Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Forum for Alternative Belfast | Connect East and Connect West launches Thurs 28 Nov, 4pm, Ulster Hall, Belfast

On Thursday 28th November at 4pm, Belfast's Lord Mayor will launch the two publications developed during the 4th Forum for Alternative Belfast Summer School 2012, titled Connect East and Connect West.

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East and West Belfast Partnership Boards approached the Forum for Alternative Belfast to focus on their respective physical disconnections with the City Centre. The subject of 're-stitching the city' through zones shattered by road infrastructure was the main subject of the Summer School in 2012, the outcomes of which are published in two separate poster documents for the East and West of the city.

Connect East includes a framework plan for the road shatter-zone around Bridge End, a plan for the Sirocco site and a city park.

Connect West includes new drawings for the Divis Street proposals around the Westlink and proposals for various linking and housing projects.

All are welcome at the launch upstairs Room 5 in the Ulster Hall from 4pm sharp for a short discussion and the opportunity to pick up copies of the FAB Summer School 2012 publications.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

EPLANI Breakfast Networking Event | Monday 2 December, 8.30am - 9.30am

The Environment and Planning Law Association of Northern Ireland will host a Breakfast Networking Event at PLACE on Monday 2 December 2013, 8.30am - 9.30am (coffee from 8.15am). 

This is an opportunity to meet with other EPLANI members and the committee and make new contacts and connections.

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To book, or for more information, please contact Sara Tinsley, EPLANI Secretary on 028 9072 3900 or [email protected] EPLANI members: Free / Non members: £25 (includes membership). 

Monday, 18 November 2013

ARCSOC Lecture | Mon 25 Nov, 6pm, David Keir Building

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Crumlin Road Courthouse Consultation Event at Crumlin Road Gaol | Thursday 21 November, 1.30pm - 8pm

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced that a public consultation event is to be held at Crumlin Road Gaol to consider a range of options that could rejuvenate the Crumlin Road Courthouse.

The event will take place in the Lower Circle conference facility in Crumlin Road Gaol from 1.30pm to 8.00pm on Thursday 21 November. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment seeks new members

DCAL Minister Carál Ní Chuilín is seeking to appoint eight new Members to the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) for Architecture and the Built Environment. 

The Minister said: “This is an excellent opportunity for suitably qualified individuals to use their experience and skills to become design champions and to further the good work already taken by the Ministerial Advisory Group in improving the built environment around us. I hope that there is a high level of interest from those who wish to create an attractive, healthy, safe and sustainable built environment which contributes to neighbourhood renewal and economic growth while promoting equality and tackling poverty and social exclusion.”

In June 2006 the Department published the ‘Architecture and the Built Environment for Northern Ireland’ policy. This policy made provision for the creation of a Ministerial Advisory Group to advise on policy implementation and to champion good design in the built environment.

All applications for appointment are considered strictly on merit. The final decision on appointments will rest with the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 29 November 2013.

Further information, including detailed criteria for appointment, can be obtained from Personnel & Facilities Management Branch, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Causeway Exchange, Level 10, 1- 7 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7EG, by telephoning 028 9051 5149; text phone 028 9052 7668 or emailing: [email protected] Details can also be found at:

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Public Lecture with Prof. Stephen Hodder MBE (RIBA President) | Mon 25 Nov, 6.30pm

Professor Ian Montgomery, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment, invites you to a public lecture by Professor Stephen Hodder MBE, RIBA President.

Professor Stephen Hodder was educated at the School of Architecture, University of Manchester, where he gained a Distinction in the Bachelor of Architecture degree. He has been in practice since 1983 and in 1992 formed Hodder Associates which won the Royal Fine Art Commission / Sunday Times Building of the Year Award for Colne Swimming Pool later that year. Shortly afterwards he won a limited competition to extend the Arne Jacobsen's Grade 1 Listed St Catherine's College in Oxford and established a client relationship which has now extended for some 20 years.

In 1996 Hodder Associates received the most important award in British Architecture for a single building, the inaugural Stirling Prize for Architecture for the Centenary Building, University of Salford. The Practice has now won over thirty major awards.

Professor Hodder was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, 1998. He received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the Manchester Metropolitan University for his regional, national and international contribution to architecture and won the Roses Design Award of 'Architect of the Year' in the same year. He is currently President of the Royal Institute of British Architects and in 2012 was appointed as Visiting Professor at the Belfast School of Architecture, University of Ulster.

The lecture will take place on Monday 25 November at 6.30pm in the Conor Lecture Theatre, Belfast campus. A pre-lecture reception will be held in the Belfast campus foyer at 6.00pm.

To reserve a place please email [email protected] or by telephone to Annette on 028 9536 7252 by 21 November.