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About us


The North Yorkshire Society of Architects (NYSA) is a group of local architects who meet regularly to share ideas and organise events to promote architecture within the area. NYSA is a voluntary member led branch of Royal Institute of British Architects.


The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.  www.architecture.com


NYSA’s folly! schools competition follows the successful BIKEBAY design competition where North Yorkshire primary school children were invited to design and build a bicycle stand to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire in 2014. http://nysarchitects.wix.com/bikebay

The folly! schools project was organised by:



We would like to thank the following Architects who helped us to run the school workshops across Yorkshire and the North East:

A big thanks to the teachers at each of the schools who participated in the workshops. We we honoured to be able to stand in front of your pupils, and even more thrilled at their enthusiasm. Thanks for seeing the potential in the project and inviting us in.

A special thanks to the Team at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal for working with us to deliver the schools project alongside their fantastic folly! arts initiative.

Thanks to our sponsors West Yorkshire Society of Architects, the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, RIBA and James E Smith Northern Limited.

Thanks to Stage One for their enthusiasm and dedication in bringing our winning design by Foster to life.

Thanks to RIBA Learning for assisting us to partner architects with schools

If you have any queries about the project please email: NYSArchitects@gmail.com

This project is brought to you by North Yorkshire Society of Architects in partnership with the National Trust

With the kind support of

architectural design competition for primary schools