Planning | Landscape | Architecture | Community | Environment
PLACE is the Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland. Our vision is a better place to live, work and play, inspired by communities making a difference.
We believe in the power of design to change people's lives. We provide leadership on design in Northern Ireland, enabling communities to make informed and engaged decisions about place-making and helping them articulate and realise their ambitions for their areas.
A major part of our work is with young people, bringing architecture, planning, landscape and environmental issues into classrooms and getting young people exploring the built environment. Through somewhereto_, we encourage young people to access the built environment through creative industries, arts, culture and enterprise.
We activate communities and the wider public in Northern Ireland by increasing understanding and engagement with architecture, planning, landscape and the environment.
We drive innovation in the built environment, connecting professionals, academics and knowledge creators with those who need new solutions and support.
PLACE is an independent charity. Our core support comes from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery funding. We are supported by Belfast City Council, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and the Royal Society of Ulster Architects.