As a Fellow I pay significant fees already to the RIAS for which I receive a quarterly magazine and email newsletter. Although I have nothing against a Festival nor RIAS the real and substantive issues facing many architects in Scotland is the deeply flawed public procurement system, low fees and long hours. The RIAS is due to publish its strategy for the event before the end of the year and will apply for additional government and commercial funding through 2015. | Send to friend
December 2 2014
The RIAS has begun a fundraising drive to help deliver a series of events, commissions and exhibitions to be held during its 2016 Festival of Architecture by tapping every architecture practice in Scotland for £1,000 to help deliver the initiative. The blanket donation is being asked of every firm, large or small, in order to guarantee ‘equal credit’ for support in the form of a namecheck in RIAS 2016 publications and invitations to exclusive launches and member only events. I’m not aware of the RIAS doing much about those challenges.”
David Jamieson of Zone Architects added: “I am concerned at the implication in the letter that this will be a festival of architecture that involves only practices that have paid £1000 towards it, rather than all the members of the RIAS.