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Architecture Leeds: RIBA Yorkshire and LSA pop-up at Victoria Gate

16 March 2018

This Spring, Leeds Society of Architects (LSA) and RIBA Yorkshire and will be taking over Leeds City Centre, occupying two of the retail units inside the 2017 RIBA National Award-winning Victoria Leeds Arcade.

Victoria Gate Arcade © Jack Hobhouse

One of the units will host ‘Architecture Leeds’, an exhibition curated by LSA practices, while the other will be taken over by ‘Architecture in the Arcade’: a pop-up studio which will give members of the public a chance to meet with a RIBA Chartered Architect for a free 30-minute design consultation.

‘This is an extremely exciting opportunity for RIBA Yorkshire,’ says RIBA President Ben Derbyshire, ‘Leeds is a wonderful, vibrant city and I am thrilled that architecture will take centre stage in Victoria Gate, which is a premier retail destination. I am a great believer in collaborative local activism to improve the quality of the built environment.’

Victoria Gate Arcade © Jack Hobhouse

Architecture Leeds

Architecture Leeds is a one-off exhibition curated by the Leeds Society of Architects. It aims to celebrate the work over 30 Leeds’ based architecture practices and celebrate the wealth of design talent in the city.

James Arkle, Co-Chair of the Leeds Society of Architects sees this exhibition and associated activities as an ‘opportunity for members of the general public to engage with the profession and see the wide variety of the work that we collectively create.’ And RIBA President Ben Derbyshire hopes that the exhibition will ‘help to promote architecture to a new audience and demonstrate the positive impact that architecture can have on people’s lives.’

Visit Architecture Leeds at Unit 26, Victoria Leeds from 14 April to 13 May, 10 am to 4pm

ArkleBoyce, Cuckoo Wood © Forbes Massie

Architect In The Arcade

Architect in the Arcade is a unique opportunity for people across Leeds and Yorkshire to benefit from the skills and experience of a RIBA Chartered Architect with a free half-hour design consultation.

You can bring any home or design related query, whether you are seeking advice on how to create space for a growing family or the best way to allow more light into your home, your plans do not have to be Grand Designs!

‘Everyone has a dream project for their home’ says James Arkle, ‘Architect in the Arcade is a great first step towards making that dream a reality, whether you’ve been considering an improvement to your home but haven’t looked into it, or have simply never thought of using an architect, this is for you.’

Book your consultation and bring along any photographs and plans which might be useful.

Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher, George Street

The programme is being kindly supported by Delta Light who have provided the lighting scheme for the two units and Orangebox who have furnished the space to include the Cwtch media den for the 'Architecture in the Arcade' consultations.

The RIBA Chartered Practices taking part in the ‘Architecture Leeds’ exhibition are:

AHR, ArkleBoyce, Associated Architects, Bauman Lyons Architects, Brewster Bye Architects Ltd, Cartwright Pickard Architects, CJCT Studio North Ltd, Corstorphine + Wright Architects, DarntonB3, DLA Design, DLG Architects LLP, Enjoy Design Ltd, Farrell & Clark LLP, Fuse Studios Ltd, Group Ginger, Gtm-a and Texere Studio, Halliday Clark Architects, Mesh Architects, NPS Leeds, Ormerod Sutton Architects, P+HS Architects, Page\Park Architects, PARKdesigned, Pearce Bottomley Architects, QAD Architects Ltd, SDA Architects, Stephen George + Partners LLP, Think Architecture, Watson Batty Architects Ltd, West and Machell Architects, Wildblood Macdonald Architects, Woodhall Planning & Conservation Ltd, Doma Architects

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