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A regional guide to current and forthcoming exhibitions, lectures, conferences and seminars, selected to meet readers' cpd needs. Information for inclusion should be sent to Andrew Mead at The Architects' Journal at least two weeks before publication.


Postcards from Whitby Until 29 August. Work by first-year Kingston University architecture students at the riba, 66 Portland Place, W1.

Roger Clarke Until 30 August. Sculptures made with the aid of British Steel. At the Economist Building, 25 St James St, SW1.

No Picnic Until 30 August. Craft objects or commodities? An exhibition at the Crafts Council, 44a Pentonville Rd, N1 (0171 278 7700). London Architectural Tours Throughout the summer. Organised by Architectural Dialogue, 6 Swains Lane, N6. Details 0181 341 1371.

Architecture for Austria 1896-1996 Until 5 September. An exhibition at the riba Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place, W1 (0171 580 5533).

Mausolea and Monuments Wednesday 9 September, 12.30. A Georgian Group lecture by Christopher Woodward at 6 Fitzroy Sq, W1. Tickets on the door. Details 0171 387 1720.

Recession-Proof Architecture Thursday 10 September. A seminar at the riba. Details Sally Barber 0171 307 3681.

The Lost Palace of Whitehall, 1530-1698 10 September-24 October. An exhibition drawing on the riba's Inigo Jones and John Webb material. At the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Sq, W1. Details 0171 580 5533.

A Renaissance Enigma Until 12 September. The 'North Italian Album' - an exhibition at the Soane Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2.

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames 15 September-3 January. The Library of Congress/Vitra Design Museum show is at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, SE1. Details 0171 403 6933.

Working with cdm Regulations Wednesday 16 September. A Construction Study Centre course at a London venue. Details 0121 434 3337.

Revitalising Cities - Sustainable Urban Living in the Twenty-First Century Thursday 17 September, 10.00. A one-day sera conference at Church House, Westminster. Details Vicky Cann 0171 263 7389.

The Thirties Until 19 September. Influences on abstract art in Britain - an exhibition at Annely Juda Fine Art, 23 Dering St, W1 (0171 629 7578).

Open House '98 19-20 September. Some 400 buildings will be open to the public. Details 0891 600 061.

Towards Zero Energy Tuesday 22 September. A seminar at the riba, 66 Portland Place, W1. Details Sally Barber 0171 307 3681.

Defending Professional Indemnity Claims Wednesday 23 September. An ibc conference at the Forte Posthouse, Regents Park, W1. Details 0171 453 5492.

100% Design 24-27 September. An exhibition at Earl's Court 2, SW5.

Concrete Appearance: Finish & Form for the Future Wednesday 30 September. An Institute of Concrete Technology seminar at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, SW7. Details 01344 752096.

Aspects of Architecture: Representing Exteriors Until 11 October. An exhibition at the v&a, South Kensington, SW7.

The Cult of the Ruin Saturday 24 October. The Georgian Group Annual Symposium at The Scientific Societies' Lecture Theatre, Savile Row, W1. Details 0171 387 1720.

The Special Relationship: American & British Architecture Since 1945 29-30 October. A two-day conference at the Architectural Association with many leading architects, historians and critics. Details 0171 580 0311.


Tayler & Green Until 4 September. An exhibition at Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 13.30-17.00.

Performance Measurement in Construction Thursday 17 September. A half- day Construction Productivity Network workshop at the bre, Garston. Details 01923 664765.

riba cpd Event: Construction Law and Liability Update Thursday 17 September, 13.15. At New Hall, Cambridge. Details 01223 461458.

Avoiding Year 2000 Problems in Buildings Wednesday 23 September. A workshop at the bre, Garston, Watford. Details 01923 664 688.

cuea Conference on Engineering, Energy and Sustainability Friday 25 September. At Cambridge. Details Francesca Barraud 01223 342100.

Intelligent Buildings: Realising the Benefits 6-8 October. An international conference and exhibition at the bre, Garston, Watford. Details 01923 664524, fax 01923 664602.

East Midlands

riba cpd Event: Settlement and Foundation Failures Tuesday 22 September, 12.00-14.00. At Nottingham. Details 0121 331 4497.

riba cpd Event: Development of Brownfield Sites Wednesday 30 September, 15.00. At Nottingham. Details 0121 331 4497.

North West

riba cpd Event: The Management of Design Wednesday 26 August, 12.30. A half-day seminar at the Royal George Hotel, Knutsford. Details 01565 652927.


Viewpoints Until 11 October. An exhibition on landscape themes at ArtSway, Station Rd, Sway, Hants (01590 682260).

Intelligent Buildings: it & Communications Systems 12-16 October. A course at the University of Reading. Details Irene Williams 0118 931 8201, fax 0118 931 3856.

South West

riba cpd Event: Adjudication for Contract Administrators Thursday 3 September, 16.30. At Plymouth School of Architecture. Details 01752 265921.

riba cpd Event: Becoming a Planning Supervisor 29 September-1 October. At the Building Display Centre, Exeter. Details 01752 265921.


Art Nouveau Architecture of Riga Until 2 October. An exhibition at the Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay, Bristol. Details 0117 922 1540.

West Midlands

riba Certificate in Project Management 11-13 and 18-20 September. A five- day course over two weekends at a West Midlands hotel. Details 0121 331 4497.

riba cpd Event: Development of Brownfield Sites Thursday 24 September, 15.00. At Cannock. Details 0121 331 4497.

jct 'With Contractor's Design' Form of Contract Monday 28 September. A Construction Study Centre course at Birmingham. Details 0121 434 3337.

riba cpd Event: Settlement and Foundation Failures Thursday 1 October, 12.00-14.00. At Cannock. Details 0121 331 4497.


Health in the Inner Cities Tuesday 22 September. A conference on city planning and health at Saltaire, Bradford. Details 0171 630 0121.

John Kippin: Histories of the Imagination Until 4 October. A public artwork for the Rotunda Museum, Scarborough, and Scarborough Castle (01723 374839).


rias Festival Exhibition 1998 - Virtual Environments Until 28 August. An exhibition at the rias, 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh. Details 0131 229 7545.

Stanislav Kolibal Until 30 August. Sculptures at Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. Details 0131 221 6032.

Scottish Parliament Competition Until 30 August. An exhibition at the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh. Details 0131 556 6699.

Smith/Stewart Until 15 September. Video installations at the Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market St, Edinburgh. Details 0131 225 2383.


Alvar Aalto 30 August-22 November. The MoMA retrospective is now at the Palazzo Te, Mantua. Details 0039 0376 3232266.


Paintings by Jock McFadyen are at the Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, until 12 September.

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