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architects in north lancashire and south cumbria

Lancaster and Westmorland Society of Architects

View details and sign up for LAWSA Design Events in Kendal here

View CPD events

in Lancaster


View SPAB Cumbria Maintenance Co-operative events here and SPAB National events here


Please note the new venue for 2016:

The MINTWORKS 124 Highgate, Kendal

see map below

Our aim at LAWSA is to champion better local architecture, communities and the environment.


We campaign for good design in our local area by organising publicity, exhibitions and talks that are open to design and construction professionals and members of the public.


The LAWSA DESIGN EVENTS  programme has been devised to present interesting, relevant and topical design seminars and events on a monthly basis with events based in Kendal.


Unless stated otherwise in the Eventbrite invitation, events will take place at lunchtime, starting at 12.30pm and lasting approximately one hour, on the last Wednesday of every month (excluding August and December). They are held in the MINTWORKS (next door to The Brewery Arts Centre) 124 Highgate, Kendal.  


The formal element of the event will be of approximately 60 minutes duration with time both before and afterwards for attendees to discuss the event or just have a chat. 


We are keen to encourage attendance by all who share an interest in the chosen topics. The events are not just for architects....everyone is welcome.


Invitations to our events are managed via To be included on the mailing list for events contact Phillip Hubbard at


Visit Eventbrite for more details of LAWSA Design Events.

january 25

The overlooked risks of  asbestos insulation board.
A CPD presentation by Graham Orr of Orrion Asbestos Consultants, Lancaster.

february 23 

Structural design for timber box beams and small projects.

A CPD Presentation by Stuart Jackson of Jackson and Jones Limited, Chartered Structural Engineers.

march 30

The tanking of basements and dealing with damp at dpc level and above.

A CPD presentation by Stuart Benham of RIW limited.

april 27

An update on renewable energy.

A CPD presentation by Paul Satow of Global Energy Systems


may 25

Flat roof design and damp-proofing.

A CPD presentation by David Hartland of Bauder Limited.

june 27

Fire safety solutions for open plan spaces using water mist fire suppression systems

A CPD Presentation by Blue Light Safety on fire safety solutions for open plan spaces using water mist fire suppression systems.

july 29

Acetylated Wood

A CPD Presentation by Accoya dealing with:
•    how acetylated wood is produced
•    a summary of some trials and industry evaluations to support performance    
      claims for acetylated wood
•    case studies to show uses for acetylated wood.


To be confirmed


To be confirmed


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