Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sustainable, vernacular and natural architecture talk.

Hey, you, would you like to learn more about sustainable, vernacular and natural architecture? If the answer is yes then you’re in luck, as next Wednesday (the 26th February) you can meet the East Midland Earth Stucture Society (EMESS) to discuss ‘radical eco-architecture’.

Sound good? Hop on over to the MB1009 in the MAB at 7pm to get involved. ArchLOVE will be there to present on those issues along with members of the Abundant Earth Community so this will be a great opportunity to discover more about alternative architectural practices from some people who work with them every day.


DEM graduate now curator in Aberdeen

We like a good success story at Lincoln. Not only do they make us feel warm and tingly on the inside, but they also mean that the people who graduate from here are going on to have good, prosperous lives, and that’s what we’re all about at the heart of it.

Today’s tale of good things comes from a graduate of the Design for Exhibition and Museums BA(Hons) course. Gillian Macnee graduated in 2006, when the degree was called Museum and Exhibition Design, and is now working as Curator of Learning and Access at the University Museums of Aberdeen. We got in touch and asked her for a few words on her experience of Lincoln. Here’s what she had to say:

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Lincoln. Geoff and Pam were amazing teachers; it sounds corny but some of the lessons they taught me I still apply to my work today! Firstly that every good exhibition should be about telling a story. You have to find and show that story in the best possible way, and I still always do that when planning exhibitions or workshops. Storytelling is what it all boils down to.

Secondly you have to eventually stop brainstorming new ideas and decide on one. It took me all of my degree to learn that! I kept changing my mind and changing ideas and designs, but at some point you have to stop!”

Gillian also sent us some photographs of her working life so far. We’re sure you’ll agree that her work looks a lot more fun than the average day!

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New portfolio site unveiled

Students at the Lincoln School of Architecture start producing concept and model work from the minute they arrive, but up until now that work has only been seen by their peers, their tutors and anyone else they choose to show themselves.

All of that is about to change, with the launch of our brand new portfolio site. Designed to show off the best of the School’s creativity, the site will be updated to bring you all the latest gems coming out from across the year groups. Put together by our own Barbara Griffin, senior lecturer on the MArch course, we’re sure you’ll agree that it looks AMAZING and showcases the great range of what our students have to offer.

portfolio site screen grab

You can see the site here. Check back often to see everything what’s being produced.