This great social and cultural evening will focus on the power of architecture to bring about positive change. It all kicks off at 7pm on Friday 19th October 2018.
The venue this year is the Carlisle Memorial Church in inner north Belfast. Designed by WH Lynn and opened in 1875 this building was included on the World Monument Fund Watch in 2010 – a biennial list of the most endangered cultural and heritage sites in the world. At a time when the value of our built heritage is high on the agenda, Carlisle Memorial is a very fitting location to celebrate local architecture.
We are delighted to welcome back our host who has been with us from the start in 2016, BBC’s Ireland correspondent Mark Simpson, who will masterfully guide us through the three parts of the evening. Part 1 will focus on the best architecture students, Part 2 will reveal the outcome of the #MyBelfastIdea Design Competition for Early Career Architects and Part 3 will recognise the contribution made to architecture in Northern Ireland by two non-architects.
Each of the three parts to the evening will have its own distinctive live music and round of food which is being laid on by Yellow Door, one of Northern Ireland’s leading caterers. Once again there will be no set tables and a complimentary bar will be available throughout the evening. Dress is freestyle but warm.
Based on the success of the Architecture Nights in 2016 and 2017 we anticipate a crowd of around 300 people including architects working in all sorts of roles, architecture students, leading figures from the built environment sector and a wide range of key influencers. It is an event to which you may wish to invite clients or other guests.