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BIM in Series Charity

May 9, 2024

BIM in Series

BIM in Series is a collection of annual conferences, organised in order to raise funding for the BIM in Series Charitable Cooperative Group, registered in January 2024.

Every year, a group of 30+ undergraduate and postgraduate students have worked together to support a BIM in Series conference, which brings together specialists, architects and designers to present their work on the topic of BIM (Building Information Modelling). Hosted by a variety of different institutions, including Birmingham City University and De Monfort University, the conferences shine a light on cutting edge research and innovative BIM practice, attracting both researchers and practitioners from some of the most famous architectural practices in the world as guest speakers. Speakers at the BIM in Series of conferences have travelled from a number of countries to join us, including Chile, America, China, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Dubai, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Romania. Some of the that have been represented at the conferences include Zaha Hadid Architects; Foster and Partners; Rogers Stirk Harbour Partners; Bjark Ingels Group (BIG); Grimshaws; Heatherwick Studios; Mace; Maber Architects and Gensler.

The BIM in Series of events has been operating for the last 5 years. In the summer of 2023, its co-founders decided to transition to charitable activities following discussions surrounding the ongoing financial crisis and awareness that this may hinder some students accessing or performing well within architectural education. The BIM in series therefore wanted to do something to support and as such, became a registered charity with HMRC in January 2024.

Profits generated from our conferences via tickets and sponsorship donations are instrumental in supporting our developing charity initiatives and to provide ongoing support for future activities such as further events.

The BIM in Series Charity funding provides aid to students pursuing architectural education who are suffering from financial hardship and provides support to those with a vested interest in the betterment of architectural education.

BIM in Birmingham, 2022

BIM in Series Founder

“I am so proud to be able to be a part of such a fantastic initiative. Having worked within architectural education for over 15 years, I am passionate about continuing to make improvements. This charity will enable me to continue doing so”

Victoria Farrow

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