ask an architect 2021 is live – join now


ask an architect 2021 is now live for bookings and with over ten since Monday, the initiative is off to a good start. 22 worm-catching practices have already confirmed their participation in the initiative and this is your opportunity to join them.

2020 architectsMcCartan Muldoon Architects
Alan Bennett ArchitectsMcCreanor & Company
Architects Knox & MarkwellMcNally Morris
Barrie Todd Micah T Jones Architect
Campbell ArchitectsMichael Herron Architects 
da architectsMichael Whitley Architects
David MillsNeil Mathews 
Glenn Massey Architect LtdPaul Anderson Chartered Architect
Hamilton ArchitectsShane Birney Architects
HBK ArchitectsStudio Idir
Knox & ClaytonThornton Architecture Studio

The 2021 Ask an Architect website is now live. Architects across Northern Ireland are opening up their practices between now and the end of May to raise funds for cancer research, as part of an initiative being organised by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) and the Jill Todd Trust.   Ask an Architect sees architects offer their skills to the public in return for a minimum £40 donation to Friends of the Cancer Centre through the Jill Todd Trust.

In return for the donation, members of the public get an hour-long consultation with a chartered architect about a building project real or prospective and the initiative is also open to community and voluntary groups, sports clubs and churches who might be considering improvements to their buildings or even new ones designed from scratch.  When you book your Ask an Architect appointment your chosen architect will contact you in advance of the meeting to help you get the most out of it.  

Architects can advise on everything from picking a site and navigating the planning system all the way through to underfloor heating and what windows work best.  Ask an Architect can help at any stage of a project, whether it’s at the earliest conceptual stages or the last moments of problem-solving.  All while supporting the fight against cancer – a disease that affects one in two of us. 

Ask an Architect is currently in its sixth year and achieved a new milestone in 2020 raising £15,000 for Friends of the Cancer Centre.  The initiative has grown since its inception in 2015 and is now firmly established as Northern Irish architecture’s major charitable event.

In for 2021? It’s not too late…

If your practice did not participate in ask an architect in 2020 and you would like to register for 2020 please register online here

If your practice did participate in ask an architect in 2020 and you want to do so again just contact Julia Leaker on or 028 9032 3760.  If you wish to update your key contact, or how your practice is described or provide more recent photographs, just let us know.