ask an architect - bookings open until 20th May 2018

‘ask an architect’ runs until 20th May, and during this time architects across all of Northern Ireland offer their services for one hour in order to give advice to those considering a building or renovation project – all for a charitable donation of £40 to Friends of the Cancer Centre.


Donating and booking your architect can all be done online at where you can choose from over 60 architects who are volunteering their time to support the initiative.

All donations will go to the Friends of the Cancer Centre through its partnership with the Jill Todd Trust.  The Trust was established to commemorate Jill whose life was taken by cancer.  Jill was 23 and the daughter of well-known local architect Barrie Todd.  Thanks to the generosity of sponsors who are covering administration costs, every penny donated will go to support locally led cancer research.

Ask an architect has been organised by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) and PLACE in partnership with the two charities. Now in its third year, the aim is to encourage more people to take advantage of this fantastic offer.


Ciarán Fox, Director of RSUA explained:

“Undertaking a building or home improvement project, whatever its scale, can be a daunting experience and many people often don’t know where to start.  The great thing about ‘ask an architect’ is that you will have a no-strings-attached opportunity to talk to a chartered architect in your area, who can guide you through your options and answer your questions. This is the perfect chance to get professional advice to help move your project forward.”


Ana Wilkinson, corporate fundraising manager at Friends of the Cancer Centre, said:

“I would encourage anyone thinking of doing some home improvements or taking on a building project to get involved and not miss this unique opportunity.  Not only will you get a consultation with a professional architect who can help make your plans a reality, but you’ll also be making a really vital contribution to ground-breaking, local cancer research.  Every penny donated will stay in Northern Ireland to support essential research which will directly impact on the lives of local people affected by cancer.”


To book your chartered architect and support local cancer research, go to Once you have booked, your architect will contact you to arrange a suitable time and place for your consultation and advise you on how to make the most of your hour.

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We’re always in need of volunteers to help in our office, at events or in their own local community, so if you have time to spare and would like to get involved, please get in touch to find out more.