ARCHITECTS offer their expertise in exchange for a donation to a local cancer charity.

Members of the public can receive specialist advice, inspiration and design and renovation ideas during a one-hour appointment with experts from 40 architectural firms.

It is part of the annual ‘Ask an Architect’ event, organized by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) in partnership with the Jill Todd Trust, and raises funds for the Friends of the Cancer Centre.

The initiative was started by architect Barrie Todd and his wife Trish, in memory of their late daughter Jill who died following a battle with cancer, in hopes of raising vital funds to help research into the cancer.

Over £60,000 has been raised since the event began in 2015.

Architects can provide advice at any stage of the project, from initial ideas to final details.

They can also work on plans for home projects, businesses, community groups, churches and sports clubs, from a small extension or renovation, to a brand new build. .

In addition to planning, design and construction, architects are also cost experts and will provide top notch advice on how to reduce the cost of living and the carbon and energy performance of your building or building. of your house.

Ciarán Fox, director of RSUA, said: “We are delighted to welcome back the Ask an Architect initiative for the eighth consecutive year. Cancer Center.

“The charity is close to our hearts and it’s great to be able to support them and the incredible work they are doing for another year.”

Ana Wilkinson of Friends of the Cancer Center added: “We would like to thank the Jill Todd Trust, the RSUA and all the generous architects involved in this great initiative.

“Now in its sixth year, Ask an Architect has gone from strength to strength and by working together in this way we are raising funds to fund vital local research and awareness, helping to support affected families in Northern Ireland. by cancer.”

Ask an Architect is running until October 16. To find an architect or make a donation, visit: https://askanarchitect-ni.com/.