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Thanks to the generosity of ‘ask an architect’ donors and sponsors, 100% of funds raised will go to The Jill Todd Trust. In addressing one of the registered objectives of the Trust, funds raised will go to assist research, conducted in the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Belfast City Hospital, into finding a cure for cancer – via its affiliated charity – Friends of the Cancer Centre.
Architects bring value to projects large and small and the RSUA website has more information, but as a starter your architect can:
At your consultation, the architect can advise on any size of building project from a loft conversion to a new build (domestic, commercial or civic). Some things you might discuss:
Architect Aisling Shannon Rusk wrote a blog post for us, explaining the kinds of things she discusses in consultations with clients.
ask an architect is an annual Northern Ireland-wide charity fundraising event. Professional chartered architects in every corner of Northern Ireland volunteer their time and expertise allowing you to book a consultation with an architect of your choice, in your locality, all while raising funds for the Jill Todd Trust. 100% of funds raised will go to assist research into finding a cure for cancer, conducted in the Cancer Centre of excellence at Belfast City Hospital via its affiliated charity the Friends of the Cancer Centre.
Friends of the Cancer Centre has a long and proud history of helping local cancer patients across Northern Ireland over the last 30 years. Based at the heart of the Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital, the charity funds life-saving and life-changing projects that make a real and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of local people affected by cancer and in the last year alone, Friends of the Cancer Centre has invested nearly £1.2 million into local cancer services.
The Jill Todd Trust was established in commemoration of Jill Todd’s personable, active and talented life which was taken after a short but aggressive cancer-related illness. Jill was only 23 and the daughter of local architect Barrie Todd. The Jill Todd Trust is a charity registered with the Northern Ireland Charity Commission No: NIC102553
£40 is the minimum donation but you are welcome to donate more!
The architect you book with will contact you to agree when and where your consultation will take place. Your architect will let you know if it would be beneficial to bring anything along. Here are some examples of things that your architect might talk to you about:
Relax – your architect will be in touch to arrange a date and time for your consultation within two business days, but please make an allowance for public holidays, including St Patrick’s Day, Easter and the May Day Bank Holiday. If you haven’t yet heard from your architect, just get in touch by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booking is now live and consultations will take place from now until the end of September 2021.
If your question hasn’t been answered here, please contact RSUA:
I was delighted with the advice I was given. I was looking for some practical advice about dealing with a deterioration in my mobility due to a degenerating neurological condition. I thought I would take the opportunity presented by the AAA project to help me decide what to do, and in particular determine the best way to extend; understand would be involved and at what cost.
The whole scheme is a fabulous initiative. It allowed us to have access to an incredible wealth of knowledge from an architect, whose expertise we would normally be unable to afford! All this and being able to donate to such an important and worthy cause was total bonus. I would encourage anyone doing home renovation, an extension or full refurb to use the service.
We had recently moved into a period home which needed a lot of attention. We had a 5 year goal of an extension and thought we’d get some clarity on how to get there. Aisling listened to our requirements and in her feedback she noted that we hadn’t said that we needed more space, rather that we wanted to use the space we had in a more connected way. This was crucial. The session was really practical as we asked questions about costs, financing, timelines. A few months on and a lot of dust later, we’ve been able to make some pretty incredible changes to our house based on Aisling’s ideas, featuring a neat little kitchen hatch and reconfigurations of doors and glazing. This allows us the connection through our family spaces with views from front to back. Meanwhile, a huge roof window on the top floor gives us access to the best views of the city!