore what we need to do now to reduce our CO2 emissions.

Every lecture will feature a short video from Fridays for Future ( with climate strikers from around the world.

More details HERE

Public Climate Change Seminar

2020 Christ's College Climate Seminars

The Centre for Scienec and Policy is working with Professor Charles Kennel, Director Emeritus at the Scipps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, to deliver the 2020 series of climate change seminars hosted by Christ's College

Seminar 4:

Economic and fiscal choices as we transition to net zero

More details HERE

Free to attend

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Talk and discussion with David Mikhail of architects Mikhail Riches, Stirling Prize winner 2019

Friday 13th December 2019, 11.45 - 12.45

Venue: Lecture Room 0, Department of Engineering Main Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Free to attend

'Zero-Carbon in practice with David Mikhail of Mikhail Riches'

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership's (CISL) Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) team is delighted to extend an invitation to University and external guests to join a lecture and discussion with Mr David Mikhail, Director of the architectural practice Mikhail Riches and a University of Cambridge alum (1981-84).

Mr Mikhail will be speaking to the IDBE course about the Goldsmith Street project and he will be sharing lessons about developing a zero-carbon practice and prioritising sustainability in projects while maintaining business viability and creative inspiration.

Mikhail Riches practice was awarded the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK’s most prestigious award for architecture, for the Goldsmith Street social housing development in Norwich city centre. The Goldsmith Street development constitutes the UK’s largest Passivhaus project and has received critical acclaim for providing desirable, environmentally and socially responsive housing.

Further details of the lecture can be found HERE

For further information or to register your interest to attend, contact

Call for Volunteers - RIBA Outreach

Architecture Workshop

Free to attend - lunch provided.

Contact: Carl Rowland

This autumn we're supporting Chesterton Community College Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 students prepare their designs for an outdoor space within the school grounds for a site adjacent the former Cambridge City FC ground. The students will propose ways to improve and increase biodiversity.

We're looking for enthousiastic design menotrs to assist the students over a three day programme of organised exploration on:

Each day will consist of three sessions:

And explore ideas such as:

We're looking for one or two volunteers to support each session. If you can spare a couple of hours on either of these days or more, contact Carl.

Time for Action - Special CAA Meeting

Tuesday 26th November 2019, 6.30pm

Venue: Mole architects - 52 Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1 1DJ 

'Our House Is On Fire'

Mole agree with Greta Thunberg that ‘our house is on fire’ and the time for action is now. The CAA agree, the pace of change is too slow, and we stand a good chance of missing the targets that would reduce CO2 emissions by the amount required to prevent a catastrophe for future generations.

Since the climate strike in September, Mole have been researching what they can do as a practice, but the more they learn, the more they realise how much needs to be done. Mole would like your help and invite you to meet next Tuesday evening, 6:30pm 26th November, to share their progress and hear from you.

 The proposed agenda is:

Framing the problem

Climate and ecological emergency

What we have to do as a country

What this means for the profession

The challenge in practice:

Learning to calculate embodied carbon

Tools for low energy design

Outside the office

Teaming up with local groups

Future Homes Standard consultation

Local Plan consultation

Raising awareness of the challenge and pushing a green agenda

Supporting each other to design low energy buildings

 4 Discussion

If your practice has particular topics you would like to discuss, please email them to in advance. Please also email Alice if you would like to attend, so Mole have an idea of numbers.


We look forward to seeing you next week

Great British Buildings - Cambridgeshire

RIBA Members £7.50 Non Members £10 Students £5

Booking via

Look out for this autumn's Great British Buildings Programme, a series of talks and tours showcasing some of this year's RIBA award winners.

26 September - Marmalade Lane by Mole Architects

3 October - Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre, Cambridge by Haworth Tompkins

17 October - The Simon Sainsbury Centre, Cambridge by Stanton Williams

22 October - Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College by Walters & Cohen Architects

24 October - Goldsmith Street, Norwich by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley

7 November - St Albans Museum + Gallery by John McAslan + Partners

Brick Works

16 October 2019, 5.30 to 8.30pm

The Old Hall, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, Silver St, Cambridge CB3 9ET

Building on the success of the first regional events in Birmingham and Manchester during 2018, this year the Brick Development Association is delighted to deliver its first ever Brick Works evening in Cambridge. 

Hosted by the University of Cambridge, you will hear from one of the world’s leading authorities on the history of clay brick, Dr James W.P. Campbell, Reader in Architecture and Construction History, Queens’ College (Fellow) and Director of Studies both for Queens’ and Trinity. Other speakers include Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos, Bureau de Change and award-winning architect, ceramist artist and designer, Maria Gasparian, on what she considers the possibilities for creating extraordinary architecture by combining ceramic art and industrial manufacturing.


Book via Eventbrite - HERE

Keeping Cambridge Special

28 September 2019, 9.00 to 1pm (Registration at 9am)

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

Contribute and debate the evolving new Local Plan


Spatial implications of zero carbon

Implications of biodiversity

What housing will we need?

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Cambridge 2030 - Meeting the Zero Carbon challenge

10 September 2019, 7.00 to 9pm (doors open at 6.40pm)

St John’s College, The Old Divinity School, St John’s Street

An evening of celebration, conversation and inspiration to mark the 10th anniversary of Open Eco Homes. 

With keynote speaker Baroness Brown of Cambridge Julia King and a panel of housing experts including architect Meredith Bowles, Greater Cambridge Senior Sustainability Officer Emma Davies, and Open Eco Homes host and particle physicist Bart Hommels.

Cambridge 2030 is an opportunity to listen, talk and network. As well as our panel discussion we’ll have relevant organisations and business available to answer your questions, information to take away and space to meet and talk over refreshments.

Join the conversation to help co-create a housing vision for Cambridge that answers the climate emergency and delivers good quality life enhancing homes for every citizen.

CAA - Summer Social 2019

Wednesday 7th August 2019, 6.30pm for 6.45pm departure

Setting off from St John's College Harbour

(Accessed via Northampton Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP


If you can't make the outbound punt, there may be spaces available for the return trip back to St John's Harbour.


If the weather is bad the event will revert to an indoor venue, so please still join us at St John's Harbour for 6.30pm.

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ARU - Summer Exhibition 2019

13th June 2019, 6.30pm to 8pm opening + awards ceremony

Ground floor, Marconi Building, Chelmsford Campus

Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ

Exhibition includes student work from the following courses:

BA (Hons) Architecture - BSc (Hons) Architecture - BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology MSc Town Planning - Undergraduate and Postgraduate Engineering

Exhibition open daily 10am-6pm ending at 1pm on Monday 24 June 2019

ARSOC Talk - Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects

13th May 2019, 5.30pm to 7pm

Department of Architecture  1-5 Scoope Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1PX

Hear from the big man himself.

RIBA 66 Portland Place

Unitil 21 May 2019, 10am to 5pm

Last chance to see Making It Happen

How are architects working with communities to improve local buildings and places during times of economic and political austerity? Four immersive installations, representing recent projects from around the UK, fill the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place to offer inspiring examples of architects and local communities working together.

ARSOC Talk - Reiner de Graaf of OMA

8th May 2019, 5.30pm to 7pm

Department of Architecture  1-5 Scoope Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1PX

Reiner's professorship focuses on how buildings have become an indespensible vehicle for generating financial returns and the implications this has on architectural form and typology. His program, entitled 'The Assett Class', radically reexamines the history of architecture...

RIBA CPD Event Cambridge

25 April 2019, 10am to 5pm

The RIBA suite of contracts have been updated. Find out what's changed and all you need to know about the new formats, what the differences are and why your current approach might need a refresh.

3C Shared Services CPD Event Cambridge

25 April 2019, 2pm at South Cambs District Council offices, Cambourne

Hear about innovative insulation products from ACITIS who have a new innovative insulation system for walls and roofs.

To book your place, please email

Cambridge Architecture ReLaunch - SAVE the DATE

Tuesday 5th March 2019

We've bought forward our annual Cambridge Association of Architects networking event to mark the relaunch of our bi-annual publication Cambridge Architecture. At the event we'll showcase some of the exciting projects supported recently by us. More details will follow shortly, but for now, save the date!

CAA Christmas Social

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 - 6.30pm until late

Venue: Old Bicycle Shop, Cambridge

Join your friends, colleagues and design community for that annual catch up and intel on what to look out for in 2019. Who are the new movers and shakers likely to be and who are the best practices to work with. All this and more...

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