The LRSA has regular branch meetings, normally on the last Wednesday of the month.

The venue is the Turkey Cafe on Granby Street in Leicester, unless stated otherwise.

The LRSA branch meetings are open to local members and all architects and students in Leicestershire and Rutland are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday 28 September, 6pm
Market Harborough,
Gin & Fizz / Waterfront, Union Wharf,
Market Harborough, LE16 7UW

Wednesday 26 October, 6pm
Melton Mowbray
The Boat Inn, 57 Burton Street,
Melton Mowbray, LE13 1AF

Wednesday 30 November, 6pm
Offices of Watson Batty, Limehurst House, Bridge St, LE11 1NH
President's Prize:
Destination Leicester

Tuesday 08 November 2016, 5pm
Thursday 10 November 2016, 5:30pm
The three day competition is open to all students at the Leicester School of Architecture.

The topic is unveiled on Tuesday evening with a couple of introductory lectures by guest presenters, 48 hours of frantic and buzzing design activity follow and the winners are announced on Thurday evening.
Local Makers, Local Products
Powered by PechaKucha
Monday 07 November 2016

6pm to 8pm
Free Admission
The event involves quick-fire presentations in the popular Pecha Kucha format of 20 powerpoint slides with 20 seconds.

A broad range of makers of building components from the region present their products and history and in a light-hearted and entertaining way.
LCJJ Construction Dinner

Thursday 13 October 2016
Black Tie Dinner at
College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester LE2 3TQ

After Dinner Guest Speaker:
Leon Lloyd – ex Tigers & England Rugby Player

The Leicestershire Local Joint Consultative Committee will be presenting their Annual Craftsmanship Awards 2016
Question Time
Planning for a better Leicester
Thursday 06 October 2016
The panel debate with architects and planning officers covered a wide range of topics, from city wide urban design aspirations and the standard of applications to the effect of land values and procurement processes on the quality of completed schemes.

The event was jointly organized by the Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects and the Leicester City Council Planning Department and attracted a diverse audience including architects, landscape architects and planning consultants as well as students and members of the public.
Love Architecture: A Guided Walk of
Leicester's Cultural Quarter
Saturday 10 September 2016
The guided walk is part of Heritage Open Day and looks at historic and contemporary buildings in the Cultural Quarter incl LCB Depot, Maker’s Yard, Curve and Leicester Print Workshop.

Book your free place here for a tour from 1pm to 3pm or from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday 10 September 2016 and go to the Heritage Open Day website for more information on events in Leicester.
Digital Marketing
Monday 13 June 2016
The seminar by Karl Craig-West of Buzz Website Design covered the key ideas needed to start or improve existing marketing in order to win more clients and finished with a Q&A session.
CDM Regulations 2015
Monday 23 May 2016

The seminar by Samuel Green of Greens Consultancy Services covered the roles and responsibilities of Principal Designers, Legislative framework, Principles of prevention and Risk assessment.

Sam also spoke in detail to the attending architects and engineers about Pre-construction information, Construction phase plan, H&S file and finish with a Q&A session.
Photography for Architects
Monday 01 February 2016
The practical guide from architectural photographer Keith Cooper covered advice of how to take better photos of completed projects as well as how to present architectural work to potential clients online.

The event was attended by 30 architects from local practices, architecture students and members of the public.

Keith, who is an affiliated member and a member of the LRSA council, has tailored this seminar to suit the practices in the region, also spoke about practical issues in capturing photos, and some of the preparation and planning required beforehand.
Points of View
Powered by PechaKucha
Wednesday 25 November 2015
The second event in the popular Pecha Kucha format featured seven quick-fire and thought-provoking presentations about all aspects of "Housing" - 20 powerpoint slides with 20 seconds per slide.

Architects and students from across the RIBA East Midland Region shared their thoughts on the subject of "Housing A to Z" and were joined by the Head of Planning at Leicester City Council.

The free event was open to architects, architecture students and interested members of the public and included free drinks and snacks and was attended by over 80 people.
Guided Walk: The Cultural Quarter
Thursday 21 May 2015
A guided walk, free and open to members of the public, covered the history and recent transformation of Leicester's Cultural Quarter from hosiery and boot making factories to the cluster of today’s creative industries.

The tour was led by architect Nils Feldmann on behalf of the Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects.
Guided Walk: De Montfort University
Thursday 14 May 2015
The architectural tour of the De Montfort University campus included a site visit to the major redevelopment of the Fletcher Building.

The walk was led by Dr Arthur Lyons on behalf of the Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects and was free and open to members of the public.
Guided Walk: University of Leicester
Thursday 07 May 2015
The architectural tour of the University of Leicester campus was free and open to members of the public.

Led by Dr Arthur Lyons on behalf of the Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects the walk included the listed Engineering Building by James Stirling overlooking Victoria Park.
Points of View
Tuesday 03 March 2015
Powered by PechaKucha
The event involved quick fire, thought provoking and light-hearted presentations in the popular Pecha Kucha format.

20 slides with 20 seconds per slide on the subject of Leicester Architecture from architects and lecturers proved to be an easy way of sharing thoughts on the subject and provided entertainment to students and presenters alike.
President's One Day Competition
Friday 27 February 2015
The competition was a one day charette open to all students at the Leicester School of Architecture to design a mobile exhibition pavillion for Richard III.

The topic was unveiled on Thursday evening with introductory lectures by Prof Sarah Hainsworth from the University of Leicester and Jonathan Park, the structural engineer behind the stage sets of the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and many others

24 hours of frantic and buzzing design activity followed and the winners were announced on Friday afternoon.