Launch of ‘Architects of Ulster- Young & Mackenzie, A Transformational Provincial Practice, 1850-1960’.

The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society invites the members of RSUA to attend the launch of Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, A Transformational Provincial Practice, 1850-1960 by Paul Harron.

The book will be launched by broadcaster William Crawley at 5.30pm on Thursday 17th November 2016 in the Scottish Provident Buildings,Donegall Square West,Belfast.

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This richly illustrated book, containing over 600 colour photographs and many archival images, presents the work of the architectural and civil engineering firm of Young and Mackenzie.  The practice was established in the early 1850s and survived for three family generations, quickly becoming pivotal to the transformation ofUlster’s built environment. Young & Mackenzie was especially significant in the architectural development ofBelfastduring the Victorian and Edwardian periods but also into the twentieth century.  This landmark new book tells the story of this powerhouse of provincial architecture, designers of key Belfast structures such as the Ocean Buildings and Scottish Provident Buildings as well as Robinson & Cleaver’s and Anderson & McAuley’s department stores along with numerous other buildings which make up much of Ulster’s architectural fabric. A comprehensive gazetteer of the firm’s output is also included.