Isle of Wight Architecture Centre
The Isle of Wight Architecture Centre is an emerging platform for architecture on the Isle of Wight. It aims to provide a public forum for discussion through events, exhibitions, lectures as well as visits, tours and educational projects in the field of architecture, landscape and urban design.
The Architecture Centre offers schools, parish councils, local communities and organisations as well as private individuals a place to learn about good design, meet interesting people and engage with new and original ideas on how to create sustainable communities and cities.
In spring and summer 2010, the Architecture Centre is organising its first public events programme, presenting the work and ideas of acclaimed young UK architectural practices to an Island audience with a view to create a salon where architects, planners, councillors and others involved in the making of the built environment as well as the public can meet and engage.
In July 2010, IOW AC will be hosting this year's Studio in the Woods, a four-day outdoor workshop led by award-winning architects and engineers at New Barn Farm, Calbourne; and for autumn 2010 and the next year a series of exhibitions, tours and further talks and debate are planned.
The Isle of Wight Architecture Centre is a not-for-profit organisation. It was launched in early 2010 by Joseph Kohlmaier who is an Island resident and senior lecturer in the history and theory of architecture at the Department of Architecture and Spatial Design, London Metropolitan University, and founding director of graphic design practice Polimekanos.