RIBA Venues, the conference and events arm of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) hosts this week a charity auction for global property and construction consultancy Gleeds that will see 20 sixth formers get to work as interns in the US. http://www.conference-news.co.uk/2015/10/riba-venues-high-on-the-food-chain-charity-dinner-list/
Gleeds, in its 130th anniversary year, has commissioned unique pieces of architectural art which illustrate visions of the London skyline in the year 2145. The pieces will be auctioned on the night (3 December) to raise funds for educational charity The Transformation Trust.
The event will be held at RIBA Venue’s Florence Hall and organisers expect 130 guests, including some of the industry’s foremost architects.
Honorary Fellow of the RIBA and Chairman for Gleeds Worldwide Richard Steer said: “We are very much looking forward to the event. Florence Hall is a fantastic space, which complements the calibre of artwork we’ll be exhibiting for auction.”
Steer said he was hopeful that the evening would go a considerable way in funding The Transformation Trust’s Inspire US 2016 programme, which will see 20 sixth form politics students work as campaign interns for the two national parties for the closing fortnight of the US presidential elections.
Stephanie Ellrott, Head of Venues at RIBA Venues, said: “I’m delighted to be hosting this event for Gleeds. The architectural focus makes it the perfect match for RIBA Venues, and it is great to be able to support a good cause such as The Transformation Trust.”