Kristina Johnson (KJ) Award & Inaugural Howard Liddell Lecture
Kristina Johnson (KJ) Award &
Inaugural Howard Liddell Lecture
Venue: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
Exhibition Opening/ Howard Liddell Lecture; Friday 23rd October 2015 - 6.00pm - 8.00pm
The Krystyna Johnson Award enters it’s fourth year and is open to all second year architectural students across all five Scottish Schools of Architecture, to encourage ecological design in the mainstream. Projects put forward by the schools in 2015 ranged both in content and location, they included a biking centre in Inverness; a futuristic library in St Andrews; a place of shelter in Beith; an ecological primary school; and an Edinburgh community brewery.
This year's overall winner of the KJ Award 2015 is Olivia Page of the Mackintosh School of Architecture for her proposed “Place of Public Amenity’ in Beith. The overall winner’s certificate will be presented by Jim Johnson to Olivia at the event.
An exhibition of students' work will be opened with the inaugural Howard Liddell lecture. Professor Sandy Halliday of Gaia Research will launch the series of lectures dedicated to her late husband. Paying respect to eco-pioneers, she will question whether, with everything to gain, ecological design is still marginalised and largely perceived as counter cultural. As evidence suggests that we continue to ignore science and common sense, Sandy will reflect on whether we will ever be able to create a radical change of direction toward genuine development for all.
SEDA are delighted and very grateful that Architecture and Design Scotland will host the KJ Award Exhibition for the third successive year at The Lighthouse.
The exhibition will run between 23rd October 2015 until 13th January 2016.
Professor Howard Liddell OBE, 1945 - 2013 - Co-founder of SEDA.