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in brief

Hawkins/Brown has designed this Advocacy Centre for Newham Social Services. The single-storey lightweight structure will house a drop-in centre and space for rent. It should start on site in September, with completion inside 12 weeks.

ARUP GOLD: Arup Associates' £8.5 million, two-storey Control Techniques hq building in Newtown, Powys has won a Gold Medal in Architecture from the Royal Society of Architects in Wales.

DOWNLAND SIX: Six winners have been chosen for the Downland Prize for Architects for new buildings, extensions or refurbishments in South or South-east England. Overall winner Rainey Petrie Design beat highly commended designs under £250,000 by Aldington, Craig & Collinge, Corrigan + Soundy + Kilaiditi, Richard Holden Associates and John Senter Architect. Roger Joyce Associates won a special award for use of brick.

ANDO SHOW: Royal Gold Medallist Tadao Ando is launching a Royal Academy of Arts exhibition (1 October-1 November) of his recent work with a lecture in London's Savile Row at 18.30 on 30 September. Contact 0171 300 8000.

ANCIENT AND MODERN: The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England is to stage an exhibition on the digital library of all the listed buildings in England - in the Millennium Dome.

BEEB JOBS: The bbc has placed an advertisement in the ec Journal looking for framework agreements including architecture. Contracts are for three years initially, extendable to five years. For further details tel: 0181 752 4103.

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