Activity at PLACE on the 16th
Architect Mark Hackett advising Jan Irwin on an Arts + Design Collective proposal.
Architect Alistair Macnab giving a consultation regarding a house extension.
Ask an Architect got off to a very good start for a first time event.
Participating architects, which numbered c. 80 -90 throughout all 6 counties responded almost immediately to an invitation to register issued by the RSUA.
Whilst public response was slow at the start, [which wasn't helped by the BBC pulling pre-recorded interviews and cancelling broadcast representations at the last moment because of its recently imposed embargo on publicising charities] the numbers of bookings trebled in the week leading up to the Event dates of the 16th + 17th Aoril
Much was learnt by the organising Team [The RSUA, PLACE, and The Jill Todd Trust] by experiences such as this. We fully intend on building on this what we now know over the next year to the ultimate benefit of not only the 2017 Ask An Architect event and participating architects and public but the Centre for Cancer Research at Belfast.City Hospital.
I will publish the funds raised within the next few weeks.
In the meantime a big thank you to all participants - public and architects alike.
Thank you also to sponsors: Garage Door Systems and The Friends of the Cancer Centre for their help and guidance.
Bookings for "ask an architect" have rocketed over the last week and will close at 12 noon on Friday 15th April.
All is not lost however.
There will be 4 architects on stand-by in P.L.A.C..E. The Built Environment Centre, 7-9 Lower Garfield Street, Belfast BT1 1FP [right opposite the Castle Court Shopping Centre] ready to provide you with the advice you require. Just call in on spec.. between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 16th and 12 noon and 4pm on Sunday 16th. We all will be very pleased to see you and discuss your projects over a cup of coffee.