ask an architect 2017 offers chartered architects across Northern Ireland a unique opportunity to raise funds for cancer research whilst promoting architecture and the value an architect can bring to a project. It is also an excellent platform for architects to promote their own practice. 

The concept is simple. A chartered architect offers an hour long consultation to a member of the public in return for a donation of £40 to charity.

The charity is the Jill Todd Trust which was set up to commemorate Jill whose life was taken by cancer. Jill was 23 and the daughter of local architect Barrie Todd.  The Trust will present all funds raised through ‘ask an architect’ to the Centre for Cancer Research at Belfast City Hospital via its affiliated charity, the Friends of the Cancer Centre.

This year ‘ask an architect’ will run for the week from Saturday 13th May 2017 to Friday 19th May 2017.

The public will be able to select and book their architect online at a soon-to-be-launched ask an architect website. On receiving the booking the architect will contact the donor to arrange a suitable time, to help the donor prepare for the consultation and to agree whether the appointment would be best held in the office at the project location.

Architects signed up to participate by 10th February 2017 will be live on the website and promoted at the SelfBuild and Improve Your Home Show on 17th February 2017.
This initiative is organised by the RSUA, PLACE, the Jill Todd Trust and the Friends of the Cancer Centre with the support of Garage Door Systems, RTU, The Tomorrow Lab, SelfBuild, Lanyon Communications and Sort Design. 

If you have any queries about registration please contact Julia Leaker on or 028 9032 3760.

* 1. Practice Details

* 2. Number of Consultations
How many one hour consultations are you, as a practice, offering through 'ask an architect' in the week from Saturday 13th May 2017?

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* 3. Contact for bookings
You will be notified of 'ask an architect' bookings via email. On receiving the email it will be your responsibility to contact the donor/customer to arrange where and when you will have the consultation.

Please provide a contact name for bookings and a email address that is monitored on a daily basis.

* 4. Practice Promotion
Your practice will be promoted on the new ask an architect website. In no more that 260 characters (including spaces) tell customers/donors a bit about your practice.

* 5. Social Media
We intend to make widespread us of social media to raise the profile of 'ask an architect'. Please provide details of any social media accounts you use for work