Open lecture Wednesday 23. January at 1430: "Universal Design as architectural quality: current potentials and challenges" by Camilla Ryhl

Universal design was originally defined by the American Architect Ron Mace, as a design vision aiming at creating a more inclusive built environment, where users weren't discriminated based on their abilities or dis-abilities. Mace intended to create a means to design for inclusion through regarding all users as equal. The design concept of UD has since been redefined and implemented through out the world, and tin the Norwegian context the term has been re-named to universell utforming, and adopted into key legislation. The lecture will introduce the original defintions and intentions of the design concept Universal design, as an off set for a critical discussion of how UD/universell utforming is being interpretated and practiced in the Nordic region. Through her research work and the use of existing building cases, Camilla Ryhl will present key potentials of UD that we tend to miss out on in the current understanding of the term. She will also point to some of the most important current challenges of implementing UD as a core element of architectural quality. The lecture is based on her research in universal design in architecture through out numerous years. Camilla Ryhl is an Architect and currently a Senior Researcher at the Danish Building Research Institute (SBi) at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. She heads the research group on Universal design at SBi and the Master in Universal Design (MUDT). Camilla was formerly Professor in Universal design at BAS. In large auditorium. Welcome!

Two new vacancies at BAS!

Bergen School of Architecture (BAS) is happy to announce that we are in search of interested and engaged teachers for 2 new four year fixed term positions. Application deadline: 15. March 2019. Read more!

Application portal is open!

Do you have a bachelor degree in Architecture and want to continue your education at BAS? Please check out our webpage, the online application portal is now open. It will close 15. April by midnight.

Rådsmøte på BAS 30. Januar kl. 12-13

Det skal holdes rådsmøte på BAS våren 2019. Sted: Store auditoriet, BAS. Lunsj vil bli servert til de som deltar på møtet. Saker som ønskes behandlet må meldes rådsleder Marina Bauer mb@opaform.no innen 21.01.2019.