Scotland is an important market for Senior Architectural Systems, with many of the country’s schools, commercial buildings and homes featuring Senior’s windows, doors and curtain walling.
So it was a natural alliance that led to Senior sponsoring this year’s convention of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), which took place in Glasgow 16-17th May 2014.
Hosted by RIAS President, Iain Connelly, the RIAS Convention is the most important event in the Incorporation’s annual calendar, being one of the largest architectural conferences in Europe.
This year’s convention featured an inspiring range of both local and international speakers.
There was a definite sports theme to the first day with presentations from speakers including David Grevemberg Director of Operations at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Tom Jones principal of Populous, London whose projects include the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal FC and the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, Mike Hall partner at FaulknerBrowns who is currently leading the design of a major aquatics complex in Ashgabat, velodromes in Toronto and Edmonton and pool facilities in Derby and Aberdeen, Alessandro Zoppini from Studio Zoppini Associati in Milan whose designs include the London 2012 Aquatics Centre and the Sochi 2014 Figure Skating Arena and René Kural director of the Copenhagen based Centre for Sports and Architecture.
The second day had more of an arts flavour with three of Scotland’s greatest artists, Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce, artist, sculptor and mural designer Charles Anderson and sculptor Andy Scott providing insights on working with architects.
Throughout the Convention, Kenny McMenemy together with Bill Robertson and Andy Roberts from Senior Architectural Systems were on hand to answer delegates’ questions and demonstrate how Senior’s fenestration products can be used in the design of buildings which will not only enliven our cities but also have excellent environmental and sustainability credentials.
Technical Sales Manager Kenny McMenemy said “The Convention was a great success, creating a real buzz amongst delegates. Scotland has some very talented architects and we look forward to providing fenestrations products to enhance their latest designs from our branch offices and warehousing which is conveniently located midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh at Livingston, West Lothian.”