We are delighted that this year's RIAS Convention will take place at Queens Cross Church in Aberdeen (http://www.queenscrosschurch.org.uk/). The church was put out to competition and won by local architect, John Bridgeford Pirie (Messrs Pirie and Clyne). Completed in 1881, the church is built of grey granite, has a tower and spire rising to a height of 145feet and cost c. £7000 to build.
Both the Friday and Saturday events will take place at the church and we will be able to enjoy its new extension by RIAS Chartered Practice, Lee Boyd Limited. As this is the Scottish Government's Year of Young People, our Saturday session will focus on architectural education and showcase the work from some of our talented students of architecture.
The Convention Dinner will take place at the Aberdeen Douglas Hotel (http://www.aberdeendouglas.com/) which has been welcoming guests since 1848.