NEWS: 10.06.2013
PhD Confirmation of Candidature

Under the working title of 'Architecture as a Performative Agent', Regional Associates director Campbell Drake has been confirmed as a PhD candidate at RMIT University .

PhD Abstract
Through an investigation into architecture as a performative agent, this research will attempt to articulate that which constitutes value for the communities in which a range of socially oriented projects are situated anddirected. The intended outcome of this research is to develop and enact new strategies that constitute value within the delivery of public art and community integrated design projects.

In reviewing and reflecting upon a body of work traversing public art to the design of African safari lodges, this practice-based research investigates the role of architecture as a performative agent in effecting social change within community integrated art and design. Emphasizing the spatial agency of the built environment, this research explores the entangled temporal relations between social and architectural space by evaluating and producing a range of projects in the fields of public art and socially engaged design.

NEWS: 06.06.2013
Lecture for TU Berlin

Campbell was invited to give a lecture to TU Berlin _ Architecture Design Studio 'Rising Education'

Rising Education is a student collaborative partnership between "Die Baupiloten", TU Berlin Architecture Faculty and "The Hope Foundation" who will design and build a Primary school in Bertoua, Cameroon to open in September 2014.

more information

NEWS: 07.05.2013
Architecture Australia

Regional Associates are featured in the May/June, 2013 issue of

Architecture Australia

NEWS: 28.02.2013
Guest Lecture in New York

Ross will be giving a lecture at

The New School

Graduate Programme in International Affairs on April 10th. Please email for info. This years students are travelling to Uganda.

NEWS: 23.02.2013
Harvard Africa Development Conference

Ross will be part of a panel at this years Harvard Africa Development Conference in Cambridge, Boston (Saturday the 9th of March at the Sheraton Commander 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138). He will be discussing the topic "From Help to Self-Help: Social Engagement through Architecture". Click the link below for more details

Harvard Africa Development Conference 2013

NEWS: 10.12.2012
Kyambura Gorge Lodge is listed in Europaconcorsi's 'Top of The Week'

sorry about the nudity, it was hot!


NEWS: 09.12.2012
Regional Associates have a Facebook page!

Please like it so we have some friends

RA on Facebook


We are looking for a junior contractor to undertake some work for us (projects located mainly in East Africa). Archicad skills are necessary, must be independent, flexible with working location and open to travel. Please email a portfolio and CV, make you you tell us where you are currently located:

NEWS: 17.09.2012
Ross is speaking at TEDx Krakow

Ross is speaking at the 2012 TEDx event in Krakow on Friday the 21st of September. The talk will be able to viewed online, check the site for details:


NEWS: 08.06.2012

Regional Associates featured in Architect Victoria

Architect Victoria

NEWS: 05.06.2012
Exhibition in Bangkok

Regional Associates _ Kyambura Lodge has been invited to exhibit in design life Bangkok - 29th June - 2nd July 2012

Design Life Website

NEWS: 03.06.2012

Regional Associates Kyambura Gorge will be published in Designing Ways _ July Edition

Designing Ways

NEWS: 04.05.2012
Dar Es Salaam Yacht Club - Competition Win

Regional Associates have been announced as the winning team selected to undertake a development plan for the Dar Es Salaam Yacht Club and deliver the design and construction of a new beach banda (bar, restaurant and associated facilities), ablutions block and a new facility for the clubs dive section.

DYC website

NEWS: 27.04.2012
2012 Australian Interior Design Awards

Regional Associates have received a commendation in the Colour in Commercial Design category of the 2012 Australian Interior Design Awards for their Kyambura Gorge Lodge Project

view winning entry

NEWS: 12.01.2012
Uganda Martyrs University Lecture

Today Ross lectures at Uganda Martyrs Faculty of the Built Environment, Nkozi; just outside Kampala, Uganda.

University Website

NEWS: 02.04.2012
Dar Es Salaam Yacht Club

Regional Associates have been named as one of 3 teams shortlisted to develop an overall masterplan for the Dar Es Salaam Yacht Club and deliver the design and construction of a new beach banda (bar, restaurant and associated facilities).

DYC website

NEWS: 19.03.2012
2012 Australian Interior Design Awards

Regional Associates have been shortlisted in two categories in the 2012 Australian Interior Design Awards for their Kyambura Gorge Lodge Projects

view shortlisted entries

NEWS: 04.02.2012
Kyambura Lodge in the Financial Times

Kyambura Lodge was recently mentioned in the Financial Times "how to spend it" magazine.

read article here

NEWS: 12.01.2012
Transformative Processes

Ross recently gave a lecture in Sweden at the Stockholm Architects Association SpotlightOn series.


NEWS: 15.10.2011
Kyambura Lodge - published in Green Magazine

Kyambura Lodge is to be featured in the upcoming December edition of Green Magazine.

Green magazine is Australia`s leading architecture magazine focused on inspiring sustainable house and garden designs. The magazine is available throughout Australia, or can be viewed online at:

NEWS: 01.10.2011
Nuuk project publication

Regional Associates' Nukk housing project in assocaietion with 42 architects has been published in Nunarsuup Qeqqani/Nuup Qeqqani - Midt i verden /Midt i Nuuk - (In the Middle of the world/In the Middle of Nuuk). The book is available on ISSUU in Danish for view and download, and we belive an English version is coming soon. For more details see:

NEWS: 20.07.2011
Kyambura Lodge - Opening

Regional Associates are very pleased to announce the completion and opening of our first project in Uganda, the Kyambura Lodge, a boutique eco-hotel associated with an ongoing Chimpanzee habitat and community tourism initiative.
Rather than fostering the colonial myth of the ‘primitive savage’, Kyambura Lodge attempts to identify and celebrate contemporary ‘Africa’ which long ago replaced its spears with mobile phones, drums with transistor radios, mud huts with industrialized materials and traditional attire with tailored suits. For more details see:

Kyambura Lodge press release

NEWS: 20.06.2011
Saturation City - Australian Center for Craft and Design

Object Gallery (Sydney) is showing the Now&When exhibition from the Australian Pavilion of the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, including our Saturation City project, produced in collaboration with Dyskors, Material thinking and MGS.

Opening evening of Thursday 30th of June through to till September 25th, for more details see:

NEWS: 14.04.2011
Saturation City - Utopia Forever publication

The Saturation Cty project, by ReginalAssociates, Dyskors, Material thinking and MGS is to be included in the upcoming Gestalt publication Utopia Forever.

Utopia Forever is a collection of current projects and concepts from architecture, city planning, urbanism, and art that point beyond the restrictions of the factual to unleash the potential of creative visions. In contrast to the largely ideal-theoretic approaches of the past, today’s utopias take the necessity for societal changes into account. The projects in this book explore how current challenges for architecture, mobility, and energy as well as the logistics of food consumption and waste removal can be met.

For more details see:

NEWS: 17.10.2010
Regional Associates - Seychelles

The team have been in the Seychelles this week to begin work on an exciting new project, keep your eyes peeled for more news.

NEWS: 31.05.2010
Europan Forum - Neuchatel, Switzerland

Ross has been in Switzerland this week to participate in a workshop and attend the Europan forum of results for 2010, see more information here. It was a great week and a pleasure to work with so many young and interesting architects.

NEWS: 19.01.2010
Europan 10 - Vardo

LRA along with Kelly Doran and Louis Hall have won the Vardo site in Norway for Europan 10. Many thanks to Kelly, Louis and Julie our wonderful researcher. See the results here. There is an exhibition running at DogA in Oslo. Kelly and Ana will also be participating in a workshop at the AHO over the next 2 days. Ross is currently working on a project in Uganda but wishes he could be there.

NEWS: 04.06.2009
Tromso - Vervet exhibition and lecture

On Tuesday the 2nd of June Ross was in Tromso, far far north for some of you, to open the exhibition and present our project to the community and local architectural association. You can see more info and the projects at: vervet. The exhibition will run for three weeks in the Radhuset (town hall). So if you happen to be in Tromso stop by to check it out.

NEWS: 30.05.2009
Wonderland exhibition

We have been included in the wonderland exhibition: 99+ stories on making architectural competitions. We join fellow UK practices Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, DSDHA and McDowell+Benedetti. The exhibition is opening is on the 17.06.2009 and a symposium on the 18.06.2009. Hope to see you there. More info at wonderland.

NEWS: 26.03.2009
Tabakalera culture factory on exhibition in san sebastian

The Tabakalera is hosting an exhibition to show all of the competition proposals for the architectural competition for the renovation of Tabakalera. Langdon Reis Architects were awarded a special mention for this competition in November 2008. information on how to visit.

NEWS: 12.03.2009
Langdon Reis Architects have been appointed to develop proposals for a waterfront site in Tromso.

Langdon Reis Architects along with Ghilardi + Hellsten and A-Lab have been appointed to develop proposals for the Vervet site in Tromso, Norway. The team will participate in a series of workshops to develop joint proposals as part of an 'open round' process which is aimed at engaging public participation in the development of the cities waterfront.

NEWS: 14.11.2008
LRA wins honorable mention in the competition for the architectural renovation of tabakalera.

The following is from Tabakalera: "TABAKALERA calls an International Tender for architectural renovation to convert the former tobacco factory in San Sebastian into an International Contemporary Culture Centre specialising in Visual Culture. The winning team of this tender will take charge of drawing up the project of execution for the work and its management.Tabakalera is an inter-institutional project between the San Sebastian City Council, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the Basque Government".

NEWS: 24.07.2008
langdon reis zahn have qualified for the final stage of the Bodo Competition.

Our joint winners from the first stage: DRDH Architects (London) and General Architecture (Stokholm) join us along with three new teams: Lundgaard and Tranberg Arkitekter (Copenhagen), Medplan Arkitekter (Oslo), Arkitektfirma C. F. Moller (Arhus).

The second stage brief is to be released on the first of September for submission at the end of November.

NEWS: 20.05.2008
langdon reis zahn win open international design competition for new cultural buildings in Bodo, Norway.

They shared the first prize along with drdh Architects (London), General Architecture (Sweden) and Florian Hultsch (Germany).

The first stage of the competition was an open ideas competition intended to clarify the location, massing and articulation of the built forms, composition and urban design of the adjacent site areas and public spaces.
The new cultural centre is projected to be approximately 11,700 sq.m. (126,000 square feet) with a construction budget of NOK 630,000,000.

Langdon Reis Zahn, drdh Architects and General Architecture have been invited to participate in the second round of the competition which will determine the practice selected to build the theatre/concert hall and the library.