Mick Goode hands over NLSA Presidency at UCLan event

29 Sep 2015
Posted by Croft Goode

Mick Goode hands over NLSA Presidency at UCLan event

Croft Goode director Mick Goode officially handed over his presidency of the North Lancashire Society of Architects at an event at the University of Central Lancashire that also saw a student design charrette take place as part of RIBA’s annual Love Architecture Festival.

Many members of Croft Goode were in attendance at UCLan’s Foster Building to see Matthew Hill take on the role of NLSA President, as former-president Mick now assumes duties as Chairman of RIBA North West.

The event played host to the NLSA’s AGM and saw Croft Goode’s James Kelly and Duncan Hammond were introduced as new Councillor members along with John Bridge, and Paul McCullough and Oly Hamilton elected Committee Treasurer and UCLan Student Councillor respectively.

NLSA new members
We also enjoyed seeing what the new Architectural Technology and Architecture students had come up with in their groups for the three-day design charrette. Each group was set the task of creating a design to celebrate the work of Preston-born inventor Sir Richard Arkwright which would be located outside Arkwright’s former home in Preston city centre, providing a link between Arkwright House and the general public.

It was of particular interest to those of us attending the event from Croft Goode as we have recently had plans approved to restore and modernise Arkwright House for current occupiers Age Concern Central Lancashire.

All 10 groups presented their ideas and were judged by staff at the University as well as members of the NLSA. The winning design was by students Charlie Wall, Mohammad Bholah, Ryan Keen, Andrew Winbow, Saara Malik and Matthew Keefe.

Uclan design charrette
Speaking about the event as a whole, Mick Goode said: “The RIBA were really proud to have been able to be part of the Welcome Week at the School of Architecture, and we were also pleased to be able to tie this in with announcing the new members of the Branch Committee at UCLan. We hope that having involvement from members across Lancashire will mean that we are able to promote more exciting events to celebrate architecture across the county.”

The event also saw a tribute speech by Tarquin Scott about his architect father N. Keith Scott CBE who recently passed away, and a guest lecture by Hugh Broughton who gave everyone in attendance an inspiring insight into his London-based practice and an award-winning project in the Antarctic.